Conferences and Workshops

AKU Workshops

29.-30.10.2018: Challenges in the analysis of ancient scripts in the digital age (Herausforderungen bei der Analyse von Alten Schriften im Digitalen Zeitalter, HAASDZ18)
A cooperation of
Hubert Mara (Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing (IWR) / Forensic Computational Geometry Labratory, Universität Heidelberg)
Christian Prager (Text database and dictionary of the classical Maya (North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Düsseldorf)
Svenja A. Gülden (Ancient Egyptian cursive scripts – AKU)
Venue: Mathematikon • conference room • Im Neuenheimer Feld 205 • 69120 Heidelberg
14.03.2017: "Ramsès meets AKU“
Workshop with Dr. Stéphane Polis (University of Liège, Belgium).
13.12.2016: Presentation by Dr. Dimitri Laboury (University of Liège, Belgium)
"Painters and Painting Practices in the Theban Necropolis during the 18th Dynasty“.
18:15 Uhr, Seminar room 00-305/9, Hegelstr. 59, 55122 Mainz (Münchfeld). Abstract
13.12.2016: Workshop with Dr. Dimitri Laboury (University of Liège, Belgium)
"Reading and readability of recorded information in the context of artistic production in Ancient Egypt. The case of the Nobles Tombs of the 18th dynasty in the Theban Necropolis“. Seminar meeting for masterstudents, PhD candidates, and the Egyptology staff. Abstract
10:15-11:45, Seminar room 00-309, Hegelstr. 59, 55122 Mainz (Münchfeld).
20.06.2016: Presentation by Dr. Stephen Quirke (University College London)
"Living forever, from today: aspect – epithet – script“.
18:15, Seminarraum 00-305/9, Hegelstr. 59, 55122 Mainz (Münchfeld).

Participation in other conferences and workshops

Deir el-Medina through the kaleidoscope
From 8 to 10 October 2018, the Museo Egizio organized an international workshop, which aimed to highlight ongoing research on Deir el-Medina, focusing on the history of the archaeological excavations and recent field activities as well as the investigation of written and non-written material culture.
Humanities research data (Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschungsdaten)
From 18 to 20 October 2017, the workshop Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschungsdaten. Methoden zur digitalen Erfassung, Aufbereitung und Präsentation organized by the Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz and the Union of the German Academies of Sciences took place in Mainz.
• Presentation: Von Binsen, Bytes und Backups – Forschungsdaten im Projekt "Altägyptische Kursivschriften" (AKU) (Gülden).
Bilddaten in den Digitalen Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften - Interoperabilität und Retrieval
From 5 to 6 October 2017, the workshops Bilddaten in den Digitalen Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften - Interoperabilität und Retrieval, DARIAH-DE Cluster 6 expert workshop and the DARIAH Methodic workshop of the special research field 980 Episteme in Bewegung took place in Darmstadt.
• Presentation: "Altägyptische Kursivschriften" – vom Foto in die Datenbank und zurück (Gülden).
3ème Académie hiératique
From 1 to 5 October 2017, the 3ème Académie hiératique took place in the IFAO in Cairo. The theme was Pharaon : dans les ostraca littéraires de Deir al-Medina.
• Evening presentation: Historical awareness, piety and education in New Kingdom Asyut. Latest insights on the visitors' texts in Tomb N13.1 (Verhoeven),
• Presentation 2: Ancient Egyptian Cursive Scripts (Verhoeven),
• Presentation 3: Some examples for Pharao in the dipinti of Asyut (Verhoeven).
Annual Egyptological Colloquium
On 20 and 21 July 2017, the Annual Egyptological Colloquium took place in the British Museum in London. The theme was "Asyut through time: conflict and culture in Middle Egypt".
• Presentation: Activities in the Gebel Asyut al-gharbi during the New Kingdom (Verhoeven).
49. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz
From 14 to 16 July 2017, the 49. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz (yearly conference for Egyptologists from the German-Speaking countries) took place in Göttingen. The theme was: Steininschrift und Bibelwort – Religiöse Texte aus Ägypten in ihrem kulturellen Umfeld.
• Brief report on news from the AKU Project (Section: reports from the several institutions) (Gülden),
• Presentation: Forschungsdaten-Management am Beispiel des Projektes "Altägyptische Kursivschriften" (AKU) (Gülden).
Second Vatican Coffin Conference
From 6 to 9 June 2017, the Second Vatican Coffin Conference took place in the Vatican Museums.
• Poster presentation: The Use of Cursive Hieroglyphic Script on Middle Kingdom Coffins (Konrad).
48. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz
From 15 to 17 July 2016, the 48. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz (yearly conference for Egyptologists from the German-speaking countries) took place in Vienna. The theme was: Ägyptologie. Heute. Zur Zukunft der Vergangenheit.
• Presentation: "Altägyptische Kursivschriften" – Neue Ansätze zur digitalen Analyse und Zeichenkodierung (Gülden / van der Moezel).
The premeditated path
On 7 and 8 July 2016, the international conference "The premeditated path. Deliberate metaphor in ancient and modern texts" took place in the Topoi house, Berlin.
• Presentation: Deliberate use of metaphor as mnemonic device for identification in a non-linguistic modality. The case of Deir el-Medina (Egypt) (van der Moezel).
1. Tag der Interdisziplinarität an der TU Darmstadt.
On 28 January 2016, the 1. Tag der Interdisziplinarität took place at the TU Darmstadt.
• Presentation: Vom Papyrus zur digitalen Paläographie: Dokumentation und Analyse von drei Jahrtausenden altägyptischer Kursivschriften (Gülden / Krause).
Konferenz DHEgypt15
From 4 to 6 November 2015, the workshop DHEgypt15 took place at the University of Leipzig. The topic was: "Altertumswissenschaften in a Digital Age. Egyptology, Papyrology and Beyond".
• Presentation: "Altägyptische Kursivschriften" in a Digital Age (Gülden / van der Moezel).
International Congress of Egyptologists
From 23 to 30 August 2015, the International Congress of Egyptologists took place in Florence, Italy.
• Presentation: A New Long-Term Digital Project on Hieratic and Cursive Hieroglyphs (Verhoeven / Gülden).
Graffiti Konferenz Scribbling through History
From 23 to 25 September 2014, the Graffiti Conference "Scribbling through History. Comparative studies of Graffiti from Ancient Egypt onward" took place at the University of Oxford.