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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00
Closed Good Friday, 24-26 & 31 December and 1 January
FREE ADMISSION

 

In connection with the Glanville Lecture, to be given by Professor Jan Assmann, the Fitzwilliam Museum is pleased to announce a day of talks on the subject of Religion in the Ancient World.

 

The programme for the day is as follows:
    
10.30
Egyptian concepts of cosmogony and the origin of philosophy
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

11.15
Gaming with death
Professor John Tait    
Emeritus Professor of Egyptology, UCL Institute of Egyptology

12.00
Antinous and death in the Nile
Professor Tim Whitmarsh
A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge

12.45
Discussion

13.00
Break for lunch

14.00
Communicating with the Gods: liver divination in ancient Mesopotamia
Dr Selena Wisnom
Lecturer in Assyriology, Department of Archaeology, Cambridge

14.45
Egyptian afterlife texts and ancient Christian Apocrypha
Dr Simon Gathercole
Reader in New Testament Studies, Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge

15.30
Demons in late antiquity
Dr Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe
Lecturer in Patristics, Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge

16.15
Discussion

16.30
Tea/coffee

The Glanville Lecture will follow at 17.00.

Book a place

Please note: This event will take place in Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge (Room 3). Separate booking is required for the Glanville Lecture.

 

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