Tokyo Egyptology International Symposium
"200 Years after Champollion —Text and Context in Ancient Egypt—"

Tokyo Egyptology International Symposium "200 Years after Champollion —Text and Context in Ancient Egypt—"
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October 15, 2022 (17:30-20:30)
  • Ikebukuro Sunshine City Bunka Kaikan, Floor 7, Room 701 (3-1-4, Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan) Access
  • Online (Zoom)
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  • KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) Project/Area Number 21K00537
    "Studies of Coptic Vowels in Historical Phonology of Egyptian Language"
  • Kyoto Egyptology Colloquium
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Date and time
  • October 15 Sat. / 10月15日 (土)
  • 17:30-20:30 (Japan Time) / 17時30分~20時30分 (日本時間)
  • Sydney Time: 19:30-22:30 / Berlin Time: 10:30-13:30 / Cairo Time: 10:30-13:30 / London Time: 9:30-12:30 / New York Time: 4:30-7:30 / Los Angeles Time: 1:30-4:30 / Honolulu Time: (Fri) 22:30-(Sat) 1:30
Keynote lecture 17:30-18:30 (Japan Time)
  • "Adopting and adapting tradition: the transmission of the Pyramid Texts into the Middle Kingdom"
  • Antonio J. Morales (Professor of Egyptology, University of Alcalá, Madrid)
    アントニオ・J・モラレス (アルカラ大学 エジプト学教授)
  • The development of the Pyramid Texts corpus represents a history of transformations and adaptations of the composition to new settings. The original setting of the corpus –undoubtedly, the oral and performative domain– contributed to the flexible and adaptative behavior of its components (i.e., spells, series, sequences), which could contribute to articulate diverse structures depending on their context. The study of the history of such articulations –the syntax of the Pyramid Texts– from its “prehistory” before the Fifth Dynasty to the modified instances of the Middle Kingdom (and even later!) reveals the fundamental principles of adaptation of the corpus, mainly associated with the ritual meaning its components aspire to represent. One of the purposes of my presentation is to describe the initial process of emergence and the transfer of the Pyramid Texts to new settings, as well as to discuss the fundamentals of adaptation from voice to papyrus to wall, a process that took the corpus from the Old Kingdom pyramids to the coffins, sarcophagi, and tomb walls of Middle Kingdom high officials.
Other lectures 18:35-20:30 (Japan Time)
  • 18:35-19:05 (Japan Time)
  • "From Sacred Barks to the Two Goddesses: Transitions of the concept of ‘two Truths’"
  • HIGO Tokihisa (Kanazawa University / JSPS)
    肥後 時尚 (金沢大学 / 日本学術振興会)
  • 19:10-19:40 (Japan Time)
  • "The Functions of ancient Egyptian Myths: Cultural memory and identity from the perspective of comparative mythology"
  • TAZAWA Keiko (The Ancient Orient Museum, Tokyo)
    田澤 恵子 (古代オリエント博物館)
  • 19:45-20:15 (Japan Time)
  • "Studies of Ancient Egyptian and Coptic before Champollion"
    宮川 創 (国立国語研究所)
  • 20:15-20:30 (Japan Time)
  • Conclusions
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