In April 2016 a conference “Aramaean Borders. Defining Aramaean Territories in the 10th–8th Centuries BCE” is being organized as a part of a research project of the Czech Science Foundation GA ČR no. P401/12/G168 “History and Interpretation of the Bible”. The conference will be held at the Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University in Prague (Černá 9, Praha 1).
Prague, June 22-26, 2015
In June 2015 the Czech Institute of Egyptology organizes the already fourth international conference on Abusir and Saqqara. The conference aims to cover all principal fields of Egyptology connected to relevant aspects of the history, archaeology, environmental features, philology, art history, religion and other related subjects concerning the pyramid fields and cemeteries of Abusir and Saqqara and their adjacent areas.
15th – 18th September 2014
The second international conference dedicated to the study of relations between Egypt, the Aegean, the Levant and the Sudan in the Second and First Millennia B.C.E. – “The Crossroads II, or There and Back Again” – will be held at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague from Monday 15th to Thursday September 18th 2014.
The main objective of the conference is to enhance our understanding of the historical processes and the development of rich and complex relations between Egypt and the aforementioned regions during the period defined by the beginning of the Middle Bronze Age and the turn of the Eras. In order to obtain a well-balanced insight, we would like the topic to be treated both from an archaeological and a philological point of view. We believe that bringing together archaeologists, philologists, as well as historians and other experts, is not merely highly desirable, but also a necessity for gaining a deeper insight into the historical, social, cultural and economic developments of the respective regions (the Levant and the Sudan) at this particular moment in time. The Aegean and Anatolia will be treated as further international players of that time. During the conference special interest will be given to the topic of technologies and mechanisms of communication between “centres” and “peripheries”. We hope that this discussion will not only provide a new view on, and understanding of, the problems themselves, but we also intend to focus on the character of the political and social organization of these regions and the impact Egypt and the other Great Powers had on their cultural development.
The conference will take place in the main building of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague at Náměstí Jana Palacha 2, 110 00 Prague 1, room 104 (for directions see the Practical Information below) and, as already indicated, will be hosted by the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Institute for Classical Archaeology (both being parts of the above-mentioned Faculty of Arts) and the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures (National Museum). The programme of the workshop as well as other relevant information is now available.
The Czech Institute of Egyptology announces the international conference Profane landscapes, sacred spaces. The aim of the meeting will be to discuss issues connected to environment development and climate change research in Egyptology, and to the ways ancient Egyptians reflected their environment and created sacred spaces within the natural landscape.
Each of the accepted talks will be given 30 minutes for presentation plus 10-15 minutes for discussion. Conference publication is planned.
On behalf of the organisers: Miroslav Barta, Jiri Janak, Czech Institute of Egyptology (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
The 7. Tagung zur Königsideologie will focus on different aspects of the acquisition, legitimization and restoration/renewal of power and authority from all periods of ancient Egyptian history with a spotlight on relations between the divine and royal spheres.
The congress will be held at the premises of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, from Wednesday June 26 to Friday June 28, 2013. The faculty is located on Náměstí Jana Palacha 2 and the congress will take place in room no. 104 on the first floor of the faculty building.
The international workshop “Under the Aegis of 1000 Gods” will concentrate on various aspects of the relations between Egypt and Hatti in the 14th and 13th centuries BC. It will take place on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, Náměstí Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1 (room 201).
List of speakers:
Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
has the pleasure of inviting you to the workshop THE HERITAGE OF ANCIENT EGYPT IN THE CULTURE OF ISLAMIC AND MODERN EGYPT
Date of the workshop: June 7, 2011
Venue of the workshop: Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, Náměstí Jana Palacha 2, Praha 1, 2nd floor, room no. 201.
Program of the workshop:
9:50 Opening of the workshop
10:00–10:30 Fayza Haikal (American University in Cairo)
"Tradition and religion: transmission of culture versus similarity of beliefs"
10:30–11:00 Hosna Abdel-Samie Mahmoud (Ain Shams University)
“The representations of fire: from icon to symbol”
11:00–11:30 Iman Abdulfatah (New York University) – Jiří Janák – Mohamed Megahed - Hana Vymazalová (Charles University in Prague)
11:30–12:15 Break (coffee, tea and sandwiches)
12:15–12:45 Samah A. Mahmoud–Heba I. M. Mahran (Minia University)
“The iconography of caricature scenes in Egypt (from ancient Egypt to modern times)”
12.45–13:15 Hana Benešovská (Charles University in Prague)
“Batman and Anubis: pharaonic culture in the work of the Egyptian artist Khaled Hafez”
13:15–13:45 Ahmad Zakaria (Ain Shams University)
“The influence of the archaeological excavations on the national identity”
13:45–14:15 Break (coffee, tea and cookies)
14:15–14:45 Hana Navrátilová (Oxford) -František Ondráš (Charles University in Prague)
“An amateur orientalist?”
14:45–15:15 Martina Hainová (Charles University in Prague)
“The quest of the Egyptian national identity at the novel Abath al-Aqdar by N. Mahfouz”
15:15–15:45 Gabriela Šifaldová (Charles University in Prague)
“The ancient Egyptian idea of desert in the modern Arabic literature”
15:45–16:15 František Ondráš (Charles University in Prague)
“The contemporary literary (re)flection of the ancient Egypt”
16:15 End of the workshop
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE RELATIONS BETWEEN EGYPT AND THE NEAR EAST IN THE BRONZE AGE
The symposium will take place from Wednesday September 1st until Friday September 3rd 2010, at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, at Náměstí Jana Palacha 2, 110 00 Prague 1 (room 104).
