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Bloomsbury Summer School

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Fascinated by ancient civilisations?

We offer anyone with any level of knowledge, inspiring short courses on Ancient Egypt and other areas of the Ancient World.

Summer School 2019 – Timetables

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1 – 5 July 2019

Ancient Egypt Rediscovered: New Methods and Techniques in Egyptology

Course Directors: Dr Iwona Kozieradzka-Ogunmakin and Dr Lidija McKnight
Guest Lecturers: Dr Daniel Antoine, Dr Anna Garnett, Lee McStein, Dr Matthias Müller Krähenbühl, Prof. Paul Nicholson, Dr Nicky Nielsen, Dr Campbell Price, Dr Joyce Tyldesley


Monday 1 July

Investigating Life and Death in Ancient Egypt

10:45 – 11:00
Participants assemble in BSS Common Room (Dept. of History, UCL)

11:00 – 11:30
BSS Co-Director’s Welcome Address

11:30 – 13:00
Grave Concerns: new insights into death and funerary practices in Ancient Egypt (IKO)

13:00 – 14:30
Welcome Lunch in BSS Common Room (G09/10)

Short optional tour of UCL led by Co-Director (meet in G09/10)

14:30 – 15:45
Body of Evidence: investigating health and disease in Ancient Egypt (IKO)

16:15 – 17:30
Exploring Egyptian Mummies: new insights into past lives and the practice of mummification (DA)


Non-BSS event: get together with fellow students for a drink in a local café/bar


Tuesday 2 July

All That Remains: people, places and artefacts

10:00 – 11:15
A Little One’s Ailments and Other Papyrus Stories (MMK)

11:45 – 13:00
Mere Splashes of Ink or Actual Writing: enhancing carbon ink remains in Coptic texts (MMK)

14:15 – 15:30
The Founding Father: Seti I and the foundation of the 19th Dynasty (NN)

16:00 – 17:15
Living at the End of the World: an overview of archaeological and scientific excavations at the Ramesside fortress of Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham (NN)

17:15 – 18:45
Reception in the Petrie Museum (you are welcome to invite guests)


Wednesday 3 July

Face-to-Face with Ancient Egyptians: investigating individuals

10:00 – 11:15
Under Wraps: studying animal mummies in a virtual world (LM)

11:45 – 13:00
Reinvestigating the Faiyum Portraits (CP)

14:15 – 15:30
Evolving Approaches to Egyptian Sculpture (CP)

16:00 – 17:15
Looking for Nefertiti (JT)

Non-BSS event: get together with fellow students for dinner in a local restaurant


Thursday 4 July

Investigating Ancient Artefacts and Technologies
(N.B. Please note the revised timings for today due to the BM visit)

10:00 – 12.00
British Museum Visit

13:00 – 14:00
Glassmaking at Tell el-Amarna: using excavation to inform experiment (PN)

14:30 – 15:30
A Brief History of Photography in Egyptology (PN)

16:00 - 17:15
Experimental Mummification: Manchester’s Modern Mummies (LM)


Friday 5 July

3D Visualisation Techniques

10:00 – 11:15
Group A: Petrie Museum seminar (AG Intro)
Group B: independent study

11:45 – 13:00
Group B: Petrie Museum seminar (AG Intro)
Group A: independent study

14:15 – 15:30
Photogrammetry and Enhanced Visualisation (LRM)

16:00 – 17:15
Summing Up and Closing Remarks (LM & IKO)

17:15 – 19:00
Farewell Drinks Party



This timetable is unlikely to change, but remains provisional until the first day of the course