The Third International Congress for Young Egyptologists 2009 'Commerce and Economy in Ancient Egypt' Budapest, Hungary, 25th to 27th September 2009.
Report by Marsia Sfakianou Bealby
University of Birmingham
The Third International Congress for Young Egyptologists was held in the beautiful city of Budapest, in the Eötvös Loránd University, on the 25th and 26th September; and at the Museum of Fine Arts on the 27th September 2009. The event was organised by András Hudecz (M.A.) and Máté Petrik (M.A.) of the Byblos Foundation in co-operation with the Museum of Fine Arts-Budapest and the Eötvös Loránd University. The academic and advisory committee of the congress consisted of Prof. Manfred Bietak, Professor of Egyptology at the University of Vienna and Director of the Austrian Archaeological Institute in Cairo; Dr. Edward Bleiberg, Curator of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Middle Eastern Art at the Brooklyn Museum; Prof. Jac J. Janssen, Professor Emeritus at the University of Leiden; Prof. Ulrich Luft, Professor of Egyptology at the Eötvös Loránd University Budapest; Prof. László Török, Research Professor at the Archaeological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Ian Shaw, Senior Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Liverpool; and Dr. David Alan Warburton, Guest Professor at the Mediterranean and Orient Research Centre - Jean Pouilloux, University Lumière Lyon 2.*
This year's congress focused on 'Commerce and Economy in Ancient Egypt' and was attended by more than a hundred speakers, poster presenters, delegates and visitors, from over twenty-five countries around the globe. All thirty papers and five posters initiated a vigorous discussion on a range of issues, both inside and outside the lecture room.