Conference Agenda

Day One:

All timings are based on Cairo local time (GMT+2)

Time: Wednesday, 10th of November, 2021

  • 8:00 AM: Registration
  • 8:30 AM: Coffee set up
  • 9:00 AM: Opening
  • 9:30 AM: Paper 1: Janet Richards (in-person). Co-authors: Ayman Damarany, Mohamed Naguib Reda, and Mohamed Abuel Yazid (virtual). What Makes a Saint?
  • 10:00 AM: Paper 2: Louisa Ben Hamida, The Cult of Royal Ancestors in the Great Temple of Amun-Ra at Karnak: A Synthesis
  • 10:30 AM: COFFEE BREAK
  • 10:50 PM: Paper 3: Katherine Kelaidis (in-person), The Mother of Us All: Marian Veneration in Early Ottoman Egypt in the Forging and Transgression of Ethnic Identity
  • 11:20 PM: Paper 4: Jordi Teixidor-Abelenda (virtual), A Reevaluation of the Royal Son Ahmose-Sapair: Problems, Perspectives and Interpretations of the First Royal Cult in the New Kingdom
  • 11:50 PM: Paper 5: Richard McGregor (in-person), The Evolution of Tomb Dressing as an Islamic Ritual for the Dead
  • 12:20 PM: LUNCH (on your own)
  • 1:50 PM: Panel A: Screening of For Those Who Sail To Heaven, a film by Elizabeth Wickett (in-person), followed by panel discussion
  • 3:20 PM: Paper 6: Stephen Harvey (virtual), King to God: The Divine Oracle of Ahmose at Abydos
  • 3:50 PM: Paper 7: Suzanne Onstine (virtual), The Deified Amenhotep I and Ahmose-Nefertari in TT16
  • 4:40 PM: Paper 8: Georgia Xekalaki (in-person), Royal Children as Royal Ancestors
  • 5:10 PM: Paper 9: Karim El-Ridy (in-person), Thutmosis III in the Third Intermediate Period

Day Two:

Time: Thursday, 11th of November, 2021

  • 8:30 AM: Coffee set up
  • 9:00 AM: Paper 10: Yasmin El Shazly (in-person), Analyzing Representations of New Kingdom Royal Figures on 21st and 22nd Dynasty Coffins
  • 9:30 AM: Paper 11: Youmna Adel Zaki Nasr (in-person), Invoking the Spirits of the Ruling Ancestors in the New Kingdom Temples: A Veneration Ritual in Ancient Egypt
  • 10:00 AM: Paper 12: Ahmed Mansour (in-person), Outside the Nile Valley: Serabit el-Khadim as a Remote Cult Center for the Deified Kings
  • 10:30 AM: COFFEE BREAK and Posters
  • 10:50 AM: Paper 13: Mary Thurlkill (in-person), Re-membering the Holy Family in Islamic Cairo
  • 11:20 AM:Paper 14: Zeinab Hanafy Hassan Ali (in-person), The Depiction of “Proskynesis” Attitude as Intercessory Body Posture An Application to Egyptian-Christian Art and Heritage
  • 11:50 AM: Paper 15: Julia Troche (in-person), The Deification of Imhotep
  • 12:20 PM: Paper 16: Julia Viani Puglisi (virtual), Sidi Hammed es-Semman at the Giza Pyramids
  • 12:50 PM: LUNCH (on your own)
  • 2:20 PM: Paper 17: Youhanna Matta (virtual), Sarapion of Thmuis’ Memory in Egypt throughout the Ages
  • 2:50 PM: Paper 18: Kholoud Hussein (virtual), Whose Ancestry is it, Anyway? Claiming the Pharaohs through the Saints
  • 3:20 PM: Paper 19: Amr El-Hawary (virtual), Osiris Lives: Exalting the “Drowned One” in Qubet el Hawa and at the Modern Cemetery of “Gabanat Aswan”
  • 3:50 PM: Paper 20: Katherine Taronas (virtual), Beholding the Saints on Late Antique Votive Textiles from Egypt
  • 4:10 PM: COFFEE BREAK and Posters
  • 4:40 PM:Paper 21: Hager El-Hadidi (virtual), Sayyida Zaynab in the Egyptian Imagination and Practice
  • 5:10 PM:Paper 22: Murtaza Shakir (in-person), The Beseeched Burial: Reflections on the Historical Events Associated to the Shrine of Sayyida Nafisa in Al-Qahira
  • 5:40 PM:Paper 23: Emily Jane O’Dell (virtual), An Exalted Sufi: Venerating Rumi in Egypt from the Ottoman Empire to Today
  • 6:30 PM: Movie: Saheb Al Maqam (The Enshrined Saint) movie screening, Ewart Hall

Day Three:

Time: Thursday, 12th of November, 2021

  • 8:30 AM: Coffee Set up
  • 9:00AM: Poster Session
  • 9:30 AM: Poster session
  • 10:00AM: Paper 25: Iman R. Abdulfattah (in-person), On Shrines and Relics: The Veneration of Prophet Muhammad in Medieval Egypt
  • 10:30AM:Paper 26: Fatma Keshk (in-person), Was Present in this Mausoleum”: Getting the Blessings from the Dead at the Fatimid Cemetery of Aswan
  • 11:00 AM: COFFEE BREAK
  • 11:20 AM:Paper 27: Karlee Bergendorff (in-person), Negotiating a National Aesthetic of Memory and Veneration: Egypt’s Memorials to the October War
  • 11:50 AM: Paper 28: Mennah Aly (in-person), I Had No Heir Who Would Make Me a Glorified Spirit at the Portal of the Horizon”: Childlessness, Ancestor Veneration and the Doors of the Celestial Sphere
  • 12:20 PM: Prayers – LUNCH (on your own)
  • 2:00 PM: Paper 29: Nadine Moeller (virtual), A New Ancestor Shrine of the Early 18th Dynasty at Tell Edfu
  • 2:30 PM: Paper 30: Campbell Price (virtual), Interfacing with the Dead through Late Period Non-Royal Statuary
  • 3:00 PM: Paper 31: Michael R. Tritsch (virtual), A Domestic Horizon: Household Niches and Ancestor Worship
  • 3:30 PM: Paper 32: Arielle Winnik (virtual), Islamic and Christian Tombstones and the Visitation of the Dead in Medieval Egypt
  • 4:00 PM: Paper 33: Nicholas Mangialardi (virtual), Mulid Sidi Abd al-Halim”: Venerating an Egyptian Pop Singer
  • 4:30 PM: Paper 34: Marissa Stevens (virtual), Functional Veneration: The Incorporation of Ancestors in Private Art of the Third Intermediate Period
  • 5:30 PM: PANEL B: Letters to the Dead and discussion of Saheb Al Maqam (The Enshrined Saint) (in-person), Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • 7:00 PM: Farewell Dinner