The Egypt Exploration Society is delighted to be partnering with Durham University to organise the fifth British Egyptology Congress (BEC), from the 4th to 6th September 2020.

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 organised by Durham University in partnership with the Egypt Exploration Society. Bids to host BEC6 in 2022 will be sought after BEC5 has drawn to a close.

A call for papers will be announced in November 2019 via the EES website ( and tickets can be reserved from May 2020.

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