STIAS lesing/lecture: Prof Salima Ikram

October 30th, 2014 by ancient7

2014    STIAS LESINGREEKS    STIAS LECTURE SERIES

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U word vriendelik uitgenooi na die sesde openbare STIAS lesing van 2014. Die geleentheid bied aan akademici, navorsers en studente van die US en in die Wes-Kaap, sowel as belangstellendes vanuit die publiek, die kans om meer te wete te kom oor STIAS genote en assosiate se werksaamhede.

By hierdie geleentheid sal professor Salima Ikram

Professor in Egiptologie aan die  Amerikaanse Universiteit in Kaïro

en STIAS genoot ‘n aanbieding gee met die titel:

 

‘May They Live Forever: Ancient Egyptian Mummies’

 

You are cordially invited to attend the sixth public STIAS lecture of 2014. This presents an opportunity to academics, researchers and students at SU and in the Western Cape, as well as members of the public, to learn more about the work of STIAS fellows and associates.

On this occasion Professor Salima Ikram

Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo

and STIAS fellow will present a talk with the title:

 

May They Live Forever: Ancient Egyptian Mummies

 

Abstract

Ancient Egyptian mummies have gripped the popular imagination from early times. Mummies have been regarded as immortals, a source of medicine, terrifying monsters, and objects of curiosity. Now they are regarded as an invaluable source of information of funerary beliefs, technology, ancient diet, and the health of the ancient Egyptians. This lecture explores the history of mummies from their inception, into their most recent incarnations in Egypt.  The evolving details of mummification over time will be explained, with attention paid to methods of wrapping and the jewellery and amulets included within the wrappings. The talk will also summarize the ways in which scholars now use their analysis of mummies in order to elucidate the history, economy, culture, and religion of ancient Egypt.

Datum Woensdag 12 November 2014
Tyd 13:00
Plek JC de Wet lesingsaal, Ou Hoofgebou 1023 – Ryneveld Straat, Universiteit Stellenbosch

Ons sien daarna uit om u by hierdie geleentheid te verwelkom  –  moet dit nie misloop nie! Vir meer inligting kontak vir Felicia McDonald by 021 808 2581 of fmcdonald@sun.ac.za

Date Wednesday 12 November 2014
Time 13:00
Place JC de Wet lecture hall, Ou Hoofgebou 1023 – Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch University

We look forward to welcoming you at this event  –  not to be missed!

For more information, contact Felicia McDonald at 021 808 2581 or fmcdonald@sun.ac.za

Dr. Salima Ikram is Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and has worked in Egypt since 1986. She has lived in Pakistan, the US, UK and Egypt. After double majoring in History as well as Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College (USA), she received her M. Phil. (in Museology and Egyptian Archaeology) and Ph.D. (in Egyptian archaeology) from Cambridge University. She has directed the Animal Mummy Project, co-directed the Predynastic Gallery project, and is Director of the North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey.

Dr. Ikram has worked on several excavations in Egypt as well as in the Sudan, Greece, and Turkey. Her research interests include death, daily life, archaeozoology, ethnoarchaeology, rock art, experimental archaeology, and the preservation and presentation of cultural heritage. She has lectured on these and other subjects all over the world. Dr. Ikram has written several books (for adults and children) and articles, with subject matters ranging from mummification to the eating habits of the ancient Egyptians. She has also appeared on television.

Studentepryse/Student Prizes 2013

October 27th, 2014 by ancient7

Akademiese Prestasie/Academic Achievement 2013

Pryse vir die beste akademiese prestasie in 2013 is op 23 Oktober aan studente toegeken.

Prizes for the best academic achievement in 2013 were awarded to students on 23 October.

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Die pryswenners/The prize winners: Mej./Miss Celia Brink (Latyn/Latin 2), Mej./Miss Janie Slabbert (Grieks/Greek 2), Mej./Miss Cornelia de Milander (Bybelse Hebreeus/Biblical Hebrew 2), Mej./Miss Gabriele Kuchenbecker (Bybelse Hebreeus/Biblical Hebrew 3), Mej./Miss Ameline Holdstock (Latyn/Latin 2), Mnr./Mr Kirk Hill (Antieke Kulture/Ancient Cultures 3), Mej./Miss Alecia Erasmus (Latyn/Latin 3), Prof. Johan Thom (Voorsitter/Chair), Prof. Christine Anthonissen (Visedekaan: Tale & Taalwetenskap/Vice-Dean: Languages & Linguistics)

Charles Fensham-Gedenklesing 2014

October 27th, 2014 by ancient7

“Griekse Drama in die Moderne Wêreld”

Dr. Betine van Zyl Smit

Dr. Betine van Zyl Smit

Dr. Betine van Zyl Smit en Prof. Johan Thom (Voorsitter: Departement Antieke Studie)

Dr. Betine van Zyl Smit en Prof. Johan Thom (Voorsitter: Departement Antieke Studie)

Die Charles Fensham-gedenklesing is vanjaar op 21 Oktober deur dr. Betine van Zyl Smit van die Universiteit van Nottingham gelewer. Die onderwerp van die lesing was “Griekse Drama in die Moderne Wêreld”. Dr. Van Zyl Smit het die resepsie van 3 antieke Griekse dramas deur onderskeidelik Seneca, Aristophanes en Sophokles in moderne drama bespreek. Sy het getoon hoe universeel en tydloos die temas van die Griekse dramas was en hoe moderne dramaturge en gehore nogsteeds deur antieke drama geïnspireer en betower word.

Talk on Classical Antiquities

October 15th, 2014 by ancient7

Masters

http://www.fads-capetown.co.za/program.htm

New Book on “De Mundo”

September 30th, 2014 by ancient7

Text, Translation and Interpretative Essays

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Prof Johan Thom of Ancient Studies is the editor of Cosmic Order and Divine Power: Pseudo-Aristotle, On the Cosmos (Mohr Siebeck, 2014) which contains a Greek text and translation of De mundo (On the Cosmos) as well as interpretive essays on the language and style, geography, cosmotheology and the reception in or possible influence of De mundo in various intellectual traditions. The treatise De mundo, dated around the 1st century BCE, offers a cosmology in the Peripatetic tradition which draws also on Platonic and Stoic thought and subordinates what happens in the cosmos to the might of an omnipotent god. Thus the work is paradigmatic for the philosophical and religious concepts of the early imperial age, which offer points of contact with nascent Christianity. In line with the aims of the SAPERE series, this volume on De mundo is explicitly interdisciplinary by nature, bringing together contributions from scholars from a broad spectrum of disciplines and specialisations which focus on specific topics, each from its own disciplinary perspective. See here for more.

Professor uitgenooi na internasionale konferensie/Professor invited to international conference

September 18th, 2014 by ancient7

Konferensie in Zürich, Switserland

Prof Johan Thom is uitgenooi om deel te neem aan ‘n internasionale konferensie oor die pluralisering van die begrip filosofie in die Keisertyd en Laat Antieke. Die konferensietema is PHILOSOPHIA in der Konkurrenz von Schulen, Wissenschaften und Religionen: Zur Pluralisierung des Philosophiebegriffs in Kaiserzeit und Spätantike. Dit vind op 16 en 17 Oktober 2014 in Zürich, Switserland plaas. Die titel van prof Thom se referaat is Sayings as «Lebenshilfe»: The Reception and Use of Two Pythagorean Collections. Hy gaan daarin die gebruik van die Pitagorese Goue Verse en akousmata as deel van die psigagogie van verskeie antieke denkers bespreek. Sien die pamflet.

 Conference in Zurich, Switzerland

Prof Johan Thom has been invited to participate in an international conference on the pluralization of the concept philosophy in the Imperial period and in Late Antiquity. The theme of the conference is PHILOSOPHIA in der Konkurrenz von Schulen, Wissenschaften und Religionen: Zur Pluralisierung des Philosophiebegriffs in Kaiserzeit und Spätantike. It will take place in Zurich, Switzerland on 16 and 17 October 2014. The title of Prof Thom’s paper is Sayings as «Lebenshilfe»: The Reception and Use of Two Pythagorean Collections. In the paper he will discuss the use of the Pythagorean Golden Verses and akousmata as part of the psychagogy of various ancient intellectuals. See the pamphlet.

Bybelgenootskap van SA gee gratis boeke/Bible Society of SA gives free books

September 17th, 2014 by ancient7

Bybelgenootskap van SA se vrygewigheid/Bible Society of SA’s generosity

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Die gelukkige studente saam met die verteenwoordiger van die Bybelgenootskap, Dr Quintus Heine (voorste ry, tweede van links)./The lucky students with the representative of the Bible Society, Dr Quintus Heine (front row, second from left).

Die Bybelgenootskap van Suid-Afrika skenk elke jaar boeke vir Antieke Studie se eerstejaar Bybelse Hebreeuse en Griekse studente. Hierdie jaar was die skenking ter waarde van R1000 per student. Elke student het ‘n gratis kopie van die Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (die uitgawe van die Hebreeuse Bybel), die Nestle-Aland weergawe van die Griekse Nuwe Testament (28ste uitgawe) en ‘n Grieks/Engelse woordeboek ontvang.

Every year the Bible Society of South Africa donates books to Ancient Studies’ first year Biblical Hebrew and Greek students. This year the donation amounted to R1000 per student. Every student received a free copy of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (the edition of the Hebrew Bible), the Nestle-Aland version of the Greek New Testament (28th edition) and a Greek/English dictionary.

Doctoral Thesis accepted for Publication

July 30th, 2014 by ancient7

Doctoral thesis accepted for publication in the Vetus Testamentum Supplementum series

Dr Randall X. Gauthier completed his PhD at Ancient Studies under the supervision of Prof Johann Cook in 2010. His doctoral thesis has been accepted for publication in the Vetus Testamentum Supplementum (BRILL) series. In Psalms 38 and 145 of the Old Greek Version, Dr Gauthier provides a word by word, sentence by sentence, commentary on Psalms 38 and 145 in the Septuagint (LXX) version, or more accurately, the Old Greek (OG) version. Specifically, this study attempts to understand the semantic meaning of these psalms at the point of their inception, or composition, i.e. as translated literary units derivative of a presumed Semitic Vorlage (Expected publication date: November 2014). Read more here.

New Book on the Material Culture of Persian Period Palestine/Israel

June 6th, 2014 by ancient7

A “Religious Revolution” in Persian Period Palestine/Israel?

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Prof Sakkie Cornelius of Ancient Studies is a co-editor of A “Religious Revolution” in Yehûd? (Academic Press Fribourg, 2014) which discusses the material culture of Persian Period Palestine/Israel against the background of Ephraim Stern’s hypothesis that Judah witnessed a “religious revolution“ during the transition between the (Neo)Babylonian and the Persian period, resulting in an imageless monotheism. The collection of essays originated in a workshop on “Jewish ‘Material’ Otherness? Ethnic, Religious and Cultural Boundaries in Late Persian and Early Hellenistic Times in the Southern Levant”, held at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) in 2010 Following an introductory overview on the material culture of the late Iron Age to the early Hellenistic period (Lester L. Grabbe), the most relevant object genres are reviewed in the light of new finds and current research: administrative stamp-seals (Oded Lipschits & David Vanderhooft), figurines (Izak Cornelius, Rüdiger Schmitt), incense burners (Christian Frevel & Katharina Pyschny), coins (Mary Joan Winn Leith, Patrick Wyssmann), seals and bullae (Silvia Schroer & Florian Lippke) and Greek pottery (Astrid Nunn). Special attention is devoted to regional developments in order to highlight commonalities and differences in the material culture between Yehûd and Samaria, and between Yehûd and the other neighbouring provinces. The volume demonstrates continuities and discontinuities in material culture, which mirror political, economic and historical developments. If the “religious revolution” thesis cannot be substantiated, the volume makes an important contribution to the history of religion of Persian Period Palestine/Israel with its nuanced discussion of Stern’s thesis and the new synopsis it offers of the material, and especially pictorial, culture of the period. See here for more.

Nagraadse Diploma in Antieke Kulture/Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient Cultures 2014

February 5th, 2014 by ancient7
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Die 2014 Nagraadse Diploma in Antieke Kulture studente saam met die dosente en administratiewe personeel van die Departement Antieke Studie./The 2014 Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient Cultures students with the lecturers and administrative staff of the Department of Ancient Studies. (Foto/Photo: Eva Raal)

Nagraadse Diploma in Antieke Kulture: Seminaar 27-31 Januarie 2014

Die nuwe groep studente in die eenjarige Nagraadse Diploma in Antieke Kulture het ‘n vyfdaagse seminaar op Stellenbosch bygewoon.

Die program fokus op die kulture van die Ou Nabye Ooste (Egipte, Mesopotamië, Siro-Palestina en Persië) en die klassieke wêreld (Griekeland en Rome). Die doel van hierdie interdissiplinêre program is om studente met kennis van die kulture van die antieke wêreld en spesifieke aspekte van hulle kultuur (bv. godsdiens, letterkunde, kuns, samelewings), asook ‘n begrip vir die vormende invloed van hierdie kulture op hedendaagse kulture, waardes en instellings toe te rus.

Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient Cultures: Seminar 27-31 January 2014

The new group of students in the one year Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient Cultures attended a five day seminar in Stellenbosch.

The programme focuses on the cultures of the Ancient Near East (Egypt, Mesopotamia, Siro-Palestine and Persia) and the classical world (Greece and Rome). The aim of this interdisciplinary programme is to equip students with knowledge of the cultures of the ancient world and specific aspects of their culture (e.g. religion, literature, art, societies), as well as an understanding of the formative influence of these cultures upon present-day cultures, values and institutions.