This is the 23rd June 2018 updated edition of the website. Any ideas and contributions for additions to the site will be gratefully received.
Latest: The update of the site for the next season has begun. If you would like a sneak peek at next season's talks, go to the programme tab and scroll down. The 2018-19 talks are summarised under those for 2017-18. The monthly summary tabs have not yet been changed over, but will be updated soon.
The January through to June editions of Hotep have been added. Hotep is under the 'About Us' tab and then under 'Hotep Newsletter.' Our next meeting, is the Study Day on 21st July. This is the eleventh full meeting of the 2017 - 2018 season. Doors open at 09.30 (please note the time, as this a full day meeting.) The day will end at approximately 16.30. Further details are in the 'Programme' section of the website.
The Study Day in July is rapidly approaching. This year, the day is given by Sarah Griffith, 'Last of the Pharaohs: Incest, Intrigue and Bloodshed under the Ptolemies and Cleopatras.' Cost is £25 for members and £25 for non-members. Further details from the Secretary on email email@example.com.
'Hoodies,' sweatshirts and polo shirts are selling well. Several members have worn them at recent meetings. They all have a woven 'Southampton Ancient Egypt Society logo,' and are available to order. Colours are white, navy or sky blue. Please see Annette at any future meeting.
16 September 2017 AGM followed by:
'A Woman's Place: Female Bodies in Egyptian Medicine and Literature.'
21 October 2017
David Goldsmith :
'Egyptian Tales of Middle Kingdom Literature.'
18 November 2017:
'But Where Did They Live?'
09 December 2017:
'Egypt in Bolton'
20 January 2018:
'Three into Two Will Go: Artistic Conventions in Ancient Egypt'
17 February 2018:
'Hatshepsut: The Eternal Female Pharaoh of Egypt - Her Monuments Explained'
17 March 2018:
'The Ptahshepses-corpus: Inspiration in the Decoration of an Old Kingdom Family Cluster'
21 April 2018:
'The Tale of Sinuhe: Biography and Poetry in Middle Kingdom Literature'
19 May 2018:
"'Brilliant Things:' Ancient Egyptian Faience'
16 June 2018:
21 July 2018:
Study Day with Sarah Griffiths: 'Last of the Pharaohs: Incest, Intrigue and Bloodshed under the Ptolemis and Cleopatras.' This is a full day and, for this meeting only in the 2017 - 2018 season, the doors open at 09.30.
15 September 2018 AGM followed by:
'Many Happy Returns: Egyptian Celebrations of Rebirth and Renewal.'
20 October 2018:
'The People Behind the Petrie Museum.'
17 November 2018:
'Gifts of the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed.'
15 December 2018:
A short-format talk, speaker TBA:
Followed by the Christmas Social with fun and games and festive nibbles.
19 January 2019:
‘Egyptian Decrees, Biographies, Accounts and Formulae in the Age of the Pyramids.’
16 February 2019:
'Mummies and the Movies.'
16 March 2019:
‘Going to the Dogs: New Work at the Catacombs of Anubis, North Saqqara.’
13 April 2019:
‘Egypt’s Origins – The View From Mesopotamia and Iran.’
18 May 2019:
‘Egypt in Rome: Obelisks and Ancient Cultural Appropriation.’
15 June 2019:
‘Gebel Barkal, The Holy Mountain of Napata’
20 July 2019:
Study Day with Aidan Dodson:
'Valley of the Kings.'
This is a full day and, for this meeting only in the 2018 - 2019 season, the doors open at 09.30.