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Colloque international

Du samedi 27 mars 2021 au mercredi 31 mars 2021 (heure du Caire), IFAO géolocalisation IFAO

Meeting the Other: Transfers and cultural interactions around the Nile Valley

Elena Panaite

Partenaire(s) de l’Ifao : PCMA

Langue : anglais.

The IFAO and the PCMA are jointly organizing an international conference entitled: Meeting the Other: Transfers and cultural interactions around the Nile Valley. The event will take place in Cairo in Hybrid format: in the premises of IFAO for some participants and online, on Zoom application, for the rest of participants and for subscribed attendees from 27th to 31st March.

The conference discusses the transfers and cultural interactions that took place around the Nile Valley in the Antiquity. Climate changes, trade and commercial issues, conflictual events, led to population movements that put different cultures face to face in various ways. The event intends, from a diachronic perspective, to single out the dynamic and multidirectional nature of interactions between distinct groups of people in North-eastern Africa. It will gather studies from the formation of the Egyptian state until the arrival of the Greek and Roman peoples into the Nile Valley, giving the participants an opportunity to discuss together different approaches on a wide array of topics.

One aim is a better understanding of the subject’s key vocabulary, comprising the terms borrowed from related disciplines. This shall be ensured through a range of general and specific case studies, related to material culture, social behaviors, textual and iconographical sources. An open dialogue and collaboration between the various sub-disciplines involved in this fields of research are also expected. The conference aspires to be a new step in the comprehension of the Nile Valley as an interactive environment.

The conference proceedings will be edited and published by the IFAO and the PCMA in 2022.

Sessions of the conference will all take place online on Zoom application. The Zoom link will be sent privately to participants and to subscribed attendees. (Fill the online application to subscribe)

The attendance, upon acceptance, is free of charge.

In order to guarantee the workshop nature of this scientific meeting, only a limited number of attendees will be allowed. Unfortunately the organizers may have to decline some applications and they will consider the needs and research fields of the applicants.The selection should not be seen as an academic evaluation.

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Two public online keynote lectures will be given in the framework of the conference by Prof. Stuart T. Smith (University of California) and Prof. Julia Budka (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich), at 6 p.m. respectively on Saturday 27 March 2021 and Monday 29 March 2021. (Links in the Programme)


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