Egyptian Cults on the Balkans

Conference Egyptian Cults in the Balkans

International Scientific conference Egyptian Cults in the Balkans

Dates : October 29-31 2024

Location: École française d’Athènes, Greece

Organised by the École française d’Athènes and the Institute for Balkan Studies and Center of Thracology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Deadline for submission: May 31 2024

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The main goal of the event is to unite the efforts of the academic community and expand our knowledge in the field, while presenting some results of the research related to the project. For this reason, it can involve a wide range of academics, researchers and scientists. It can be freely attended by museum specialists, experts, young researchers, postdoctoral students, PhD students, MA students and of course any person interested in the diffusion of Egyptian Cults in the Balkans. This topic allows the use of information from all kind of sources: archaeological excavations, written data, epigraphic and anepigraphic monuments – all with the potential to reinforce our understanding of the ancient cult practices in the region. We will discuss questions as the degree of worship of Egyptian deities in the Balkan lands, ways of penetration, ethnic and social characteristics of the adepts, distinctive features and / or types of statuary, epigraphic and numismatic material.

The conference will take place in the École française d’Athènes from 29 to 31 October 2024. Those wishing to participate must fill in the application form.

Applications must be sent electronically to before May 31, 2024. For further information and updates, follow us on

Oral communications

  • Speakers will attend in person
  • Each communication will last 25 minutes
  • The official languages are English and French

Conference Papers

The scientific papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings. They must be sent electronically to before March 1st, 2025.

Travel costs and accommodation

The travel costs to and from the place of the conference are at the expense of the participants. The Organizing Committee offers accommodation for the speakers.  

Scientific Committee

  • Laurent Bricault, University of Toulouse II Jean Jaurès, Institut Universitaire de France
  • Sergei Ignatov, New Bulgarian University
  • Laurianne Martinez-Sève, École française d’Athènes
  • Hélène Brun-Kyriakidis, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)

Organizing Committee

  • Laurianne Martinez-Sève, École française d’Athènes
  • Vessela Atanassova, Institute for Balkan Studies with Center of Thracology & École française d’Athènes

Tue ‒ Thu: 09am ‒ 07pm
Fri ‒ Mon: 09am ‒ 05pm

Adults: $25
Children & Students free

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