Posts tagged with: magic

Books of Magic – Words of Magic – Cultures of Magical Knowledge from Antiquity to Modern Times Internationale kulturwissenschaftliche Tagung Leipzig, 14. –16. September 2017 Theologische Fakultät Looks to be a great conference, filled with presentations on ancient Egypt but also much more! rough translation of an excerpt of the...
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x-posted from https://blogs.brown.edu/joukowsky/2017/02/01/cfp-journal-of-intercultural-and-interdisciplinary-archaeology/ CFP: Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology (JIIA.it/JIIA.eu) Peer reviewed online journal. Available at http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/jiia/index Editor: Dr. Antonella D’Ascoli JIIA N.3/2016 Issue 3 of JIIA (Section 1) will focus on the complex class of mythological beings belonging to the netherworld. Hybrid creatures, demons, benevolent or malevolent entities, autonomous...
Demons play fascinating roles in Egyptian magical texts and images. In this fascinating lecture, Dr. Lucarelli will discuss the nature of ancient Egyptian magical practice and imagery, focusing on the role of demons. Recent theories addressing questions of the definition, function and understanding of "magic" and "demons" in ancient Egypt...
“Armed and Dangerous: An Iconography of Protective Middle and New Kingdom Demons” by Kasia Szpakowska One of the most obvious characteristics of Middle Kingdom iconography is the surfacing of new populations of beings, many of them creatively composite. They appear as both two and three-dimensional images on objects and as...
The ancient Egyptians’ gods and goddesses helped them make sense of a mysterious and frightening world. But what about their demons? Kasia Szpakowska studies the supernatural beings that were blamed for and called upon for protection from physical and psychological ailments. Join her to see into the mind of people...
Day 3 has seen another day of exciting presentations on the Demon Things conference.  Following a late change to the programme – Panagiotis Kousoulis and El Zahraa Megahed were unable to attend – the day began with a thought-provoking paper delivered by Nika Laventyeva and Ekaterina Alexandrova on Liminal Sources of Dangerous Powers:...
Today, the Demon Things Conference 2016 welcomed over 85 delegates to the impressive Taliesin Theatre next to the Egypt Centre, where nine excellent papers were presented over the theatre’s huge screen (for images please visit our Facebook site.) A conference on “demons” was always destined to warrant a few demons of our own...
The Demon Creation Station will be at the Ashmolean Museum Heroes & Villains LiveFriday January 2016 Friday 29 January, 7–10.30 pm All Welcome! We are all surrounded by invisible “demons” that help or hinder us. See how these heroes and villains were depicted and described by the Ancient Egyptians, and...
Contexts, Contacts, Continuities and Comparisons Full details and location of this International Collaborative Conference in Ancient Magic 5-9 July, 2015, University of Bonn Download Flyer Poster Full Programme  ...
From their website: “This website presents online critical editions of Mesopotamian rituals and incantations against witchcraft. The text editions and translations are derived from the Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals (CMAwR; vol. 1, Brill: 2011). On this website you will also find general information on witchcraft and magic in ancient...