About this conference

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22 excellent papers, 8 rounds of lively discussions, 135 people from all over the world joining us in the audience. Thanks to all of you from all of us!!!

Multimodality conference Egyptian statue This conference (now: zoomference) focused on form and perception of verbal and non-verbal elements in the graphic design in/on artefacts from ancient Egypt, the Middle East, and beyond. It brought together scholars from contemporary media studies and visual linguistics with scholars interested in the textual and archaeological remains of ancient cultures. The term multimodality served as a conceptual anchor for reflections on the interface between semiotic codes, sensory modalities and cognitive processes.

Banksy GraffitoOriginally planned to take place at LMU Munich in July 2020, we had to postpone and then turn it into a virtual event which took place from 23rd to 26th of March, 2021.

Organized by Patrizia Heindl (Egyptology) and Elisa Roßberger (Near Eastern Archaeology), we generously received funding from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Münchner Zentrum Antike Welten, the Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology, and the Institute of Egyptology and Coptology at LMU Munich.

Assyrian clay hand with cuneiform inscription
© BM 90976

More information on the thematic background of the conference in English is available here.

Dieselben thematischen Informationen auf Deutsch finden Sie hier.

Follow these links for information on participants, programme and abstracts.

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