Conference: Polacy nad Nilem, sezon 2014-2015 / “Poles on the Nile”, the 2014/2015 season

For the tenth time in a row, archaeologists and scholars from associated fields of studies, working on sites in Egypt and Sudan, will participate in a conference, “Poles on the Nile: the 2014/2015 season”, organized at the University of Warsaw Institute of Archaeology by the Department of the Archaeology of Egypt and Nubia in cooperation with the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw.

The conference is the most important annual presentation in Poland of the most recent results of archaeological and conservation works carried out “on the banks of the Nile” in Egypt and Sudan.

Specialists from archaeological centers around Poland will be coming to Warsaw to present the results of their work. Among them, beside the extensive representation of scholars from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology and the University of Warsaw and the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences, there will also be researchers from the Institute of Archaeology of the Jagellonian University in Kraków and the Archaeological Museum in Poznań (Tell el-Farkha and Tell el-Murra projects in Egypt), Patrimonium Foundation and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań (Wadi Khashab in the Eastern Desert of Egypt), the Archaeological Museum in Kraków (Marea in Egypt), Wrocław University of Technology (conservation mission in Marina el-Alamein in Egypt), University of Wrocław (Asasif project).

The conference will take place on 15–18 June 2015 at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 in hall 209.
The last day of the conference, June 18, will be the “Day of the Kingdom of Makuria”, summing up the results of many years of research conducted in and on Christian Nubia.
In keeping with the conference tradition, special invited lectures will be given every evening by internationally acclaimed scholars:
June 15, 18:00: Prof. Janet Johnson, Cleopatra VII Philopator as Stateswoman
June 16, 18:00: Dr. Christian Gaubert and Prof. Jean-Michel Mouton, Les archives des Banu Bifam et leur apport pour la connaissance du Fayyoum fatimide
Dr. Naim Vanthieghem, What next after the archive of the Banu Bifam? Some interesting Arabic documents of the monastery of Naqlun
June 17, 18:00: Dr. Donald Withcomb, A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo
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Admission free.

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