The EES Congress provides a platform for researchers to present their ongoing projects and discoveries to a broad audience of peers and the interested public through presentations or posters.

The Congress is held by the Egypt Exploration Society every two years in collaboration with a British host institution. In 2022, the Sixth EES Congress will be hosted by the Egypt Centre and Swansea University. The Congress will be held across a mix of online events in September, and will culminate in this in-person / hybrid weekend on Saturday 1st-Sunday 2nd October 2022. Please see below for the full schedule and to book your attendance in-person or online.


The full schedule for EESCon6 is available here.

Download the abstracts here

Saturday 1st October, 12:00-19:00: Day One

12:00–12:15 – Opening Remarks

12:15–13:00 – Keynote Lecture

Welsh Egyptology: The Dragon Roars
Alan Lloyd (Swansea University)

13:00–13:30 – Break

13:30–15:30 – Material Culture (I)

Teaching in the Collection: Object-centred learning at Swansea University
Christian Knoblauch (Swansea University)

Will the Real Naqada please step forward! Contextualising the finds from the Naqada Region within Swansea’s Egypt Centre Collection
Ken Griffin (The Egypt Centre, Swansea University), Joris van Wetering (Independent Scholar), and Joanne Rowland (University of Edinburgh)

A Wellcome Reunion: a set of wooden funerary figures from the dispersed Wellcome collection
Sam Powell (University of Birmingham)

Artefact and Art: Ancient Egyptian museum objects and modern artistic interpretations as impact of Egyptian heritage on the modern world
Katharina Zinn (University of Wales Trinity Saint David)

15:30–16:00 – Break

16:00–17:30 – Material Culture (II)

Authenticating Lizard-Shaped Predynastic Palette Manchester Museum 5474
Matt Szafran (Independent Scholar)

Digging in the Irish Archives – Egyptian Collections and Connections
Emmet Jackson (Cardiff University)

Putting ancient Egyptian plaster in its place. Definitions, development and terminology from the Old Kingdom to the Roman Period
Caterina Zaggia, Julia Dawson, Helen Strudwick, Marcos Martinon-Torres, and Matthew Collins (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University)

17:30–19:00 – Reception

Sunday 2nd October, 09:00-13:30: Day Two

09:00–11:00 – Human-Divine Bodies

A Body in Balance? Historically Contextualising Ancient Egyptian Perspectives of Inner-bodily Sicknesses
Jonny Russell (Leiden University)

A musicological reading of a ‘Spell to obtain a good singing voice’
Robert Girling (University of Liverpool)

The Role and Use of Divine Nursing Scenes in Decorative Programs: Analyzing the Contexts of the Divine Nursing Motif
Cannon Fairbairn (University of Birmingham)

Masculinities, Hierarchy, and Representations of the Blind Harper in Ancient Egypt
Kelly-Anne Diamond (Villanova University)

11:00–11:30 – Break

11:30–13:00 – First Millennium BCE

In the Realm of Osiris: Latest update on the Osiris-Ptah neb-ankh Research Project at Karnak
Essam Nagy (The Egypt Exploration Society)

The organisation of faience production: from the state-control to independent workshops
Urška Furlan (Swansea University)

A priestly family in Memphis in the reign of Darius I and before
John Rogers (Swansea University)

13:00–13:30 – Closing remarks

Organising partners

The Egypt Exploration Society is delighted to be partnering with the Egypt Centre and Swansea University who will be hosting the Sixth EES Congress. If you are interested in hosting the Seventh EES Congress in 2024 then please email the EES at [email protected] for further details of how to bid. 

Online Registration

Register in advance for the online panels below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the panel(s) you have chosen to attend. Our panels have a limited attendance capacity, so please only sign up if you’re confident that you can attend. We recommend that you join our online events using a PC or laptop.

Please ensure that you have read our 'guide to attending EES online events' before the lecture begins: 

Register via Zoom for EESCon6 Hybrid Weekend: Day One

Register via Zoom for EESCon6 Hybrid Weekend: Day Two

In-Person Registration

Please use the ticket booking options below to register to attend this EESCon6 Hybrid Weekend in person. This Congress has a limited attendance capacity, so please only sign up if you’re confident that you can attend. If this event does become fully booked, please email [email protected] to be added to a waiting list.


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