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Call for Papers - Demon Things: Ancient Egyptian Manifestations of Liminal Entities

  • 2016-03-21
  • 2016-03-24
  • Swansea, 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 Fischer-Elfert
  • Panagiotis Kousoulis
  • Rita Lucarelli
  • Robert Ritner
  • Kasia Szpakowska

The call for papers is open now until March 1, 2015. Information on registration and fees will follow. 

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words, along with your name and institution, to DemonThings@swansea.ac.uk 

For further information check the conference homepage at http://www.demonthings.com/call-for-papers-demon-things-conference/

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