Ancient Egyptian Magic and Astronomy (summer school, Sept 12–22, 2024)

(Posted for Gabriele Conte.)

The University of Pisa is pleased to announce the launch of a new Summer School programme: ‘Ancient Egyptian Magic and Astronomy: Texts and Practices’. The Summer School is an intensive 7-day academic programme that aims to introduce students to the fascinating world of ancient Egyptian magic and astronomy. Classes will take place between 16 and 22 September 2024 and will be held fully online.

Italian and international experts in the field of Egyptian philology and archaeology will hold lessons on specific aspects of Egyptian magic, introducing the students to the main instruments and topics and focusing on significant case studies. Students will learn who were the magicians and practitioners of ancient Egyptian magic, what texts and objects were used to heal and protect, how the Egyptians interpreted the signs of the sky, and how they used them to gain insight into future events.

The Summer School is designed for students, professionals of Cultural Heritage, and people wishing to deepen their knowledge of Egyptology by having first-hand experience of the research conducted by scholars on specific topics.

The deadline for submitting applications is July 15, 2024.

For more information on the programme, teachers, application, check out the website:

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