The British Egyptology 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.
Presentations can be given by scholars at all levels of their career including independent researchers with no current affiliation. Presenters do not need to be British or be based in Britain to present.
The Congress is held by the Egypt Exploration Society every two years in collaboration with a British host institution. Applications to host BEC will be advertised on the EES website in the intervening years immediately following a Congress.
In 2020, the Fifth British Egyptology Congress will be hosted by Durham University (hence the choice of banner image). Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Congress will be held online over September and October 2020. Details of the event can be found using the pages on this website.
BEC5 will be held online throughout September and October 2020. Each Congress panel takes the form of a separate event allowing you to register for those panels that you wish to attend. Below you will find the full schedule, download links for panel abstracts, and registration links for each panel.
All times are provided for the UK (BST+1) – please check your time zone before registering. We also recommend that you read the following guidance on attending EES online events before attending your chosen panel(s).
BEC5 is free to attend, but if you can support the Egypt Exploration Society by making a donation then we would be very grateful.
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Download the full programme
Please note that the times are subject to change and we advise registrants to attend the full panel and arrive ten minutes prior to the first paper starting to ensure you have access.