The Global History of the Book (1780 to the present): Call for Papers (submission deadline 15 June 2014)

Papyrus on which segments of the Book of the Dead are written, together with drawings - here, Osiris overseeing the crucial act of weighing the heart of the deceased.  Source - Wikipedia

Papyrus on which segments of the Book of the Dead are written, together with drawings – here, Osiris overseeing the crucial act of weighing the heart of the deceased. Source – Wikipedia

Would be interesting to consider a similar conference – however, one that features the occurrence of papyri and their possible impact on both culture and politics. Here, I would focus on the Nile Valley and up into the Ptolemaic period.

Background you may want to check out – 

 

The Global History of the Book (1780 to the present): Workshop

Ertegun House, University of Oxford, 4 – 5 December 2014

The Global History of the Book (1780 to the present) is a two-day interdisciplinary workshop organised by doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in conjunction with the English Faculty’s Postcolonial Writing and Theory Seminar, the Oxford Centre for Global History and the University of Oxford’s Ertegun Graduate Programme in the Humanities, to be held on the 4th and 5th of December 2014 at Ertegun House, Oxford.

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With a group of BaTwa (pygmy) women potters, with whom we've worked to enhance production and sales of their wonderful pots - fantastic for cooking and serving. To see the 2 blogs on this work enter 'batwa pots' into the search engine located just above this picture. Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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