Champollion before the College de France: a Micro-Historic Inquiry

Research Seminar

  • Public event without registration
  • Datum: 02.05.2024
  • Uhrzeit: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Vortragender: Markus Messling
  • Ort: Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Rome and online
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The statue of Jean-François Champollion, the decipherer of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, was designed by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi for the 1867 Universal Exhibition in Paris. The Third Republic installed it in the Collège de France. As an expression of the imperial consciousness of world and knowledge, the statue is undermined by its own pictorial programme and refers to problems of French universalism that Champollion himself had already reflected on.

Markus Messling is full professor of Romance literatures and comparative literary and cultural studies at Saarland University as well as director of the Käte Hamburger Research Center for Cultural Practices of Reparation. Fellowships and visiting professorships at the Institute for Advanced Study/University of London, EHESS Paris, University of Cambridge, and Kobe University, Japan. On the topic: Philology and the Appropriation of the World: Champollion’s Hieroglyphs (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023).

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Scientific Organization: Anna Magnago Lampugnani

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