The XIIIth ICE will take place on Sunday 6 August 2023 up to and including Friday 11 August 2023, in the centre of Leiden, the Netherlands. We aim to organise an in-person congress, with all speakers present in Leiden.
Saturday 5 August 2023
Early arrival and registration of participants
Sunday 6 August 2023
Registration of participants; afternoon: plenary and festive opening session
Monday 7-Friday 11 August
Presentations and workshops (five parallel sessions at two different locations), poster presentations
Thursday 10 August
Friday 11 August
Presentations and workshops, plenary closing session
Topics and themes
We especially welcome lectures or panel discussions on the following topics:
- Climate and climate change in antiquity
- Digital Egyptology
- Egyptology and museology
- Egyptology and the dissemination of research
- Historiography of Egyptology
- (Illegal) trade in ancient Egyptian artefacts
- Inclusion and diversity in Egyptology
- Interdisciplinary research in Egyptology
- International reception of ancient Egypt
- Protecting ancient Egyptian heritage
These topics will be focal points within the themes that make up any International Congress of Egyptologists: Archaeology; Social Life; Art & Architecture; History; Language, Literature and Texts; Religion; Museums & Collections.
The opening ceremony and the congress dinner will be held in the Pieterskerk.
This church has been the central touchstone of Leiden for almost 900 years. St. Peter’s two keys form the city of Leiden’s coat of arms. Transformed from a Catholic church into a reformed church, and since 1976 a multifunctional meeting place in a monument of unique cultural-historical value.
Address: Kloksteeg 16, Leiden
Website: Pieterskerk Leiden since 1121View on Google Maps
Stadsgehoorzaal (City Concert Hall)
Sessions with larger numbers of participants will be held at the Stadsgehoorzaal. Posters will be displayed here.
The City Concert Hall was built in 1890 and is an imposing example of Neo-Renaissance architecture, which is rare in the Netherlands today. Original interior features include the panelling and balconies in the main auditorium and the interior of the Breezaal.
Address: Breestraat 60, Leiden
Website: Leidse Schouwburg & StadsgehoorzaalView on Google Maps
The majority of sessions will be held at the Lipsius Building.
This is the central building of Leiden University’s Faculty of Humanities. It is named after Justus Lipsius (1547-1606), philologist, philosopher, and humanist.
Address: Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden
Web page: Leiden University | LipsiusView on Google Maps