Lecture in the PCMA Research Centre in Cairo: Ceramology in Egypt. The First 120 Years

The PCMA Research Centre in Cairo has the pleasure of inviting you to a lecture from the PolAr lecture series (Polish Archaeology in Mediterranean) by Prof. Eman Khalifa

Ceramology in Egypt. The First 120 Years 

which will be held at 6 p.m., on Thursday, 15th of December, 2016 at the Research Centre in Cairo 11, Mahalla St., Heliopolis.


Petrie gave the study of ancient Egyptian pottery its first scientific approach after its long phase of treasure-hunting. Almost 120 years later, ceramology goes back to an interdisciplinary approach, following his foot-steps. In this talk, Dr. Khalifa traces the development of this science throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. The talk also sheds light on her work on Prehistoric and Predynstic pottery, as well as recent finds within the Aswan region.


Eman Khalifa studied Egyptology and Prehistory at the Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, where she now works as Lecturer of Egyptology. She finished her MA-degree and PhD. at Tulane University in New Orleans, USA, which she followed by a post-doctorate at the Free University of Berlin. She did her first fieldwork in 2003, and since then she has participated in Egyptian and foreign digs in Sinai, Memphis, Draa Abu AlNaga, Elephantine, as well as Peru. She is also director of the pottery project, which is part of the Qubbet elHawa Research Project. In her work, she pays special attention to applying multidisciplinary approaches.