05-09.09.2022

10th World Congress on Mummy Studies

From Egyptian to South American mummies, glacier mummies to Italian church mummies - the latest research findings on mummies the world over will be presented and discussed at the 10th World Congress on Mummy Studies in Bolzano.

  • English
  • Date: 05-09.09.2022
  • Place: NOI Techpark, Via Volta 13/A, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
  • Info:

    For more information please head to our conference website www.wmc.eurac.edu. For the latest updates, follow us on Twitter @EuracMummy!

It is the glimpse of our own past they give us and that captivates us. From Egyptian to South American mummies, glacier mummies to Italian church mummies - the latest research findings on mummies the world over will be presented and discussed at the 10th World Congress on Mummy Studies in Bolzano. Not only is it the diversity of mummies that makes the congress unique, but also the variety of research disciplines that deal with them. This edition will see presentations based on high-tech analyses in the laboratory, such as the investigation of ancient malaria pathogens in tissue samples from the Medici family, as well as the evaluation of new non-invasive examination methods based, for example, on how mummies smell allows us to draw conclusions about the way they were embalmed. Altogether, more than 150 experts from all over the world will participate in the five-day congress with about 120 contributions. The congress is organized by the Eurac Research Institute for Mummy Studies.

The congress is mainly reserved for registered scientific experts. However, two events will take place during the congress, which are also open to the public:

  • "Bavarian Classics" benefit concert 04.09.2022 at 6pm, Eurac Research headquarters, Drususallee 1 - Bolzano. The orchestra will play works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joaquin Rodrigo and Ludwig van Beethoven. Admission is free, voluntary donations will go to young researchers.

  • Public Lecture with Egyptologist Salima Ikram 06.09.2022 at 6pm, NOI Techpark, A.- Voltastr., 13 - Bolzano, seminar room 1. The world-renowned archaeologist and Egyptologist Salima Ikram will talk about the Egyptian royal mummies and trace their history from discovery to the present day. The event will take place in English without simultaneous translation. Admission is free, registration by 4 September 2022 at: mummycongress@eurac.edu.

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