Wednesday 18.12, National Museum in Warsaw
16.00–18.00: Tour in the Faras Gallery of the National Museum in Warsaw
guided by Dobrochna Zielińska and Adam Łajtar
18.00–19.30: Public lecture
Jacques van der Vliet. Nubia in Christian Africa
(cinema room of the National Museum in Warsaw)
Thursday 19.12, University of Warsaw, Institute of Archaeology, Room 210
9.00–9.10: Gertrud van Loon: Introductory remarks.
Session I: Movement of people (9.10–11.10)
9.10–9.40: Bruce Williams: Transport and Pilgrimage on the Middle Nile in Medieval Times from Representations of Boats at el‐Kurru, Sahaba, Sabu, Qasr el‐Wizz, and Aswan.
9.40–10.10: Stefanie Schmidt: How Aswan terracota lamps can throw some light on cross‐border networks.
10.10–10.40: Adam Łajtar: The so‐called Kudanbes inscription in Dayr Anba Hadra (7 April 1322).
10.40‐11.10: Naïm Vanthieghem and Grzegorz Ochała: Arabic Names in Old Nubian Texts from Qasr Ibrim.
Coffee break (11.10‐11.30)
Session II: Archaeology of the borderland (11.30–13.00)
11.30–12.00: Andreas Effland: From Qal'at Faraun to Qal'at al‐Babayn: Some remarks concerning fortification.
12.00–12.30: Elisabeth O'Connell: Christian Hagr Edfu: British Museum Expedition 2007‐2013.
12.30–13.00: Amandine Mérat: Textiles from Hisn al‐Bab.
Lunch break (13.00–14.30)
Session III. Textual evidence: religious literature (14.30–16.00)
14.30–15.00: Alexandros Tsakos: Religious literacy across the borders between Upper Egypt and Lower Nubia.
15.00–15.30: Lloyd Abercrombie: Nubian Manuscripts from Edfu?.
15.30–16.00: Joost Hagen: Worte zu den Bildern? The contribution of the Coptic literary texts from Qasr Ibrim.
Coffee break (16.00–16.30)
Session IV: Textual evidence: wall inscriptions, documents (16.30–18.00)
16.30–17.00: Lena Krastel: "May the God of the Spirits and the Lord of All Flesh Have Mercy on His Soul." About Selected Phrases in the Coptic Inscriptions of Deir Anba Hadra.
17.00–17.30: Jennifer Cromwell: Coptic texts from Ikhmindi.
17.30–18.00: Geoffrey Khan: Medieval Arabic documents from Qasr Ibrim.
Friday 20.12, University of Warsaw, Institute of Archaeology, Room 210
Session V: Exchange of ideas and goods (9.00–10.40)
9.00–9.40: Dobrochna Zielińska and Gertrud van Loon: The multi‐cultural sacred space. Church decoration in the First Cataract Area.
9.40–10.10: Magdalena Woźniak: Nubian fashion, Egyptian clothes ‐ Texts, iconography and archaeological evidence.
10.10–10.40: Katarzyna Danys: Exchange of goods, people and ideas in the monastic context: pottery evidence from Dayr Anba Hadra and Qasr el‐Wizz.
Coffee Break (10.40–11.00)
VI. General discussion [only speakers and invited discussants] (11.00–13.30)
Farewell lunch (13.30–14.30)