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Wednesday, November 18, 2015


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Subject: [EEF] International Symposium on Animals in Ancient Egypt (ISAAE)
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 12:32:47 +0100
From: A.K. Eyma

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From: Salima Ikram <>


Lyon - June 1-3, 2016

ISAAE 2016

The project “Momies Animales et Humaines EgyptienneS” (MAHES),
is proud to announce the first International Symposium on
Animals in Ancient Egypt (ISAAE). This symposium, the first
ever to be devoted to ancient Egyptian animals, will provide
a rare opportunity for scholars from diverse disciples (hard
sciences, social sciences, and humanities) who are working on
ancient Egyptian animals to meet and exchange ideas. MAHES is
devoted to documenting and understanding animal cults in ancient
Egypt through analyses of funerary and ritual practices, using
a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach. This will encourage
the development of a fresh, integrated perspective, for the
analysis and interpretation of the cults organised around
sacred animals in ancient Egyptian society.

The first ISAAE will be held at the Museum of the Confluences
(Musée des Confluences) at Lyon (France) from 1-3 June, 2016.
It will be repeated every four years, each symposium focussing
on a different theme concerning the roles of animals in ancient
Egyptian society, aiming to create an interdisciplinary synergy
among researchers, engendering new approaches and projects.
This thematic approach will draw together and encourage
communication and exchanges between historians of art, thought,
science, religion, as well as scholars specialising in
archaeology, ceramology, archaeozoology, Egyptology, economics,
and the world of museums.

We hope to welcome a wide gathering of diverse scholars in 2016
for a rich and profitable exchange. In addition to 20-minute
contributions, we will be accepting a limited number of poster
contributions (10 minute) as well. Please send your abstracts,
by 10 January 2016.

Symposium website:

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Looking forward to seeing you in June !


Salima Ikram
Professor of Egyptology
Egyptology Unit Head
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology
American University in Cairo
AUC Avenue, PO Box 74
New Cairo 11835,
tel: 20-2-2615-3779; fax: 20-2-2797-4903

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