By now many of us are possibly entering some kind of second phase of lockdown following a rise in the number of Coronavirus cases. We were sad to postpone the reopening of our library after just three weeks but the safety of our supporters and staff remains paramount.
While you're back at home and staying safe, our online event programme will continue. The fifth British Egyptology Congress has been a huge success with hundreds of attendees from around the world. The Congress continues (for FREE) until 19th October and there is still time to register your attendance through the website if you'd like to attend.
Thank you to all our members that have renewed their support this year. During this troubling time, your support has inspired us to continue our work and provide even more ways to engage online than ever before. Your donations will ensure that we can provide essential support for projects in Egypt when the virus is under control. Thank you.
Here are a few updates for what's coming up in the next few months to keep you Egyptologically stimulated while you stay safe. Don't forget, EA57 will soon be coming in the mail, so there is plenty to look forward to!
Take care, The EES team
Egyptian Heritage at Risk
In 2021, the EES will offer a Heritage at Risk Grant to provide emergency funds for projects and local initiatives fighting to protect, record, and preserve heritage most at risk from loss or destruction in the wake of Coronavirus. But we need your help to raise the necessary funds.
The success of our online event programme continues with our second online course starting on 19th October. This time, Dr Sarah Doherty will present the various tools, machines, and methods that the ancient Egyptian craft workers and artisans employed. Massive discounts available for current EES members.
Our usual winter study day has moved online! In this event, four experts will introduce key sources, characters, and events from the Victorian period and explore how their fascination has impacted our current attitudes to Egypt and Egyptology.
Struggling to find the books you need? Well, if you're having to buy online from Amazon, you might want to consider shopping instead from Amazon Smile – this is a charitable arm of Amazon where you can select the Egypt Exploration Society to receive a portion of your payment. If you must shop through Amazon, at least make sure your purchases support Egyptian heritage too!
Practices of Community Engagement in Egypt and Sudan
Experts on projects in Egypt and Sudan will share some current practices of community engagement and discuss future projects with Fatma Keshk from 'The Place and the People'. All Proceeds from ticket sales will go toward the EES: Heritage at Risk Grant Appeal.
As physical meetings remain difficult, we'll be holding the 2020 AGM online. Members will receive AGM notices and proxy forms in the post, but can download them in advance here and register to attend for free.