Conferences (since 2013)


Generous Patrons, Loyal Clients

Prague, 4–5 September 2017


The study of patronage is a very important multi-layered issue closely related to the study of socio-economic and political structures of any community. An essential prerequisite of any type of study are relevant sources. Patronage is a relationship considered to be related to informal networks. This fact, as well as, the intimate nature of the bond, moral obligations between the two parties and its similarity to other dependency relations must necessarily reflect in the traces it leaves in sources. It is for this reason that we are organising a two-day workshop at the Czech Institute of Egyptology in Prague. We hope to provide scholars from various disciplines with the opportunity to engage with each other to discuss the typologies of sources coming from a wide range of societies and the types of traces which patronage leaves in them. Our main foci for this workshop will be discourse on these questions: What type of sources patron-client relations may be discerned in respective societies?  What kind of evidence can be found within these sources?


More details on the conference in call for papers.


XI. Tempeltagung — The Discourse between Tomb and Temple

Prague, May 24 – 27, 2017


The XI. Tempeltagung would like to break through the boundaries separating temple from tomb and focus on the many different types of interaction that existed between these two crucial expressions of ancient Egyptian thought, belief and culture. For more information or to register as a visitor to the XI. Tempeltagung, please contact Filip Coppens: filip.coppens(AT)

Program (updated version 11th May)

Abstracts (updated version 9th May)

Practical Information (updated version 11th May)


Prague, 22–23 April 2016

In April 2016 a conference “Aramaean Borders. Defining Aramaean Territories in the 10th–8th Centuries BCE” is being organized as a part of a research project of the Czech Science Foundation GA ČR no. P401/12/G168 “History and Interpretation of the Bible”. The conference will be held at the Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University in Prague (Černá 9, Praha 1).


Prague, June 22-26, 2015

In June 2015 the Czech Institute of Egyptology organizes the already fourth international conference on Abusir and Saqqara. The conference aims to cover all principal fields of Egyptology connected to relevant aspects of the history, archaeology, environmental features, philology, art history, religion and other related subjects concerning the pyramid fields and cemeteries of Abusir and Saqqara and their adjacent areas.


15th – 18th September 2014

The second international conference dedicated to the study of relations between Egypt, the Aegean, the Levant and the Sudan in the Second and First Millennia B.C.E. – “The Crossroads II, or There and Back Again” – will be held at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague from Monday 15th to Thursday September 18th 2014.

The main objective of the conference is to enhance our understanding of the historical processes and the development of rich and complex relations between Egypt and the aforementioned regions during the period defined by the beginning of the Middle Bronze Age and the turn of the Eras. In order to obtain a well-balanced insight, we would like the topic to be treated both from an archaeological and a philological point of view. We believe that bringing together archaeologists, philologists, as well as historians and other experts, is not merely highly desirable, but also a necessity for gaining a deeper insight into the historical, social, cultural and economic developments of the respective regions (the Levant and the Sudan) at this particular moment in time. The Aegean and Anatolia will be treated as further international players of that time. During the conference special interest will be given to the topic of technologies and mechanisms of communication between “centres” and “peripheries”. We hope that this discussion will not only provide a new view on, and understanding of, the problems themselves, but we also intend to focus on the character of the political and social organization of these regions and the impact Egypt and the other Great Powers had on their cultural development.

The conference will take place in the main building of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague at Náměstí Jana Palacha 2, 110 00 Prague 1, room 104 (for directions see the Practical Information below) and, as already indicated, will be hosted by the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Institute for Classical Archaeology (both being parts of the above-mentioned Faculty of Arts) and the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures (National Museum). The programme of the workshop as well as other relevant information is now available.

Organising Committee

  • Jana Mynářová (Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague)
  • Pavel Onderka (National Museum – Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures)
  • Peter Pavúk (Institute of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague)

Prague, 26th – 27th June 2014

The Czech Institute of Egyptology announces the international conference Profane landscapes, sacred spaces. The aim of the meeting will be to discuss issues connected to environment development and climate change research in Egyptology, and to the ways ancient Egyptians reflected their environment and created sacred spaces within the natural landscape.
Each of the accepted talks will be given 30 minutes for presentation plus 10-15 minutes for discussion. Conference publication is planned.

On behalf of the organisers: Miroslav Barta, Jiri Janak, Czech Institute of Egyptology (,


The 7. Tagung zur Königsideologie will focus on different aspects of the acquisition, legitimization and restoration/renewal of power and authority from all periods of ancient Egyptian history with a spotlight on relations between the divine and royal spheres.

The congress will be held at the premises of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, from Wednesday June 26 to Friday June 28, 2013. The faculty is located on Náměstí Jana Palacha 2 and the congress will take place in room no. 104 on the first floor of the faculty building.

International Workshop

The international workshop “Under the Aegis of 1000 Gods” will concentrate on various aspects of the relations between Egypt and Hatti in the 14th and 13th centuries BC. It will take place on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, Náměstí Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1 (room 201).

List of speakers:

  • Violetta Cordani (Institut für Altorientalistik, Freie Universität Berlin, TOPOI)
  • Elena Devecchi (Assyriologie und Hethitologie, Ludwig-Maxmilians-Universität München)
  • Jana Mynářová (Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague)
  • Seraina Nett (Center for Canon and Identity Formation, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen)
  • Guido Pfeifer (Lehrstuhl für Antike Rechtsgeschichte,Europäische Privatrechtsgeschichte und Zivilrecht, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)
  • Aaron Tugendhaft (Assyriologie und Hethitologie, Ludwig-Maxmilians-Universität München)


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