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New Perspectives on Ritual Landscapes in Ancient Egypt: Challenges and Opportunities

By Alexandra Woods

Thursday 28 February 2019, 9.30am-2pm

Recreation Room (S2.6), Level 3, Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University

The informal workshop on the topic of ritual landscapes in ancient Egypt offers an opportunity for scholars and students in Sydney and beyond to meet, share papers on their research, and exchange ideas.

The workshop is generously sponsored by CACHE - Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment. CACHE brings leading and emerging researchers from MQ’s Department of Ancient History – including the disciplines of archaeology, art history, cultural heritage preservation, papyrology, philology and cultural history – into dialogue with leading scientists from biology, environmental sciences, geography and planning, and the social sciences.

All are welcome! Registration is free, with tea and coffee provided for all attendees.

Organisers: Dr Karin Sowada Twitter Dr Alexandra Woods Twitter


WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Program PDF

Abstracts

9:30-10:30
Keynote lecture
Professor Miroslav Bárta (Charles University) Visible and yet concealed: Agency and form in some early Old Kingdom tombs in Ancient Egypt
10:30-11:00 Dr V. Gae Callender (Charles University)Art and Meaning in Some Hieroglyphs from Akhmim: Extending the Ritual Landscape

Tea Break

11:30-12:00 Genevieve Holt (MQ )Cracks in the Wall: A look at the term "palace-facade"
12:00-12:30 Georgia Barker (MQ)Eternal Nourishment: A Comparative Study of Funerary Models and Wall Scenes
12:30-1:00 Nicolle Leary (MQ)Animal Figures and the 'Canon of Proportion' in Old and Middle Kingdom Wall Scenes
1:00-1:30 Dr Alice McClymont (MQ)Causing His Name to Live: Restoration, Reconsecration, and Reuse in the Theban Necropolis Following the Amarna Period
1:30-1:45 Concluding remarks

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Alexandra Woods

Alexandra Woods is a senior lecturer in the Department of Ancient History, Faculty of Arts. She studied Egyptology and Ancient History at Macquarie University (2001-2003), and completed an Honours degree in Egyptology (2004) before undertaking doctoral studies at Macquarie (2005-2008) based on analysis of Old Kingdom elite tomb iconography. At Macquarie University Alex now teaches Egyptology with a focus on Egyptian archaeology, art history and Old and Middle Kingdom studies.