Experiment and Experience: Ancient Egypt in the Present

May 10-12 2010

Faraday A , Swansea University

Are you interested in ancient Egypt ? Are you interested in ancient technology or crafts?

This is a conference where academics, craftspeople and the general public, in fact all those interested in ancient Egypt or in technology can meet and share their common enthusiasm. All ages and abilities are welcome. We have an exciting array of demonstrations and talks lined up for you, from flint knapping to flower arranging, from textiles to ship building, not to mention woodworking, stoneworking, manufacturing ritual clay artefacts, shipbuilding, antler bow manufacture, glassworking, an oral performance, and of course mummification!

Experimental archaeology applies the scientific method, and has the potential to be a powerful research tool while being interdisciplinary. Along with experiential approaches, it is a perfect medium for education and widening participation. This conference aims to integrate the arts, humanities and sciences. Through a series of lectures, workshops and practical demonstrations we will explore the value of a hands-on approach to understanding the past, in particular, Ancient Egypt.

Hosted by CEMA, Egypt Centre and the Department of History and Classics, Swansea University 9am Monday 10th through Wednesday 12th May 2010 Faraday A , Swansea University

Download the PDF here: Experiment and Experience, University of Swansea

Please see http://www.swan.ac.uk/egypt/conference010.htm for the full announcement, programme and booking form. For further details, please contact Kasia Szpakowska (k.szpakowska@swansea.ac.uk) or Carolyn Graves-Brown (c.a.graves-brown@swansea.ac.uk), or phone the Egypt Centre, University of Swansea on +44 (0)1792 295960

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