Due to the success and popularity of the Egyptian Archaeology Skills School in the previous two years, the EES is delighted to run the School again from 23rd–27th July 2018 at its London office. Each day will have a 3-hour morning and a 3-hour afternoon session which focuses on a different skill set used in excavation and taught by experts in their respective fields.

For many students, experience at excavations in the UK and Europe are not adequate preparation for work in Egypt, as the organisation of an excavation – including the duties of the team members and current political situations – differs greatly. However, procuring a placement, time, and funds to participate on an excavation in Egypt is sometimes very difficult for students who are engrossed in their postgraduate studies. While the Skills School cannot replace the experience of on-site training, it is a great opportunity to introduce students to the various types of skills that are required on an excavation in Egypt and to give them the chance to discover whether they have an aptitude for particular parts of the work. Moreover, the School offers the possibility to meet students from other universities and exchange ideas as well as experiences.

Spaces are strictly limited to ten places to allow for maximum engagement with the lecturers and the provision of practical activities throughout the week. This course is for anyone currently undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Egyptology, or related discipline, or within five years of having been awarded their degree. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and proof of institutional affiliation will be required.

Registration opened at 1pm on 24th April

This event has now sold out - please email [email protected] in order to register your interest in case of any cancellations. 

Student members £180

Student non-members £200

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Event tickets are only refundable if a replacement is found and notice is provided at least one month prior to the event start date.

We're sorry that the Egyptian Archaeology Skills School for 2018 is now fully booked. Please email [email protected] to be placed on a waiting list.