CfP ESHS 2020 - Material knowledge and the ancient near east

The European Society for the History of Science is meeting at Bologna, 31 August - 3 September 2020, and the conference theme is 'Visual, Material and Sensory Cultures of Science'.

I am organising a symposium on material knowledge and the ancient near east, both of which can be interpreted broadly. I would welcome contributions from scholars working on any aspect of visual/material/sensory knowledge with a near-eastern aspect. Current contibutions are based on Egypt and the Levant, but we could expand this geographical focus slightly for the right paper.

Abstracts should be sent by December 12th to, and to conform with the submission requirements for panels should include:

1. Title
2. Author(s) (full name(s), academic title, institution, address,
email and a short biographical note of max.150 words). In case of
multiple authors the first author should be the presenting and
corresponding author.
3. Abstract (max. 300 words, including possible references)
4. Keywords (3)