The Graduate Annual Research Discussions on Egypt and Nubia (GARDEN) is the name for a new initiative that saw its birth on 15th December 2012, specifically for MA and starting PhD students of all nationalities. The focus of the workshop is on research methodology (including the organisation of research, working in Egypt and related topics) to better prepare students for carrying out the research and writing their thesis, as well as accustoming them to presenting at academic conferences.
The programme has the aim of broadening the study of Egyptology with educational components that are difficult to deal with in the Netherlands and Flanders. Archaeological research in Egypt is therefore the main focus point.
The preparations of the Cairo Semester 2012 are in full swing.
It is that time of the year again: the Cairo Semester for Egyptology students started 28 October and will last until 22 December. A large group of enthusiast MA students, 17 in total, will be taught all ins and outs of Egypt and of archaeology in the field. Besides visiting sites, the students will develop their own research, based on the collection in the Egyptian Museum. Attending the First International Chariot Conference on 1 and 2 December is also part of the programme this year. You can read their diaries here.