Weidenbach Symposium

Binder, S. (Organiser), Silke Grallert (Participant), Julien Cooper (Participant), Michael O'Donoghue (Participant), Ockinga, B. (Participant), Evans, L. (Participant), Woods, A. (Participant), Rampe, M. (Participant), Alice McClymont (Participant), Brenan Dew (Participant), Ursula Ibaraki (Participant), Leonie Donovan (Participant), Kerry Peadon (Participant)

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Weidenbach Symposium - a 2-day event held in the context of the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme 2016-2017 (UA – DAAD / Universities Australia – German Academic Exchange Service) supporting the project: “On Expedition: Max Weidenbach’s Diary and Drawings (1842-45)”

Day 1: An evening of public lectures (Thurs 14 Sept 2017 6-9 pm)
followed by an interdisciplinary workshop day on
Day 2: Fri 15 Sept 2017 10–5 pm Macquarie University, Hearing Hub Theatre 1

Convenors: Dr Susanne Binder (MQ, Dept of International Studies, Dept of Ancient History) A/Prof Ulrike Garde (MQ, Dept of International Studies)
Special Guests: Dr Silke Grallert (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanitites) Dr Julien Cooper (Oxford University)

On Thursday (14 Sept), illustrated talks by will introduce the audience to the contents, context and significance of the Diary of Max Weidenbach - re-discovered in the South Australian Museum in 2013. This diary was written during the historic 3-year scientific expedition to Egypt, 1842-1845, with Karl Richard Lepsius. – On the workshop day (15 Sept) invited speakers presented their research on a selection of topics related to the time, the interests, the contents and scientific achievements related to the Weidenbach diary and the Prussian expedition to Egypt.
Period14 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Event typeWorkshop
LocationSydney, Australia, New South Wales
Degree of RecognitionInternational