The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut néerlandais du Proche-Orient

30 Jan 09:45

2nd NINO Annual Meeting: Magic, rituals and cult in the ancient Near East

Keynote speakers: Andrew George, Daniel Schwemer, Karel van der Toorn, Ilan Peled, Jacques van der Vliet, Kasia Szpakowska, Jürgen Zangenberg, Margaretha Folmer

University of Amsterdam

Practical details


09:45-10:15 | Registration, coffee
10:15-10:30 | Opening words

10:30-12:30 | Session 1: Mesopotamia and the Cuneiform World
• Andrew George (SOAS University of London): “Mythical Time in Mesopotamian Incantations”
• Daniel Schwemer (University of Würzburg): “Any Evil, a stalking ghost, and the ox-headed demon”
• Karel van der Toorn (UvA): “Celebrating New Year in the Ancient Near East”
• Ilan Peled (UvA): “The Scapegoat Ritual in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible”

12:30-13:30 | Lunch break

13:30-15:00 | Session 2: Egyptology and Epigraphy
• Kasia Szpakowska (Swansea University): “An iconography of protective Middle and New Kingdom daemons”
• Jacques van der Vliet (LU/NINO): “Old and new in late antique Egyptian magic”
• Margaretha Folmer (VU/LU): “A magic lead tablet in Aramaic from Late Antiquity”

15:00-15:30 | Coffee break

15:30-16:30 | Session 3: Project presentations (“lightning”)
• Caroline Waerzeggers + Melanie Gross + Maarja Seire (LU)
• Rolf Strootman (UU)
• Natalie Naomi May (LU)
• Susanna Wolfert-de Vries (UU)
• Elizabeth Hicks (LU/NINO)

16:30-17:00 | NINO Thesis Prizes: award and presentations

17:00-17:30 | Closing words, presentation of NINO Annual Meeting 2021
17:30-18:30 | Drinks (“borrel”)

Program and abstracts booklet (pdf)

This event on the UvA website