The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) ,The American University in Cairo (AUC) and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MoTA) are organizing a concurrent exhibition and a joint conference titled:
Exalted Spirits: The Veneration of the Dead in Egypt through the Ages.
The exhibition will open on the 9th of November, 2021 at The Egyptian Museum in Cairo and will be followed by a three-day conference from the 10th to the 12th of November, 2021.
This three-day conference in partnership with The American University in Cairo (AUC) and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MoTA), will cover the veneration of deceased figures in Egypt from the Pharaonic period up to current times, using the diverse evidence available in terms of texts, images, and lived traditions.
The conference will feature academic papers as well as panel discussions focusing on current practices related to the veneration of the dead and their origins, which may be traced back to ancient Egypt, and is aimed at both academic and non-academic participants. The former will present academic papers, while the latter (which may include creatives from different fields) would participate in panel discussions. Academic papers will be published in a peer-reviewed publication.