The Museum of Ancient Cultures, in Sydney, hosts an exhibition inaugurated by a series of public lectures on 22 Sept 2018.

I have been invited to give a lecture on “The Jerusalem Papyrus, Israel, and UNESCO”.

Attendance is free but you need to register here.

Here is the program for this series of public lectures:

Faking it: Manuscripts from the Margins
22 September 2018
Level 1 Lecture Theatre, Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University
10.00 – 10.20 am Opening
10.20 – 10.35 am ‘Fan Fiction: Evangelicalism, Inerrancy, and the Marketplace for Modern-day Relic Hunters’ Kipp Davis, Trinity Western University
10.35 –10.50 am ‘New Testament Textual Criticism and Forgery’ Stephen C. Carlson, Australian Catholic University (Melbourne)
10.50 – 11.20 am Morning tea
11.20 – 11.35 am ‘3D printed replicas vs their originals for the study and preservation of ancient Egyptian antiquities’ Rita Lucarelli, University of California Berkeley
11.35 – 11.50 am ‘Fires in the sky: the “Tulli Papyrus”, an alleged Egyptological forgery’ Nicola Reggiani, University of Parma
11.50 am – 12.05 pm ‘Forging Fakes and Just Plain Faking. Thoughts on a Range of Forgery Types’ Rodney Ast, University of Heidelberg
12.05 – 12.15 pm Pause
12.15 – 12.30 pm ‘Once a forger, always a forger. How to deal with fake inscriptions’ Lorenzo Calvelli, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
12.30 – 12.45 pm ‘Forgery or restoration? Fake inscriptions are found in Grand Tour collections’ Caroline Barron, Birkbeck, University of London
12.45 – 1.00 pm ‘Fake Founders and Counterfeit Claims: Forging the Past in the Middle Ages’ Levi Roach, University of Exeter
1.00 – 2.00 pm Lunch
2.00 – 2.15 pm ‘The Jerusalem Papyrus, Israel, and UNESCO’ Michael Langlois, HCAS / CRFJ / Unistra
2.15 – 2.30 pm ‘Emotional Authenticity: Anne Boleyn’s Letter from the Tower’ Stephanie Russo, Macquarie University
2.30 – 2.45 pm ‘Faking it: Reflections on a theme’ Rachel Yuen-Collingridge, Macquarie University
2.45 – 3.15 Afternoon tea
3.15–4.00 Keynote: ‘The Future’s Perfect Forgery (and the Way for You to Debunk It)’ Christopher Rollston, George Washington University
4.00 – 4.10 pm Pause
4.10 – 5.00 pm Panel Discussion
5.30 – 7.30 pm Reception and Opening of the Museum of Ancient Cultures Exhibition ‘Faking it’ 29 Wally’s Walk / X5B Courtyard & T1 Foyer

For more information, please visit the conference website.

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