14th International Conference of Demotic Studies, Heidelberg SEPT. 05 - 09 2022
"Wilhelm Spiegelberg & Demotic Studies"
"Ostraca from the Upper Egyptian Athribis (Ḥw.t-Rpy.t) – current state of affairs"
"Granary Accounts from the Jouguet Collection"
"Reconstructing the business archive of the temple of Hathor from Ptolemaic Pathyris: religious, economic, and political attitudes of the local priests"
"Use And Abuse Of Pharaonic Similes In The Inaros-Petubastis Cycle"
"A 'Veritable Cycle Romanesque?' The Relationship Between P. Krall And P. Spiegelberg Reconsidered"
"A Dialogue Between Imhotep And The Pharaoh About The Temple"
"Toss a Dime to your Sobek - oh Data aplenty!"
"Dime Temple Accounts: New Data and Perspectives"
"Ptolemaic Receipts from Soknopaiou Nesos"
"Taxes on Funerary Products in Graeco-Roman Egypt"
"The Archive of Phanesis Son of Nechthyris: A Demotic Perspective on the Ptolemaic 'Oil Monopoly'"
"Lexicon of Greek Personal Names: The Demotic Material"
"The Demotic Palaeographical Database Project (DPDP) - An Introduction to the Palaeography Module"
"The Demotic Palaeographical Database Project (DPDP) - An Introduction To The Text Editing Module"
"On the conception of the character-based transliteration of Demotic in the Demotic Palaeographical Database Project"
"God’s Arrival? A Lexicographical Study of the Pḥ-Nṯr"
"The Astrological Lots in the Egyptian Tradition"
Wirtshaus zum Nepomuk
"Astrologica Athribitana: A New Group of Demotic-Hieratic Horoscopes at the Origins of Astrological Practice in Egypt"
"Ethnische Terminologie im hellenistischen und frührömischen Ägypten (332 v. Chr. – 14 n. Chr.): Ein Vorbericht"
"Beyond (Hieratic) Funerary Texts: Demotic Matters!"
"Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit"
at the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen
(registration, opening ceremony, reception, papers)
We dedicate this conference to the great Demotist Wilhelm Spiegelberg in order to honor his outstanding achievements in the field of Demotic Studies and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his call to the Egyptological Institute of the University of Heidelberg.
Wilhelm Spiegelberg, who habilitated at the University of Strasbourg in 1894 and became the head of the Egyptological Institute in 1907, had to resign from his office and leave Strasbourg due to the French occupation of Alsace-Lorraine and the conclusion of the Treaty of Versailles. He moved to Heidelberg and from 1920 to 1923 was affiliated to the Egyptological Institute as honorary professor under the chair of Herman Ranke. During his time at the Egyptological Institute in Heidelberg, Wilhelm Spiegelberg completed his Coptic Dictionary (1921), published numerous Demotic texts, such as the "Demotische Papyri aus den badischen Papyrussammlungen" (1923) and also developed and wrote a large part of his Demotic Grammar (1925), which went far beyond the "Grammaire démotique" published by Heinrich Karl Brugsch in 1855 and rightfully made Wilhelm Spiegelberg the new founder of Demotic Studies.