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DECEMBER 2015

2nd Friends of the Petrie Museum.

Anna Garnett: A Tale of Two Landscapes – Sacred Space and Religious Expression in the New Kingdom Eastern Desert.

2nd Staffordshire Egyptology Society.

Campbell Price: CT Scanning Animal Mummies.

5th Egyptology Scotland – Glasgow Venue.

Ian Mathieson Memorial Lecture. Paul Nicholson: The Dog Catacombs at Saqqara.

5th Plymouth & District Egyptology Society.

Peter Brooks: How Did Bronze Age Egyptians Carve Masterpieces from Hard Stone?

5th Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt – Nottingham Venue.

George Hart: Alexander the Great and the Conquest of Egypt.

5th Wessex Ancient Egypt Society.

The Christine el Madhy Memorial Lecture. Lee Young: Howard Carter.

6th Essex Egyptology Group.

Rosalind Park: Reflections on the Dendera Zodiac – addressing the what, when and why.

7th Northampton Ancient Egyptian Historical Society.

Paolo Scremin: Bring the Past to Life – Photographing the Tombs of Ancient Egypt.

7th THEBES. The Blackburn Egyptology Society.

Nicky Nielsen: Precisely What is Meant by Commissariat – Food and Craft Production at Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham.

9th West Midlands Egyptology Society.

Alice Williams: Artefacts of Excavation Project.

12th Friends of the Petrie Museum.

STUDY DAY Tutankhamun’s Knickers and Other Knotty Textile Questions. In association with the Textile Research Centre Leiden and the Gurob Textile Project. Visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/FriendsofPetrie/pdfs/PMF-Textile-study-day-12122015.pdf

12th Southampton Ancient Egypt Society.

David Goldsmith: The Beauty of the Egyptian Harp – Forgotten Melodies.

12th The Egyptian Society – Taunton.

Speaker Robert Morkot. Lecture TBA.

12th Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society.

David Winpenny: Pyramids in Britain and Ireland.

13th Bloomsbury Study Day.

Tutankhamun and Amarna Royal Mummies DNA; a 2000 Year Old Computer; and The Oldest Known Cave Art. See Major Events.

14th Manchester Ancient Egypt Society.

Roger Forshaw: The Saite Revival – Resurgence of Egypt’s Power.

14th Wirral Ancient Egypt Society.

AGM and Talk on Current Work by Bursary Student (members only event).

15th Egypt Society of Bristol.

Aidan Dodson: The World of the Persian Pharaohs.

16th Friends of the Egypt Centre – Swansea.

Richard Johnston: Visualising the Votive – Revealing Mummified Animals Using X-rays.

19th Leicester Ancient Egyptian Society.

Martin Bommas: Walking with the Shipwrecked Sailor – a Microhistorical approach to Middle Kingdom Literature.

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JANUARY 2016

9th Knuston Hall, Northants.

DAY SCHOOL: Queen Hatshepsut. Tutor: Ruth Thomas. Contact Knuston Hall for details: www.knustonhall.org.uk E-mail: enquiries@knustonhall.org.uk Tel: 01933 312104.

9th Sutton Ancient Egypt Society.

Members’ Contributions.

9th Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society.

John Baines: Not only with the Dead? Banqueting in Ancient Egypt.

11th Manchester Ancient Egypt Society.

William Manley: “At the Gate of People’s Praise”; From the Same Town 1800 Years Apart.

11th Wirral Ancient Egypt Society.

Taneash Sidpura: Ahhotep and the Golden Flies.

12th Halifax Decorative & Fine Arts Society.

Victor Blunden: The Art of the Amarna Period. Contact Jennifer Cobb for details. E-mail: jennifer467 @ btinternet.com

13th West Midlands Egyptology Society.

Campbell Price: Perfected Forms – Late Period Temple Sculpture.

16th Ancient Egypt & Middle East Society.

Two lectures by Irving Finkel: Ancient Egyptian Board Games – Ideas Old and New. 1. The Game of the Snake and The Game of Senet. 2. The Game of Twenty Squares and The Game of Fifty-Eight Holes.

16th Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt – Chesterfield Local Group.

Rhoda Payton: The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt and the Plunder of its Treasures.

16th Southampton Ancient Egypt Society.

