Belgian expansionism and the making of Egyptology, 1830-1952

In Belgium, Egyptology emerged later than elsewhere in Europe, but once under steam, it went through a rapid growth in the course of the first half of the 20th century. In the 1930s Brussels was occasionally even referred to as ‘the capital of Egyptology’.

Heliopolis.  © Le Soir Illustré, 15 Mar 1930.
"Frans van Kuyck", Book of Gold City of Antwerp, Part 1 1866-1892, p. 191. © FelixArchief.
"Ferdinand de Lesseps", Book of Gold City of Antwerp, Part 1 1866-1892, p. 144. © FelixArchief.
The Albert Eid & Co. antiquities store in Cairo. © Nag Hammadi Archive, Claremont Graduate University. Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, School of Religion.
Jean Capart - Severin Fresque © KMKG - MRAH
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News and activities

Gert Huskens, one of Pyramids & Progress's PhD students, has published a review in the latest issue of Contemporanea about his research on Belgian diplomatic presence in Egypt.


blog
28 Mar 2020

Last week, an interview with our P&P-member Jean-Michel Bruffaerts was featured in Le Soir. Re-read it over here !

Photo credit: Twitter, Isabelle Bastaits (@isabastaits).

 


press
22 Mar 2020

Our colleague Jean-Michel Bruffaerts has recently published an new article about Jean Capart called 'The origins of museum storytelling: Jean Capart and the dissemination of ancient Egypt' in the Il Capitale Culturale: Studies on the Value of Cultural Heritage. 


blog
3 Mar 2020

During the Hulencourt Festival our colleague Jean-Michel Bruffaerts will give a dinner-lecture on 12 March 2020

If you want to please both your intellectual as well as your gastronomic desires, this is the event you're looking for!

 

 


lecture | conference
25 Feb 2020

On 19 February 2020 Marleen De Meyer was invited to speak at the American University in Cairo, Rare Books and Special Collections Library, about "Jean Capart, a Belgian Egyptologist in the USA during the interwar years".


lecture | conference
20 Feb 2020

Gustave Hagemans’s passion for art and antiques is still visible in the showcases of the Art and History Museum of the Cinquantenaire.


blog
4 Feb 2020

Nouveau regard sur un masque de momie du Musée d’Art & d’Histoire (E.6884)

On Sunday February 9, 2020, P&P-member dr. Dorian Vanhulle will give a lecture (in French) at the Art & History Museum (Brussels).  


lecture | conference
27 Jan 2020

Leopold II, the second king of the Belgian (1835-1909, r. 1865-1909), travelled twice in Egypt while he was still Prince and Duke of Brabant: once between January 1854 and March 1855, then between December 1862 and February 1863.


blog
16 Dec 2019

On Wednesday December 11, 2019, P&P-member dr. Marleen De Meyer will give a lecture (in Dutch) at KU Leuven. This event is organised by Ex Oriente Lux Leuven and Egyptologica Vlaanderen.


lecture | conference
3 Dec 2019

Location
KU Leuven, Mgr. Sencie-Instituut MSI 00.28, Erasmusplein 2, 3000 Leuven

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lecture | conference
14 Nov 2019

On Monday November 11, 2019, P&P organises the symposium "The History of Egyptology in the Low Countries" at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, Egypt.


lecture | conference
29 Oct 2019

On Sunday November 10, 2019, 18h, P&P-member dr. Harco Willems will give the annual Cleveringa lecture at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, Egypt.

29 Oct 2019

On Tuesday November 5, 2019, P&P-member Vincent Oeters MA will give a lecture at the Twelfth International Congress of Egyptologists - ICE XII which will be hosted in Cairo, Egypt from 3-8 November 2019.


lecture | conference
29 Oct 2019

On Monday November 4, 2019, P&P-member dr. Athena Van der Perre will give a lecture at the Twelfth International Congress of Egyptologists - ICE XII which will be hosted in Cairo, Egypt from 3-8 November 2019.


lecture | conference
29 Oct 2019