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Le jeudi 31 octobre 2019 , UCL géolocalisation UCL

Call for Abstracts Deadline: International Conference: “NETWOOD” WOOD NETWORKS IN EGYPT FROM ANTIQUITY TO ISLAMIC TIMES

Gersande ESCHENBRENNER-DIEMER (Marie Curie Fellowship -UCL) ; Julien AUBER DE LAPIERRE (École Pratique des Hautes Études – École du Louvre, Paris). ; Valérie SCHRAM (ATER au Collège de France). ; Robin SEIGNOBOS (membre scientifique à l'Ifao)

Partenaire(s) de l’Ifao: Institute of Archaeology (University College of London), Marie Curie Fellowship -European Commision

The "NetWood" conference aims to study in a diachronic and transdisciplinary way the economic and social networks that have developed in Egypt around the use of wood, from the Predynastic to the Ottoman period.

In Egyptological studies, research into every aspect of wood has seen renewed intensity in recent years, from species identification and distribution, to the uses and crafting of the material. Nevertheless, disciplinary compartmentalization still too often constitute a barrier to communications – the only way to solve aporias and broaden views. In this research environment, it is all the more crucial to take advantage of this new convergence of interest, to compare the latest research findings and to question preconceived ideas. The sources available have never been so numerous, and the prospects opened up by each approach are as varied as they are complementary. Therefore, the dialogue between related disciplines, from language science to archaeobotany, and the mutual illumination of material and textual sources are set out as methodological principles here. This interdisciplinary approach is indeed a prerequisite for the diachronic analysis of the various issues related to wood exploitation, whether economic, cultural or landscape.

Proposals for papers (400 words maximum) should be sent before 31 October 2019, in English or French, which are the languages selected for this conference, to the following address: A short presentation of the author, including his title and institutional affiliation should be attached. Each paper is expected to last 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. After evaluation of the abstracts, participants will be informed of the selection of their intervention at the beginning of January 2020.

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Practical information:

Place : Institute of Archaeology, University College de Londres (UCL).

Date of the conference: 18-19 june 2020.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 31 of October 2019.

Scientific committee :

- Damien AGUT (CNRS, UMR 7041-ArScAn),

- Guillemette ANDREU-LANOË (musée du Louvre),

- Charlène BOUCHAUD (CNRS, UMR 7209, MNHN),

- Peter GASSON (Kew Garden, Londres),

- Stephen QUIRKE (University College of London),

- Margaret SERPICO (University College of London),

- Caroline CARTWRIGHT (British Museum)

- John TAYLOR (British Museum),

- Anna GARNETT (Petrie Museum).

Organizing committee:

• Gersande ESCHENBRENNER-DIEMER Egyptologist,

Former Marie Curie Fellowship (UCL) Postdoctorate Researcher, University of Jaén, Spain Associate Researcher, CNRS UMR 7041, ArScAN



École Pratique des Hautes Études - École du Louvre, Paris

• Valérie SCHRAM


Research assistant, Collège de France (Chair Written Culture of Late Antiquity and Byzantine Papyrology, Pr. J.-L. Fournet)


Scientific member,

French Institute of Oriental Archaeology

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