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<email@example.com> Scribbling through history: Comparative studies of graffiti from Ancient Egypt onwards Places are now available for the graffiti conference in Oxford (23-25 September 2013). The number of seats is limited, so please register your interest soon! To apply for a place or to find out more, visit our website at www.scribblingworkshop.wordpress.com, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org (Conference fee of £ 50) Scribbling through history: Comparative studies of graffiti from Ancient Egypt onwards 23-25 September 2013 Egertun House, University of Oxford Scribbling through History is a three-day interdisciplinary workshop devoted to the relationships between graffiti, individual expression and social interactions, from ancient times until the present day. This exploratory workshop will address historical graffiti in a holistic manner as a specific cultural practice and as an anthropological object that illuminates these key aspects of human experience. By fostering cross-regional, diachronic and integrative approaches, the workshop will develop new frameworks and agenda for this research. Papers and participants Roger Bagnall (Ancient History, New York University): 'Solemnity and Play: the Mentality of the Smyrna Graffiti' Paul Bertrand (Medieval History, Université de Louvain): Graffiti and ordinary writing in the Middle Ages Alain Delattre (Coptic, Greek, Papyrology, Université libre de Bruxelles): 'Local cults, pilgrimages and religious life. Christian inscriptions in the Theban Mountain' Glen Dudbridge (Chinese literature and culture, Oxford University): 'Verses on walls in medieval China' Elizabeth Frood (Egyptology, Oxford University): TBC (Temple Graffiti in ancient Egypt). Susanna Gebhardt (Early Modern England, Université de Genève): 'Early Modern Wall-Writing' Omur Harmansah (Western Asian Archaeology, Brown University): 'Miraculous Image and The Living Rock: Event and Deep Time at Anatolian Rock Reliefs' Frédéric Imbert (Epigraphie arabe et islamique, Université d'Aix en Provence): 'Islamic graffiti in Arabia during the two first centuries of Islam' Cornelia Kleinitz (African Archaeology): 'Writing and image making practices in the Meroitic world: contextualizing the graffiti of Musawwarat es Sufra, Sudan' Michael MacDonald (Ancient Arabia, Syria and Jordan, Oxford University): 'The Nabataean and Ancient North Arabian graffiti: their use, function and distribution' Hana Navratilova (Egyptology, Metropolitan Museum of Arts): Visitors graffiti in Ancient Egypt and the Memphite necropoleis Elisabeth Olton (Maya history, University of New Mexico): A Witness to History: Classic Maya Graffiti from Tikal, Guatemala Richard Salomon (Ancient India, University of Washington): 'Pilgrims, sailors and calligraphers: graffiti in the Indian world and beyond'. NB: R. Salomon will also (and separately) present his reflexion about pioneers' graffiti in North America. Karen Stern (Jews history in the Graeco-Roman world, Brooklyn College): Methods to their madness? Deciphering mortuary graffiti of ancient Jews and their Levantine neighbors Pierre Tallet (Egyptology, Université de Paris-Sorbonne): 'Desert inscriptions in Ancient Egypt : the exemple of Sinai' Chairs and discussants: John Baines (Egyptology); Jennifer Baird (Roman Archaeology, editor of Ancient Graffiti in Context, 2011); Fredrik Hagen (Egyptology), Christian Jacob (Anthropology); Bryan Ward-Perkins (Late Roman History). The conference is convened with support from the Budge Fund (University College), the John Fell OUP Research Fund, the Oxford Oriental Institute, The Ertegun House and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (UMR 8167 and "Mondes Pharaoniques", Paris-Sorbonne) Organiser: Chloé Ragazzoli email@example.com Conference secretary: Charles Draper firstname.lastname@example.org website: http://scribblingworkshop.wordpress.com/< http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fscribblingworkshop.wordpress.com%2F&h=uAQHZLr36&s=1 > research logbook: http://graffiti.hypotheses.org/ -- Kevin M. DeJesus, PhD http://independent.academia.edu/KevinMDeJesus Adjunct Professor Africana Studies Program Rhode Island College http://www.ric.edu/africanastudies/ Post-Doctoral Research Associate Rhode Island College/Multi-University Research Initiative Craig Lee Hall, 143 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue Providence, RI 02908 401-456-8696 Council Member H-Net Executive Council http://www.h-net.org/about/officers.php Co-Editor, H-Mideast Politics http://www.h-net.org/~midepol/ Book Review Editor, H-Africa http://www.h-net.org/~africa/ Editor, H-South Sudan -- --