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OCTOBER 2016

 

1st Plymouth and District Egyptology Society.

DAY SCHOOL. Yvonne Harpur and Paolo Scremin: Exploring the Abandoned Quarry Cemetery South of the Pyramid Causeway of Unis, the Son of Ra and the Last King of Dynasty V.

1st Wessex Ancient Egypt Society.

Lee Young: The Lure of the East – Artists and Epigraphers in Egypt.

2nd Essex Egyptology Group.

Rosalind Janssen: Textile Technology.

3rd Thebes – The Blackburn Egyptology Society.

Jacky Finch: Beautiful Things – Understanding Ancient Egyptian Jewellery.

5th Staffordshire Egyptology Society.

Patricia Hall: The Three Faces of Cats in Ancient Egypt.

8th Egyptian Society – Taunton.

Jan Diamond: The Age of the Pyramids – the Steps to Giza.

8th Egyptology Scotland – Glasgow Venue.

Sarah Griffiths: The Power Behind the Throne – The ‘Pooh-Bahs’ of the Middle Kingdom.

8th North East Ancient Egypt Society.

Kasia Szpakowska: Cobras, Demons and ‘Fighters’ – Demonology in Ancient Egypt.

8th Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt – Chesterfield Venue.

Robert Forshaw: Medicine and Healing Practices in Ancient Egypt.

10th Manchester Ancient Egypt Society.

Carolyn Routledge: New Developments for the Ancient Egypt Gallery at Bolton Museum.

10th Wirral Ancient Egypt Society.

Alan Greaves: Discovering and Recreating Liverpool Museum’s Hittite Galleries.

11th Egypt Society of Bristol.

Alice Stevenson: ‘A Modest Museum’ – Histories of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

12th West Midlands Egyptology Society.

Peter Robinson: The Landscapes of the Ancient Egyptian Afterlife.

13th Ancient World Society.

AGM, followed by Dylan Bickerstaffe, Lecture TBA.

15th Southampton Ancient Egypt Society.

David Marriott: Egyptian Odyssey – Ancient Egypt in 90 Minutes.

15th Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society.

Linda Hulin: Being Imperial – Egypt and the Levant at Home and Abroad in the New Kingdom.

15th The ANKH.

Lee Young: Female Travelling Artists and Epigraphers in Egypt.

27th Carlisle & District Egyptology Society.

John Johnson: Tuthmosis III and the Logistics of Megiddo.

28th Poynton Egypt Group.

Lecture TBA.

28-30th Knuston Hall, Northants.

Residential Course: Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt. Tutor: Victor Blunden. Contact Knuston Hall for details: Tel: 01604 362200 www.knustonhall.org.uk e-mail: enquiries @ knustonhall.org.uk

28-30th West Midlands Egyptology Society.

CONFERENCE: Looking to the Future – Engagements in Archaeology – Egypt and The Near East. Contact Society for Details.

29th Sussex Egyptology Society – Brighton Venue.

George Hart: The ‘Golden Age of Ancient Egypt – The Temples of Thebes and the Valley of the Kings.

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November 2016

 

2nd Staffordshire Egyptology Society.

Chris Hall: Ancient Egypt and Astronomy – the cosmic connection.

5th Plymouth and District Egyptology Society.

Tessa Baber: The ‘Mummy Pits’ of Ancient Egypt – The long-kept secret of early travellers.

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

Steve Cross: Pyramids, Temples and Sun Worship in Ancient Egypt.

5th Wessex Ancient Egypt Society.

Reg Clark: Tomb Security in Ancient Egypt from the Predynastic to the Pyramid Age.

6th Essex Egyptology Group.

Vincent Oeters: Inside the Step Pyramid.

7th Thebes – The Blackburn Egyptology Society.

The Third Winifred Shaw Memorial Lecture. Campbell Price: Understanding Colossal Statues In Ancient Egypt.

9th Friends of the Egypt Centre – Swansea

Lidija McNight: Gifts for the Gods – animal mummies revealed.

9th West Midlands Egyptology Society.

Manon Schutz: Procreate, Sleep, Die, Repeat – The Meaning of Beds in Ancient Egypt.

12th Egyptian Society – Taunton.

Charlotte Booth: Introduction to Egyptian Art.

12th Sutton Ancient Egypt Society.

Stephen Quirke: Life at Lahun, 1800 BC.

12th Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society.

Roland Enmarch: Ipuwer and Perfect Misery – why did the Egyptians like pessimism?

14th Manchester Ancient Egypt Society.

Elena Pischikova: Latest Discoveries and Reconstructions in the South Asasif Necropolis.

14th Wirral Ancient Egypt Society.

Joanne Backhouse: Body Art in Ancient Egypt – fashion statement or status indicator?

15th Egypt Society of Bristol.

John J. Johnson: Seth, Lord of Chaos, Defender of Re – The Chequered Career of a Deity.

19th Ancient Egypt & Middle East Society.

Two Lectures by Michael Fradley: The Endangered Archaeology in the Middfle East and North Africa (EAMENA) Project – an introduction and

Mines, Mountains and Monuments – the discoveries of the EAMENA project in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.

18th Friends of the Petrie Museum.

Reg Clark: Tomb Security in Ancient Egypt from the Predynastic to the Pyramid Age.

19th Leicestershire Ancient Egypt Society.

Joann Fletcher: Ancient Egypt – New Stories.

19th Southampton Ancient Egypt Society.

Tessa Baber: The ‘Mummy Pits’ of Ancient Egypt.

24th Horus Egyptology Society.

