To be or not to be Magic – Formal, functional and contextual changes within the application of magic signs in Coptic sources and the cultural background for these changes (4th-10th. cent.) (Oslo, 2013)

International Conference: Between Image and Text: The Early Medieval ‘Iconology’ of Graphic Representational Signs 26.09.-27.09.2013, University of Oslo, Blindern Short note about Magical Signs The term “magical signs” comprises a large group of formally diverse signs that were used in ancient ritual practice. Their application is attested all over the Roman Empire, the earliest known sources date to the late […]

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Magical signs: An extraordinary phenomenon or just business as usual? Analysing decoration patterns of magical gems

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Magical signs: An extraordinary phenomenon or just business as usual? Analysing decoration patterns of magical gems (1) International Conference: Magical Gems in Contexts. Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts, 16-18 February 2012. Abstract The presented results are based on a statistical analysis of 1075 magical gems being dated between the 1st century BCE and the 6th century CE, deriving from various […]

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DB: The Campbell Bonner Magical Gem Project Budapest

Upcoming spring/summer 2011 The original version of this upcoming web-database was developed by the Collection of Classical Antiquities in the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts. It´s official launch for full and free public access will start by the end of spring 2011. In cooperation with the British Museum the collections of magical gems of both institutions will be integrated in […]

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Workshop: Verborgen, unsichtbar, unlesbar – Zur Poblematik restringierter Schriftpräsenz“

Am 12. November gab es an der Universität Heidelberg einen eintägigen Workshop, dessen Fokus auf den Problemen bei der Arbeit mit restringierten Schriftpräsenzen lag. Organisiert wurde der Workshop von Dr. Tobias Frese. Dabei wurden folgende Fragen diskutiert: Welche methodischen, editionstechnischen und inhaltlichen Herausforderungen stellen unsichtbare bzw. unzugängliche Schriften für die Arbeit des SFB konkret dar? In welchem Verhältnis stehen eingeschränkte […]

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