Institute of Archaeology


Rethinking the visual aesthetics of ancient Egyptian writing

15 November 2021

A virtual conference on ancient Egyptian writing, co-organised by Stephen Quirke (UCL Institute of Archaeology), is being held from 18-21 November.

Detail from outer coffin of Khonsu, from Tomb of Sennedjem, Luxor, c.1270 bc. Egyptian Museum Cairo/photo © Jürgen Liepe

The virtual conference is co-organised by Stephen Quirke (UCL), Rita Lucarelli (University of California, Berkeley) and Hany Rashwan (University of Birmingham); and hosted by the UCL Institute of Archaeology and the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (UC Berkeley).

This conference aims to stimulate new research waves into how the special graphic features of ancient Egyptian writing played an influential role in creating and generating the intended message for the indigenous receivers. Participating scholars have been invited to examine the pictorial realism of ancient Egyptian writing.

The conference will be live-streamed on Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20, November 2021. For the Zoom Registration link and full conference programme, including times of sessions and abstracts, please contact Stephen Quirke at s.quirke@ucl.ac.uk.

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