Magical and Divinatory Texts





Saturday 13 May 2017
2.00 pm
Venue Oakwood Centre



Public Lecture:
By Dr Luigi Prada

Dr Luigi PradaThis talk will provide an overview of the rich corpus of magical and divinatory texts surviving from all periods of Ancient Egypt's history, with a special focus on the later material, much of which still lies unpublished in museum and papyrus collections worldwide. 

Luigi Prada is the Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellow in Egyptology at the University of Oxford and Theodor Heuss Research Fellow at the University of Heidelberg for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His main research interests are Egyptian cursive writings from the New Kingdom to the Roman Period (hieratic and demotic), ancient Egyptian and Coptic magical and divinatory texts, and the issues of bilingualism and cultural interaction in Graeco-Roman and early Coptic Egypt. Other interests of his include school and literacy in ancient Egypt, and the study of draughtsmen operating in the Theban necropolis during the 18th dynasty.


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