Studying Graeco-Roman Egypt: New Approaches in a New Generation


The Institute of Ancient History at the University of Basel is organizing an international RESEARCH SHOWCASE

Studying Graeco-Roman Egypt: New Approaches in a New Generation"

on December 8, 2017

Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no conference fee. For further information, please contact either,, or

The event is generously funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

9:00 Welcome and Coffee

9:30 - 10:00 Andrew Hogan (Yale), "Pharaohs and Finance: Theoretical and Practical Considerations for the Ptolemaic Period”

10:00 - 10:30 Casey L. Kirkpatrick (Western University) “Bioarchaeology at Fag El-Gamous Cemetery: A New Beginning”

10:30 - 11:00 Nico Dogaer (KU Leuven) “'Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave?’ Potential and Pitfalls of Network Analytical Approaches to Graeco-Roman Egypt”

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00 Matthias Stern (Basel) “IEMP or What Else? On Local Power Relations in Late Antique Egypt”

12:00 - 12:30 Fabian Wespi (Heidelberg) “Catching Demotic Sign Shapes: The Digital Study of Demotic Palaeography and Orthography”

12:30 - 13:00 General Discussion

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 - 15:00 Joseph Sanzo (LMU München) “Beyond Syncretism and Blurred Boundaries: Reimagining “Christian Amulets” from Late Antique Egypt”

15:00 - 15:30 Serena Causo (Basel) "Path dependence" and Changes in Third century Agrarian Economy of the Fayum: Preliminary Work”

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30 Emily Cole (ISAW, New York) “Between Lake and Desert: Recent Research into Settlements of the Graeco-Roman Northeast Fayum”

16:30 - 17:00 Irene Soto (Basel) “Chasing Monies: Digital Tools and Mapping Strategies for Late Antique Egypt“

17:00 Final Discussion

The Institute of Ancient History; Sabine R. Huebner (Basel University); Irene Soto (Basel University); Matthias Stern (Basel University)
Sabine Huebner
Departement für Altertumswissenschaften
Petersgraben 51, R 306
Basel Stadt
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