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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Fwd: The EES: News and events. October 2019

The EES: News and events. October 2019
Latest news and events from the Egypt Exploration Society
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Dear friends,
Thank you to everyone that has renewed their generous support this year and remain part of the largest international community supporting and promoting Egyptian cultural heritage. Thanks to your help, last year we were able to fund research projects throughout the Nile valley as well as in archives and museums around the world. Your donations during our Archive Appeal have now resulted in the safe rehousing of over 5000 fragile glass plate negatives as well as the education and training of student volunteers. Read more about what you made possible in our annual Impact Report here.
Thank you all!
All current Full Members will shortly receive issue 55 of Egyptian Archaeology in the post which includes articles about the latest EES Delta Survey Workshop held at the University of Mansoura in April 2019 and the EES Third Cataract Project survey, as well as latest news from the University of Tübingen and MoA team revealing the ancient colours in the decorated scenes at the temple of Esna, and an extraordinary architectural model of the contra-temple of the main sanctuary of the god Soknopaios discovered by the University of Salento working in Dime es-Seba in the Fayyum. And much more!
The mailing will also include the Society's latest AGM Notices and a printed copy of the annual Impact Report.
Thank you all for your ongoing contributions. Without your passion, we would not be able to continue our mission to support and promote Egyptian cultural heritage!
The EES Team


Annual General Meeting

This year's AGM will take place after our autumn study day. You can download a copy of the AGM Notices and minutes of the 2018 AGM on our website. AGM Notices will be mailed to Full Members shortly. 
There is no need to book a ticket for the AGM and it is free to attend, but if you wish to attend the study day then please reserve a ticket using the links below. We look forward to seeing many of you there!


Patrons' Awards

Two awards of £500 each will be made available to PhD students in the UK to fund an activity related to their research. The awards have been made possible by the generous support of EES Patrons, who will also be involved in the process of selecting the recipients.
Deadline: 1st November 2019


Recognition by the British Academy 

Despite all of the news currently surrounding the Oxyrhynchus Papyri collection, we were delighted to hear that this year Professor Peter Parsons FBA, Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Oxford from 1989 to 2003, and a long-standing supporter of the EES, has been awarded the British Academy's prestigious Kenyon Medal for his lifetime's contribution to the study of Papyrology.


Egypt and Beyond

This study day considers Egypt in its wider context, as an interrelated and integral part of the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean world. Through investigating Egypt's economy, foreign relations, and trade, our four experts will present Egypt in a different light and show that things are far more interesting when you consider the bigger picture.


Volunteers needed!

Volunteers are sought to assist Stephanie Boonstra, Collections Manager, in a number of digitisation projects including scanning object records from excavations at the Saqqara Sacred Animal Necropolis, fieldnotes from fieldwork at Armant, and working on a collection of historical Egypt travel magazines.


Fifth British Egyptology Congress

Thanks to the huge success of BEC4 in Manchester 2018, we're excited to be partnering with Durham University to organise the fifth British Egyptology Congress (BEC), from the 4th to 6th September 2020. Save those dates in your diaries for next year as the call for papers will be released in November 2019. 
Bids to host BEC6 in 2022 will be sought after BEC5 has drawn to a close.

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