Wonderful Things 2020: The Material Culture of the Egypt Centre

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our friends over at the Egypt Centre have annnounced that their Annual Conference will now go digital. A number of the speakers due to attend the conference have kindly agreed to give their presentations via Zoom.

Rather than have them over one weekend the Egypt Centre will be hosting two presentations per week.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please make sure to check your junk email.

If you have any questions, please contact Ken Griffin at [email protected] 

Visit the Egypt Centre's website here


Introduction to the Egypt Centre: History and Highlights
By: Ken Griffin (The Egypt Centre)
When: Apr 30, 2020 07:00 PM London

This lecture has already happened, but a recording is now available on YouTube. Not all of the below lectures will be recorded, so we encourage you to attend the live lectures where possible. Enjoy Ken's lecture here:


The Life Cycle of an Object: The Lintel of the Overseer of Craftsmen, Tjenti
By: Ken Griffin (The Egypt Centre)
When: May 5, 2020 07:00 PM London

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https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlcuGsqDssGtBnPadUqrnbFMzNe-gJ5XM4 


All the Words Unspoken: A Faience Flute and the Materiality of Music
By: John Rogers (Swansea University)
When: May 8, 2020 07:00 PM London

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https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvcOmhpzsrGN2ftd3BUOB6yAhO85g9nZR- 


Paddle Dolls in Ancient Egypt: Gaudy or Godly?
By: Megan Clark (University of Liverpool)
When: May 12, 2020 07:00 PM London

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https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckfu2gqzgjHNGAeld7Y6Vy_NEFcG0bGGFr 


Ancient Egypt and Swansea Royal Institution: A Tale of a Riot; Smuggling and Egyptology
By: Carolyn Graves-Brown (The Egypt Centre)
When: May 15, 2020 07:00 PM London

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https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUsf-uorTwjHd0TVQLW5TKLWHESX_6cwZJC 


A Call to Arms: Discovering the Secrets of the Egypt Centre’s Figures from Funerary Models
By: Sam Powell (Swansea University)
When: May 19, 2020 07:00 PM London

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https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvc-CtrjkiE9Ld9scycI9zYRLgFJDict-5 


The Posthumous Destiny of Amenhotep-son-of-Hapu
By: Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol)
When: May 22, 2020 07:00 PM London

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https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrdumrrj8rGtWPELG84D3JdADC8yd81Uub


Tantalising Traces: Piecing Together the Unpublished Pan-Grave Cemetery at Armant
By: Aaron de Souza (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
When: May 26, 2020 07:00 PM London
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https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MOm2nvDHQUSZqKoCNm_FVg 


Evidence of Diet, Deification, and Death within Ancient Egyptian Mummified Animals
By: Richard Johnston (Swansea University)
When: May 29, 2020 07:00 PM London
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A Prehistoric Wildlife Scene in the Egypt Centre
By: Christian Knoblauch (Swansea University)
When: June 02, 2020 07:00 PM London
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Rediscovering the MacGregor Legacy
By: Bev Rogers (Independent Researcher)
When: June 09, 2020 07:00 PM London
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https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZmyDl4ACTG6TtqG75Cn9wA 


A Good Night’s Sleep. Beds, Rebirth, and Regeneration
By: Manon Schutz (University of Oxford)
When: June 12, 2020 07:00 PM London
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Anubis at the Bier: On Tombs, Coffins and Five Objects from the Egypt Centre Collection
By: Stephanie Martinak (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich)
When: June 16, 2020 07:00 PM London
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https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Bra68yhtTuSZPTWoWIOnFA 


Accounting Grain in Graeco-Roman Egypt: A Demotic Inscribed Wooden Tablet in the Egypt Centre Collection
By: Martina Minas-Nerpel (Universität Trier)
When: June 23, 2020 07:00 PM London
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https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UI9B5UVoTnarJtUcpMUevg 


The Diaspora of Cypriot Antiquities in Swansea: A Survey of the Egypt Centre and Swansea Museum Collection
By: Ersin Hussein (Swansea University)
When: June 26, 2020 07:00 PM London
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“Here I Am, You Shall Say”: An Overview of the Shabti Collection in the Egypt Centre
By: Meg Gundlach (Independent Researcher)
When: June 30, 2020 07:00 PM London
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Provisions for the Dead in Ancient Egypt: Conservation at Cardiff University
By: Phil Parkes, Ashley Lingle, Eleanor Evans (Cardiff University)
When: July 07, 2020 07:00 PM London
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