The main objective of the workshop is to enhance our understanding of the historical processes and the development of the abundant and complex relation of Egypt with the Near East during the period defined by the end of Chalcolithic and the dawn of Iron Age. In light of this special attention will be given to the region of Syria-Palestine. In order to obtain a well-balanced insight, we would like the subject to be discussed both from an archaeological and philological point of view. We believe that bringing together archaeologists, philologists as well as historians and other experts is not merely highly desirable, but a necessity for gaining a deeper insight into the particular historical, social, cultural and economic developments of this region at this particular moment in time. During the workshop a particular section will be devoted specifically to the subject of the Amarna letters. We hope that this discussion will not only provide a new view on and understanding of the corpus itself, but we also intend to focus on the character of the political and social organization of the region and the impact Egypt, Hatti and the other Great Powers had on its cultural development.
Abstracts and Contributions
* The workshop’s working language will be English.
* Should you be interested to present a paper at the workshop, we would like to ask you to fill in the registration form and send it together with the abstract before May 1st, 2010 (preferable a MS Word document, max. 500 words).
* Contributions should be approximately 20 minutes long with an additional 10 minutes for discussion.
* The proceedings of the workshop shall appear in 2011.
* More detailed information on the workshop itself, but also practical information on lodging and transport in Prague, will be sent to you in subsequent circulars and will also be made available at the website of the Czech Institute of Egyptology.
* There will be no registration fee for speakers. The registration fee for other participants and visitors is 20 EUR (10 EUR for students). Participants are asked to arrange and fund their own transport and lodging.
We look forward to see you in Prague.
Jana Mynářová and Petra Maříková Vlčková
Applications and enquiries concerning the workshop should be sent to the following address email@example.com, or addressed to:
Petra Maříková Vlčková
Since 2001, every five years the Czech Institute of Egyptology organises symposium Abusir and Saqqara in order to discuss the latest research results connected to the history, archaeology, art, environment, excavation techniques and languages relating to the areas of Abusir, Saqqara and Dahshur. The contributions cover all periods, from the Prehistory until the Coptic era. We are therefore pleased announce the third meeting in a row, Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2010 organized by the Czech Institute of Egyptology
The symposium will take place from Monday May 31st until Friday June 4st 2010 at the Charles University, Prague - for the venue of the conference, see practical information file.
There will be no registration fee for participants to the symposium, but participants are asked to arrange and fund their own transport and lodging.
1–4 September 2009
The Czech Institute of Egyptology hosted the International Workshop “Social and Religious Development of Egypt in the First Millennium BCE”, which took part on the premises of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, on 1–4 September 2009.
The proceedings of the workshop shall be published in 2010.
9–10 December 2008
Prague, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
The Czech Institute of Egyptology, the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, and the Geoinformatics Laboratory of the J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem organized the Bahariya Workshop, which took place in the premises of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague on 9–10 December 2008.
The workshop marked the close of the second phase of the research project pursued by the Czech team in the El Hayez Oasis in Egypt (“Exploration of the Western Desert of Egypt”, research project No. GAČR 404/06/0513).
The members of the Czech research team, presented the results of their research and were joined by their foreign colleagues engaged in the exploration of the Bahariya Oasis and the adjacent areas of the Western Desert of Egypt.
The proceedings of the workshop shall be published in the year 2010.
Miroslav Bárta, Lenka Suková, Marek Dospěl
Brno, 25th - 27th September 2007
The project was aimed at an academic interdisciplinary meeting of the scholars from Ljubljana, Prague, Brno and Vienna. The aims of the meeting were to present state of research and to discuss plans for further cooperation, which should be achieved under Culture 2007 or other EC-funded initiative (7th Framework programme).
The late Fourth and the Third millennium BC[b]
The workshop was be held from [b]June 11 to June 14, 2007, at the main building of the Czech Academy of Sciences on Národní Třída 3 and organised by the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University in Prague, Celetná 20, Prague 1.
The workshop addressed specific issues associated with the chronology and archaeology of Egypt during the late Fourth and the Third millennium BC. The meeting brought together experts from different fields of Egyptology and related disciplines who shared and discussed their experience and ideas about the subject.
September 11 –14, 2006, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Národní třída 3
The Czech Institute of Egyptology in cooperation with the Czech Orientalist Society and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Institute of Egyptology of the University of Vienna organized an international workshop.
The Workshop was organized as an opportunity for meeting of specialists in various disciplines, historians, art historians, historians of science, Egyptologists, Arabists, specialists of Far Eastern Studies and other Orientalists.
In the presence of specialists – Dr. Johanna Holaubek (University of Vienna), Prof. Fayza Haikal (The American University in Cairo), Dr. Jean-Marcel Humbert (Sorbonne, Paris) and Dr. Antonia Lant (New York University).
October 5 - 7, 2005; Österreichisches Kulturforum
AKTION project 42p3, 2005
The symposium “Egypt and Austria II” was oriented at the modern history (i.e. 1526–1918) of relations between the Austrian Hapsburg monarchy and Egypt, and its contextual background. These were portrayed in a broader perspective of the Austrian Eastern policy, and in context of the developing Austrian Orientalism, with a special focus on the so-called “Egyptomania” and related phenomena of cultural history. The symposium, with its planned proceedings, was a further step in the long-term study and popularisation of these phenomena, and followed the symposium “Egypt and Austria I”, whose proceedings were published under auspices of the Czech Institute of Egyptology. In addition, as the call for papers for the planned symposium was issued, participants added valuable continuations of their previous research projects developed at the symposium in 2004.
Proceedings of the workshop were published in 2006, see the publications section of this website