Institut français
d’archéologie orientale - Le Caire


Actualités générales

Call for applications for Young Egyptian Academics in Greek, Coptic and Arabic papyrology - Deadline 22 November 2017

The French Institute of Oriental Archaeology (IFAO) and the German Institute of Archaeology in Cairo (DAIK) are glad to announce the Third Seminar for Young Egyptian Academics in Greek, Coptic and Arabic papyrology, which will take place at both institutes, on 2 December 2017. This seminar will focus on “Religion in the papyri”.

The day will be divided into two parts :

9.30 AM -12.30 PM : Lectures in DAIK (see program)

13.15 PM Lunch in IFAO

14.30-17.30 PM : Workshops in IFAO, reading of Greek, Coptic or Arabic texts

related to religion.

This seminar is exclusively conceived for Egyptian students currently preparing their Master or PhD degrees in Egypt. The number of participants is limited to 8 people in each language. Applications (in English), consisting of a cover letter and a CV which details the applicants’ education and command of foreign languages, ought to be sent before 22 November 2017 to the following contacts : ; ;

Application conditions

Seminar Programme

Call for Abstracts: The International Conference on Food and Drink in Egypt and Sudan Throughout History (Deadline for Abstract Submission, December 15th)

Download the Call (Deadline for Abstract Submission, December 15th)

The Institut français d’archéologie orientale and Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology Research Center in Cairo are organising an international conference on food and drink in Egypt and Sudan throughout history, focusing on the continuity and innovations that have occurred at times of change.

Whether political, religious, cultural or environmental, drastic transformations have often left their mark on food. They affected available ingredients, how they were prepared and consumed, and even people’s attitude towards certain items. The conference will aim to question notions of continuity in both Egyptian and Sudanese cuisines, focusing on shifts observed in food and drink as a result of times of transitioning.

Presented papers will not only cover a wide geographical and temporal range, but are expected to be interdisciplinary, highlighting the diverse methodologies and datasets that can be used to study food- and drinkways.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts of 200-250 words can be sent to by 15th December, 2017. Please include your name, affiliation and email with the abstract in a single word document. Kindly note that the conference language is English.

Important Dates

15th December, 2017 Deadline for Abstract Submission

15th January, 2018 Notification of acceptance

28th February, 2018 Deadline for Registration

21st-23rd March, 2018 Conference in Cairo

1st June, 2018 Deadline for final paper submission to proceedings

Download the Call (Deadline for Abstract Submission, December 15th)

Du 13 sept. 2017 au 15 jan. 2018, le Louvre-Lens accueille l’exposition "Musiques! Échos de l’Antiquité"

Le musée du Louvre-Lens présente la toute première exposition consacrée à la musique dans les grandes civilisations de la Méditerranée antique, de Rome à la Mésopotamie en passant par la Grèce et l’Égypte.

A travers 374 œuvres d’une grande diversité, « Musiques ! Échos de l’Antiquité » permet de découvrir à quel point la musique occupait une place importante et accompagnait les hommes dans les différentes étapes de leur vie, de la naissance à la mort.

L’exposition est co-organisée par le musée du Louvre-Lens, la Obra Social "la Caixa" et le musée du Louvre.

Elle est conçue en partenariat avec les Écoles françaises à l’étranger : École française de Rome, École française d’Athènes et Institut français d’archéologie orientale. Elle bénéficie du soutien exceptionnel de la Fondation Crédit Mutuel Nord Europe.

Voir également les manifestations.