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Making and Experiencing Graffiti in Ancient and Late Antique Egypt and Sudan
Welcome to the 2nd annual Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) postdoctoral fellowship conference, Making and Experiencing Graffiti, organised by Dr Julia Hamilton. Across three days, scholars will present papers that explore the mode, technique, and performance of graffiti-making, also considering how textual and figural graffiti intersect with related corpora (e.g., mason’s and quarry marks, rock inscriptions, petroglyphs) along these lines, between the 3rd Millennium BCE–7th century CE. For the full programme: https://tinyurl.com/graffiti-conference.
Dec 15, 2021 10:30 AM
Dec 16, 2021 10:30 AM
Dec 17, 2021 10:30 AM
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Speakers

Keynote: Dr Johannes Auenmüller
Curator, Museo Egizio di Torino
Johannes Auenmüller is a curator at the Museo Egizio di Torino. He holds a PhD in Egyptology from Free University Berlin and was research associate at the universities of Bonn, Münster and Munich. His main areas of interest include the sociology and regional prosopography of Pharaonic Egypt, technology of metal production and bronze casting, and rock inscriptions and epigraphy in Ancient Nubia.
Keynote: Dr Elizabeth Frood
Associate professor of Egyptology, University of Oxford
Elizabeth Frood is associate professor of Egyptology in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford and a fellow of St Cross College. She codirects, with Chiara Salvador (Montpellier), projects on graffiti at the Ptah temple and Eighth Pylon in the Amun complex at Karnak, in collaboration with the Centre Franco-Égyptien d’Étude des Temples de Karnak.
Keynote: Dr Ben Haring
University lecture, Institute for Area Studies, Leiden University
Ben Haring is a university lecturer in the Institute for Area Studies at Leiden University. His research focuses on social, economic, administrative and legal aspects of Pharaonic Egypt, especially the role of texts and writing in society. On the latter topic he concentrates on the palaeography of monumental hieroglyphic inscriptions, on documentary writing in cursive script (hieratic), on early alphabetic writing, and on other notation systems, such as identity marks.
Keynote: Dr Paweł Polkowski
Rock Art Unit, Poznań Archaeological Museum
Paweł Polkowski is a researcher at the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw, and he is in charge of the Rock Art Unit in the Poznań Archaeological Museum. He is director of the Dakhleh Oasis Project (DOP) and the Petroglyph Unit of the DOP. He specialises in Egyptian and Nubian rock art studies, as well as in archaeological theory.
Keynote: Dr Nico Staring
Postdoctoral researcher, University of Liège
Nico Staring is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Liège (F.R.S-FNRS, Chargé de recherche), having just started a project that aims to analyse the relationship between commissioning patrons and the makers of private tombs in New Kingdom Egypt. He previously held postdoctoral positions at Leiden University and KU Leuven, and received his PhD from Macquarie University, Sydney. His research interests include tomb iconography, landscape archaeology, ancient graffiti and the history of Egyptology.
Keynote: Prof. Jacques van der Vliet
Professor emeritus of ancient Egyptian religion, Radboud University Nijmegen
Jacques van der Vliet is professor emeritus of ancient Egyptian religion, Radboud University Nijmegen, guest researcher at Institute for Area Studies at Leiden University, and visiting research fellow of the Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO), Leiden. His research spans Coptic literature and papyrology, marginal traditions (magical, apocryphal and Gnostic texts from Egypt), and Christian epigraphy of Egypt and Nubia.