Text and power in ancient Egypt

In-person Egyptology Study Day, co-presented with the Monash Centre for Ancient Cultures.


When: Saturday 7 October, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Venue: Monash Clayton, Lecture Theatre E7, 14 Alliance Lane

Registration Options
  • Non-ESV members: $15
  • Non-ESV members that are students/concession holders: $7.50
  • ESV Members and Monash students: free of charge



Registration open from 10:00am

Session 1

10:20am –10:30am: Welcome

10:30am – 11:30am: Dr Julia Hamilton – Embodied and enlivened: How ancient Egyptians named themselves and things in their world

11:30am – 11:45pm: Break (tea, coffee and biscuits provided)

11:45pm – 12:45pm: Dr Andrew Connor – Coexisting with the Empire? Reconstructing the worldview of an Egyptian temple under Roman rule

12:45pm – 1:45pm: Lunch (pizza will be provided, or you can make your own arrangements)

Session 2

1:45pm – 2:15pm: Saskia Moorrees – “This strip of papyrus becomes reality”: Writing magic in Greco-Roman Egypt

2:15pm – 2:45pm: Erin Casey – Object and text: The non-elite production of written culture in urban Amarna

2:45pm – 3:00pm: Break (tea, coffee and biscuits provided)

3:00pm – 3:30pm: Dr Andrew Connor – Scar (t)issue: What can we learn from ancient Egyptians' scars?

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Dr Julia Hamilton – Material girls: Reusing a princess’ tomb at Saqqara in the First Intermediate Period

Text and power in ancient Egypt

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Contact NameAnna Stevens
Contact Emailanna.stevens@monash.edu
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