A word from our guest researcher Cedric Van Dijck
Dear friends of the NVIC,
NVIC Internship January 2019
The Netherlands-Flemish Institute is offering an internship in Cairo from January 2019 onwards. If you are interested please apply before 20 December, 2018. (See the details in Dutch only)
Approved Excavation Projects
We are happy to announce that the following missions have been approved by the Ministry of Antiquities, pending final security confirmations:
Museology and Site Management Training in Sohag
From 4 November until 9 November 2018, the Netherlands Embassy in Cairo organized a training in Museology and Site Management in close cooperation with the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and the Reinwardt Academy (Amsterdam), with great contributions of local partners from Megawra/Al Athar Lina and Helwan University.
A word from the Director of the NVIC
Dear friends of the NVIC,
Saqqara Project 2019
This week the good news broke as the Egyptian authorities have given their permission to continue the excavations in Saqqara in 2019!
Graduate Annual Research Discussions on Egypt and Nubia
We are happy to announce that GARDEN VI will be held February 23th, 2019 at the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo (DAIK). The conference is jointly organised by the DAIK, the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo and the American University Cairo!
In memoriam – Dirk Huyge (1957 – 2018)
NVIC suffered a great loss by the passing of Dirk Huyge, curator of Prehistoric and Early Dynastic Egypt at the Art & History Museum, Brussels.
Dirk Huyge will always be remembered for his role in establishing a systematic approach for rock art research in Egypt.
May all the beautiful memories be a blessing to his partner and children.
NVIC in the news: cooperation of NVIC with al-Azhar
The NVIC and al-Azhar University signed a protocol for cooperation on the 23rd of September 2018. The protocol formalizes cooperation between al-Azhar as the oldest Islamic university and the Dutch and Flemish universities in the scope of humanities and Islamic and Arabic studies. The NVIC will act as the main contact institute in connecting al-Azhar candidates with potential scholarships to pursue their post-graduate studies at Dutch/Flemish universities.
The protocol was signed in the presence of Dr. Rudolf de Jong, Director of the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, Dr. Mohamed al-Mahrasawy, President of al-Azhar University and H.E. Mr Laurens Westhoff, the Netherlands ambassador amongst others.
2nd Workshop: Egyptian Riverine Harbours
On the 17th and 18th of September 2018, the workshop Egyptian Riverine Harbours took place for the second time. The workshop is organized by the French, Austrian and Netherlands-Flemish institutes in Cairo and the Leuven Egyptologists. Harco Willems held his lecture on the relation between the antique city of Shemun (Ashmunein/Hermopolis Magna) and the former bed of the Nile in this part of Middle Egypt.
Following this workshop, which was meant for a limited audience in 2017 and 2018, a major International Symposium on the same theme will be organized in 2019 in Cairo.