Tea with the Sphinx: Defining the Field of Ancient Egypt Reception Studies
Geographischer Bezug: Ägypten
Berichtszeitraum: Frühgeschichte / Antike
"With the suggestion that there may be secret chambers still unexplored in the tomb of Tutankhamun, and the wealth of artefacts that further excavations are bringing to light, comes the possibility that we are on the brink of a twenty-first-century wave of Egyptomania. This new interest will not only bring with it new opportunities for academic research to intersect with the popular imagination, but also brings about pertinent philosophical, theoretical and methodological questions relating to the ways in which we, as scholars, engage with the history of the reception of ancient Egypt. In recent years a number of studies have examined the reception of ancient Egypt in the modern world, but a cohesive discipline of Ancient Egyptian Reception Studies has not yet emerged. This conference invites scholars from a range of established disciplines to come together to define the field of Ancient Egypt Reception Studies."