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Du lundi 31 octobre 2022 au mardi 1er novembre 2022 à 18h00 (heure du Caire), IFAO géolocalisation IFAO

Current developments and methods in History and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Mathilde Prévost

 During this 2022-2023 year, the Ifao proposes a seminar on the current developments in historical and archaeological research about Ancient Egypt. It aims to present to the audience a survey of the methods that are used nowadays by the different specialists working for a better knowledge of Ancient Egypt, and the thematics and problems on which they are working on.

The seminar will take place mostly in English and one Monday every two weeks (with a few exceptions), from 4.30 to 6.30 PM, from October 31th. It is hosted at the Ifao in Cairo.

We also hope to organize one or two visits of archaeological sites.

We open this seminar to an Egyptian audience as a priority, more specifically to people that are working at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and are currently working on a research project. The applicants should master English.

The call for applications is opened until October 24th at 11.59 PM. A maximum of 20 applicants will be selected.

Temporary program


October 31: Introduction: making historical research today (with Mathilde Prévost, in charge of the scientific trainings at the Ifao)

November 7: Contexts and ethnoarchaeology (with Fatma Keshk, post-doctoral scholarship student of the Ifao, and Axelle Brémont, scientific member of the Ifao)

November 21: Beyond the work of art: reflexions on iconography (with Axelle Brémont and Simon Connor, scientific members of the Ifao)

December 5: “Behind the scenes”: resources and logistics for the king (with Mathilde Prévost, in charge of the scientific trainings at the Ifao)

December 12th: Archaeometry (with Anita Quiles, in charge of the Ifao Archaeometry Department, and a visit of the laboratory in Arabic)


February 13: Ancient Egyptians and their neighbours: relations with foreign countries and foreigners (with Mathilde Prévost, in charge of the scientific trainings at the Ifao)

February 27: Egyptians and their environment

March 13: Interactions between Ancient Egyptians and animals

March 20: Funerary landscapes and rituals

April 10: Ceramic: shards of pottery, pieces of information

April 17: The writing documentation in a mostly illiterate society

May 8: Cults and priests

May 22: Conclusion and opening