A range of international speakers – from museum curators to archaeologists, museologists and historians will present papers responding to the following themes:
How have displays of artefacts and human remains shaped perceptions and conceptions of Egyptian history and culture for different audiences?
How have collecting and acquisition histories informed displays? Conversely, in what way have display requirements/desires shaped acquisition policies?
To what extent have displays reflected and shaped research on Egypt? How has the non-display/storage of certain artefacts influenced research on, and perceptions of, Egypt?
How have distinctive settings – national, local, institutional – shaped displays of Egypt? For what aims were such displays created?
How have various contexts – such as colonialism/postcolonialism, or social, visual and design trends – influenced displays?
The colloquium is accompanied by the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology, by Stephanie Moser: The most ordinary of things: Victorian artists and the allure of the ancient Egyptian collections at the British Museum.
Programme and speakers’ abstracts are now available:
To book a place, please visit:
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: https://www.ees.ac.uk/Event/bec
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: http://www.telsociety.
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 email@example.com 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.
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