We are happy to announce that a conference for Egyptology and Assyriology graduate students will be held at Brown University on October 20, 2018

We are now accepting abstracts until August 17, 2018 with notification of acceptance by August 24. 

Following the talks, there will be a special keynote lecture by Prof. John Steele on the circulation of knowledge between Egypt and Mesopotamia

                                         The conference is free to attend and open to all  

Lunch and refreshments will be served. We request that you register your intent to attend so that we have an estimate of numbers to cater for

The Egyptology & Assyriology Graduate Conference will provide an arena for all graduate students (from any academic institution worldwide) to present their research to one another in an academic but relaxed environment, allowing graduate students from different universities to get to know one another and the types of research being carried out at other academic institutions. It will provide a space for students to practice giving conference talks to an unfamiliar audience but without the academic pressure and size of formal conferences, and will provide a forum for constructive feedback and discussion about both the research presented and the presentation itself, all whilst exchanging research and ideas among peers. This conference aims to foster the professional development of young scholars and bring emerging Egyptologists and Assyriologists into conversation with one another. 

Talks will be 20 minutes long with 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion, and may relate to any aspect of Egyptology, Assyriology, and related disciplines. For those wishing for feedback on their presentation style as well as their research, anonymous feedback forms will be distributed to the audience and collected at the end of the paper for the sole use of the speaker. 

We invite all graduate students (Masters and PhD) and advanced undergraduates writing a thesis to submit abstracts by August 17, 2018.