“‘God is his potter’: Disability and Bodily Difference in Pharaoh’s Court” Kyle Jordan

In August Kyle Jordan spoke to the Essex Egyptology Group about his work on disability & bodily difference in Early Dynastic Egypt. Click here for my write up of his talk, on my sister blog Other People’s Tales.

“The Temple of Amun at Medinet Habu: Birth Place and Burial Place of the Primordial Deities” Lucia Gahlin

At the beginning of July Lucia Gahlin visited the Essex Egyptology Group to talk about the Small Temple at the site of Medinet Habu which was actually more important to the ancient Egyptians than the big temple of Ramesses III that we go to visit as modern tourists. Click here to see my write up of this talk on my sister blog, Other People’s Tales.

“Body Image and Structuring the Identity: An Analysis of Body Ornaments in Predynastic Egypt” Maryan Ragheb

The June speaker at the Essex Egyptology Group was Maryan Ragheb who told us about her work on Predynastic body ornaments and identity expression in this period of Egyptian history. Click through to read my write up of her post on my sister blog, Other People’s Tales.

“The Narmer Palette [Again]: Early Egyptian Stone Carving in Practice” Dr Kathryn E. Piquette

The May 2022 meeting of the Essex Egyptology Group was an in person one, and the talk was given by Dr Kathryn E. Piquette about her fascinating work on the Narmer Palette. Click through to read my write up of her talk on my sister blog, Other People’s Tales.

”Understanding ’Composite’ Forms of Egyptian Divine Beings”, Jordan Miller

At the beginning of March Jordan Miller visited the Essex Egyptology Group to give the talk at our first in person meeting since the pandemic began! He talked about understanding composite forms of Egyptian divine beings, click through to read my write up of his talk on my sister blog Other People’s Tales.

“The First Pharaohs” Professor Aidan Dodson

At the beginning of February Aidan Dodson gave a talk to the Essex Egyptology Group about the subject of his most recent book: “The First Pharaohs”. Click through to read my write up of his talk on my sister blog Other People’s Tales.

“The chaîne opératoire of Ancient Egyptian glass manufacture: raw materials, production and use” Dr Anna Hodgkinson

At the beginning of December Dr Anna Hodgkinson talked to the Essex Egyptology Group about glass production and glassworking in Ancient Egypt. Click through for my write up of her talk on my sister blog Other People’s Tales.

“Jewels of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Treasures from the Collection of the Worcester Art Museum” Dr Peter Lacovara

At the beginning of November 2021 Peter Lacovara talked to the Essex Egyptology Group about the exhibition Jewels of the Nile which will open in June 2022 at Worcester Art Museum, MA. Click through for my write up of his talk on my sister blog Other People’s Tales.

“The Rise of the Theban Necropolis. Current research in the early Middle Kingdom tombs of North Asasif” Dr Patryk Chudzik

At beginning of October Dr Patryk Chudzik gave a talk via Zoom to the Essex Egyptology Group about his work at the early Middle Kingdom tombs at North Asasif, high above Montuhotep II’s and Hatshepsut’s temples. Click through for my write up of his talk on my Other People’s Tales blog.

“Life on The Edge: Updates from Hierakonpolis’ Elite Cemetery” Renée Friedman

At the beginning of September 2021 Dr Renée Friedman gave a talk via Zoom to the Essex Egyptology Group about her latest work at the site of Hierakonpolis. Click through to read my write up on my Other People’s Tales blog.