NEWS AND EVENTS

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On June 22nd, Maria Gatto delivered the keynote lecture at the Poles on the Nile conference.

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In the 3rd lecture of our Borderscape Project Seminar Series, our own Dr. Oren Siegel delivered a lecture entitled “Re-evaluating Aspects of Inter-Polity Boundaries (tASw) in Middle and New Kingdom Egypt” on June 8th, 2023.

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We really hope you will be able to attend the second in our seminar series on May 25th at 4pm CEST via Microsoft Teams. It should be a really fascinating talk, and please reach out for a link if you’d like to attend!

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In the first lecture of our Borderscape Project Seminar series, Chiara Brambilla delivered a fascinating lecture entitled “Rethinking Borders through the Borderscaping Looking Glass” on May 11th, 2023.

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SAVE THE DATES!

The Borderscape Project is starting a series of seminars on topics relevant to our research project.

Check out the list below to learn more about the first three seminars.

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On May 19th, 2023, Maria Gatto participated in Iksiopan’s Night at the Museum pottery workshop event together with Jade Bajeot of the Technopregypt project.

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On February 22nd, 2023, Maria Gatto presented at the Egyptian World Seminar Series at the McDonald Institute at Cambridge University, delivering a lecture entitled “BORDERSCAPE: Egyptian state formation and the changing socio-spatial landscape of the Nile First Cataract region in the 4th and 3rd millennia BCE.”

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On November 1st, 2022, Maria Gatto participated in the Gateway to Africa: Cultural Exchanges Across the Cataracts conference in Cairo, giving a talk entitled “The Region of the Nile Cataracts between the Fourth and Third Millennium BCE.”

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This Friday, September 21st, 2022, Maria Gatto is delivering a lecture as part of the Friday seminar series at the University of Oslo, helping to build ties between our Norwegian scholars and the Polish Academy of Sciences through our project! Here is a link to the event, if you happen to be in Oslo and would like to attend!

https://www.hf.uio.no/iakh/forskning/aktuelt/arrangementer/gjesteforelesninger-seminarer/fredagsseminar/2022/maria-gatto.html

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The 15th International Conference for Nubian Studies in Warsaw was a great success for the Borderscape Project–a wonderful chance to reconnect with colleagues and meet new ones. Below are some pictures from our Borderscapes of the Nubian World session, held on August 31st, 2022!

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We are thrilled that The Borderscape Project will be a major presence at the 15th International Conference for Nubian Studies here in Warsaw! Here’s a rundown of what you can expect from us next week:

Dr. Oren Siegel and Dr. Maria Gatto organized a session entitled Borderscapes of the Nubian World that will take place all day on Wednesday, August 31st, 2022. Thirteen researchers will present research related to Nubian borderscapes. Dr. Gatto and Dr. Siegel will be speaking about aspects of their work from The Borderscape Project—Maria’s talk is entitled “Bordering Nubia: Egyptian border-making in the First Cataract region and its impact in Lower Nubia,” while Oren will discuss “Wall-scapes: Reevaluating the Aswan – Konosso and Semna – Uronarti Wall Systems.”

Additionally, Maria Gatto will participate as a panelist in Monday’s (August 29th, 2022) workshop, “Different Complexities: Empires, States, and Nomads in Nubia and the Middle Nile.”

Aspects of The Borderscape Project will also be presented on two different posters: our work on settlement patterns will be treated in “Introducing the Borderscape Project,” by Maria Gatto and Oren Siegel, and “Reassessing the ancient landscape and human settlement of the First Cataract Region through digital methodologies,” by Serena Nicolini, Oren Siegel, Louise Rayne, and Maria Gatto.

We hope to see you in Warsaw!

For more information, check out the conference website at https://nubianstudies2022.uw.edu.pl/

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Maria Gatto presented elements of the Borderscape Project at the Italy in Poland research event on June 22nd, 2022.

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On May 24th, 2022, Maria Gatto delivered the Kazimierz Michalowski Memorial lecture at the PCMA UW Research Centre in Cairo: “The BORDERSCAPE Project: Egyptian state formation and the changing socio-spatial landscape of the First Cataract in the 4th and 3rd millennia BCE.”

On May 16th, 2022, Maria Gatto presented our research at the W.Y. Adams Colloquium 2022:

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On May 10th, 2022, Maria Gatto presented on the rock art from the Nile’s First Cataract Region at the Archaeological Seminar of IMOC PAS.

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In April 2022, both Maria Gatto and Oren Siegel presented their research at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt.

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On Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 at 5pm CET, Maria Gatto and Antonio Curci are discussing their work at the incredible site of Wadi Rasras in the desert to the east of Aswan. The event is hosted by the The Italian Archaeological Centre of the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Cairo! We hope to see you there!

https://iiccairo.esteri.it/iic_ilcairo/it/gli_eventi/calendario/2022/02/webinar-wadi-rasras-an-exceptional.html#.YfO5uOsaScc.twitter

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On October 5th, 2021, Maria Gatto gave a lecture entitled “Introducing the Borderscape Project” with contributions from Oren Siegel to the Archaeological Seminar of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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On June 19th, 2021, as part of European Archaeology Days, Dr. Maria Gatto gave a presentation on the Aswan Borderscape and organized an outreach event for children.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=6287460644600996