Egypt and Austria IX

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Presented paper: "A hitherto unknown source by Giuseppe Nizzoli, Chancellor of the Austrian Consulate in Egypt (1818-1827)".

After the expedition of Napoleon Bonaparte to Egypt in 1798, Europeans increasingly began to encounter Near Eastern countries and to become acquainted with the cultures of the Orient.

The conference seeked to examine the perception of the Orient, especially Egypt, in Central Europe during the 19th century up to the First World War and the legacy of Egyptomania and Orientalism up to that time. The lectures targeted cultural interactions, but topics referring to political, economic and social relationships were welcomed as well. With special reference to the conference venue, attention was given to travelling and collecting activities of the nobility from the countries of the former Austria-Hungary, that gave rise to libraries, artistic and archaeological collections and common knowledge about the Oriental world.
Period23 Oct 2013
Event typeConference
Conference number9
LocationBetliar, SlovakiaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Archaeology
  • Egyptology
  • Giuseppe Nizzoli
  • Amalia Nizzoli
  • History of Collections
  • Museum Collections
  • Museum studies
  • Manuscript studies
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Modern History
  • Orient
  • Central Europe
  • European travellers