Call for papers – Meeting the Other: Transfers and cultural interactions around the Nile Valley

The PCMA UW and the IFAO have the pleasure to announce an international conference, entitled “Meeting the Other: Transfers and cultural interactions around the Nile Valley”. The event will be organized by the current PCMA-Ifao Post-Doc, Dr. Elena Panaite, who is calling for papers for the conference, scheduled to take place in Cairo in March 2021.

The conference intends to investigate the dynamic and multidirectional nature of interactions between distinct groups of people from North-eastern Africa, that shaped the Egyptian society since the Early Dynastic times. The wide chronological framework of the conference, from the creation of the Egyptian state up to the beginning of the Byzantine era, when Christianity became the religion of the state (4th century AD), aims at a better understanding of the mechanisms that govern cultural interactions in a long-term perspective. This approach should highlight the patterns of differentiation and assimilation throughout ancient Egyptian culture.

The conference also intends to focus on the Third Millennium BC, a period of formation of the Egyptian culture, in which many of the forms of cultural expression of Egyptian civilization were shaped and, often, no longer changed.

Abstracts of 200–300 words should be submitted via an online form by 31st December, 2020. Please include your name, affiliation, and a short biography with the abstract. The conference language is English. Kindly note that in case of travel restrictions, you can record your conference in advance and be present online during its screening.

For more information on the thematic scope, planned sessions, etc., see the Conference Call.
You can also check the Conference page on the Ifao website.
Online Submission Form.