Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie

Universität Göttingen

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Preliminary Schedule

Please keep in mind that - if not noted otherwise in individual cases - papers should be no longer than 25-30 minutes to secure enough time for an appropriate discussion.

All talks and discussions will take place in "Vortragsraum Paulinerkirche, Historisches Gebäude der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen" (see map).

09:00-15:45 Registration: Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie, Weender Landstraße 2
10:10 Guided Tour
(Meeting place: Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie, Weender Landstraße 2)
16:00 Welcome
(Udo Friedrich/Heike Behlmer)
16:30 Dating Egyptian Literary Texts
(Gerald Moers/Antonio Loprieno)
17:30 Irrungen, Wirrungen? Forscherische Ansätze zur Datierung der älteren ägyptischen Literatur
(Joachim F. Quack)
19:00 Reception: Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie, Weender Landstraße 2


Session I


(Chair: Jean Winand)


09:15 Literary Texts in a Tomb at Asyut
(Ursula Verhoeven)
10:00 Archaeology and Text. The Significance of Literary Texts During the Middle Kingdom Based on the Archaeological Context
(Andreas Dorn)
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 The Propaganda Model and Its Aftermath: On Some Consequences of the Use of Literary Texts as Historical Sources
(Antonia Giewekemeyer)
12:00 Discussion of papers
12:30 Lunch

Session II

(Chair: Heike Behlmer)

14:00 Dating Egyptian Literary Texts – The Case of the Hymn to the Inundation
(Dirk van der Plas)
14:45 Merikare: The Difficulty of Dating Concepts
(Susanne Bickel)
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Dating the Admonitions of Ipuwer and Biblical Narrative Texts: A Comparative Study
(John Van Seters)
16:45 Discussion of papers

Session III


(Chair: John Van Seters)

Texts but no Contexts: The Constraints on Dating Biblical Texts
(Stuart Weeks)

18:30 Transfer to Plesse Castle (meeting place to be announced)


Session IV


(Chair: Gerald Moers)


09:15 Middle Kingdom Manuscripts and the Middle Egyptian Literary Corpus
(Rirchard B. Parkinson)
10:00 Professions and Their Images: The Teaching of Khety in Context
(Kai Widmaier)
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 Early 12th Dynasty Historical Texts and Literature
(Andrea Gnirs)
12:00 Discussion of papers
12:30 Lunch

Session V

(Chair: Pascal Vernus)

14:00 Dating Egyptian Texts: Lexical Approaches (Simon Schweitzer)
14:45 Coffee break
15:15 Why Should We Date Texts by Historic Linguistic Dating?
(Alexandra von Lieven)
16:00 Linguistic Criteria as Soft Data: Methodological Issues in Dating Middle Egyptian Literary Texts
(Andréas Stauder)
16:45 Discussion of papers

Session VI


(Chair: Antonio Loprieno)

Early Versions in Medieval Textual Traditions – Wolfram’s Parzival as a Test Case
(Michael Stolz)

18:15 Individual Dinner
19:45 Concert Göttinger Symphonieorchester
(Stadthalle Göttingen)

09:00 General discussion
(Ludwig D. Morenz/Friedrich Junge)
11:45 Farewell