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The next Glanville Lecture on The Book of Exodus and the Invention of Religion will be given by Professor Dr Jan Assmann (Honorary Professor at the University of Konstanz, Visiting Professor at the University of Luzern and Emeritus Professor at the University of Heidelberg).

Assmann is one of the world’s foremost experts on the religion of ancient Egypt, but his sphere of interest and influence reaches beyond the realms of Egyptology. In recent years his work has focussed on “mnemohistory”, a term he coined to define the concept of the past as it is or was remembered. In September he and his wife, Aleida, were awarded one of the prestigious Balzan Prizes for 2017 for their work on collective memory. He is the author of numerous books, including Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt (originally published in German as "Tod und Jenseits im alten Ägypten"), Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism and Exodus: Die Revolution der Alten Welt.

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Please note:
This event will take place in Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge (Room 3).

The Glanville Lecture Study Day will be held earlier on the same day with talks on the theme of religion in the ancient world, including another lecture by Professor Assmann. Separate booking is required for the Study Day.

 

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