Throughout the year, NVIC offers courses that are open to the general public. The following courses are now open for registration: Intensive Beginner's Course Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and Survival Arabic Group Lessons.
The NVIC organises weekly lectures (on Thursday) and films (on Sunday) on a variety of subjects. After a quiet summer break we will recommence our film and lecture programme on 9 October, 2016. We are looking forward to welcoming you all back!
In collaboration with the Islamic and Arabic Studies department at the University of Utrecht, the NVIC is pleased to invite Al-Azhar alumni and research staff members to apply for the workshop: " Islamic Studies in the West: An interdisciplinary Perspective " from 3-8 December 2016 at the institute. The workshop brings together academics from Dutch universitites and Al-Azhar University to explore the current interdisciplinary features of Islamic Studies in the West. The programme seeks to enhance dialogue between academic colleagues and young researchers by creating a forum where scholarly issues in the field of Islamic Studies, history and civilisation can be discussed.
On 27 November our institute, with the generous support of the Netherlands Embassy in Cairo, will organise its yearly Cleveringa-lecture. A seminar/conference during the day is organised in cooperation with professor Dr Petra Sijpesteijn of Leiden University. The topic of the seminar is " Informal requests for support and mediation (on paper and/or papyrus) in Egypt (from Roman times until the Ottoman era) ". We have invited a number of excellent scholars from Egypt and abroad to contribute and most have promised to present a paper on this topic. We look forward to an interesting day! The programme of the day will be announced on this website in due course. The Cleveringa-lecture itself will this year be read by professor Sijpesteijn.
The Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo offers accommodation to researchers, staff and students of the affiliated Dutch and Flemish universities.