NVIC biedt gedurende het jaar verschillende cursussen aan die toegankelijk zijn voor een breed publiek. U kunt zich nu inschrijven voor de volgende cursussen: Intensive Beginner's Course Egyptian Colloquial Arabic en Survival Arabic Group Lessons.
Het NVIC organiseert wekelijks lezingen (op donderdag) en filmavonden (op zondag). Na een rustige zomerperiode (juni-augustus) zal op 9 Oktober het nieuwe lezing- en filmprogramma weer van start gaan. Wij hopen velen van jullie te mogen ontvangen!
On 27 November our institute, with the generous support of the Netherlands Embassy in Cairo, will organise its yearly Cleveringa-lecture. A seminar/conference during the day is organised in cooperation with professor Dr Petra Sijpesteijn of Leiden University. The topic of the seminar is " Informal requests for support and mediation (on paper and/or papyrus) in Egypt (from Roman times until the Ottoman era) ". We have invited a number of excellent scholars from Egypt and abroad to contribute and most have promised to present a paper on this topic. It promises to be an interesting day! The programme of the day will be announced on this website in due course. The Cleveringa-lecture itself will this year be read by professor Sijpesteijn.
Het Nederlands-Vlaams Instituut in Cairo stelt accommodatie ter beschikking aan onderoekers, studenten en mederwerkers van de vebonden universiteiten.
Dear friends of the NVIC, Last academic year 2015-16 at our institute ended with saying farewell to Dr Stijn Aerts, who had been our Assistant-Director for Arabic and Islam Studies for a year. Unforeseen circumstances led to his decision to return to Belgium. We shall miss his valuable contributions, dry sense of humour, and wish him all the best for the future. In July we had a round of interviews in Brussels to select a new Assistant-Director to take Stijn’s place (the position is funded by F.W.O., Research Fund Flanders). I am very pleased to announce that Dr Ifdal Elsaket (PhD, University of Sydney) will be our new Assistant-Director as from 1 October this year. Ifdal worked as a guest researcher at our institute before, and we very much look forward to her joining our team. At the end of August we started our regular MA-semester again for students from our contributing universities of Ghent and Leuven in Flanders (and this year also one student from the University of Amsterdam).