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Fourth British Egyptology Congress (BEC) 2018

7th-9th September 2018, University of Manchester


The Egypt Exploration Society is delighted to be partnering with the University of Manchester to organise the fourth British Egyptology Congress (BEC) on 7th-9th September 2018. See the announcement here.

104 presentations have now been confirmed (including a number by ASTENE members)

Registration and final schedules will be made available shortly.

Further information on the event is available here:

The T. E. Lawrence Society’s 2018 Symposium 

21st – 23rd September, St John’s College, Oxford

T E Law

The Symposium is the most important event organised by the T. E. Lawrence Society.

Held every two years, the Symposium offers a chance to meet fellow enthusiasts from around the world and to enjoy lectures covering diverse aspects of Lawrence’s life, in the historic surroundings of Oxford, with all its many associations with Lawrence.

For the weekend of the Symposium, delegates can enjoy the privilege of living and dining in one of Oxford’s celebrated historic colleges.

Past Symposia have featured talks by internationally regarded writers and academics, as well as members of the Society sharing their own knowledge and researches.

The full programme is available here:

Alongside the opportunity for a visit to the Lawrence-related archives at Magdalen College, a number of interesting lectures will also be given:

‘The Gertrude Bell Archive’ (by Dr. Mark Jackson)

‘The making of the film ‘Letters from Baghdad’ (by Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbuh)

‘Forgotten Voices of the Arab Revolt: New Research on Lawrence’s Comrades’ (by Philip Walker)

‘The Uncrowned King and the Desert Queen: T. E. Lawrence and Gertrude Bell – A Friendship’ (by Lorraine Tinsley)

‘“No titles or letters please.”‘ (by Joe Berton)

‘Lawrence’s Other War – Beyond the Arab Revolt’ (by Dr Juliette Desplat)

‘Researching T. E. Lawrence; Some Adventures Along the Way’ (by Joe Berton)

‘How the ANZACS saved Lawrence’ (by Neil Dearberg)

‘The Portraits of T. E. Lawrence, and the artists who painted him’ (by Nicholas Reed)

‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles: T. E. Lawrence and the armoured car and RAF raids in the Hejaz’ (by Dr John Winterburn)

‘A view from the other side into the unknown: What the Central Powers knew and thought about T. E. Lawrence in war and peace’ (by Dr Alexander Will)

The lectures will be followed by the T. E. Lawrence Society Annual General Meeting.

Secure your place by contacting Harriet Coates on or by post at The T E Lawrence Society, PO Box 728, Oxford OX2 9ZJ, England.

More information can be found on the Society’s website:

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 for further details.



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