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Egyptology in the Field: Research and Facilities in Egypt


Admission requirements

Regular MA admission.


A course of eight consecutive weeks that is taught at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) and on various locations throughout Egypt. It usually includes: (1) a brief introduction to everyday life in Cairo; (2) an introduction to the practical aspects of research in Egypt, including work in museums and scholarly institutes;(3) the in-depth study of a selected number of archaeological or monumental sites, some of which will be visited during excursions. The details of the program are subject to variation.

Course objectives

Acquiring the basic knowledge and experience necessary to conduct (small-scale) research in Egypt, both in the field and in the relevant scholarly institutions of the country.


The course occupies the entire second half of the Fall term (end of October-end of December). A provisional program is usually available in or around May. For an impression of last year’s program, see the NVIC website, but please note that the program is subject to variation annually. More practical information will be provided during one or two meetings with the tutor, Dr. A. Veldmeijer, some time before the start of the programme. A first meeting is scheduled to take place in Leiden in June 2012 (exact date and place to be announced); a second one, especially for students from abroad, in September 2012, also in Leiden.


Mode of instruction

Lectures, tutorials and site visits.

Assessment method

Paper, journal, oral presentations and various research assignments; general participation. The paper may be finished after returning to Leiden.


Not applicable.

Reading list


Registration via uSis and the Leiden coordinator (see below).

Contact information

Contact the Leiden coördinator Prof. dr. J. van der Vliet.


  • Registration through USIS alone does not suffice. It is compulsory to register with the Leiden coördinator, Prof. Dr. J. van der Vliet, well in advance, preferably before May 2012.

  • It is not possible to follow parts of this course.