Call for papers
The Second International Conference on Christian Egypt
Historiography in Christian Egypt 284-641 AD.:
Historical, Ecclesiastical, Documentary, and Archaeological Evidence
Ain Shams University, Cairo, 5th -7th May 2015
I have the pleasure to invite you to attend the conference “Historiography in Egypt 284-641 AD.: Historical, Ecclesiastical, Documentary, and Archaeological Evidence " which will be held on 5th – 7th May 2015 and will be organized by History Dept., Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in collaboration with “The Annual Symposium of Medieval History, Ain Shams University”.
The organizing committee will cover 4 days accommodation (breakfast and lunch), transfer from and to the Airport, and file of the conference. We will arrange also a for free tourist tour during the days of the conference. The accommodation will be at the Guest House (Dār al-Dyāfah) of the university (single or double rooms with bath).
The themes of the conference are:
- The historical writings on Egypt.
- The ecclesiastical history of Egypt.
- The literary and papyrological sources.
- Archaeological Evidence.
The Scholarly Committee of the Conference:
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Römer
Prof. Dr. Vassilios Christides
Prof. Dr. Pablo Argárate
Dr. Eleni Pachoumi
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim
Prof. Dr. Ishaac Ebied
Prof. Dr. Sayyed M. Omar
Prof. Dr. Wesam A. Farag
Prof. Dr. Zbida M. Atta
The Organizing committee of the Conference:
General Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Abdel-Razek M. Barakat (Dean of the Faculty)
Executive President: Prof. Dr. Tarek M. Muhammad (Vice-Dean of the Faculty)
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Mustafa Mortada (Vice-Dean of the Faculty)
Prof. Ibrahim M. Gendi
Prof. Dr. Mahasen el-Waqaad
Dr. Abdul Aziz M. Ramadan
Secretary: Samer Qandil and Omar Imam
Fees of the conference are 200 $ for non Egyptian scholars, which have to be paid before the conference or during the registration in the morning of the first day of the conference, 350 EP for the Egyptian scholars, and 250 EP for the minor researchers and MA-PH.D students.
A 250-300 words abstract must be sent by 25th December 2014 and the complete papers by 1st May 2015 .
Languages of the conference are Arabic and English.
Contacts: Professor Dr. Tarek M. Muhammad, chairman of the conference and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts, e.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and Mr. Omar Imam, secretary of the conference: email@example.com
1-All the papers will be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishers in one volume.
2Participants who would like to stay many days in Cairo after the conference, we can arrange their staying in the Guest House of the university at their expense with the same price of the conference.
Participants who will not stay in the Guest House of the university, we advise them to stay in the hotel of Triumph, Heliopolis (4 Stars). http://www.hotelscombined.ae/Hotel/Triumph_Hotel.htm
Executive President of the conference
Prof. Dr. Tarek M. Muhammad
Vice-Dean of the faculty of Arts
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
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, INSCRIPTIONS OF THE CAVE "LATSIDA STON KERAMO"
Inscriptiones Creticae "Latsidae Kerami" Antri, I.Cret.LKA
with a speleological presentation by Kostas Foteinakis and Kaloust Paragamian
TYCHE Supplementband 8 (Englisch)
112 Seiten | 170 x 240 mm | Softcover | EUR 55,00 | ISBN: 978-3-902976-08-6 | Erscheinungstermin: September 2014
The existence of ancient graffiti on the walls of caves is a rare and important discovery. The Graffiti in the cave "Latsida ston Keramo" are c. 2000 years old. The volume is the edition of a series of graffiti from a remote cave in Crete. The cave "Latsida ston Keramo" was not well known and was difficult to locate. Although there were reports of archaeological findings on the surface, no official archaeological work has ever been undertaken.
The introduction to this volume is divided into two chapters. The first one contains a collection of the described or published Greek inscriptions incised into or written on the walls, either inside or in the entrances, of natural caves and caverns dated from the fifth century B.C. to the sixth century A.D. The second chapter is an English translation of a paper published in Greek by the speleologists K. Foteinakis and K. Paragamian in the third Pancretan Speleological Symposium. This is included as it will help the reader to understand the natural underground space and environment of the cave.
The graffiti are incised or scratched into or written on the flowstones, the walls, the stalagmites or the columns of the cave. About 40 names, masculine or feminine, appear. None of the bearers of the names can be identified with a certain person known from other Cretan inscriptions or literature. The possible origin of the identifiable names in the cave is Crete (mostly cities of the eastern Crete), but other areas, e.g. Thessaly, Boeotia and the Aegean islands, should not be excluded. Based on the internal evidence and the palaeographical details a date that could be assigned to these graffiti is from the first century B.C. until the end of the second century or early third century A.D.
The people who inscribed these names were either natives or migrants, who found themselves in this area of Crete for a certain purpose, and found a good reason to spend some time visiting this remote place. They might have been local farmers or/and shepherds or travelers or/and traders or people who were trying to escape from their social condition within the community and/or from its laws, who found shelter in this cave. If the graffiti (or some of the graffiti) are dated to the Hellenistic period in Crete, a second possibility is that all these men could have been members of a garrison or a patrol whose duty was to protect the countryside or the roads from "enemies" or "outsiders". The third possibility concerns the well-known ritual kidnapping of young boys by adults, which has been recorded by Ephorus (cited by Strabo).
Table of Contents:
▪ Preface - Acknowledgements
▪ 01. Introduction - Greek inscriptions on the walls of natural caves and cave-shelters dating from the Classical to the early Byzantine period. Speleological presentation of the cave "Latsida ston Keramo” (Kostas Foteinakis and Kaloust Paragamian)
▪ 02. The Location of the Inscriptions in the Cave
▪ 03. General Observations on the Inscriptions
▪ 04. The Text-Forms
▪ 05. Chronology
▪ 06. Function
▪ 07. Hands and Scribes
▪ 08. Grammar
▪ 09. Transcription, Translation and Commentary
▪ 10. Bibliography
▪ 11. Indexes
Nikos Litinas is employed in the Workshop of Papyrology and Epigraphy in the Department of Philology, University of Crete. His publications vary from editions of documentary and literary papyri, ostraca and tablets to editions of notations on vessels and inscriptions. He is also a speleologist and is engaged in researching graffiti in the caves.