12-1.30pm (Brazil) / 3-4.30pm (UK) / 4-5.30pm (Egypt)

What can modern ethnographic studies tell us about the use of dwelling in the modern world? How the investigation of contemporary houses in Egypt and Sudan can help scholars to revisit ancient sources?


Maria Correas Amador
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

María Correas Amador holds a PhD in Archaeology from Durham University. She has been an Honorary Fellow at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and a member of the Universidad de Jaén’s Archaeological Mission to Qubbet el-Hawa (Aswan, Egypt), as well as a member of UAM’s ‘Punic Ibiza’ research group. She has also been a guide to the Egyptian rooms at Spain’s National Archaeology Museum for a number of years and she is a published author, currently preparing a book on organic materials in Egypt.

Fatma Keshk
Freie Universität, Berlin

Fatma Keshk is an Egyptologist, a heritage outreach expert and a storyteller.

Through her work at archaeological sites in Egypt, Sudan and Europe, Fatma developed her expertise in archaeology and also in heritage outreach. Her encounter with the local communities allowed her to explore the overwhelming richness of Egyptian heritage, how it is perceived and how it can be regenerated through and for its people.

She worked with several local and international institutions and was the director of the archaeology and architecture section at the center of documentation of cultural and natural heritage at the Library of Alexandria. She acts as consultant for projects and institutions in the fields of archaeological site management, heritage outreach and community engagement.

In January 2020, she received the cheer-leading award of the "Golden Cubes" competition from the Egyptian House of architecture for her first published story “A Tale of Shutb” that documents the heritage of Shutb village and produced in the framework of the Asyut Region Project of the British Museum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch_DUfRaOeU&t=2s 

Her current research concentrates on reconstructing the unknown history of Egyptian Egyptology and on exploring the perceptions of history by contemporary Egyptians. In 2019, she founded her own initiative "The Place and the People" for heritage outreach and education: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ4crE3nOR0 

فاطمة كشك متخصصة في علم المصريات و خبيرة في التوعية بالتراث وحكاءة.

استطاعت فاطمة من خلال عملها بالمواقع الأثرية بمصر والسودان وأوروبا أن تطور خبرتها في المجال الأثري وأيضا في مجال التوعية بالتراث. ومن خلال احتكاكها بالمجتمعات المحلية استطاعت فاطمة أن تستكشف الغنى اللا محدود للتراث المصري ودرست الرؤى المختلفة لهذا التراث وطرق إحيائه من خلال ولأجل الناس.

عملت فاطمة مع العديد من المؤسسات المحلية والدولية وشغلت منصب رئيس قسم الأثار والعمارة بمركز توثيق التراث الحضاري والطبيعي بمكتبة الإسكندرية. تعمل فاطمة كمستشار لعدة مشاريع في مجالات إدارة المواقع الأثرية والتوعية بالتراث والتواصل المجتمعي.

في يناير 2020 حصلت فاطمة على الجائزة التشجيعية الخاصة في مسابقة المكعبات الذهبية التي يقيمها بيت المعمار المصري عن قصتها "حكاية شطب" والتي صدرت في إطار مشروع أسيزط الإقليمي التابع للمتحف البريطاني بلندن.


وتركز فاطمة في أبحاثها الحالية على تاريخ تطور علم المصريات في مصروعلى استكشاف الرؤى المختلفة للتاريخ في مصر حاليا. وأسست فاطمة في 2019 مبادرتها "الناس والمكان" التي تعمل في مجال التوعية بالتراث.



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