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Programme

Preliminary Programme
last update August 11, 2018 

Sunday, September 9

15:00-18:00     

Registration (Czech Institute of Egyptology, Celetná 20, Prague 1, 4th floor)

Monday, September 10

8:30-9:30         

Registration (conference venue, Celetná 20, Prague 1, Green Hall)

9:30-9:45         

Conference opening

9:45-10:45       

Clemens Reichel, “Human instincts, canine intelligence, and monkey features”: the Gutians and other “mountain people” in Mesopotamian and 20th century scholarly perspectives.

10:45-11:45     

Seth Richardson, On Aliens and Alienation: the “stranger” as an historically particular concept

11:45-14:00     Lunch

14:00-15:00     

Regine Pruzsinszky, The Contact Zone along the Middle Euphrates during the Late Bronze Age: Movement, Interaction, and Transaction

15:00-16:00     

Elena Devecchi, A reluctant servant: Ugarit under foreign rule during the Late Bronze Age

16:00-16:30     Coffee break 

16:30-17:30     

Kevin McGeough, “The Men of Ura are a Heavy Burden Upon Your Subject!”: The Administration and Management of Strangers and Foreigners in Ugarit

17:30-18:30     

Jana Mynářová, Are You an Egyptian? Are You a Stranger?

Tuesday, September 11

9:00-9:30         

Melanie Wasmuth, Cultural identity as research approach: conceptualizing the semantic field of ‘othering’

9:30-10:00       

Emanuel Pfoh, Assessing Foreignness and Politics in the Late Bronze Age Levant

10:00-10:30     

Edward M. Cole, Ethnic enclaves: A modern understanding of how migratory groups preserve ethnic identity as a potential explanation for the Libyans' retention of a non-Egyptian identity in the late New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period

10:30-11:00     Coffee break 

11:00-11:30     

Laura A. Peri, Foreign Names or Names of Foreigners: The Northern Presence in the Southern Levant in the 2nd Millennium BCE

 

11:30-12:00    

Marta Pallavidini, The metaphorization of foreign rulers as allies or enemies in the Hittite diplomatic texts

12:00-14:00     Lunch

14:00-14:30     

Marwan Kilani, Foreign metals, foreign words – Mapping and contextualizing metal related (loan)words in the Bronze Age Levant.

14:30-15:00     

Stephen P. Harvey, Representations of Foreigners in the Battle Reliefs of King Ahmose at Abydos

15:00-15:30     

Nadia Ben-Marzouk – Danielle Candelora, Integrating the Immigrant: Examining the Social Implications and Interactions of Foreign Specialists Settling Abroad

15:30-16:00     Coffee break

 

16:00-16:30     

Caleb Hamilton, Egyptians as foreigners in the Western Desert during the Early Dynastic period.

 

16:30-17:00     

Susan Cohen, Not so vile? Rhetoric and reality in Egyptian-Levantine relationships in Sinai in the Old and Middle Kingdoms

19:00               Reception

Wednesday, September 12

 

9:00-9:30         

Katrien De Graef, When in Elam do as the Elamites. How the Adaptation of Mesopotamian Cultural Traits Helped Shape the Elamite Identity

 

9:30-10:00       

Anne Goddeeris, A Sumerian Stronghold. Does the temple in Old Babylonian Nippur welcome foreigners?

 

10:00-10:30     

Oya Topçuoğlu, “A foreign plague, not of the flesh of the city Aššur:” Šamši-Adad I as a foreign king and his visual strategy of legitimization and unification

10:30-11:00     Coffee break 

11:00-11:30     

Yağmur Heffron, Archaeological correlates of Assyrian presence in Anatolia in the Middle Bronze Age

 

11:30-12:00     

Ilgi Gercek, Hatti and the Outside World

12:15-12:30

Conference Photo     

 

12:30-14:00     Lunch

15:30 & 16:00   

Visit to Clementinum (for more info see http://www.klementinum.com/en/)

Thursday, September 13

 

9:00-9:30         

Federico Zangani, Foreign-Indigenous Interactions in the Late Bronze Age Levant: Tuthmosid Imperialism and the Origin of the Amarna Diplomatic System

9:30-10:00       

Christian Langer, Deportation Policies and Foreigners in Late Bronze Age Egypt

10:00-10:30     

Marta Valerio, The Egyptians’ ambivalent relationship with foreigners: the case of the prisoners of war

 

10:30-11:00     Coffee break

 

11:00-11:30     

Marcin Czarnowicz, Krzysztof Ciałowicz, Yuval Yekutieli, Agnieszka Ochał Czarnowicz, Eliahu Cohen-Sasson, Strangers in the house(?) The foreigners in Tel Erani, Israel

11:30-12:00     

Krzysztof Cialowicz, The relations between Upper and Lower Egypt in the 4th Millennium BC. A view from Tell el-Farkha

12:00-14:00     Lunch

14:00-14:30     

Manfred Bietak, How can we track the origins of foreign cults in Egypt: The example of Avaris/Tell el-Dab‘a

14:30-15:00     

Sarah T. Vilain, The foreign trade of Tell el-Dab‘a during the Second Intermediate Period

15:00-15:30     

Ann-Kathrin Jeske, An Egyptian’s footprint: Members of the Egyptian administration and military in LB I Southern Levant

 

15:30-16:00     Coffee break

16:00-16:30     

Katharina Streit, The Foreigners on the Mound: Egyptian Presence at Tel Lachish during the Late Bronze Age

16:30-17:00     

Felix Höflmayer, The Egyptian Presence in the Southern Levant during the Late Bronze Age: A Minimalist View

17:00-17:30     

A stranger in the house. Final discussion and conference closing 

 

Poster Session

 

  • Katarína Arias Kytnarová, Made by whom? Egyptian ceramic forms in the south Levant

  • Gaëlle Chantrain, About “egyptianity” and “foreignness” in literary texts. A context-sensitive lexical study.

  • Halely Harel, How Language Illustrates Cultural Change: Semitic Loanwords in the Second Intermediate Period and New Kingdom Egypt

  • Uroš Matić, Nubian troops and musicians in Egyptian military of the New Kingdom: A Reappraisal

  • Hannah L. Ringheim, “…Equipped with all their weapons and given instructions for battle:” Foreign Mercenary Activity in Bronze Age Egypt

  • Giulia Tucci, Depicting the Others: Late Bronze Age Southern Levant’s Cultural Identity and Adornment from the Egyptian View. Relity vs. Perception.

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