Education and training is a crucial element of the work of the Society. Our provision focuses around our roles as supporter of high-quality scientific archaeology in Egypt and the work we conduct on our own concessions. We therefore offer a series of educational activities online and in both our Cairo and London offices intended to provide the necessary skills for practitioners of Egyptian archaeology to gain further experience.
Increasingly, the Society is exploring ways of making skills sessions available online. These are, naturally, less practically focused than our in-person events but will provide an introduction to topics and inspire students to progress further in their development.
The busy events programme led by the Cairo office provides a number of avenues for learning archaeological methods and practices, including post-excavation examination. Courses have ranged from ceramic analysis and technical illustration through to archaeobotanical identification, topographic recording and GIS, conservation and archive activities, and museum collection management.
Thanks to a partnership with the British Council the Society has also been able to offer free places on English language training to Egyptian scholars working within the heritage sector.
Provision of educational activities in London focuses on our week-long Egyptian Archaeology Skills School which began in 2016 under the guidance of Dr Kelly Accetta. The school runs annually during the summer and introduces participants to a range of techniques used in the field. Additionally, it serves to give delegates the opportunity of meeting those working in the field either via the tutors or by attendance at the Society’s events.