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Conference: Palaeopathology in Egypt and Nubia – A Century in Review

Palaeopathology in Egypt and Nubia: A Century in Review

August 29-30, 2012

The Natural History Museum, London, UK

The first Archaeological Survey of Nubia published its final report just over 100 years ago, drawing to a close one of the largest set of palaeopathological investigations ever carried out. The human remains from this and other such studies during the last century have granted us incredible insights into the lives and deaths of the ancient Nubians and their neighbours to the north, the Egyptians. The skeletons and mummies of these two great civilisations have also helped drive the development of palaeopathology as a discipline. To celebrate this centenary, we invite you to attend a workshop to learn about and discuss the past work, present research, and future direction of human and animal palaeopathology in this region. Plenary lectures at the workshop will be given by Prof. Albert Zink (EURAC Institute), Prof. Don Brothwell (The University of York) and Dr. Derek Welsby (The British Museum).

You are invited to submit an abstract and title for a presentation at the workshop. The deadline for submission is the 31st March 2012. The abstracts should not exceed 250 words, and must be written in English. Abstracts may be submitted as .doc or .pdf files by email to ryan.metcalfe@manchester.ac.uk. Presentations will be 15 minutes long with an additional 5 minutes for questions.

Attendance fees will be £45 for a full delegate, or £30 for students (with valid student card). Online registration will be available shortly at the KNH website. Fees include attendance at a public lecture on the evening of the 28th August given by Prof. Mike Zimmerman (Villanova University).

This conference is one of the outputs of research presented in the Museum’s ‘Grave Secrets’ exhibition – due to close on the 4th of March.

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