Call for Papers: Conference “Living in the house – domestic life in ancient Egypt and Sudan”

The call for papers is now open for the conference “Living in the house: researching the domestic life in ancient Egypt and Sudan” which will take place in Cairo in November 2022. The event is organized by the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale and the Research Center in Cairo of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw.

The conference will tackle research in settlement archaeology in Egypt and Sudan with a focus on the development of domestic architecture, the use of domestic spaces, the wide spectrums of domestic material culture and the patterns of change and continuity in settlement life through ethno-archaeological approaches. This conference aims to bring together researchers who are currently working on research themes related to the domestic life of ancient communities in ancient Egypt and Sudan, in order to share and discuss the latest developments in this field of research and communicate it to a wider scholarly audience.

Presented papers will not only cover a wide geographical and temporal range, but are expected to be interdisciplinary, highlighting the diverse methodologies and datasets that can be used to study the domestic life of ancient and historic communities in ancient Egypt and Sudan. By including both ancient Egypt and Sudan together, the meeting will allow scholars to reflect on (dis)similarities on continuities and traditions between these neighbouring countries.

The organization of this conference is part of a joint Ifao-PCMA Post-Doctoral Fellowship and will be coordinated by this years’ fellow, Dr. Fatma Keshk.

The deadline for abstract submission is 5th of June, 2022. Details on registration, abstract submission, and the publication of conference proceedings can be found in the Call for Papers (PDF).