The Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE)
Membership is open to all, regardless of nationality, and the Association is keen to foster an international co-operative network.
There are three types of membership, depending on residence / status. All categories receive the Bulletin of the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East: Notes and Queries. Members are also encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting.
Membership is per calendar year; payment may be made for up to three years in advance for postal payments. All payments must be in pounds sterling. Payments may be made by cash, cheque, standing order or credit / debit card using Visa or Mastercard or Paypal.
Subscriptions (which include three issues of the Bulletin) are due at the beginning of each calendar year (i.e. Spring, Summer and Autumn/Winter). The subscription can be paid for up to three years at a time; in such instances any increase in subscription will take effect only at the end of that period. We hope that UK tax payers will be willing to sign a Gift Aid donation form, which will allow ASTENE, as a registered charity, to claim back tax on subscriptions.
Annual Subscriptions are due on 1 January 2019. The current annual rates for ASTENE Membership are:
Subscription Rates for 2019
Joint membership for two people sharing the same address and sharing a single copy of the Bulletin
£45 with hard copy of the Bulletin and Bulletin as e-mailed PDF
£40 with Bulletin as e-mailed PDF only
£40 with hard copy of the Bulletin and Bulletin as e-mailed PDF
£35 with Bulletin as e-mailed PDF only
Student membership for all students studying full-time (with evidence of academic status)
£20 with hard copy of the Bulletin and Bulletin as e-mailed PDF
£15 with Bulletin as e-mailed PDF only
£35 with hard copy of the Bulletin and e-mailed PDF
All payments must be in pounds sterling and may be paid using various options:
by Paypal. We encourage members to use this new secure facility available direct via the ASTENE website using their credit cards: www.astene.org.uk/membership/subscriptions/
in cash, or by cheque (made out to ’Travellers in Egypt’ or ‘ASTENE’),
Invoices will be sent by the Treasurer to institutional and library members from November 2018.
If you wish to pay by internet banking or Standing Order, please contact the ASTENE Treasurer on firstname.lastname@example.org for the bank account details. If you already pay by Standing Order, please inform your bank of the correct amount to be paid for 2019 as these are new subscription rates.
If you wish to pay by credit card direct to ASTENE rather than through Paypal, please download the Credit card Payments form from the ASTENE website.
Please also attach the GiftAid form: ASTENE Gift Aid Declaration 2019, if you are a UK taxpayer, as GiftAid enables ASTENE to reclaim tax paid on your donation (including your membership subscription), at no cost to you. This money goes to further the work of ASTENE only.