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The Book of Exodus and the Invention of Religion (Glanville Lecture 2018)

Sat 17 February

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms

This year's Glanville Lecture, on "The Book of Exodus and the Invention of Religion", will be given by Professor Dr Jan Assmann. He is one of the world's foremost experts on the religion of ancient Egypt, but his sphere of interest and influence reaches beyond the realms of Egyptology. In recent years, his work has focussed on "mnemohistory" - a term he coined to define the concept of the past as it is or was remembered. In September 2017, he and his wife, Aleida, were awarded one of the prestigious Balzan prizes for their work on collective memory.

Assmann is the author of numerous books, including "Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt", "Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism" and "Exodus: Die Revolution der Alten Welt".

Cost: free

Ages: 16+

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Booking is recommended for this event.



All times

Sat 17 February 5:00PM - 6:00PM


Address: Mill Lane Lecture Rooms
Room 3
8 Mill Lane