This 10-part course, the first in our online course programme, introduces the material culture of Pharaonic Egypt through 50 key objects unearthed during excavations sponsored by the Egypt Exploration Fund (later Society) and now in museums around the world. Organised chronologically, lectures will address the development of important concepts and trends in surviving material from tombs, temples and settlement sites. The course is based on artefactual evidence, investigating how that material came to be displayed in museums and with a critical assessment of ways 'Ancient Egypt' is reconstructed from a series of disparate traces. No prior knowledge of Egyptology is required.

Online lessons will be held at the following times (UK):

Wednesday 19th August, 18:00-19:30
Wednesday 26th August, 18:00-19:30
Wednesday 2nd September, 18:00-19:30
Wednesday 9th September, 18:00-19:30
Wednesday 16th September, 18:00-19:30
Wednesday 23rd September, 18:00-19:30
Wednesday 30th September, 18:00-19:30
Wednesday 7th October, 18:00-19:30
Wednesday 14th October, 18:00-19:30
Wednesday 21st October, 18:00-19:30


Dr Campbell Price is Curator of Egypt and Sudan at the Manchester Museum, one of the UK's largest Egyptology collections. He undertook his BA, MA, and PhD in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, where he is now an Honorary Research Fellow. Campbell has research interests in elite self-presentation and the construction of 'Ancient Egypt' in museums. Most recently he has curated an international touring exhibition 'Golden Mummies of Egypt'. He is Vice-Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society.


Members of the Egypt Exploration Society can book at a heavily discounted rate. If you're not yet a member but would like to join in order to receive this discount, then please ensure that you have already joined here. Subscriptions from members include a donation to support and promote Egypt's cultural heritage. 

Register for your place in advance using the links below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the course. Links for joining the event will be sent by email. If you do not receive your email, then please check your junk folders before contacting the Egypt Exploration Society. The course will be held on our Zoom platform and attendees will be able to interact by asking questions, using the chat and polls. It is not necessary to have a working webcam or microphone for this course.

Please ensure that you have read our guide to attending EES online events before the course begins.

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