The West Midlands Egyptology Society invites you to their first conference at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery on the weekend of the 28th October 2016.
The conference title is, 'Looking to the Future: Engagements in Archaeology - Egypt and The Near East'
Hear from 10 academic speakers and 5 keynote lectures.
- Aidan Dodson - Egypt Exploration Society
- Dr Jane Moon - Co-director of the Ur Region Archaeology Project
- Alexander Johannes Edmonds - University of Tübingen
- Stephanie Woolham - Manchester Bio Bank
- Elisabeth Sawerthal - Palestine Exploration Fund
Opening speech from Adam Jaffer, Curator of World Cultures at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and closing speech by Dr Ellen McAdam, Director of Birmingham Museums Trust.
For full conference schedule please see https://wmegyptology.wordpress.com/wmes-first-conference/
Welcome conference reception at Birmingham Museum's Collection Centre - includes evening guided tour of Birmingham Museum's Store Warehouse including free refreshments - £17pp - NOT INCLUDED IN TICKET PRICE - Please purchase your ticket in the eventbrite options. Venue address:
Museum Collection Centre,
25 Dollman Street,
Teas & coffees with biscuits on both days for the conference is included in the ticket price - they will be served at the morning and afternoon breaks.
A hot buffet lunch will be served on both days - included in ticket price. Menu includes:
Assortment of Bloomer sandwiches, poppy seed bagels & flat breads with a variety of fillings, Piri Piri marinated chicken skewers, King prawns marinated in ginger & garlic cooked in tempura batter, Genoese cherry tomato focaccia topped with mozzarella, olives & oregano, Sweet potato fries, Chocolate brownies, Mini scones filled with strawberry preserve and cream, Freshly brewed ground coffee, selection of ethical teas, sparkling & still water
Dinner will be at Meer Shisha Lounge on John Bright Street in Birmingham City Centre - £14 per person - THIS IS NOT PART OF THE TICKET PRICE - please buy a ticket in the eventbrite options. for menus and booking forms see website https://wmegyptology.wordpress.com/wmes-first-conference/ Caters for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. See website for venue details http://www.meershishalounge.com
Conference closing reception with free wine will be held on Sunday 30th October at The Old Contemptibles Pub, Venue address: 176 Edmund St, Birmingham B3 2HB, This is free to all delegates but please select it from the drop down list to add your name to the guest list as this pub will be closed to the public and it is by guest list only. See venue website for more information http://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/restaurants/eastandwestmidlands/theoldcontemptiblesedmundstreetbirmingham
There will be a poster exhibition section with posters from academics from around the world relating to the conference.
There will also be a pop up shop selling Egyptology/Near Eastern/Archaeology books.
In addition there will be stalls from local societies from the West Midlands, advertising their programme of events and their societies.
WMES is also on Twitter and Facebook! Follow @WMESConf on Twitter for all conference updates.
Conference Venue details:
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Birmingham, B3 3DH
For more details on the conference including a map, conference schedule, hotel/local information and menus see the WMES website, www.wmegyptology,wordpress.com - or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you in Birmingham!