Programme
2021


In normal years the society welcomes members and guest visitors
throughout the year at the Mayer Hall in Bebington


Whilst the pandemic continues to restrict our movements, the Committee has decided to hold all meetings until the end of June 2021 online via Zoom.
These are free to members
and guests may book a place via the Eventbrite details below.

The position from July 2021 will be confirmed when we are in a position to make a firm decision.

2021    Programme


Meetings January – June

Mon 11 Jan 2:00pm
John Ward & Dr Maria Nilsson
Recent discoveries and research at Gebel el-Silsila

Mon 8 Feb 2:00pm
Dr Sarah Doherty
The adoption and adaptation of the Potter’s Wheel in Ancient Egypt

Mon 8 March 4:00pm
Dr Dawn Power
Animal-headed Deities in the Book of Caverns

Wed 7th April 2:00pm
Lee Young
Letters from the Desert: the story of Amice Calverley and Myrtle Broome

Mon 10 May 2:00pm
Dr Lidija McKnight
Manchester and its Mummies – the ancient, the modern and the visiting

Tues 8 June 2:00pm
Dr Cedric Gobeil
The Museo Egizio’s current research at Deir el-Medina




8 June 2021 2.00pm
The Museo Egizio’s current research at Deir el-Medina
Dr Cedric Gobeil

The Museo Egizio’s current research at Deir el-Medina

Within the framework of the French Archaeological mission at Deir El-Medina carried by the IFAO, the Museo Egizio of Turin is conducting research on a few Ramesside tombs located in the western necropolis. These tombs have been chosen based on the many artifacts that belonged to the owners of these tombs which are now kept in the museum. In addition to giving the opportunity to perform a study on the fragile tomb structures using new technologies, this fieldwork is a unique chance to recontextualize many objects of the museum’s collection by shedding a new and fresh light on them. In a few seasons, the Turinese team will ultimately be able to protect and conserve these monuments for future generations.

Dr Cédric Gobeil is a Canadian and French Egyptologist born in Quebec City (Canada), specializing in archaeology of daily life and New Kingdom material culture, with a primary focus on Deir el-Medina, topics for which he is carrying annual fieldwork in Egypt and Sudan. After having obtained his PhD in France (Université Paris IV-Sorbonne), he worked in Egypt for the Institut français d’archéologie orientale du Caire and in the United Kingdom for the Egypt Exploration Society, before being appointed curator at the Museo Egizio in Turin in 2019. In addition to his curatorial duties, he is also adjunct professor in the History Department at the Université du Québec à Montréal and research associate at the HiSoMA Research Unit in Lyon (CNRS - France).

Unfortunately at present
you will have to
arrange your own
refreshments.