Belgian expansionism and the making of Egyptology, 1830-1952

Symposium: The History of Egyptology in the Low Countries

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.


14.00h. Dr. Martijn Eickhoff (NIOD; Bissing Link Project)
‘Aus dem Volksleben heraus’. The short career of Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bissing in the Netherlands

14.25h. Dr. Thomas Gertzen (Potsdam; Bissing Link Project)
Major and Minor Powers in Egyptology? Some reflections on the post-colonial approach in disciplinary history

14.50h. Dr. Olaf Kaper (Leiden University)
Egyptology as a university subject in the Netherlands, between theology and archaeology

15.15h. Dr. Marie-Cécile Bruwier (Royal Museum of Mariemont)
The exhibition "Heliopolis, the City of the Sun: An Egypto-Belgian sound cooperation”

15.45-16.00h. coffee break

16.00h. Dr. Athena Van der Perre (KU Leuven)
Across the English Channel. The distribution of Egyptian objects from British excavations to Brussels

16.20h. Dr. Marleen De Meyer (NVIC & KU Leuven)
Between Brussels and Brooklyn. The American career of Jean Capart

16.40h. Dr. Jan Vandersmissen & Dr. Christoph Verbruggen (Ghent University)
Governing expansionism. The practice of interlocking directorates

17.00h. Gert Huskens (ULB & Ghent University)
A forgotten quest entangling science and empire. Eugène de Pruyssenaere de la Wostyne’s pursuit for the sources of the Nile

29 Oct 2019 (21:44)