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Coffins in Context conference

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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.

The conference venue is the Yusuf Hamied Centre at Christ’s College, Cambridge.

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 conference represents a chance to pause and consider what we have learned and the direction of future coffin research. See our call for papers for the themes of the conference.

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Programme and Abstracts

The deadline for submission of abstracts has now passed. Thank you to everyone who has submitted a paper or poster....

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Conference format

The conference will be hybrid; details about how to connect will be shared in due course. The conference language will...

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Registration information

Please register to attend the Coffins in Context using the links below. If you have any questions or problems, contact...

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Accommodation

This conference will be held during term time in Cambridge. This means that we are unable to offer accommodation within...

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Egyptology at the Fitzwilliam Museum and in Christ’s College

The Fitzwilliam Museum houses one of the four major collections of Egyptian antiquities in the United Kingdom, with objects from...

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Call for papers

Please note that the deadline for submitting abstracts for the conference has now passed, and abstracts will be peer reviewed...

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