Frequently Asked Questions

Can I register as a speaker or participant in the Congress?

Registration for participation and attendance is now open. Please note that speakers are required to hold a valid membership of the International Association of Egyptologists. The required title for participants who want to present a paper or a poster is a Master’s degree (MA).

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When is the deadline for submitting a proposal to present a paper or a poster?

Registration for participation and attendance is now open; go to the page for Participants for more information and to register as a speaker or poster presenter.

The deadline for submitting paper abstracts is 1 October 2022. Please note that proposals will be reviewed by our Academic Board, and that speakers must hold a valid membership of the International Association of Egyptologists. The required title for participants who want to present a paper or a poster is a Master’s degree (MA). The results of peer review of paper presentations are expected on 15 December 2022.

The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is 1 October 2022 (early registration), with a late registration deadline on 31 May 2023. Please note that if you submit your poster abstract after 28 February 2023, you will be charged the late registration fee.

I would like to present a paper at the Congress. How can I sign up?

Registration for participation and attendance is now open; go to the page for Participants for more information and to register as a speaker or poster presenter.

Please note that abstracts will be reviewed by our Scientific Committee, and that speakers must hold a valid membership of the International Association of Egyptologists. The required title for participants who want to present a paper or a poster is a Master’s degree (MA).

Can I submit more than one abstract to the Congress?

No, submission of abstracts for paper presentations and poster presentations is linked to your individual registration for the Congress. An individual participant can therefore only register with a single abstract. Participants will have to choose between presenting a paper or a poster. This gives a greater number of colleagues the opportunity to present their research at the Congress.

However, a participant can also be the co-author of another paper or poster if the principal contributor submitting it includes them in the field for Remarks of their registration. For further information regarding this, see the FAQ “Can a paper or poster presentation have more than one author (co-authors)?”.

Participation is limited to a maximum of two contributions per individual, only one of which as first author.

Can a paper or poster presentation have more than one author (co-authors)?

Yes, a single paper or poster presentation can have one or more co-authors, but for administrative purposes, each individual contribution should have one principal contributor. The principal contributor should register as a paper or poster contributor and submit the abstract. In the registration form, the principal contributor should indicate the names of co-authors in the field for Remarks. If co-authors wish to be acknowledged as speakers or poster presenters and participate in the presentation of their paper or poster, they should register individually as a speaker or poster presenter. In the registration form, they should mark the fields for Abstract and Keywords with an X and refer to the principal contributor in the field for Remarks.

Participation is limited to a maximum of two contributions per individual, only one of which as first author.

What is the entrance fee for the Congress?

The fees for participating in the Congress have been announced in the First Circular that can be downloaded here.

Please note: paper and poster abstracts are subject to peer review. Speakers and poster presenters will be asked to pay the congress registration fee if their abstract is accepted (communication of peer review results will start after 15 December 2022).

Do I have to pay the registration fee when I submit an abstract to the Congress?

The submission of abstracts for paper or poster presentations is linked to the individual registration of the participants. When submitting a registration form for a speaker or poster presenter, you are not yet asked to make a payment. All abstracts are subject to peer review; there are different congress fees for speakers, poster presenters, and attendees. 

After 15 December 2022 we will communicate the result of peer review to prospective speakers. If your abstract is accepted, we will ask you to pay the speaker’s registration fee. If your abstract is not accepted, you have the option to register as an attendee.

The results of poster abstracts submitted until 1 October will also be communicated after 15 December; submission and review of poster abstracts will then continue until 31 May 2023.

I love ancient Egypt! Can I attend the Congress?

The International Congress of Egyptologists is a meeting for scholars and students in Egyptology, not the broader audience. It is held every four years under the auspices of the International Association of Egyptologists. If places for in-person attendence are limited, we will give preference to Egyptologists who hold a valid membership of the IAE. 

I would like to present a paper or poster at the Congress. Can I speak in French or German?

Conference languages will be English, German, French, and Arabic. Papers and posters may be presented in any of these languages.

Registration for participation and attendance is now open; go to the page for Participants for more information and to register as a speaker or poster presenter.

Please note that abstracts will be reviewed by our Scientific Committee, and that speakers must hold a valid membership of the International Association of Egyptologists. The required title for participants who want to present a paper or a poster is a Master’s degree (MA).

Will the Congress be bilingual English and Arabic?

The Congress will not be fully bilingual; not only English and Arabic will be spoken, and not everything will be translated.

General information will be provided both in English and Arabic as much as possible: website, circulars, programme, information on submission of abstracts, conference fees etc.

All papers and posters are presented in one of the four congress languages: English, Arabic, French, and German. Speakers and poster presenters will make their own choice. Please note: the organisers will not provide translation services and there will be no interpreters present at the Congress.

Abstracts for proposed papers and posters must be submitted in English or Arabic only, for review by our Scientific Committee.

When the details of the final programme will be announced, the abstracts of approved papers and posters will be made available both in English and Arabic (but not in German or French, even for presentations in these languages).

As a participant in the Congress, can I apply for a travel grant?

The Congress organisation does not provide financial support for participants (such as travel grants or other subsidies).

We recommend that (prospective) participants look for funding opportunities with their own university or institute, from national or local programmes in their place of residence, or from international funding agencies. Students may contact their own institute’s student counsellor for information on relevant funding opportunities. 

Keep in mind that subsidies may depend on participation through a paper or poster presentation. Submitted abstracts for papers and posters will be reviewed by our Scientific Committee; if accepted, the participant will receive a confirmation from the Congress organisation (to be used as proof of acceptance when needed).

Can I submit ideas for workshops?

The Organising Committee has specific goals and intentions for workshops. On the basis of submitted abstracts, we will invite colleagues to organise workshops tied in to the Congress themes.