August 14, 2017

ASOR 2016 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas 16. – 19. November 2016

The annual ASOR (the American School of Oriental Research) Conference was held in a resort hotel in San Antonio, where Prof. Bietak gave two presentations (one in the Workshop Exodus Sojourn and Exodus from Egyptological Perspective and the other in the Chronology of Middle Bronze Age in the Levant – Tell el-Dab‘a and Chronology). Both […]

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Sinai & Delta 2 Conference in Krakow

Sept./Oct. 2016 was attended by the PI and he also gave a presentation. The Department of Egyptian and Near Eastern Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland organised this conference and it was again an opportunity to meet other researchers and discuss new findings and results within the scientific community.

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May 18, 2017

Subcontract SC4 finalised

As this project encompasses comparative studies and works cross-disciplinary, additional expert knowledge is required. Not only do we have several new members of staff coming to work at the Academy, but we also have people working on subcontracts to provide insight into comparative studies. Hence we are very lucky that Hanan Charaf Mullins PhD is […]

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New positions advertised

We are continuing our recruitment process and publishing various positions by utilising different channels: the Post Docs and one PhD, for the Research Tracks RT2, RT4, RT5 & RT6. The applications we receive have seen the publication of job ads on Euraxess, the Austrian Academy of Sciences career site but also on our project website. […]

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April 21, 2017

10th ICAANE VIENNA Austrian Academy of Sciences/1

The Theatersaal was absolutely packed, people were even standing at the rear, which shows again how much interest this project has generated. It was also an opportunity fot the BU’s PI – Prof. Schutkowski to meet people from the archaeological world and get acquainted with a number of great experts. Besides the workshops update meetings […]

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10th ICAANE VIENNA Austrian Academy of Sciences

25. – 29.04.2016 The ICAANE conference is a great platform to present “the Enigma of the Hyksos” project to a wide audience! Prof. Bietak held a couple of presentations, one within the Palaces workshops and a key note on the Tuesday evening introducing the project; see some images on the following News Updates.

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New Website launched!

24.04.2016 The website concept for the project was outlined right at the start of the project and a quick realisation was hence possible. Luckily the project team had some ideas and bounced some layout drafts with the designer. Within the first four months of year one the project website “the Hyksos Enigma Project” went live […]

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9th International Colloquium of the German Orient-Society in Frankfurt!

30.03 – 01.04.2016 Although it was too late to register the project itself for this conference, it was a great opportunity for the Principal Investigator (PI) and the Research Assistant (RA) to meet up with scientists from different cities like Rome, Berlin, Bern, Munich, Madrid, Cambridge and Ankara, who also presented the wider research areas […]

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Kick-Off Meeting with BU!

08. – 09.02.2016 Prof. Holger Schutkowski joined the core team in Vienna for an implementation workshop at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the team also attended a cooperation meeting at the Austrian Archaeological Institute to discuss a work plan and re-affirm the much needed support to access available material in Cairo for the project […]

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Project Coordinator recruited!

15.01.2017 Staff recruitment for the position of Researcher/Project Coordinator concluded with the beginning of 2016 and we are happy to announce that Dr. Silvia Prell has accepted to assist Prof. Bietak in this prestigious ERC project.She contributes with her expertise of having overseen excavations sites in Egypt, being familiar with material culture and funerary customs […]

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