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.
Stadsgehoorzaal (City Concert Hall)
Sessions with larger numbers of participants, including the opening ceremony and the congress dinner, will be held at the Stadsgehoorzaal. Posters will be displayed here and/or at one of the University buildings.
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
Sessions with intermediate numbers of participants will be held at the Academy Building, in the Groot Auditorium (ground floor) or the Telders Auditorium (first floor).
This is Leiden University’s oldest and premier building. Dissertation defenses and inaugural lectures are held here. It was built as a Dominican sisters’ monastery in 1516 and given to the university at its foundation in 1575. The Academy Building is located directly adjacent to the Hortus Botanicus.
Address: Rapenburg 73, Leiden
Web page: Leiden University | Academy BuildingView on Google Maps
P.J. Veth Building
Sessions with smaller numbers of participants will be held at the P.J. Veth Building, room 1.01. Posters will be displayed on the ground floor of this building and/or at the Stadsgehoorzaal (City Concert Hall).
This is one of the historic buildings of Leiden University’s Faculty of Humanities. It is named after P.J. Veth (1814-1895), geographer and ethnologist. It is located directly adjacent to the Hortus Botanicus and the Academy Building.
Address: Nonnensteeg 1-3, Leiden; access from Hortus
Web page: Leiden University | P.J. VethView on Google Maps
A few congress-related events will be held at the Hortus Botanicus – either outdoors or in the Orangery. The Hortus Café, centrally located between our various University venues, sells sandwiches and drinks.
The Hortus Botanicus Leiden is the oldest botanic garden in the Netherlands. It was founded by Leiden University in 1590, and continuously expanded in the course of the following centuries. The planting has undergone many changes, but many of the trees that were planted during the past 400 years can still be admired today. The buildings in the Hortus vary from the classical Orangery (1744) to the large glasshouse complex: the tropical glasshouses (1938) and the Winter Garden (2000).
Participants in the XIIIth ICE have free entrance to the Hortus during the congress.
Address: Rapenburg 73, Leiden
Website: Hortus Botanicus LeidenView on Google Maps
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities)
Registration of participants, public lectures and other congress-related events are planned at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden.
The National Museum of Antiquities is the foremost archaeological museum in the Netherlands. Founded in 1818 in connection with Leiden University’s first chair of Archaeology, C.J.C. Reuvens, it maintains close relations with the Faculties of Archaeology and Humanities today. Its Egyptian collection ranks among the top ten worldwide.
Participants in the XIIIth ICE have free entrance to the Museum during the congress.
Address: Rapenburg 28, Leiden
Website: Rijksmuseum van OudhedenView on Google Maps