Sonia Zakrzewski: Identity, Disability and Personhood in Egyptian Bioarchaeology.

16th Sussex Egyptology Society – Brighton Venue.

Barry Kemp: The House of the Aten at Amarna – trying to understand how people engaged with it.

19th Bolton Archaeology and Egyptology Society.

Stephanie Woolham: Animal Mummies.

19th Egypt Society of Bristol.

Daniela Rosenow: Of Temples, Cats and Glass – Recent Research at Bubastis.

19th Leicester Ancient Egyptian Society.

Paul Collins: Egypt through the Eyes of the Ancient Assyrians.

20th Friends of the Egypt Centre – Swansea.

Chris Naunton: Search for the Missing Tombs of Egypt.

22nd Egypt Exploration Society.

Archive Access Afternoon. 13:00-13:30 – Free Lunchtime Lecture by Katherine Piper: Howard Carter before Tutankhamun. 13:30-14:30 – Open Archive Session (drop-in).

22nd Friends of the Petrie Museum.

Gene Kritsky: The Tears of Re – Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt. Lecture and Book Launch Event.

22nd Poynton Egypt Group.

Sarah Doherty: Gebel Silsila – On the Trail of Egypt’s Temple Builders.

23rd Egyptology Scotland – Glasgow Venue.

James Bennett: Excavations at the City of Thmuis in the Nile Delta.

28th Carlisle & District Egyptology Society.

Chris Naunton: Search for the Missing Tombs of Egypt – The Quest for (the tomb of) Imhotep.

28th Horus Egyptology Society.

Campbell Price: The Typical Set of Objects Put in New Kingdom Tombs.

 

FEBRUARY 2016

1st Northampton Ancient Egyptian Historical Society.

Charlotte Booth: Abu Simbel Through the Eyes of a Traveller.

1st THEBES. The Blackburn Egyptology Society.

Sarah Griffiths: Powerful Women and the Founding of Egypt’s New Kingdom.

6th Plymouth & District Egyptology Society.

Jim Wearing: Creation Myths.

6th Wessex Ancient Egypt Society.

John Billman: Latest Discoveries from the Tombs at Asasif.

7th Essex Egyptology Group.

Jo Rowland: The Falcon Necropolis at Qesna.

8th Manchester Ancient Egypt Society.

Michael Tunnicliffe: The Amarna Letters – Diplomacy in the Bronze Age.

8th Wirral Ancient Egypt Society.

Lidija McKnight: Gifts for the Gods – Revealing Animal Mummies.

10th The ANKH (South-East Kent Egyptology Society).

Ada Nifosi: The Role of the Midwife in Ancient Graeco-Roman Egypt. North Room, Herne Bay.

10th West Midlands Egyptology Society.

Pauline Norris: Keeping The Horse In Front Of The Chariot.

13th The Egyptian Society – Taunton.

Lee Young: The Lure of the East.

13th The University of Manchester.

STUDY DAY: Meeting the Gods – Interactions between Mortals and the Divine. See Major Events.

13th The University of Manchester.

STUDY DAY: Meeting the Gods – Interactions between Mortals and the Divine. See Major Events.

13th Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt – Chesterfield Venue.

Sarah Doherty. Lecture TBA.

19th Egypt Exploration Society.

Archive Access Afternoon. 13:00-13:30 – Free Lunchtime Lecture by Carl Graves: Amelia, Petrie and the Painters. 13:30-14:30 – Open Archive Session (drop-in).

19th Friends of the Petrie Museum.

Paul Nicholson: Forgotten Fronts – Photography of Egypt and Palestine in WW1.

20th Egyptology Scotland – Edinburgh Venue.

Dylan Bickerstaffe: The Valley of the Kings in the Amarna Period.

20th Leicester Ancient Egyptian Society.

Charlotte Booth: Egyptology’s Dirty Secret – The Importance of Paper Squeezes.

20th Southampton Ancient Egypt Society.

Hilary Wilson: Who Was Who in Tutankhamun’s Court.

20th Sussex Egyptology Society – Worthing Venue.

Kathryn Piquette: New Research on the Narmer Palette – What Modern Imaging can tell about Ancient Image-Making.

23rd Egypt Exploration Society.

Alice Williams: Showcasing the Society – The Annual Exhibitions of the Egypt Exploration Society.

