Registration for the keynote lecture by Joseph G. Manning on May 2 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities is mandatory:

The conference (May 3 and 4) is open to the public, with advance registration requested:


Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Einstein-Saal, 5th floor
Jägerstr. 22/23
10117 Berlin

Topoi Building Dahlem
Room 010
Freie Universität Berlin
Hittorfstr. 18
14195 Berlin


16:30 - 17:30
Registration and Welcome Tea
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Research Center for Primary Sources of the Ancient World (ZGAW), Unter den Linden 8, 10118 Berlin
18:00 - 18:15
Welcome Address / Presentation of the Speaker
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jägerstraße 22/23, Einstein-Saal (5th Floor)
Ralph BirkFreie Universität Berlin
Tonio Sebastian RichterFreie Universität Berlin
18:15 - 20:00
Keynote Lecture: Volcanoes, Floods and Social Unrest: the Theban Revolts in their Social and Climatic Context
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Joseph ManningYale University, USA
09:00 - 09:15
Introductory Remarks
TOPOI-Haus Dahlem, Hittorfstraße 18, 14195 Berlin, Room 010
Ralph BirkFreie Universität Berlin
Laurent Coulon
09:15 - 10:00
From the ‘Great Theban Revolt‘ to the Turmoil of the 80s: a Century of Theban ‚Separatism‘?
Anne-Emmanuelle Veïsse
10:00 - 10:45
War in the Thebaid: The Great Revolt 206–186 BCE according to the Synodal Decree Philensis II
Daniel von Recklinghausen
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00
Royal Cult, Destruction of the Enemy and the Maintenance of World Order on Ptolemaic Temple Walls
René Preys
12:00 - 12:45
Arsinoe, Berenike, and Cleopatra – the ABC of the Ptolemaic Ruler Cult
Martina Minas-Nerpel
12:45 - 13:15
The Courtyard of the Temple of Amun at Karnak in the Times of Ptolemaic Crisis
Martina Minas-Nerpel
René Preys
13:15 - 14:30
Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:15
Indigenous Revolts in the Area of South Thebes and North Thebes: Historical Facts and Royal Ideology according to the Priestly Decrees under Ptolemy V Epiphanes (204–180 BC)
Alexandra Nespoulous-Phalippou
15:15 - 16:00
Osirian Cults, Priests and Rebel Kings during the Ptolemaic Period in Thebes
Laurent Coulon
16:30 - 17:15
Great Governors in Thebes and the Great Revolt in the Thebaid
Ralph BirkFreie Universität Berlin
17:15 - 18:30
Strategos Kallimachos II of the Thebaid: The Honors for a Royal Local Official in the Context of the Epigraphical Records from the Hellenistic World
09:00 - 09:45
Temple Destruction during the Revolts: Some Considerations from Medamud
TOPOI-Haus Dahlem, Hittorfstraße 18, 14195 Berlin, Room 010
Felix Relats-Montserrat
09:45 - 10:30
How Coins survived the Theban Crises in the Ptolemaic Period
Thomas Faucher
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00
Investing Strategies in the Thebaid after the Great Revolt
Katelijn Vandorpe
Valérie Wyns
12:00 - 12:45
Lesoneis in the Thebaid: Before and After the Crises
Marie-Pierre Chaufray
12:45 - 13:15
Light Lunch
13:15 - 14:00
The Great Revolt against Ptolemaios IV. / V. in the Light of the Demotic Sources from Elephantine
Jan Moje
14:00 - 14:45
A Glimpse behind the Paper Curtain: Cult Places on the Theban West Bank mentioned in Ptolemaic Papyri
Lorenzo Uggetti
14:45 - 15:15
Concluding Discussion
Ralph BirkFreie Universität Berlin
Laurent Coulon