Join us for the next ITP online session: Tutankhamun; excavating the archive

Tutankhamun; excavating the archive
Richard Parkinson, Professor of Egyptology at the University of Oxford and fellow of The Queen’s College, Oxford.
Daniela Rosenow, Egyptologist and Project Officer at the Griffith Archive, University of Oxford
Thursday 7 July 2022, 1400 – 1500 BST

Session flyer

We are excited to share the details of our next ITP online session, which will be about an special exhibition launching this year at Weston Library, Oxford, to mark the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun.

The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in November 1922 was one of the world’s most culturally significant archaeological finds. 2022 marks 100 years since the discovery and the Bodleian Libraries are celebrating with a special exhibition, Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive, currently open and which will run until early February 2023 at the Weston Library.

For this online session, we will be joined by Egyptologists Professor Richard Bruce Parkinson and Dr Daniela Rosenow, the curators of the show. They have worked closely with the Bodleian Library to select photographs, letters, plans, drawings and diaries from an archive that was originally created by the excavators, and then presented after Carter’s death to the Griffith Institute, the centre of Egyptology at the University of Oxford.

Richard and Daniela will share an overview of the exhibition and they will guide us through how they worked with the Exhibitions team at the Bodleian Library to create, develop and deliver the exhibition. They will talk about their choice of objects and the story they wanted the exhibition to tell.  They will focus on the archive and will look at how the exhibition has focussed on foregrounding Egyptian participants in the excavation and their many accounts of the find.

More information about the session and how to sign up can be found in the session flyer.