11am-12pm (UK) / 12-1pm (Egypt)

Archaeological practice is not isolated from society. Relationships are forged in reflection of the time. Led by Herbert W. Fairman, the EES expedition conducted the first systematic excavation of Amara West from 1938, during the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium period. This lecture looks at the relationship of the EES team, Quftis brought from Egypt, and local Nubian communities – all of whom were involved in the Amara West excavation – based on study of archival records in the EES Lucy Gura Archive, and memories of former Sudanese workers who still live around the site which I recorded during fieldwork with the British Museum’s Amara West Research Project (2015-2018).

Dr Tomomi Fushiya is an archaeologist specialised in collaborative archaeology and heritage management. She recently completed her PhD at Leiden University and is currently a research associate at Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw.

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