17 June 2022 Start
19 June 2022 End
Friday 5.15 pm-9.00 pm (welcoming session), Saturday1.00 pm-6.00 pm, Sunday 10.00 am- 5.00 pm. Time
Canada UQAM Cœur des Sciences campus in Montreal, Sherbrooke Pavillon (200 Sherbrooke O), Amphitheater SH-2800


GOLDEN YEARS – 200 years of Egyptology

17-19 June 2022

GOLDEN YEARS – Montreal celebrates 200 years of Egyptology is a three-day event commemorating, in 2022, the bicentenary of the decipherment of the hieroglyphs by Jean-François Champollion (1822) and the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter (1922). The first event marks the birth of Egyptology: the pharaonic monuments, which have been silent for almost two thousand years, start to unveil their secrets thanks to the decoding of writing. The second event offers a glimpse into a 3000-year-old time frame. Thanks to the 5400 objects discovered in the tomb, the interdisciplinary horizon of Egyptology expands exponentially.

Three study days are devoted to celebrating these events, on June 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2022. In order for parents to enjoy the program, educative workshops for kids will be held in parallel with the symposium. The detail of all our outreach activities —which will run until the end of 2022— can be found below.

The three study days will take place at UQAM Cœur des Sciences campus in Montreal, Sherbrooke Pavillon (200 Sherbrooke O), in Amphitheater SH-2800. The children’s workshops will be held in the adjacent room SH-2620.

The symposium will also be broadcast live online to the international public, on UQAM’s Zoom platform. The connection links will be made available to you upon registering on this website (“Registration” tab). To extend the reach of the event, each lecture will also be progressively archived here, with one video posted every three days, between June 20 and July 20. The released documents will remain online until the end of December 2022.

ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY, as places, both at UQAM and via Zoom, are limited.