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Preserving Egypt’s Cultural Heritage – call for participants

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EgyptThe AHRC have just announced a call for researchers to attend a workshop on ‘Preserving Egypt’s Cultural Heritage: Mitigating Threats for a Sustainable Future’. Organised in partnership with the Science and Technology Development Fund in Egypt (STDF), the event will bring together academic experts from both countries to address an issue of growing importance as Egypt seeks to preserve and position its rich cultural history within the context of growing international concerns about the threats modern society is posing to cultural heritage.

Expressions of interest to participate in the workshop are invited from UK-based researchers meeting the AHRC’s standard eligibility requirements. The AHRC expects to support the attendance of around 15 UK-based researchers, with the STDF identifying a similar number of researchers based in Egypt. Deadline for applications is 9 September 2015.

The workshop will take place in Cairo, Egypt over two days from 12th to 14th October. This activity is funded through the Newton Fund – a 5 year programme that aims to strengthen research and innovation partnerships between the UK and emerging knowledge economies.

Further information and guidance regarding how to apply to attend can be found on the AHRC website

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