ITP Conference Grant awarded to Moamen Saad Mahmoud (Egypt, ITP 2008)

Written by Claire Messenger, Manager, International Training Programme

We are excited to announce that our next ITP Conference Grant of 2024 has been awarded to Moamen Saad Mahmoud (Egypt, ITP Fellow 2008).

Moamen will be using his support grant to travel to the ARCE Annual Meeting 2024 which will be held in Pittsburgh, USA from 19 – 21 April 2024.

The American Research Centre in Egypt (ARCE) supports research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture and Moamen has been asked to speak on ‘Unveiling King Seti I’s Lost Shrine: Rediscovering Sacred Scenes in Gebel el-Silsila’.

Read more about ARCE here

Currently, Moamen is the Director at the Department of Antiquities at Luxor International Airport, where he leads and supervises a team of Inspectors from the Ministry and implements a strategy to ensure that antiquities do not leave the country with passengers. He completed his PhD in 2019 at South Valley University, Qena, where he studied and completed, for the first time, a comprehensive corpus of the so-called Nile Stelae at Gebel el-Silsila. His dissertation was titled Rock shrines and Nile Stelaes at Gebel el Silsila West during the Ramesside Period.

Moamen is an active member of the ITP global network and in March 2010 attended the Cairo Conference Towards a global network where he presented a paper on what he had gained, both professionally and personally, from attending the ITP and his career development since the programme.

We are delighted to be able to support Moamen to attend and speak at the conference in Pittsburg and look forward to him sharing his experience with the wider ITP network.