Friday, July 29, 2011

Write for Egyptological


Kate and I are looking for more articles for future editions of Egyptological in all sections (Journal, Journal Reviews, Magazine, Magazine Reviews and In Brief). Your photos are also very welcome for a Photo Album.

Although we are particularly looking for papers and articles we also welcome shorter pieces. Are you going to an exhibition? There are several on at the moment around the world - I am particularly envious of anyone going to Before the Pharaohs in Chicago. We would very much welcome exhibition reviews. And if you have been to a conference, course, seminar or study day we would love to hear what you made of it. Likewise, if you have watched a DVD or TV documentary on a subject dealing with Ancient Egypt our readers would like to hear your summary and hear your opinion.

Book reviews are also very welcome. They don't have to be recently released books - people are always making decisions about book whether purchases, recent or older. If you have just read, or are planning to read, an Egyptology book we would be very interested in publishing your review.

Full details on how to contribute articles or photos are available on our website - see the Participate pages.

You can ask questions, start discussions or join in existing discussions on our Discussion page, and in response to any articles or photo albums.

You can get in touch with us both at founders [at] egyptological dot com, or give me a yell at the usual address.

A selection of our most recent posts:

Journal Articles
  • Shabtis in Croatian Private Collections and Museums
  • The sAb in the Old Kingdom: a consideration of the title within the scope of a prosopographic study

Journal Reviews
  • Article Review: Topos and Mimesis – Ancient Egyptian perceptions of Ethnicity

Magazine Articles
  • Ancient Egyptian Religion, Part 1
  • Reflections of Eternity – An Overview on Egyptian Mirrors from Prehistory to the New Kingdom
  • Bloggers, Antiquities and Egypt’s Revolution
  • Eye of Ra, Eye of Horus
  • Dating the Predynastic, Part 2
  • Dating the Predynastic, Part 1

Magazine Reviews

  • Book Review: The Complete Valley of the Kings

In Brief
  • Notes on the Osireion, Abydos
  • Book Review: Ritual and Religion in Ancient Egypt by Emily Teeter
  • A Few Thoughts about Duality and the Desert
  • The Geese of Meidym
  • The Rekhyt
  • Gantenbrink's Door - Part 1: The Original Discovery
  • Television Review: Egypt's Lost Cities
  • Studying Hieroglyphs Online - Some Observations
  • Book Review: Description de L'Egypte (Taschen)
  • Book Review: Lost Women of Amarna
  • Book Review: House of Eternity - the Tomb of Nefertari
  • Book Review: Treasures of Ancient Egypt - From the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Photo Albums
  • Decoration in the Osirieon
  • The Osireion
  • Photographs of Egypt
  • Photos from the Louvre
  • Photos from the British Museum
  • Photos from the temple of Seti I, Abydos
  • Sphinx photos
  • Egyptian Museum Exterior


Thutmose said...

I catch all of the documentaries I can on the major cable channels, so I might be willing to do some reviews. That is as long as it is ok at some time to note the point at which I wanted to throw a brick at the TV because someone said something extremely stupid. ;) For example, in in one I saw on National Geographic Channel last night on the pyramids, our friend Zahi Hawass says that he thinks that the burial chamber of Khufu might be in the passageways that were explored by those climbing robots beyond the second "door" seen after drilling a hole in the first one. Well, if Khufu is beyond that door, he must have been a Smurf, because I've seen those passageways and they are 6 inches square. Bad editing or just a stupid statement? I don't know, but the result was something ridiculous.


Andie said...

I hope you do write them for us. A review always benefits for being honest, smurfs and all :-). A balanced view, picking up on the good and the bad, is part of what makes a review useful.

I'll look out for the documentary on UK television.

Thutmose said...

I've got a number of these documentaries on my DVR so I can get some done shortly and also include proper credit (or blame!)


Senator Bam said...

would you or who else would be interested if i wrote some pieces on my recent discoveries such as proof menes was not earlier than 2300bc, proof Zoser was ca 1837bc, that Joseph is now found as Sekhemhet, etc, Herodotus list partially decrypted?
(I posted on my site but i don't get any much interest/hits plus i don't write well for/by myself and write better with some purpose/structure/interaction.)

Andie said...

James, great - I look forward to reading them.

Andie said...

Sean, I realize that we have spoken before, by email. I've emailed a reply based on those conversations. Best. Andie.