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Graffiti in Ancient Nubia and Beyond

  • Kelsey Museum of Archaeology 434 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 United States (map)

This half-day event features nine scholars from around the world who will discuss graffiti in ancient and medieval Nubia and the broader Mediterranean region. They will explore a wide range of topics, including the idea of graffiti as a devotional practice and the challenges of documenting and preserving ancient graffiti. They will also introduce discoveries from archaeological projects in Sudan, Egypt, and Italy.

Planned speakers include:
• Abdelrahman Ali, Director-General of Antiquities and Museums in Sudan
• Geoff Emberling, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan
• Suzanne Davis, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan
• Bruce B. Williams, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and University of Warsaw
• Fawzi Hassan Bakhiet, Neelain University in Khartoum, Sudan
• Bogdan Zurawski, Polish Academy of Sciences
• Jeremy Pope, College of William and Mary
• Rebecca Benefiel, Washington and Lee University
• James Cogswell, Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan

Please join us for informative talks and audience-engaged conversation; this event is free and open to the public, but space is limited so if you wish to attend, please fill out the Registration Form (link provided below). A reception will follow at the Kelsey Museum.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this tour, please call the Kelsey at 734-764-9304 at least two weeks in advance. We ask for advance notice as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.