Jennifer Turner

Jennifer Turner

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details


  • MA Classical Civilisations (University of Glasgow)
  • MLitt Classical Civilisations (University of Glasgow)
  • PgCert Museum Practice and Management (Ulster University)
  • MRes Egyptology (University of Birmingham)


Current PhD student at the University of Birmingham. I also work as Collections Assistant for the Eton Myers collection on loan to the University of Birmingham, and act as Forum Coordinator for Birmingham Egyptology. In October 2018 I took on the role of EES Local Ambassador for Birmingham.


  • Teaching Associate for Early Civilisations: Egypt (seminars)
  • Teaching Associate for Understanding Ancient Societies (Egypt seminars)

Doctoral research

PhD title
Patterns in Text Placement and  Performance: Statue biographies from the Third Intermediate Period
Classics and Ancient History PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)


My PhD thesis investigates the significance of text placement and content as part of the statue’s creation process, drawing on a sample of over 200 statues from the Karnak cachette.

Other activities

Professional memberships

  • Egypt Exploration Society
  • Birmingham Egyptology
  • Association of Curators for Collections from Egypt and Sudan
  • Egyptology Scotland



Conference papers

  • ‘Sensory experiences in the temple: the significance of statue inscriptions & their placement’, 4th British Egyptology Congress (EES & University of Manchester, September 2018)
  • ‘Conflict Resolution? Blessings and “curses” in ancient Egypt’, 5th Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: Conflict in Ancient Culture (May 2018)
  • ‘The relationship of Text and Image in Egyptian Statuary: The healing statues of Padimahes and Djedhor’, 4th Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: Digging into Ancient Egypt (February 2017)