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ECE IX - Ninth European Conference of Egyptologists

Egypt 2020: Perspectives of Research

Trieste, 22nd-27th June 2020





All scholars with an interest in all aspects of Egyptology are cordially invited to participate in the ECE IX - Ninth European Conference of Egyptologists. Egypt 2020: Perspectives of Research. The conference will be held in Trieste, at the Auditorium of Museo Revoltella, from 22nd to 27th June 2020. It is co-organised by the University of Trieste, the Museo d’Antichità “J.J. Winckelmann” and the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.


The three first symposia of what was then the “Central European Conference of Egyptologists” were held in Warsaw in 1999, 2001 and 2004. The Conference was then organised in Budapest in 2006 and in Pułtusk in 2009, while the last three meetings took place in Cracow, in Zagreb and in Lisbon (respectively in 2012, 2015 and 2017).

The original title, abbreviated in CECE, was due to the fact that the first Conference was held in Poland. In the past few years, however, the organising countries and the nationalities of the participants have varied so much, that it is now time to recognise officially that this is a European gathering. That is why the organisers decided to change the name and acronym from CECE to ECE.


As in the previous editions, the conference is also open to the young generations of Egyptologists, who will have a great opportunity for sharing their research with more experienced scholars, in an environment that will hopefully stimulate the growth and refinement of our discipline.

The main focus is currently undergoing research in all fields of Egyptology, such as:

  • history and chronology from prehistory to the Arab conquest
  • archaeological research
  • artefacts (analysis, interpretation, iconography, typology, etc.)
  • museum collections
  • language and literature
  • art
  • mythology and religion
  • anthropology, forensic and radiological research
  • archaeobotany, palaeozoology and palaeoecology
  • history of Egyptology
  • Aegyptiaca and Egyptomania

Each presentation shall last 20 minutes.

The official language of the conference is English.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 31st December 2019, with notification of acceptance by 1st February 2020. Abstracts should consist of no more than 500 words and should also contain 3 to 5 keywords. Please send the application to: ece9Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.