Lectures


panos-150x150 Dr. Panagiotis Kousoulis

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  • Greek Aegyptiaca and the issue of “egyptianisation” in the Archaic Greek religion: questions on cultural diffusion and appropriation’. Paper to be delivered at the XIth International Congress of Egyptologists, Florence, Italy, 23-30 August.
  • ‘The Materiality of the Egyptian Magical and Popular Beliefs in the Early Iron Age Eastern Mediterranean: Questions on Cultural and Local Adaptations of the Religious Aegyptiaca’. Paper to be delivered at the International Conference Egyptian and Jewish Magic in Antiquity: Contexts, Contacts, Continuities and Comparisons, University of Bonn, 5-9 July.
  • ‘Μνήμη και αφηγηματική μυθοπλασία στην αρχαία Αίγυπτο: η αιγυπτιακή Θηβαΐδα ως τ(ρ)όπος μετάγγισης πτυχών της φαραωνικής θεολογίας στη θρησκεία και τελετουργία της Ελληνορωμαϊκής Αιγύπτου’. Ομιλία στο πλαίσιο του Συνεδρίου της ερευνητικής ομάδας Μνημοσύνη με θέμα Μνήμη και Αφήγηση, Τμήμα Γερμανικής Γλώσσας και Φιλολογίας, Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2-3 Ιουνίου.
  • “Defining ‘egyptianisation’ and ‘orientalisation’ in the religious motifs and popular beliefs of archaic Greece: the case of Aegyptiaka reconsidered”. Paper delivered at the one-day symposium Defining “Foreignness” in the Early Iron Age Mediterranean, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 9 May [invited lecture].
  • “Έλληνες στην Αίγυπτο, Αιγύπτιοι στη Ρόδο στα χρόνια των βασιλέων της Σάιδας”. Ομιλία στο πλαίσιο της θεματικής ενότητας Οι Επιστήμες της Αρχαιολογικής Ανακάλυψης του Β’ Κύκλου Εισαγωγικών Διαλέξεων του Πανεπιστημίου Αιγαίου σε συνεργασία με το Δήμο Ροδίων, Ρόδος, 1 Φεβρουαρίου.
  • “Warding away the demonic in ancient Egypt: temple and extra-temple implications of the apotropaic magic in ancient Egypt”. Paper deliverd at the Popular Religion and Ritual in the East Mediterranean from the 3rd millennium BC to the 5th century AD, Faculty of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens, Athens, 10-11 December.
  • “Researching the past: the projects of the Department of Mediterranean Studies in Archaeology and Egyptology” (with Manolis Stefanakis). Paper delivered at the First Research Meeting of the University of the Aegean and the Egee University entitles “Aegean Routes”, Ege University, Izmir, 16-17 May [invited lecture].
  • “Aspects of cultural adaptations in the manifestations of the demonic servants of the gods in Egypt and the Levat”. Paper delivered at the Cult and Ritual on the Levantine coast and its impact on the Eastern Mediterranean realm Symposium, Beirut, 23-28 October [invited lecture].
  • “Rebellious identities and demonic diversity: msw-bdst and the Apophian children”. Paper delivered at the one-day symposium Evil spirits, Monsters and Benevolent Protectors: Demonology in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York, 23 April [invited lecture].
  • Annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, special topic forum: “The Mediterranean Material Culture and the Study of Religion”, San Fransisco, November, 16-22 [invited lecture].
  • “Το Αιγαίο στην Αίγυπτο: ανασκαφικές και επιγραφικές μελέτες στη Χώρα του Νείλου”. Ομιλία στο πλαίσιο της θεματικής ενότητας Όψεις Ζωής στην Αρχαιότητα του Α’ Κύκλου Εισαγωγικών Διαλέξεων του Πανεπιστημίου Αιγαίου σε συνεργασία με το Δήμο Ροδίων, Ρόδος, 5 Νοεμβρίου.
  • “Το Αιγαίο στην Αίγυπτο κατά την 3η χιλιετία μ.Χ. και η αυγή της Αιγυπτολογίας στην Ελλάδα”. Ομιλία στο 1o Πανελλήνιo Συμπόσιο ExOrienteLux: Η έρευνα και διδασκαλία των Πολιτισμών της Αιγύπτου, Εγγύς Ανατολής και Κύπρου στα Ελληνικά ΑΕΙ, το οποίο διοργανώθηκε από το Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου (Τμήμα Μεσογειακών Σπουδών), το Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών (Τμήμα Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας) και το Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο (Τμήμα Προϊστορικών, Ανατολικών και Αιγυπτιακών Aρχαιοτήτων), Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών, αμφ. Ι. Δρακοπούλου, 20 Μαΐου.
