Call for papers – Workshop Deir el-Medina

8-10 october 2018
011 44 06 903
From Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

An international workshop about the site of Deir el-Medina will take place at Museo Egizio from 8th to 10th of October 2018.

The Museo Egizio houses a vast number of objects from the site of Deir el-Medina, partly from Bernardino Drovetti’s 19th century collection and partly from Ernesto Schiaparelli’s early 20th century excavations.

This workshop aims to highlight ongoing research on Deir el-Medina, focusing on the history of the archaeological excavations and recent field activities as well as the investigation of written and non-written material culture.
Papers on any topics related to Deir el-Medina and other sites in Western Thebes linked to it from the New Kingdom until the Coptic period are welcome.

Themes may cover:
• Archaeology
• History of art
• Philology
• History
• Archaeometry
• Anthropology
• Archive Studies

The idea is to organize a workshop with a focus on discussions and exchange rather than extensive lectures. Therefore, presentations should be limited to max. 15 minutes and provide a basis for further discussion. The speakers will be asked to submit a draft of their paper or poster four weeks in advance in order to share it with the other participants in the workshop. The drafts will be circulated among the participants only.
The names of the invited speakers will be announced soon.
Furthermore, the curators and conservators of the Museo Egizio will give talks on ongoing research on Deir el-Medina.

Further information here
8-10 october 2018
011 44 06 903
From Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.