Call for Papers for CRE XV 2014


Abstract Review Methodology

All abstracts were reviewed ‘blind’. No names, institutional affiliation, email, or identifying markers were attached to abstracts. Nine members of the committee were given a list of all submissions with only their title, abstract, and a corresponding number that was used from that point forward to identify that submission. Every reviewer was asked to review each abstract singly, and on its own merits. Several guidelines were suggested as favoured review grading criteria. These included but were not limited to: a) Quality of overall abstract, content, and aims b) Applicability towards the conference theme of ‘Ancient Egypt in a Global World.’ c) Versatility of topic and its ability to garner overall interest (new research and on-going new research). d) Interdisciplinary methodology and cross-cultural approaches used.

Since this was a conference featuring a global perspective, reviewers were asked to focus on content, and not English writing ability.

These were all guidelines only, and many papers that were accepted did not meet any or all of these criteria. Each of the committee’s nine reviewers were asked to mark each abstract as ‘yes,’ ‘no’, or ‘maybe.’ Each answer was then given a numerical value (Yes-1, No-0, Maybe-.5). All votes were then summed and were given a Total Review Score (TRS). The TRS scores ranged from 0-9, and accepted paper scores ranged from 5.5-9.0. This isn’t a perfect scoring and review system, but we believe it was the fairest and most objective way of doing it. We were impressed by the overall standard of submissions and there were many more papers that we would have liked to accept. As a committee we opened up a third stream of presentations for the increase in demand for all papers on 12/04/2013, because we were so impressed by the level of abstracts. However, demand was still far greater than we were able to accommodate.

Thank you for your submissions.


CRE_call1NovWe welcome you to submit an abstract for a 20-minute presentation or an A0 poster. All postgraduate, independent, and early career researchers studying ancient Egypt and Sudan, including the prehistoric/predynastic, Pharaonic, Late, Graeco- Roman and Islamic periods. Themes may include, but are not limited to: architecture, art history, ceramics, cultural and foreign interaction, current fieldwork, geoarchaeology, material culture, museum studies and site management, osteoarchaeology, philology, religion, state development, trade and economy, and zooarchaeology.

Abstracts should consist of no more than 200 words and should be submitted by 15 November 2013 to

Please be sure to have the following info on your email submission:  Name + title, email address, abstract + title of paper,and  affiliation (if not currently affiliated please note self as ‘independent researcher’).

Please submit abstracts as a word .doc or .docx attachment (not a PDF), using 12 pt Times New Roman Font with no indenting or tabbed spacing of paragraphs. Please use 1.5 spacing. Please do not exceed the 200 word limit–as that will automatically disqualify your submission. Please do not use any citations or footnotes in the abstract.

Follow us on twitter or on facebook.