The Fitzwilliam Museum and Christ’s College, Cambridge are pleased to announce a conference on ancient Egyptian coffins from Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 February 2024.
Our previous conference in 2016 (Ancient Egyptian Coffins: past • present • future) focussed on the development of coffins in antiquity, including technological, iconographic and text-based studies, the post-antiquity history of coffins and developments in their technical examination and analysis. Since then, studies have moved on, with numerous institutions around the world carrying out comprehensive investigations of the coffins in their collections.
This seems a good opportunity to pause and consider what we have learned and the direction of future coffin research. See our call for papers for the proposed themes of the conference.
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Please note that the deadline for submitting abstracts for the conference has now passed, and abstracts will be peer reviewed...Read more
The deadline for submission of abstracts has now passed. Abstracts will be peer reviewed and authors of accepted submissions will...Read more
This conference will be held during term time in Cambridge. This means that we are unable to offer accommodation within...Read more
The Fitzwilliam Museum houses one of the four major collections of Egyptian antiquities in the United Kingdom, with objects from...Read more