From Jack Sasson via the agade list:
The Exploited and Adored
Animals in Ancient Egypt
A Conference Open To All Organised by:
9th-10th December 2006
Venue: University of Wales Swansea
The conference seeks to explore the role of the non-human animal in
Egypt from ancient times up to and including the Islamic Period.
Themes include: defining and categorising the animal; the
relationship between people and other animals; the influence of
animals upon Egyptian society and religion; modern constructions
of animals in ancient Egypt. We invite papers concerning both real
and mythical beasts.
The conference will be open to all and aims to encourage research
into the role of animals in ancient Egypt as well as to increase
public awareness of issues.
Abstracts for papers of around 30 minutes for possible inclusion
are sought by 1st May 2006. Please send abstracts (preferably in
Word format) of no more than 300 words to: Conference Organisers,
Egypt Centre, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea,
SA2 8PP or (<c.a.graves-brown@...
>). Late offers may be
considered at organisers' discretion.
Further details as to registration, etc. will be posted on our web
site at <www.swansea.ac.uk/egypt> in due course. However, if you
have any enquiries please feel free to contact us.
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