“Hieroglyphs in the 21st Century” in a Conference at the BA

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The BA Writing and Scripts Center, in cooperation with the Institut français d'archéologie Orientale (IFAO) and the Champollion Museum in Figeac, is preparing to organize a conference and an exhibition entitled “Hieroglyphs in the 21st Century”, in celebration of the bicentenary of the decipherment of the Rosetta Stone. Both events will take place from 10 to 13 October 2022, in the BA Conference Center.

The conference will witness the participation of prominent Egyptian and foreign researchers, and will dedicate a number of workshops to the display of the digital projects related to the ancient Egyptian language in the digital age. It will also tackle several aspects, including the philology, digitization and coding of the ancient Egyptian language, the decipherment of the Rosetta Stone, and the writing and scribes in ancient Egypt.

Additionally, the conference will be accompanied by an exhibition that comprises a collection of photos and documents belonging to Jean-François Champollion, the French scholar and Hieroglyphs decipherer.