Conference: Beyond Memphis (31 Aug-3 Sept 2017)

On 31 August-3 September 2017 the Lehrstuhl für Ägyptologie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in cooperation with the Department of Egyptology, KU Leuven, and the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, are organising the international conference: "Beyond Memphis. The Transition of the Late Old Kingdom to the First Intermediate Period as reflected in Provincial Cemeteries". The conference will take place in Würzburg, and everyone is welcome to attend. There is no conference fee. The full programme can be found below, or by clicking on the attached image.


Thursday 31.08. 2017 (Toscanasaal in the Residence)

15.00 Conference setup and registration 

18.00 Opening: Welcoming words: Dean, Head of institute and Organizers

18.30 Keynote lecture. Willems, Harco: Reflections on Egypt's Economy in the late Old Kingdom

19.30 Evening program: Reception at the Martin von Wagner Museum (Residence)


Friday 01.09. 2017 (Kardinal Döpfner hall in the Burkardus-Haus)

Session 1 Theoretical approaches /Administration

09.30-10.00 Fitzenreiter, Martin: Monuments of a crisis? Funerary installations of late Old Kingdom as media

10.00-10.30 Martinet, Emilie: Provincial administration from the end of the Old Kingdom to the beginning of the First Intermediate Period: between tradition and innovation

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

11.00-11.30 Ismail Khaled, Mohamed: TBA

11.30-12.00 Strudwick, Nigel: The Koptos Decrees and the Beginning of the First Intermediate Period

Session 2 Delta

12.00-12.30 Redford, Donald: Mendes in Transition – 6th Dyn to First Intermediate Period

12.30-14.00 Lunch Break

14.00-14.30 Wilson, Penny: Sais/TBA

14.30-15.00 Lange, Eva: Tell Basta as a case study of unknown funerary traditions of the Delta

Session 3 Middle Egypt

15.00-15.30 Pérez-Die, Carmen: The Cemetery of First Intermediate Period/early Middle Kingdom in Heracleopolis Magna

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-16.30 Bussmann, Richard: The cemeteries of Hebenu/Zawyet Sultan

16.30-17.00 De Meyer, Marleen: Funerary traditions from the late Old Kingdom into the First Intermediate Period at Dayr al-Barsha

17.00-17.30 Bader, Bettina: Pottery development at Ehnasya el-Medina and Sedment

19.00 Evening program: Dinner


Saturday 02.09. 2017 (Kardinal Döpfner hall in the Burkardus-Haus)

09.00-09.30 Es-Senussi, Ashraf: Pottery of Lower and Middle Egypt from the End of the Old Kingdom to the Beginning of the Middle Kingdom

09.30-10.00 Müller, Wolfgang: Aswan /TBA 

10.00-10.30 Pitkin, Melanie: Stelae of the Upper Egyptian bowmen in the First Intermediate Period

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

Session 4 Upper Egypt and Oases

11.00-11.30 Dobrev, Vassil: Some Private Tombs from the end of the 3rd millennium BC at Tabbet el-Guesh

11.30-12.00 Richards, Janet: Projects political and personal: Abydos in the late Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period

12.00-12.30 Knoblauch, Christian: Cemetery Deposits at Abydos: Evidence for persistence and transformations in Ritual Practice from the late Old Kingdom to the early Middle Kingdom

12.30-14.00 Lunch Break

14.00-14.30 Fábián, Zoltan: Further News from Thebes: Seni-iqer (TT 185) and Unis-ankh (TT 413)

14.30-15.00 Hendrickx, Stan: The Belgian excavations in the rock necropolis at Elkab

15.00-15.30 Ejsmond, Wojtek: Difficult case of Gebelein in Transition from the Old Kingdom to the First Intermediate Period

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00-16.30 Jiménez  Serrano, Alejandro: The social organization of a funerary space: Qubbet el-Hawa from the Old to the Middle Kingdoms

16.30-17.00 Pantalacci, Laure: The governors of the oasis and their staff: Mastabas and tombs in Balat cemeteries during the late Old Kingdom and the First Intermediate Period

17.00-17.30 Closing remarks

19.00 Evening program: Dinner