Sarah Griffiths: Exploring Old Kingdom Art.

25th Poynton Egypt Group.

Lecture TBC.

26th North East Ancient Egypt Society.

STUDY DAY: The Theban West Bank Tombs – new research and directions. 10:00-4:00 Bamburgh House, Newcastle.

26th Sussex Egyptology Society – Worthing Venue.

Roger Forshaw: Ramesses II– The Pharaoh who travelled to Paris.

 

December 2016

 

3rd Plymouth and District Egyptology Society.

Reg Clark: Tomb Security in Ancient Egypt from the Predynatic to the Pyramid Age.

3rd Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt – Nottingham Venue.

Penny Wilson: Hedgehog Boats, Healing Ointment and Delta Religious Practice.

3th Thebes – The Blackburn Egyptology Society.

John Wyatt : The El-Bersha Tomb of Great Chief Djehutyhotep and a Cultural Golden Age.

3rd Wessex Ancient Egypt Society.

Lucia Gahlin: Purity and Order in an Egyptian Household.

4th Essex Egyptology Group.

Stephen Crioss: From Here to Eternity – walking from Deir el-Medina to the Valley of the Kings.

5th Northampton Ancient Egyptian Historical Society.

Sarah Doherty: The origins of the pottery wheel in ancient Egypt.

7th West Midlands Egyptology Society.

Christmas Party including film screening and talk by John J. Johnson. Location TBC.

7th Staffordshire Egyptology Society.

Martin Bommas: New Archaeological Discoveries in the Aswan Region.

10th Egyptian Society – Taunton.

Robert Morkot: Lecture TBC and Christmas party.

10th Southampton Ancient Egypt Society.

Glenn Worthington: Theban Holidays – Opet and the Festival of the Valley, followed by Christmas social with board game competition.

10th Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society.

In Coronation Hall. Alan Lloyd: Decoding Egyptian Art.

12th Manchester Ancient Egypt Society.

Massimiliano Pinarello: Challenging a Pseudo-Victorian Elitist Utopia – the archaeology of ancient Egyptian writing.

12th Wirral Ancient Egypt Society.

AGM. Members only.

13th Egypt Society of Bristol.

Lee Young: Letters from the Desert – The Story of Amice Calverley and Myrtle Broome.

14th Friends of the Egypt Centre – Swansea

Alan Lloyd: Akhenaten – What was he trying to do? followed by Christmas get-together.

14th West Midlands Egyptology Society.

Christian Langer: Deportations in New Kingdom Egypt.

16th Friends of the Petrie Museum.

John Wyatt: Bird Hieroglyphs from an Ornithologist’s Point of View.

17th Leicestershire Ancient Egypt Society.

Leire Olabarria: “I am one who listens to his family” –Kinship and Marriage in First Intermediate Period Egypt.

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Showing until 20th November 2016

MARIEMONT MUSEUM, BELGIUM

DIEUX, GÉNIES ET DÉMONS EN EGYPT ANCIENNE

(Gods, Genies and Demons in Ancient Egypt)

200 artifacts on loan from various European museums.

 

AND

FROM STARGATE™ TO COMICS – THE EGYPTIAN GODS IN GEEK CULTURE (1975-2015)

Further details on both exhibitions:

http://www.musee-mariemont.be/index.php?id=985

 

19th May - 27th November 2016

BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON

SUNKEN CITIES: EGYPT’S LOST WORLDS

293 artifacts from Egypt on display.

www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/sunken_cities.aspx

 

8th Oct. 2016 - 22nd Jan. 2017

MUSEE DEPARTMENTAL D’ARLES (FRANCE)

KNOWLEDGE AND POWER AT THE TIME OF RAMESES II: KHAEMWASET, THE PRINCE ARCHAEOLOGIST

 

Major Events AND COURSES

 

15th October 2016

EGYPT EXPLORATION SOCIETY

AGM and LONDON STUDY DAY

HISTORY AND RITUAL AT ABYDOS

Members:£28 Non-members:£33 Student Members:£19.Student Non-memers:£23. Contact the society for further information.

 

28th-30th October 2016

WEST MIDLANDS EGYPTOLOGY SOCIETY

CONFERENCE:

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: ENGAGEMENTS IN ARCHAEOLOGY – – EGYPT AND THE NEAR EAST.

At Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Five keynote speakers, poster exhibition, pop-up book and stalls for local societies. Lunch provided.Conference: £65. Conference Dinner: £14. Private tour of Birmingham Museums Collection Centre: £17. Pre-booking essential (through eventbrite). Further info: https://wmegyptology.wordpress.com/wmes-first-conference/

 

26th November 2016.

NORTH EAST ANCIENT EGYPT SOCIETY

STUDY DAY: THE THEBAN WEST BANK TOMBS: NEW RESEARCH AND DISCOVERIES.

10.00 - 16.00 At Bamburgh House, Market St, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Members free, Non Members £10/£5 Contact Society for Details.

 

26th November 2016.

NORTH EAST ANCIENT EGYPT SOCIETY

STUDY DAY:

THE THEBAN WEST BANK TOMBS: NEW RESEARCH AND DISCOVERIES.

10.00 - 16.00 At Bamburgh House, Market St, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Members free, Non Members £10/£5 Contact Society for Details.

 

11th February, 2017

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

STUDY DAY ANCIENT EGYPT IN ARTEFACTS: UNEXPECTED HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MANCHESTER MUSEUM

Presented by Egyptology online and the KNH Centre in the Karanis Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum. Visit: www.egyptologyonline.ls.manchester.ac.uk/

 

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