  • “‘Ο όφις ο αρχαίος’: αρχέγονο κακό και δαιμονολογία στη NA Μεσόγειο” (“Ηō Ophishō Archaīos”: primevalevilanddemonologyinSEMediterranean”). Ανακοίνωση στον Κύκλο Διαλέξεων Επιστήμης Κοινωνία (Απρίλιος – Μάιος 2011) του Εθνικού Ιδρύματος Ερευνών με γενικό θέμα Ανατολική Μεσόγειος: Σταυροδρόμι Μύθου και Λατρείας, Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ερευνών, Αθήνα, 3 Μαΐου [invitedlecture].
  • “Apophis and his sister: the demonisation of venomous bites and agents in Egypt and abroad”. Paper delivered at the specialised workshop Ancient Egyptian Demonology: a comparative perspective, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 28 February – 1 March [invited lecture].
  • “Η Αιγυπτιολογία στο Τμήμα Μεσογειακών Σπουδών: έρευνες και προοπτικές”. Διάλεξη στην Ημερίδα με θέμα Αρχαιολογικές Έρευνες στο Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου 2000-2010, Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου, Ρόδος, 2 Νοεμβρίου 2010.
  • “The role of Greece in the preservation and promotion of the Greek monuments and presence in Egypt”. Paper delivered at the one-day conference/results of the project Study Conservation and Digital presentation of the marble tombs in the Christian necropolis of Alexandria, Egypt, Hellenic Aid and the Τechnological Institutes of Lamia and Athens, Alexandria, April 9-11.
  • “The demonic identity of the dead in the Egyptian Underworld: the evidence from the New Kingdom and the Third Intermediate Period”. Paper delivered at the Encounters with the Dead in the Ancient World, University of Thessaly, Volos, June, 19-21 [invited lecture].
  • “Name versus function and the problem of otherness in the Egyptian magical discourse of the New Kingdom and the Late Period”. Paper delivered at the International Archaeological and Archaeognostic Conference AΘΑΝΑΣΙΑ. IMMORTALITY: The Earthly World, the Celestial World and the Underworld in the Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age, University of Crete, Archaeological Institute of Aegean Studies & Archaeological Institute of Cretan Studies, Rhodes, May, 29-31 [invited lecture].
  • “Moving across the Great Green Sea: an overview of the Greco-Egyptian interactions in the second and first millennia BC”. Paper to be delivered at the International Conference on Egypt and the Mediterranean Countries “Historical Ties and a Future Vision”, Beni Suef University, Beni Suef, Egypt, April, 2-4 [invited lecture].
  • “The Rhodian Aegyptiaka Project: Some questions of political and religious adaptations in the 1st millennium BC” (with Ludwig morenz). Paper delivered at the 10th International Congress of Egyptologists, under the aegis of the University of the Aegean, International Association of Egyptologists, Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, Academy of Athens, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Rhodes, May 22-29.
  • “Naming and classifying the demonic: Ancient Egyptian Demonology in context”. Paper delivered at the 10th International Congress of Egyptologists, under the aegis of the University of the Aegean, International Association of Egyptologists, Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, Academy of Athens, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Rhodes, May 22-29.
  • “The Rhodian Aegyptiaka Project: Some questions of political and religious adaptations in the 1st millennium BC”. Paper delivered at the Second British Egyptological Conference, University of Liverpool & Egypt Exploration Society, Liverpool, March 14-16.
  • “Religious semantics of the Egyptian foreign relations with Rhodes and the Dodecanese in the Late Period”. Paper delivered at the International Conference on the Occation of Honoring Prof. Dr. Abd el-Halim Nur el-Din, under the aegis of Cairo University, Alexandria University, Fayoum University, Netherlands Institue in Cairo, Cairo and Alexandria, April 10-12.
  • “Naming the demonic in the Egyptian belief system”. Paper delivered at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Toledo OH, April 21-23.
  • “Poisonous agents and the conceptualization of their identity: snake bites and scorpion stings in the Egyptian magical and medical corpora”. Paper delivered at Being in Ancient Egypt: thoughts on agency, materiality and cognition, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, September 29-30.
