Birmingham Egyptology (BE) is a group based at the University of Birmingham for the benefit of postgraduates, as well as undergraduates and alumni. These primarily come from the department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, but the activities are designed for anyone to further their knowledge and research skills.
BE has been running for five years. It consists of a peer-reviewed Journal, a fortnightly discussion Forum, an Annual Symposium, and a Virtual Museum, and our website advertises these activities and publishes the results. The outcomes of a previous activity, the Tutankhamun’s Texts translation project, are also available on the website.
The money generously awarded to us by the PG Development Fund has been used for refreshments at the Forum, for the Symposium running costs and for website hosting. BE aims to provide various opportunities for the presentation of research – primarily spoken presentations, posters, small-group discussion and online exhibitions – and is both social and academic, being open to anyone regardless of experience or Egyptological background. Our events are all free thanks to the funding we receive, which we believe facilitates our objective to develop skills and disseminate knowledge.