CRE Permanent Committee

Current Research in Egyptology is organised in a democratic fashion. Any university wishing to host the conference can submit a proposal and a presentation during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in any particular year. At the end of the presentations, the vote of the assembly decides the winner. A committee representing the successful university arranges the following conference, while a permanent committee provides assistance and works on the long-term issues related to the conference. In order to allow a wider involvement of students in the CRE organisation, each member can remain in the permanent committee for a total of two years.


CRE Permanent Committee (2016-2017) 

Solène Solène Klein, University of Oxford (chair)

Solène has a Master’s degree in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Antiquity from the École Pratique des Hautes Études and a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the École du Louvre, Paris. She is a PhD student at the University of Oxford, working on the protection of the viscera in the early first millennium BCE. She has worked as a curatorial volunteer in the Egyptian collections at the British Museum and the Louvre Museum and has been an intern at the Brooklyn Museum. Her main research interests include Ancient Egyptian funerary beliefs and practices and Egyptian material culture.


14689122_1316833521662992_1812118585_oJulia Hamilton, University of Oxford

Julia is currently a doctoral candidate in Egyptology at the University of Oxford, having grown up and studied in Aotearoa New Zealand. She has a BA (Hons) in Ancient History and Anthropology, and an MA in Ancient History, from the University of Auckland. She worked at Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum for 5 years before moving to the UK. Julia’s research focuses upon veneration and commemorative practices in ancient Egypt (particularly between the late Old Kingdom and Middle Kingdom). Her doctoral thesis is an investigation of eponymous personal names, naming practices, and social memory in Old Kingdom Egypt.


wojtekWojtek Ejsmond, University of Warsaw

Wojciech is a graduate of the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Warsaw, and is currently a participant in an interdisciplinary doctoral program at the Antiquity of South-Eastern Europe Research Centre UW. He is the director of the Gebelein Archaeological Project and co-director of the Warsaw Mummy Project. As a traveller, he hitchhiked across most of Middle East and Central Asia, which have resulted in photo exhibitions, lectures, and popular as well as scientific papers. Furthermore, he has participated in excavations in Syria, Turkmenistan, Montenegro, Italy, and Egypt. He is member of the editorial board for ‘Medjat – Egyptological Studies’ (published in Polish), and a board member of the International Association for Students of Egyptology, and of several students’ scientific societies at the University of Warsaw. Outgoing and sociable, he has participated in numerous international conferences, with a strong focus on their (wine) receptions. Alas, not everything is fun and games. During his few moments of spare time and common sense, he occasionally begrudgingly attempts to do something about his PhD thesis on Gebelein during the Predynastic Period.



Maxwell Stocker, Texas Tech University (webmaster)

Maxwell Stocker has an honors degree in Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies with Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in Classics, specializing in Greek and Latin language and literature, from the University of Edinburgh.  He is also a qualified and experienced teacher of English as a Second Language.  He has particular interests in comparative literature and cross-cultural interaction between Egypt and the Greek world during the first millennium BCE, and his Master’s thesis was a comparative literary study of the construction of personal and cultural identity in Homeric epic and Egyptian narrative poetry.  He is currently a teaching assistant and graduate student on the MA in Classics at Texas Tech University, and he is conducting research on cross-cultural interaction in the Eastern Mediterranean in the first millennium BCE, focusing on exchanges of media and ideas between Greece and Egypt during the eighth century BCE, and incorporating methodological approaches from contemporary archaeology, material culture studies, and actor-network theory.  He has also presented papers at Classics, Egyptology, and Comparative Literature conferences in Europe and North America.


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