Monday, March 30, 2015

Demon Things Conference 2016

Demon Things Conference 2016


at Swansea University and The Egypt Centre, Wales, UK

This international conference explores the range and variation of liminal entities the Ancient Egyptians believed capable of harm and help from the Predynastic through the Coptic periods. While previous demonological conferences focussed on issues related to definitions, we invite scholars to discuss the manifestations of demons through iconography, objects, or textual descriptions. Scholars are encouraged to present their findings in the hopes that the conference will provide a creative venue for spotting links and patterns. By converging different areas of research a fuller picture of these multi-faceted entities may emerge.

The conference is open to all. Events include an optional trip to the magical Gower Peninsula, cheerful dinners, and more!
A sample of speakers so far includes:
  • Hans-Werner Fischer-Elfert
  • Panagiotis Kousoulis
  • Rita Lucarelli
  • Kasia Szpakowska

Call for Papers

The call for papers is open now until May 1, 2015. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words, along with your name and institution, to

Registration Information

To Register for the event, please use the online Registration form. Do be sure to print the form (to a printer or as a PDF file) before hitting the submit button for payment. If you have any trouble, please do not hesitate to contact us!

General Information

See the General Program of Events (which will be updated as we get close to the event). Abstracts and schedule will follow in due course. For now, feel free to use the Demon Things Conference Poster. Here is a list of local places to stay.

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