Call for papers – Workshop on Vernacular Architecture

Dear Colleagues,
The following workshop may be of interest to you. Please contact the organizers directly.

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Dear colleagues and scholars,

The German Archaeological Institute in Cairo (DAIK), in cooperation with the Chair for History of Architecture at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin), is delighted to invite you to present your research at the international workshop funded by the echnical University of Berlin (DFG) entitled: VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE as a Frame of Life in Historic and Ancient Communities that is scheduled to take place from 4 – 6 of April 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

The erection and following heightenings of the two Aswan Dams caused the destruction of the vast majority of civil architecture of Nubia by flooding. Only few rural settlements around Aswan survived. Among them, the two abandoned villages on the island of Bigeh deserve special attention. They were inhabited until the late 1980s, allowing for an in-depth study of developments in vernacular architecture and living culture induced by changes in the natural habitat. A project entitled “Nubian Architecture” carried out by an interdisciplinary team from the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo and the Berlin Institute of Technology aims to study the relationship between the built environment still constructed in an ancient tradition and the reality of life on the verge of modernity. The objective is the documentation and analysis of the principles of organisation and use of space and constructive characteristics of Nubian vernacular architecture in order to preserve a record of this lost cultural heritage. The case study into recent architectural and cultural transition processes in the traditional rural community of Bigeh aims to deliver instructive ethnoarchaeological reference material for the study of more ancient and recent settlements in the region.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together scholars working on similar projects with regard to research questions or methods and to create synergies between the ongoing projects and experts.

Please send your abstract before 15 September 2018 to Ms. Fatma Keshk (fatma.keshk@gmail.com) who will be also happy to answer your further enquiries.

For further details, please see the document below.

And last but not least: please feel free to spread the word.
Kind regards,

Bernadeta Schäfer

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Workshop: Monasticism in the Nile Valley

Dear Colleagues,
The following invitation may be of interest to you.

Invitation

Research Centre in Cairo, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology
and
Department of Papyrology, Institute of Archaeology,
University of Warsaw
have the honor to invite you to the workshop

Monasticism in the Nile Valley

The event will take place on 16–17 October 2017
in the Research Centre in Cairo,
Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology,
University of Warsaw
11, Mahalla str., Heliopolis, Cairo.

Please find attached the programme of the workshop
and the abstracts.

We kindly ask you to confirm your attendance
before
8th October 2017
by e-mail: cairo1.pcma@uw.edu.pl

Tickets will be issued to confirmed participants.

Please note that due to security and space restrictions only those who present a ticket will be admitted to the workshop.