Keynote speakers

Prof. Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka

Prof. Papuci-Władyka is the head of the Departament of Classical Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University. She is a renown specialist in the archaeology of Greece, Cyprus and the Black Sea region and director of many archaeological missions in the area. at present, her major professional interest is focused on directing the Paphos Agora Project, excavating the ancient site of Paphos in Cyprus. There, both trade activity and numerous interesting copper objects were registered.

On Friday (09.10.), Prof. Papuci-Władyka will give an opening lecture titled: Paphos trade links in Hellenistic and Roman times

Dr. Amir Golani

Dr. Golani is a Senior Excavating and Research Archaeologist in the Israel Antiquities Authority. He directed many excavations of unique archaeological sites in the Levant. Thanks to his field activity and many publications he is a renown specialist in the field of the Early Bronze Age. 

On Saturday (10.10.), Dr. Golani will give an opening lecture titled: Not by copper alone: Trade relations between Egypt and the southern Levant at the transition from the 4th to 3rd Millennium BCE.

Prof. Krzysztof M. Ciałowicz

Prof. Ciałowicz is the Director of the Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University and the Head of the Departament of Egyptian and Near Eastern Archaeology. His major professional interest focuses on the Pre- and Early Dynastic period in Egypt. He directs the Polish Archaeological Expedition to the Eastern Nile Delta, which excavates the site of Tell el-Farkha. Brewery complexes, massive silos and monumental architecture discovered at the site confirm its important trade role at the dawn of the Egyptian civilization.

On Sunday (11.10.), Prof. Ciałowicz will give an opening lecture titled: Tell el-Farkha in the Nile Delta as an Early Dynastic trade centre