Mesopotamian and Egyptian Cosmogonies
ETC and Philiminality Oxford are pleased to announce the Reading Group on Mesopotamian and Egyptian Cosmogonies!
Mesopotamian and Egyptian cosmogonical texts are amongst the oldest surviving tales about the beginning of the universe and humankind. In this reading group, we are interested in exploring aspects of the philosophy, philology, literature, archeology, history, and religion of the so-called Sumerian Debate between Sheep and Grain and the Debate between Winter and Summer (late 3rd/early 2nd millennium BCE); the Babylonian Enuma Elish (perhaps late 2nd millennium BCE); as well as the Egyptian Pyramid Texts (ca. 2300 BCE) and Coffin Texts (from ca. 2050 to 1710 BCE).
The meetings will be held in even weeks of Hilary Term (i.e. the Oxford Winter term) on Mondays, from 3:00–4:30PM (UK time). All sessions will be held on Zoom. Please note that sessions will be recorded, and sent out only on demand.
Week 2 (25th January)
Christie Carr (Oxford)
Week 4 (8th February)
Dr Bernardo Ballesteros Petrella (Oxford)
A Babylonian Creation Myth: Enuma Elish
Week 6 (22nd February)
Jordan Miller (Oxford)
Egyptian Pyramid Texts
Week 8 (8th March)
Dr Ilaria Cariddi (Firenze)
Egyptian Coffin Texts
Week 10, Friday (26th March)
Special Workshop with Prof. Marc Van de Mieroop and Prof. Katja Goebs (see here)