Explore Egypt and its Dispersed Heritage in this online Winter Lecture.

Ever wondered how many Egypts there are out there? There is the Egypt imagined in museums, the one ending with the Byzantine period that we read about it in Egyptology books, the eternal Egypt in official tourism campaigns, the one full of monuments void of people captured by Victorian and modern travellers, and the distorted Egypt in Western coverage of Middle Eastern news.

So, which and whose Egypt are we referring to when confronting archaeology’s colonial practices and its legacies?

In this talk Heba Abd el Gawad will be reflecting on UCL’s AHRC funded Egypt’s Dispersed Heritage project journey so far.  Through the project’s outputs, she will share with us the challenges and opportunities, and the different Egypts they have encountered and learnt from.

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About the Winter Lectures

Bristol Museums have delivered a Winter Lecture Series between October and April every year since 1948. Past speakers have included many of the leading experts of their time and some famous faces.

Today, the Winter Lectures are sponsored by the Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives and are free and open to all. Lectures are all connected in some way to Bristol Museum’s amazing collections and cover a range of subjects including geology, natural history, archaeology, art and world cultures.

Heba  Abd el Gawad

Heba Abd el Gawad

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