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. We are looking forward to welcoming you at the institute!
On 27 November our institute, with the generous support of the Netherlands Embassy in Cairo, organised a seminar/conference. It was organised in cooperation with professor Dr Petra Sijpesteijn of Leiden University. The topic of the seminar was " Informal requests for help and mediation (on paper and/or papyrus) in Egypt (from Roman times until the Ottoman era) ". The aim of the presentations was to investigate how informal requests have contributed to social cohesion of the early Islamic society. In total eight papers on this topic were read and discussed in a serious, but convivial atmosphere.
From the 3rd until the 8th of December, together with Dr Amr Ryad of Utrecht University our institute organized a workshop with students of the Faculty of Languages and Translation of the Azhar University. During this workshop, students had the opportunity to discuss their own research proposals with various specialists from Dutch and Egyptian universities.
Our Assistant Director, Ifdal Elsaket, attended the Study Abroad Festival in Leiden on the 14th of October this year. There she told students about the various study programmes available at the NVIC.