Wykład Prof. Eman Khalifa

imageDear Friends and Colleagues,

on behalf of dr Artur Obłuski, director of the Research Centre in Cairo, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw

I would like to invite you to an upcoming lecture from the lecture series ‚Polish Archaeology in Mediterranean’ (PolAr):

Prof. Eman Khalifa

Ceramology in Egypt. The First 120 Years  

which will be held at 6 p.m., on Thursday, 15th of December 2016

at the Research Centre in Cairo 11, Mahalla St., Heliopolis



Petrie gave the study of ancient Egyptian pottery its first scientific approach after its long phase of treasure-hunting. Almost 120 years later, ceramology goes back to an interdisciplinary approach, following his foot-steps. In this talk, Dr. Khalifa traces the development of this science throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. The talk also sheds light on her work on Prehistoric and Predynstic pottery, as well as recent finds within the Aswan region.


Eman Khalifa studied Egyptology and Prehistory at the Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, where she now works as Lecturer of Egyptology. She finished her MA-degree and PhD. at Tulane University in New Orleans, USA, which she followed by a post-doctorate at the Free University of Berlin. She did her first fieldwork in 2003, and since then she has participated in Egyptian and foreign digs in Sinai, Memphis, Draa Abu AlNaga, Elephantine, as well as Peru. She is also director of the pottery project, which is part of the Qubbet elHawa Research Project. In her work, she pays special attention to applying multidisciplinary approaches.

The Research Center is located next to Al-Ahram metro station (the last station of the 3rd line – approx. 20 min of comfortable ride from the Attaba station). Please see attached map for directions.

Marianna Chlebowska

Research Centre in Cairo

Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW

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