Call for Papers for Birmingham Egyptology Symposium 2022

      Call for Papers     

Shifting Sands: Change Over Time in Ancient Egypt 

9th Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium

University of Birmingham

Friday 6th May 2022.


Birmingham Egyptology are pleased to announce that the 9th Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium will be held at the University of Birmingham on Friday 6th May 2022. Given the unprecedented times we are living in, the theme will be ‘Shifting Sands: Change Over Time in Ancient Egypt’.

We invite abstract submissions from postgraduates and independent researchers pertaining to the individual’s interpretation of the above theme. This can include, but is not limited to, changes in: Egyptian language, architecture and landscape, religion, art, archaeology, self-presentation, works of fiction or historical accounts, and epigraphy as well as the modern reception of ancient Egypt. Presentations may take the form of a 20-minute paper AND/OR an A0 research poster.

For any applicants (particularly international) unable to attend the Symposium in person, we are willing to arrange video presentations (e.g., a recorded talk or audio recorded over PowerPoint) to accompany posters or as a stand-alone presentation. We aim to deliver the conference as a ‘hybrid’ event (with attendees joining both online and in-person) subject to COVID restrictions.

Abstracts (maximum of 300 words) must be submitted by 4th March 2022 to: Confirmation of the decision will be emailed by 4th April. Following the Symposium, presenters will be invited to submit their papers or posters as articles to be considered for publication in the Birmingham Egyptology Journal.

Note: Presenters must make their own arrangements for travel and/or transportation of posters when applicable.

Further information about the event will be shared via our website in due course: For any queries or to sign up to our mailing list, please contact us at the above email address.

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