  • “Memphite theology in practice: the interrelation of divine logos and word play in temple ritual”. Paper delivered at the 7th altägyptischen Tempeltagung: Structuring religion, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, September 28 to October 1.
  • “Astronomical orientation of Egyptian monuments (Giza and Abydos). A reappraisal” (with I. Liritzis and E. Vasiliou). Paper delivered at SEAC 2005: Lights and Shadows in Cultural Astronomy, European Society for Astronomy in Culture, Sardinia, June 28 to July 3.
  • “Secrecy and mystery in Egyptian magical prāxis of the Greco-Roman Period: native practice or cultural loan?”. Paper delivered at the International Conference Foreign relations and Diplomacy in the Ancient World: Egypt, Greece, Near East, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, December 3-5.
  • “Classifying the demonic: the semiology of demonic name and its cosmic-natural personifications in magic and ritual”. Paper delivered at Aegyptus et Pannonia Symposium III: Diversity and Similarity in Egyptian Religions dedicated to the memory of Lazlo Kákosý, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, November 17-19.
  • “Megalithic structures and solar theology in Ancient Egypt”. Paper delivered at the Internanational Conference The Archaeology of World Megalithic Cultures, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, October 28-31.
  • “Dead entities in living bodies: the demonic influence of the dead in the Medical texts”. Paper delivered at the IXth International Congress of Egyptologists, under the auspices of the University of Lyon, International Association of Egyptologists, Supreme Council of Antiquities, Grenoble, September 6-12.
“The double persona of the demonic: the case of the four Apophian snakes”. Paper delivered at the 1st Specialised Egyptological Symposium at the University of the Aegean entitled Ancient Egyptian Theology and Demonology: Studies on the boundaries between the divine and the demonic in Egyptian magic, University of the Aegean and the University of Liverpool, Rhodes, June 27-29. 
  • “Topos and Mimesis: Early Egyptian linguogenesis within the phonematic environment of South Eastern Mediterranean” (with A. Revithiadou). Paper delivered at the International Conference Settlers and Settlements in Greece, 9000-1000 B.C, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, October 7-11.
  • “Some remarks on the ritual of ‘striking the ball’ in the liturgical environment of the Ptolemaic temples”. Paper delivered at 6th Ägyptologische Tempeltägung: The function and use of the space of the Ancient Egyptian temple, Leiden, September 4-7.
  • “The role of the Mediterranean Sea in the development of the ancient Civilizations”. Paper delivered at International Symposium on Tourism and protection of the Mediterranean Sea, SCUL, Rhodes, April 28-29 [invited lecture].
  • “Magic in Greco-Roman Egypt: the semiotics of a gradual interpenetration of Egyptian and Greek ritual beliefs”. Paper delivered at the Religion and Rationalism in Ancient Greece, University of the Aegean and the Society for the Study of the Ancient Greek Religion, Rhodes, May 25-29.
  • “Cat versus snake: a symbolic conflict with magical connotations”. Paper delivered at the  Current Research in Egyptology II, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, January 18-19.
“The function of Heka as a mobilised force in a theological environment: the apotropaic ritual of overthrowing Apophis”. Paper delivered at the Eighth International Congress of Egyptlogists, under the auspice of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Cairo, March 28 to April 3. 
  • “I am the god X: the magician’s approach to the divine during the course of an apotropaic ritual in Ancient Egypt”. Paper delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Boston MA, November 22-29.
  • “Aspects of the apotropaic ritual of overthrowing Apophis”. Paper delivered at the Eighth Congress of Greco-Arabica Studies, Cairo, February 24-26.
  • “To repel divine and human evil beings: apotropaic rituals in Ancient Egypt”. Paper delivered at 2nd Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology, Edinburgh, February 19-22. 

