Nile’s Earth International Conference: Call for Abstracts

04 octobre 2022 par Jérémy Hourdin
The CFEETK is pleased to share the call for abstracts for the Nile's Earth International Conference (4-6 July 2023).

Nile's earth international conference - call for abstracts completeNILE’S EARTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (4-6 July 2023)
Study and conservation of earthen archaeological heritage in ancient Egypt and Sudan

Abstracts can be submitted for a paper or a poster. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee resulting in a selection of about 40 papers to be completed before their oral presentation during the conference. All papers and posters will be in English. All oral presentations will be held live and on-site and only after registration. The selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday 30 November, 2022


×   Last and first name of the author(s)
×   Academic title and scientific degree of the author(s)
×   Affiliation of the author(s) (acronyms are to be avoided)
×   Contact details: e-mail, telephone number, postal address
×   Short Bio of author(s) (max. 50 words)
×   Title of the paper/poster
×   Keywords (maximum 5)
×   Abstract of the paper/poster (300 to 500 words)
×   Chosen theme/sub-theme(s) of the conference
×   The abstract will be written in English


×   Concordance of the subject with the theme/sub-themes
×   Scientific relevance
×   Originality of the subject or the approach (methodology, innovation, impact, etc.)
×   Clarity of drafting


Download the call for abstract


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About the Nile’s Earth International Conference

Earth, as a building material, played an important role in making possible the development of the ancient kingdoms along the Nile Valley from its earliest periods. However, this outstanding earthen heritage remains poorly known, while its resulting archaeological assets are increasingly threatened due to neglect, human activities, as well as by climatic and ecological changes (e.g., heavy rains, dam construction, extension of cultivation areas, soil salinisation), etc.

The hypothesis of the ANR Nile’s Earth project is that specific solutions are needed to effectively preserve and protect this heritage. Its aim is to explore the potential of multidisciplinary approaches for a better identification and knowledge of these earthen archaeological remains, the assessment of their state of conservation, and the definition of adapted and sustainable conservation methods and techniques. The assumption is that, to be relevant, conservation protocols must rely on a thorough knowledge of ancient building techniques and materials, as well as the original building culture.

Within this framework, the Nile’s Earth International Conference aims at stimulating an international debate towards better characterisation and long-term management of earthen architecture of the ancient Nile Valley, including potential lessons to be learnt to address some of the current concerns for a more sustainable development.

Researchers from different backgrounds and disciplines are invited to share their own experiences, issues and results on the three main themes of the conference which will be the basis for discussions towards a better knowledge, recognition and valorisation of this outstanding heritage of Egypt and Sudan in accordance with international standards and recommendations.


About the ANR project

The ANR project Nile’s Earth (2021-2024) is led by the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble (ENSAG-UGA) in collaboration with the UMR 5189 Histoire et Sources des Mondes Antiques (CNRS), UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée (CNRS), the International Centre for Earthen Construction (CRAterre), the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology in Cairo (Ifao), the Centre Franco-Égyptien d’Étude des Temples de Karnak (CFEETK, CNRS/MoTA), and the Section française de la direction des antiquités du Soudan (SFDAS). ANR-21-CE27-0019-01