We are pleased to inform you that the registration for Current Research in Egyptology 2020/2021 is now open:

The conference is free for all to attend upon registration. We are looking forward to seeing all of you on zoom!

The Conference will run as a live Zoom Webinar only. It will not be recorded.

Below you can find some useful information concerning the structure of the conference and technical instructions:


General Structure of the Sessions:

All the participants of each session should be already online at least 20 minutes before their session starts, so that they have the time to check the microphones, the web camera and talk with the chair about the procedure. All the speakers and chairs of the conference will enter the platform as attendees and they will be upgraded to panelists by the host only during their session.

Each conference day incorporates two or three different sessions and a keynote lecture. Papers of each session follow a general chronological order. Each oral presentation lasts 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and transition to the next talk. The chair will inform the speaker when there are 5 minutes and 1 minute left.

All poster presentations will be uploaded on the CRE official website and they will be visible throughout the conference. You can visit the site and read posters upon your convenience. In the poster session, which will take place on Saturday 15 May, each participant will have the opportunity to answer questions regarding their poster (5 minutes per participant according to the programme).

A special moment of each CRE conference is of course the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will take place in the last day of the conference. During the meeting both speakers and attendees have the chance to attend the proposals of candidate Universities and decide through their vote which is going to host the next CRE.

You can find the Call for Bids in the following link:


All participants and speakers can also vote for new members for the Permanent Committee. The Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) Permanent committee is looking to recruit up to 3 new members from May 2021, one of whom will act as webmaster.

You can find the Call for Permanent Committee Members in the following link:


Technical Instructions (from Zoom Help Center):

Join in

If you have not installed zoom on your PC, you may download the zoom software from the following link:

In order to join the conference, press the ‘Join’ link in the confirmation email sent to you. If needed, you can enter again your name and email already used in the registration. If the conference has not been started yet, you will be held in a waiting room until the conference starts.

All participants and attendees should join the conference 5-10 minutes before the official start time in order to check if their software version is compatible. Attendees will remain muted during the conference, unless they are unmuted by the host. As an attendee, you will not be able to use your webcam during a lecture, unless the host gives you permission. If you have a question concerning the organization of the conference, you can send it to the host or write it down in the chat. For questions about lectures, please use the Q&A box.

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Joining and participating in a webinar (attendee)

Roles in webinar (attendees, panelists, etc):

During the Webinar:



The chat feature allows webinar attendees, the host, co-hosts and panelists to communicate for the duration of the webinar.

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Raising Hand

As an attendee, you can virtually raise your hand, submit questions in Q&A and send messages to others. The raise hand feature in webinar allows attendees, panelists, co-hosts, and the host to raise their hand to indicate that they need something from the host, co-host, or other panelists.  All participants should use the “raise hand” button, if they have a question or comment and would like to speak out loud.

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The question & answer (Q&A) feature for webinars allows attendees to ask questions during the webinar, and for the panelists, co-hosts, and host to answer their questions.

They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

To ask a question:

  1. Type your question into the Q&A box. Click Send.
  2. If the host replies via the Q&A, you will see a reply in the Q&A window. The host can also answer your question live (out loud). You will see a notification in the Q&A window if the host plans to do this.

Questions will be asked by the hosts, if the time is available, but of course not all questions can be answered. If your question is not answered, you can directly contact the speaker at the end of the session via email.

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Q&A for attendees and panelists:


Some Webinar Etiquette Tips

All participants and attendees are kindly requested to show respect to all. The host has the right to remove anyone who shows inappropriate behaviour. Please, be sure that your questions are concise and accurate. Personal or irrelevant questions won’t be answered.  Please, try to use the chat for initial greetings and comments relevant to the session and not for “gossip” during the lectures.


Frequently asked questions about webinar: