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International Conference "Ancient Egypt - New Technology"

The University of Naples "L'Orientale" in collaboration with Indiana University, Bloomington (USA),

Centro Interdipartimentale Servizi per l’Archeologia (CISA, Unior) and Faces Revealed Project (H2020-MSCA-IF2019: 895130)

is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the

International Conference

Ancient Egypt - New Technology

Naples, July 5-7, 2023

In the last few years, the world of Egyptology opened its doors to new technologies starting a fruitful collaboration between specialists in Humanities and Digital Technologies and projecting the Ancient World to the Future.

Laser scanning, photogrammetry and 3D modelling enable archaeologists to document the whole excavation process and reconstruct contexts even after they have been physically removed, to reproduce a coffin with sub-millimetric accuracy, to recompose ancient papyrus or pieces of statues spread in different museums; non-invasive diagnostic imaging, X-Ray, CT scan enable to peek inside a sealed vessel, to analyze the chemical composition of ancient pigments, to virtually unwrap mummies. These are only a few examples of the benefits that the new technologies can offer to help humanists reconstruct history, preserve the past and spread it simply outside the limits of Museums, Universities and Research Centers.

On these new research horizons, the Conference “Ancient Egypt - New Technology” wants to allow the ever-growing Humanists and Digital Technologists community to meet, debate and get up-to-date on projects linked to Egyptology. Created in United Stated in 2019 by an idea of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University Bloomington and the Indiana University Virtual World Heritage Laboratory, the International Conference is in its 2nd Edition.

The in-person meeting will take place the 5th-7th of July 2023 at the headquarters of the Department of Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean of the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Palazzo Corigliano located in Piazza San Domenico Maggiore 12 Naples, Italy. A limited number of participants will be able to follow the conference through our zoom platform.

For more information see the Call for papers


The International Symposium on Animals in Ancient Egypt, the Middle Nile and their hinterlands aims to provide a thorough insight into the role of animals in Ancient Egyptian and Nubian societies, creating a fruitful scientific dialogue among the scholars from different disciplines – such as Egyptology, archaeozoology, restoration, Digital Humanities, ceramology, philology, history of art, science, economy, history of religion and Museology - who are working on this topic.

ISAAE 3 is organized by the University of Naples “L’Orientale” in partnership with the American University in Cairo (S. Ikram) and the Archéologie et Histoire de la Méditerranée et de l'Égypte Ancienne - Labex Archimède in Montpellier (S. Porcier).

The Symposium will take place on 15th-17th June 2022 as a hybrid event (in-person at the University of Naples “L’Orientale” (Italy) and via zoom): both in-person attendees and virtual attendees will be welcomed. 

Call for Papers:

Beyond Moscow

Beyond Moscow

Rethinking the international and transnational dimensions of the Soviet Republics


September 28-29, 2023

Scuola di Procida per l'Alta Formazione (UniOr)

Procida, Italy

Thirty years after the Soviet collapse, it remains challenging to identify an international role for the USSR that goes beyond the patterns of the Cold War. Nor is it possible to clearly assess the complexity of a system where international politics, diplomacy and cooperation did not pass solely through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Central Committee in Moscow but included a range of peripheral actors far from the center. Among these were the ministries, politicians, cultural and even scientific institutes of the USSR’s 15 Soviet Socialist Republics, which, as federated entities, had a specific subjectivity and relevance even in the international and transnational sphere.

In the years of diplomatic isolation, in an era disrupted by ideological disagreements, world conflicts, and the bipolarity of a world divided by the Cold War and the uncertainties of decolonization, what were these alternative centers active in international relations? What were the interlocutors, issues, factors, interests, and levels of subjectivity promoted by these republics and political actors at the republican level? How, in 1991, would these issues be at the origins of the systems of international relations that the republics would inherit once they became independent? Recently, scholars have started to address these issues in separate case studies. Nevertheless, these and many other questions still need to be tackled in a comprehensive manner to provide a more complete picture of the multipolarity of Soviet international affairs.

For this reason, the University of Naples L'Orientale (UniOr) has organized the international conference Beyond Moscow. Rethinking the international and transnational dimensions of the Soviet Republics. The event will be held on 2-3 October 2022, in Procida at the Scuola di Procida per l'Alta Formazione. It seeks to attract historians, area specialists and scholars of international relations who work on the international and transnational dimensions of the Soviet Socialist Republics during the interwar years, the Second World War, and the Cold War era.

We invite proposals for papers that consider, in a historical perspective, examples from the Soviet periphery, including peculiarities in their international and transnational dimensions, rethinking - from a local perspective - the different declinations of empire, nation and people; their strategic role and international dimensions during the interwar period, the Second World War, the Cold War and decolonization; the institutional framework, interactions and divergences and subjectivity of the SSRs in international organizations and agencies; the religious, cultural and linguistic peculiarities and relations of the Soviet regions with the “Foreign East”; intra/inter-party relations with the Communist, leftist and socialist parties in the West and national organizations and movements in the Third World; local models of Soviet developmentalism and their promotion within the UN platforms and abroad; cooperation in the fields of science, academics, research and education or in literature, cinema and sport; interactions with the diasporas abroad; the international and transnational ambitions of the republican government and party leaders; and other issues related to the international and transnational dimensions of the Soviet republics.

This initiative aims to build a network of scholars working on the international and transnational dimensions of the Soviet republics and publishing the most relevant results in dedicated special issues of internationally regarded peer-reviewed journals.

We welcome senior researchers’ contributions, but also encourage PhD candidates to submit proposals and participate in the conference. Participation is free of charge. The organizers, however, are unfortunately unable to cover travel and accommodation. The organizers will attempt to secure additional funding for a limited number of travel grants. At the same time, we encourage participants to seek their own funding for travel and accommodation.

The conference will be held in person, and we strongly recommend taking advantage of the opportunity this will provide to participate actively and visiting Procida. In exceptional circumstances, we may be able to provide remote video connection for those who are unable to attend the event.

Proposals should be sent by 31 January 2022 to the "Beyond Moscow" Organizing Committee ( or to the organizers ( and and should include:

- abstract (500 words max)

- short biographical note (150 words max)

Papers will be selected by the end of March 2022. Participation must be confirmed by April 2022. The conference will be based on pre-circulated papers. Deadline for the papers - 1 August 2022.



Riccardo Mario Cucciolla (UniOr) and Alexandr Voronovici (CEU)


University of Naples L’Orientale
Department of Asian African and Mediterranean Studies
Palazzo Corigliano – Piazza San Domenico Maggiore 12
Naples, Italy

Conference convenors & organisers
Flavia Aiello, Gian Claudio Batic, Andrea Brigaglia

Important dates
Call for papers: 23 February 2023
Deadline for abstract submissions: 1 June 2023
Notification of acceptance: 20 June 2023
OUTBREAKS! conference: 19-20 October 2023

Conference fee
There is no conference fee. Travel and accommodation costs are borne by the participants.


Call for Papers: