Monday, February 01, 2010

Online resources: British Egyptological Society Directory

Sussex Egyptology Society

The British Egyptological Society Directory, hosted by Sussex Egyptology Society, was updated on 23rd January 2010.

Here's the introductory text. The full directory is available at the above page.

The last few years have seen an extraordinary blossoming of regional Egyptological societies in the UK. A development without parallel anywhere else in the world, it gives enthusiasts throughout Great Britain the chance to get together, to attend Egyptological lectures previously only available in major cities, and thus to share mutual interests. Geographical and other factors mean that some groups have more of a struggle for survival than others, but EgyptologyUK exists to help promote all of them, and bring Egyptology to as wide a public as possible.

This is now the 10th edition of the BES Directory of British Egyptological Societies.

Founded by the Manchester Ancient Egypt Society, the Directory was created to help keep the growing band of UK Egyptological groups informed about each other. It provides details about each society’s officers and membership, its lecture venues, and links to the individual society websites for details of lecture programmes where available.

Sometimes groups change officers, move or disband — if your society is in this Directory but its details need changing please let us know. Also, if you know of any new or unlisted groups, please tell us so that we can ensure that the BES Directory is as complete as possible.

This web-based document can be viewed, downloaded or printed as required. However, if you would like a printed & bound copy please contact us at the e-mail address below. We are happy to provide this service at a minimal charge to cover our costs and postage.

The information in this Directory has been provided by the individual societies. If you find any errors, please contact the relevant Society direct and let us know.

Michael & Lynn Oakey

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