Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British culture and religion

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Arts and Law
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Thursday 29th May 2014 (11:30)
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Dr David Gange, Department of History, discusses Egyptology in British culture and religion.

Dialogues with the Dead shows, for the first time, how Egyptology's development over the century that followed the decipherment of the hieroglyphic script in 1822 can be understood only through its intimate entanglement with the historical, scientific, and religious contentions which defined the era.

This talk is part of the Birmingham Speakers at Hay series. Tickets for this talk, and other talks featuring in this series, are available directly from the Hay Festival.