The Egypt Exploration Society is delighted to be partnering with the University of Manchester to organise the fourth British Egyptology Congress (BEC), from the 7th to 9th September 2018.

The Congress provides a platform for researchers to present their ongoing projects and discoveries to a broad audience of peers and the interested public through brief 20-minute presentations and posters. Presentations can focus on a wide range of topics including but not limited to: archaeology and current fieldwork, language and texts, art and craft, trade and communication, conservation, medicine, reception, the history of Egyptology and collecting, museum or archive studies, religion, or material culture. Papers can cover any period of Egyptian history as well as the impact of Egyptian heritage on the modern world.

Time will be available for presenting the posters in person, as well as networking with peers throughout the conference schedule.

The Congress is being co-organised by the University of Manchester KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology, Manchester Museum, Ancient Egypt Magazine, and Manchester Ancient Egypt Society in partnership with the Egypt Exploration Society. Bids to host BEC5 in 2020 will be sought after BEC4 has drawn to a close.

A call for papers will be announced in December 2017 via the EES website ( and tickets can be reserved from June 2018.

Download a copy of this announcement here.

We are delighted to be working with the following partners: