WMES 2018 Conference
17th-18th November, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
The West Midland Egyptology Society (WMES) is pleased to announce their 2018 conference, titled:
‘Aswan to Alexandria: Travel and Exploration in Egypt from Antiquity to the Modern Day’
WMES is holding its second conference, this time centred on travel, archaeology, and exploration in Egypt.
The United Kingdom has contributed significantly to the study of archaeology and history in Egypt. In 2018, it will be 95 years since Howard Carter first opened the sealed doorway of Tutankhamun’s tomb; 145 years since Amelia Edwards travelled up the Nile; and 165 years since the birth of Flinders Petrie. Today, a large number of independent researchers, archaeologists, historians, and Egyptologists continue to travel the Nile; researching, discovering, and documenting Egypt’s ever-evolving history.
This conference aims to highlight recent research in Egypt, with a particular focus on travel, exploration, and archaeology. Papers can cover periods of history from antiquity to the modern day. Themes may cover:
Secular travel and exploration; including migration, early tourism, military encounters, and trade
Religious travel to Egypt; including pilgrimage and processions
Early tourism to Egypt and travel literature in the 19th/20th Century
Modern day secular and religious travel to Egypt
Travellers graffiti in Egypt
Recent research of Egypt from historical and photographic records/museum archives
It will be held on 17-18 November at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, forming part of their Ancient Civilisations Week.
See: https://wmegyptology.wordpress.com/conferences/ for further details.
Palestine Exploration Fund & British Museum Joint Event
8th November 2018, BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum (4 pm)
‘Woolley Thinking: The British Museum Excavations at Carchemish 1911 – 1920’
by Jonathan Tubb (British Museum)
More details of this event will be posted in the ‘Latest Content’ section of the PEF website in due course: https://pef.org.uk/
Free tickets can be booked through the British Museum. To book, contact the British Museum Box Office: 020 7323 8181 or www.britishmuseum.org and go to the ‘What’s On’ option at the top of the BM homepage. Choose the ‘Events Calendar’ and scroll down the page to see events listed by date and time.
PEF Event: The Archaeological Origins of Britain in Palestine
Being Human Humanities Festival: 23 November 2018
University of Greenwich
The Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF) are very excited to be collaborating with the University of Greenwich on a joint event to be held at their new premises in Greenwich on the 23rd November 2018.
The event is part of the Being Human humanities festival, and aims to explore the PEF’s relationship with the Ottoman authorities regarding the rules of exploration, excavation, antiquities laws, and how these evolved under the Mandate.
To find out more visit: https://