Grigorios Kontopoulos Grigorios Kontopoulos

201620152014
  • “The Egyptian diplomatic system in the Late Bronze Age beyond the terms of “brotherhood” and “equality”: The Egyptian “abandonment” of power and aspects of Pharaonic identity and kingship”. Poster in Aegyptiaca Symposium, Rhodes, 15-17 December 2016.
  • “Οδηγός Εκπόνησης Πτυχιακής Εργασίας”. A lecture for the 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students of the department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
  • “Κοινωνικός και θρησκευτικός ερωτισμός στην αρχαία Αίγυπτο”. A lecture for the 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students of the department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
  • “Allies or foes? Aspects of the Egyptian ideology towards their Near Eastern neighbors.” Lecture delivered at the 3rd National Student Archaeology Congress of the Department of Mediterranean Studies, entitled “Mediterranean: Relationships from Prehistoric to the Byzantine period”, which took place in Rhodes  from 13 to 15 March 2015.
  • “The Egyptian ideology towards foreigners through the Dynastic period of Egypt: Changes and challenges”. A lecture for the 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students of the department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
  • “The diplomatic correspondence of Egypt and the Near East as reflected in the Letters from Amarna”. A lecture for the 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students of the department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
  • “Αιγυπτιακά ιερογλυφικά Ι: Επεξήγηση της αντωνυμίας, του επιθέτου και της λειτουργίας των θρονωνύμων στα κείμενα του Μέσου και Νέου Βασιλείου”. A lecture for the 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students of the department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
  •  “Marriage in New Kingdom Egypt: An analysis under the prism of society and diplomacy”. A lecture for the 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students of the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
  • “The Egyptian diplomatic system in the Late Bronze Age beyond the terms of “brotherhood” & “equality”: Diplomatic marriage as a case study. Lecture delivered at the two-day congress organized by the University of the Aegean (Greece) and the Ege Universitesi (Turkey) in Mytilene.

Electra Apostola Dr. Electra Apostola

201620152014
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  • “Aegyptiaka in Archaic Greece: The multiple connotations of faience amulets and figurines representing Egyptian deities.” Paper delivered at the 3rd National Student Archaeology Congress of the Department of Mediterranean Studies, entitled “Mediterranean: Relationships from Prehistoric to the Byzantine period”, which took place in Rhodes  from 13 to 15 March 2015.
  • “Υβριδικές οντότητες αιγυπτιακής προέλευσης στο χώρο του Αιγαίου κατά τον 7ο και 6ο αι. π.Χ. Αναπαραστάσεις του Βησά και της Σεχμέτ και πιθανές επιδράσεις στη λαϊκή λατρεία”.  A lecture for the 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students of the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.

 

 

 

Anna Kalaitzaki

 

 

2016
  • “The introduction of foreign deities in Egypt during the Late Bronze Age”. Poster in Aegyptiaca Symposium, Rhodes, 15-17 December 2016.
  • “Αιγυπτιακές και Χαναανίτικες σχέσεις με βάση τους σκαραβαίους κατά την Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού”. A lecture for the 4th year undergraduate students of the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.

Electra Apostola Christos Kekes

2016
  • «Αιγαιακές χειρονομίες συνομιλίας και δέησης: αιγυπτιακές επιρροές και διαχρονικότητα». Ανακοίνωση στο ΙΒ΄ «Διεθνές Κρητολογικό Συνέδριο» που θα λάβει χώρα στο Ηράκλειο στις 21-25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016.