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Company of images: modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age (2000-1500 BC)

Publication date: Apr 3, 2014 12:07:00 PM

Start: Sep 18, 2014 12:30:00 PM
End: Sep 20, 2014 1:30:00 PM

Location: Christopher Ingold XLG1 Chemistry Lecture Theatre

Company of images: modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age (Image courtesy of Gianluca Miniaci)

An international conference exploring the fertile imaginary world of Middle Bronze Age Egypt through its material culture and archaeological sources will be held at UCL from 18-20 September.

The conference is an opportunity to explore how the ancient Egyptians populated their imaginary universe, combining different images, materials, and objects - “Company of Images”.

One principal focus will be on figurines in their immediate and wider archaeological context. The conference will also aim to explore other objects that have traditionally been interpreted as tools for the protection of mother and child, all as products of an interwoven world.

Conference Information

The final conference programme and abstracts are also available to download here.

Registration

Due to the limited availability of places please book in advance online:

The conference is part of the research project EPOCHS - Egyptian Periodisation - Object Categories as Historical Signatures, funded by a Marie Curie - Intra European Fellowship award.

The conference is supported by the European Commission, University College London, University of Pisa, Italian Ministry of Research, and the Friends of the Petrie Museum.

The conference will be held in the Christopher Ingold Auditorium in UCL Chemistry. Location details here»

Any enquiries about the event may be directed to Gianluca Miniaci.