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The Social History of Truth



The Social History of Truth

The Social History of Truth: An International Conference organized by Rita Lucarelli, Ph.D. (Leiden University, the Netherlands, 2005), Associate Professor of Egyptology at UC Berkeley.

4:00 pm | Opening
4:15 pm | Rita Lucarelli (UC Berkeley)“Living according to Maat”: Truth, Knowledge and Wisdom in ancient Egypt
4:45 pm | Massimo Pinto (Aldo Moro University, Bari)The Truth of Ancient Texts: Textual Scholarship and Forgeries
5:15 pm | Coffee break
5:30 pm | Francesco Paolo de Ceglia (Aldo Moro University, Bari) Do Corpses Bleed in the Presence of Their Murderer? A Social History of the Limits of Nature
6:00 pm | Massimo Mazzotti (UC Berkeley) A Galileo Forgery: Authentication and the Power of Fakes
6:30 pm-7:00 pm | Conclusions

For more information, contact Prof. Lucarelli (

Organized by UC Berkeley (Department of History and Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society). With the support of the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco.


Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time: From 4:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Organized by : UC Berkeley

In collaboration with : Italian Cultural Institute

Entrance : Free


470 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley