Julia Budka has organized a Conference, scheduled for September 1-3, at which she will review the results of her project “AcrossBorders”.The list of invited speakers includes archaeologists Charles Bonnet (University of Geneva), who will give a talk on the architecture of Kerma during the period of the New Kingdom, and Neal Spencer (British Museum), who will report on his excavations at Amara West.
The conference focuses on 1) individual households of selected sites in Egypt and Nubia. In addition to this microapproach, introducing microhistories of individual sites according to recent fieldwork and archaeometric applications, the event also discusses 2) general patterns and regional developments –thus, the macrocosm of New Kingdom Nubia.
The Conference takes place in Munich’s Egyptian Museum.
Representatives of the Sudanese Embassy and the Sudanese Antiquities Authority, who can provide information on the current conditions for archaeological excavations in the country, will be present at the Conference
Those wishing to attend are kindly asked to register prior to August 15 by sending an e-mail to Julia.Budka@aegyp.fak12.uni-muenchen.de
For further information on the ERC project “Across ancient borders and cultures: An Egyptian microcosm in Sudan during the 2nd millennium BC”, see http://acrossborders.oeaw.ac.at/