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New Insights into Individual Magical Handbooks

05.18.2018 – 05.19.2018

Event Summary

Photo by Max Herman

This conference centered mainly on papers given by an international team of papyrologists who have collaborated on the Transmission of Magical Knowledge project, which is aimed at re-editing and re-translating the magical handbooks from Late-Antique Egypt. The papers discussed new insights and discoveries regarding these handbooks, as well as important differences between them, with regard to format, content, and intended use.


Daniela Colomo (University of Oxford)

Jacco Dieleman (Washington, DC)

Korshi Dosoo (University of Strasbourg/Würzburg)

Chris Faraone (University of Chicago)

Marius Gerhardt (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)

Richard Gordon (University of Erfurt)

Edward Love (University of Oxford)

Anastasia Maravela (University of Oslo)

Raquel Martín Hernández (UCM Madrid)

Alberto Nodar (University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Panagiota Sarischouli (Democritus University, Thrace)

Sofia Torallas (University of Chicago)

Phil Venticinque (Cornell College)

Michael Zellmann-Roher (University of Oxford)