International Conference "Treasures from the Jar: Reconstructing the early stages of Islamic rule in Egypt thanks to the papyrus archive of Papas (Edfu)"
Held in Basel University, 2-4 November 2021, with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW/ASSH), the Swiss Society for Ancient Studies (SVAW/ASEA), the Swiss Society for Ancient Near Eastern Studies (SGOA) and SCRIPTA Université Paris Sciences & Lettres (PSL).
Papas archive is one of the three case studies in d-scribes project, see further information here.
Click here for directions. Venue: Kollegienhaus, Regenzzimmer 111, Petersplatz 1, 4001 Basel
The conference will be held on hybrid form via Zoom. Due to unpublished material and ongoing developments, access to presentations marked with * is restricted to the conference participants!
Tuesday November 2
|14:15||Introduction (I. Marthot-Santaniello)|
Panel Digital tools and new approaches (Chair Alain Delattre)
|14:30||Stephan Unter (Basel): “The ‘Virtual Light Table’: a research tool for papyrus reconstruction in development” (abstract)|
|16:15||*Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello (Basel): “Digital Papas: Online resources, ongoing developments and possible future"|
|17:00||Discussion: What tools for the future of Papas’ project?|
|18:00||Apéro dînatoire (for speakers)|
Wednesday November 3
Thursday November 4
Panel Islamic Edfu (chair Jennifer Cromwell)
|9:15||*Nabil Ahmed (Cairo) “Cultural and intellectual documentary evidence of Islamic Edfu (1st-5th A.H /7th -11th A.D)”|
|10:00||Naïm Vanthieghem (Paris) « Retour sur les papyrus arabes d’Edfou étudiés par Jean Maspero »|
|11:15||Discussion: Edfu in Late Antiquity|
Closing session (chair: Jean-Luc Fournet)
|Discussion on challenging aspects of specific texts and questions raised during the conference|