Frequently asked questions
Please find below a listed of frequently asked questions regarding the work of the Egypt Exploration Society.
We deal with hundreds of emails every week and are, unfortunately, not always able to respond to all enquiries. Please check if your question is answered below before contacting us.
If you plan to use the image in a presentation then there is no need to request permission, we just ask that you let people know where the image is from for their own notes. If you wish to disseminate the image in another format (i.e. books, article, website, exhibition, TV, etc.) then you would follow the instructions here. We do not charge for scholarly use, but you would need to demonstrate that it is not commercial in nature.
We cannot respond to every enquiry we receive about our library collection. Our library catalogue is available online here. If the book is in our catalogue, then it should be on our open shelves and will not need to be requested in advance. Our library is open Monday-Wednesday, 10:30-16:30. EES Members, members of our partner institutions, and students receive free access, non-members can pay a £5-day rate for library access. Further details about visiting our library can be found here.
The EES London library is free to use for EES members, members of partner organisations, and students. See our library information page for more details about library access. Scans of articles or short sections of books (up to 10% or one complete chapter, as per UK copyright laws) can be made while visiting.
If you, however, would like a scan of an article or short section of a book to be sent to you by the EES Librarian, there will be a digitisation fee of £25+VAT per item to be paid in advance of scanning (if you would like the item printed and posted, there will be additional postage fees). Please ensure that the requested items are in the EES library (consult the library catalogue here) before you email [email protected] with your scan request.
Please pay your digitisation fee here.
Please visit our Archive page in order to submit a ‘material request form’. Appointments to see archive material should be booked at least three weeks in advance.
Over our history we have conducted surveys and excavations at over 150 sites in Egypt and Sudan and published over 350 volumes relating to the results of this work. During this time, thousands of artefacts were distributed to museums around the world. You will find a lot more information in our Archive and in the museums themselves. You should also consult the Artefacts of Excavation website which includes digital versions of our distribution archive, or Scattered Finds by Dr Alice Stevenson (UCL).
We can offer refunds if you contact us to cancel your booking with reasonable notice in advance of the event and we are able to resell your place. Please check the specific event page for the exact notice period required. If a resale is not possible or you cancel too close to the event, then we cannot guarantee a refund.
All recordings of EES events are uploaded to our YouTube Channel within two working days of the live event. Public events will be made available to anyone here, but any recordings of paid or member-only events will be restricted. Please contact us if you have not receieved the direct link to any restricted recordings.
You can follow the links available on our membership pages here. Our membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March and you will be asked to renew during March, regardless of when you join in the year. If you joined after 1st January, then we usually count this toward the next subscription year, effectively giving you three months free!
The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology is published in the December of each year, so members are mailed their subscription volume to be delivered for the new year. Please note that international delivery and customs checks may cause delays to receiving your copy. Please contact us if you have not receieved your copy by spring of the year after you purchased your membership.
We will send your contact details to our partners at SAGE. They will then contact you with log in details and information about accessing the JEA back catalogue online. This can take a few weeks to process. If you require any articles in the meantime, then send an email to [email protected] requesting the article you need including your membership number, the year of publication, article title and author, and page range (if known). We can send you a pdf while you wait for your access to be arranged.
Yes, our membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March and you will be asked to renew during March, regardless of when you join in the year. If you joined after 1st January, then we usually count this toward the next subscription year, effectively giving you three months free!
We do not handle institutional membership at the EES. These subscriptions are dealt with by our partners at Sage for the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology. If you wish to purchase the Egyptian Archaeology magazine, then individual copies can be purchased from our online shop. Please do not email us to order volumes as we are unable to process orders this way. All orders should be placed through our website, or those of our partners.
We do not have capacity to perform research on your behalf. If we receive a research request, then we will not ordinarily respond. If you are a member then we would recommend that you visit our library to consult published works. Otherwise, you may consider attending one of our events or those of our Local Society partners to consult with their members and speakers.
The Society does not determine the team members of projects that it supports, this is up to the Project Director. You might consider approaching them directly. You will find a list of supported projects and their directors here.
There is a basket limit for orders we can process through our website due to weight limits of packages. If you would like additional copies, please contact us for a quote.