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New Philology and the Study of Egyptian Religious Texts

  • Ramadan B. Hussein
Friday 15 June 2018
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

The keynote speaker of the Saqqara-day 2018, Ramadan B. Hussein, will give an extra lecture on Friday 15 June 2018 at Leiden University.

Students of ancient Egyptian religious literature have long adhered to research practices that constitute the core of the discipline of Philology. However, Philology itself underwent a serious methodological reevaluation as a result of criticism that was once called ‘the Crisis of Philology’. Therefore, newer textual research approaches were called for, forming what has been called ‘New Philology’.

This lecture addresses briefly the status of Egyptological textual research in light of ideas generated in both traditional Philology and ‘New Philology’

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