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Friday, December 4, 2015

Fwd: [EEF] Conference "Ancient Egyptian Coffins", Cambridge

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From: Nigel Strudwick <>
(on behalf of the Fitzwilliam Museum)

Ancient Egyptian Coffins,
past • present • future
Cambridge, 7–9 April 2016

The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge is pleased to
announce a conference on ancient Egyptian coffins, to be held
at the Judge Business School from 7–9 April 2016. The themes
of the conference focus on three areas:

• past: the development of coffins in antiquity, including
technological, iconographic and text-based studies
• present: the post-antiquity history of coffins
• future: developments in the technical examination and
analysis of coffins

The conference will coincide with the exhibition Death on the
Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt, which forms
part of the Museum's bicentenary celebrations.
The conference language will be English. Papers will last no
more than 20 minutes, and will be grouped together in ten
sessions. There will also be a poster session. The conference
will conclude with the Glanville Lecture, to be given by Dr
John H. Taylor, Assistant Keeper, The British Museum on
Saturday 9 April at 5 pm.

Please submit abstracts for papers and posters to
by 11 December 2015 using the form at

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Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and should include
the title of the submission, names and affiliations of all
authors and contact details (email and postal address) of one
corresponding author. Authors of accepted submissions will be
notified by 5 January 2016.

Conference registration opens in January but expressions of
interest are welcomed immediately. Please use the form at

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The full registration fee is £90; it includes tea and coffee
and a buffet lunch each day, book of abstracts, an evening
reception and private view of the Death on the Nile exhibition,
plus a private evening visit to the chapel of King's College.
The fee will be waived for one speaker per paper. A concessionary
rate of £55 will be available to registered students, retired
or unwaged participants and one author per poster. Fees may be
paid through the University of Cambridge Online Store
( from 5 January 2016 onwards.

The Coffin Workshop, a practical seminar looking in detail at
some of the key features of coffin construction and techniques
of decoration, will be held in the Fitzwilliam Museum from
4-6 April 2016. Details will be announced shortly.

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