Monday, December 3, 2018

Melissa Sellew on "The Buried Book: The Ethics of Discovery and Publication of Ancient Manuscripts"

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11am in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center at Macalester College (also #29 on this map).

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In recent years various books from ancient times that were thought to be forever lost have been discovered in Egypt and neighboring countries. In this talk we will feature some of the more interesting finds, such as the apocryphal Gospel of Judas and unknown poems of Sappho. We will focus on the ethical challenges facing scholars as these texts appear on the open market without reliable information about the circumstances of their discovery and acquisition, in defiance of AIA policies regarding acquisition or publication of unprovenanced artefacts.

More about professor Sellew is here

AIA members may join Professor Sellew for a no-host lunch at Pad Thai on Grand after the talk

This event is free and open to the public; co-sponsored by the Macalester Anthropology department and the Archaeological Institute of America

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