23rd Egypt Society of Bristol.

AGM followed by Hana Navratilova: A Modern Scribe in an Ancient Village – Jaroslav Cerny.

24th Friends of the Egypt Centre – Swansea.

Alan Lloyd: Decoding Egyptian Art.

25th Carlisle & District Egyptology Society.

Taneash Sidpura: A Late Bronze Age Shipwreck at Ulu Burun – an interesting insight into trade mechanisms.

26th Poynton Egypt Group.

James Bennett: Excavations at Thmuis in the Nile Delta.

27th Egypt Exploration Society.

London Seminar/Day School: Rome – City of Obelisk – Ancient Egypt in the Eternal City. 10:45-16:30. Contact Society for details.

27th Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society.

Helen Stewart: Ancient Egyptian Stories Brought to Life.

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Showing until 25th January 2016

PETRIE MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

CHARACTERS AND COLLECTIONS

www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/petrie/whats-on

 

Showing until 31st January 2016

THE ARAB WORLD INSTITUTE, PARIS

OSIRIS, SUNKEN MYSTERIES OF EGYPT

2,500 artifacts from the sunken city of Herakleion. Info: www.imarabe.org

 

8th October 2015 - 17th April 2016

THE MANCHESTER MUSEUM, MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY

GIFTS FOR THE GODS: ANIMAL MUMMIES REVEALED

Visit: http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:bnn-id8qvop7-ngzg6s

 

12th October 2015 - 24th January 2016

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK

ANCIENT EGYPT TRANSFORMED: THE MIDDLE KINGDOM

Visit: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2015/ancient-egypt

 

Showing until 7th February 2016

THE BRITISH MUSEUM

EGYPT: FAITH AFTER THE PHARAOHS

How Jews, Christians and Muslims transformed Egypt from 30 BC to AD 1171.

www.britishmuseum.org

 

15th October 2015 - 30th April 2016

CINQUANTENAIRE MUSEUM, BRUSSELS

SARCOPHAGI: UNDER THE STARS OF NUT

Visit: www.kmkg-mrah.be

 

15th November 2015 - 15th February 2016

CINQUANTENAIRE MUSEUM, BRUSSELS

DJEHUTYHOTEP: 100 YEARS OF EXCAVATION IN EGYPT

Visit: www.kmgg-mrah.be

 

Showing until 18th June 2016.

MUSEUM OF WIGAN LIFE

ANCIENT EGYPT REDISCOVERED

Library St., Wigan. For information Tel: 01942 828 128

Email: wiganmuseum @wigan.gov.uk

 

Major Events AND COURSES

 

10th - 11th December 2015

THE BRITISH MUSEUM

COLLOQUIUM

EGYPT AND EMPIRE: RELIGIOUS IDENTITIES FROM ROMAN TO MODERN TIMES

Stevenson Lecture Theatre, The British Museum. Keynote (5:30 pm 10th December), speaker Roger Bagnall:

Egyptian religious identities under imperial rule – critical reflections. A separate ticket is available for the keynote. For programme and tickets, see: www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/event_detail.aspx?eventId=2621

 

 

13th December 2015

BLOOMSBURY STUDY DAY

TUTANKHAMUN AND AMARNA ROYAL MUMMIES DNA; A 2000 YEAR OLD COMPUTER; AND THE OLDEST KNOWN CAVE ART

UCL, Gower St., London. Details from: bloomsbury @ egyptology-uk.com

Fee: £40. Book via: www.egyptology-uk.com/bloomsbury/study_days.htm

 

13th February 2016

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

STUDY DAY

MEETING THE GODS: INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MORTALS AND THE DIVINE

Egyptology Online@Manchester in association with the KNH Centre. At the Kanaris Lecture Theatre, the Manchester Museum. Speakers to include: Joyce Tyldesley, Roger Forshaw and Campbell Price.

 

11th - 13th July 2016

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE, CARDIFF

CONFERENCE

BODILY FLUIDS IN GREEK AND ROMAN ANTIQUITY

To include a paper by Rosalind Janssen on Menstruation in Ancient Egypt. Info:

LeonardVA1 @ cardiff.ac.uk

TotelinLM @ cardiff.ac.uk

 

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