2020 Visiting Scholars (postponed to 2022)

UPDATE August 2021: Owing to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and complications affecting international travel the Trust’s programme of visitors remains suspended and will not now resume until April 2022 at the earliest. All candidates whose visits have been affected (see below) have been offered alternative dates in 2022. For this reason that there will be no applications process in 2021 and all places for 2022 should be considered filled. The Trust will invite applications in autumn 2022 for visits to London the following year.

The programme will remain suspended until visitors from overseas can safely be accommodated without any risk to the health of the Trust’s staff and the permanent residents at its two London houses, or to the visitors themselves. We are nonetheless hopeful that it will be possible to resume the programme in 2022 and in any case will continue to keep prospective visitors informed of developments.


The following students and scholars were awarded places to study in London with the support of the Trust in 2020. Their places have been held over until 2022.

ABDELFATTAH, Asmaa, Curator, Egyptian Museum, Cairo; MA in Egyptology, Cairo University, EGYPT: ‘The Religious Iconography located beneath the head of the mummy on the coffins of the twenty first dynasty.’

ALARCÓN ROBLEDO, Sergio, PhD in Egyptology, Harvard University, USA: ‘Architecture and Landscape Development in North Saqqara.’ Second visit.

AMER, Osama, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Inspector, Aswan; Special Diploma, Institute of African Research and Studies, Aswan University, EGYPT: ‘Book of the Dead Papyri from the Tomb of User (QHN 2), Qubbet el-Hawa, Aswan.’

ARRANZ CÁRCAMO, Marta, PhD in Egyptology, University of Alcalá (UAH), SPAIN: ‘Ophidic iconography in ancient Egypt: the case of the serpent goddesses during the New Kingdom.’ Second visit.

BAGDONE, Karolina, PhD, Dept of Contemporary Literature, Vilnius University, LITHUANIA: ‘Lithuanian Poetry and its Relation to 20th-century Western Literature.’

BULAVINTSEV, Nikita, PhD, Institute of History and International Relations, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA: ‘Historical Memory and the 1968 Riots in Western Europe (1970-2008).’

DAMARANY, Ayman, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Inspector, Abydos; MA, Institute of African Studies and Research, Cairo University, EGYPT: ‘Comparison of human sacrifice in the customs, religious beliefs and royalty between Abydos and Nubia during the Archaic period (a cultural anthropological study).’

DE LA TORRE ROBLES, Yolanda, Post-doctoral researcher, University of Jaén, SPAIN and member of the Qubbet el-Hawa Project: ‘The reoccupation of the funerary spaces of tomb QH33 during New Kingdom and Late Period.’

DWORZAK, Dr Agata, Post-doctoral researcher, Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, POLAND: ‘Artistic Practice in the field of Early Modern Sculpture/Architecture, with particular reference to Prints and Publications held in British Collections.’

EID, Ali Hassan, Assistant lecturer in Egyptology, Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Mansoura University, EGYPT; PhD in Egyptology, Free University, Berlin, Germany: ‘The Political Situation in Egypt during the 13th Dynasty.’ Second visit.

ELNAGAR, Warda, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Inspector, Karnak Temples, EGYPT; PhD, Université Rennes 2, France: ‘Recherches Archéologiques à Tell Dafana dans le cadre du Projet National du 30 Juin <<Les éléments architecturaux et les mobiliers céramique>>.’

FEDOROVA, Anna, PhD, Management, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, ITALY: ‘Social Network Analysis, Creative Performance and Personality.’

FLAMMINIO, Sarah, Adjunct and postgraduate researcher, Dept of English Language and Literature, University of Gdansk, POLAND: ‘The Life, Works and Military Service of the British War Artist, Lieut. John Worsley.’

HUSSEIN, Mohamed, Conservator, Wood Laboratory, The Grand Egyptian Museum; MA, Egypt Japan University Of Science & Technology, EGYPT: ‘Evaluating the efficiency of nano gel materials in cleaning the selected gilded wooden artefacts from ancient Egypt.’ Mohamed will be visiting to take up a one-month placement in the conservation department at the British Museum.

JASINSKA, Dr Katarzyna, Assistant Professor and post-doctoral researcher, Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, POLAND: ‘Medieval Lexicography in Poland in the European Context, with special reference to the MSS of John of Garland’s Distigium, sive Cornutus in the British Library.’

KLECZKOWSKA, Katarzyna, PhD, Institute of Philosophy/Classical Studies interdisciplinary programme, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, POLAND: ‘Animals in Early Greek Thought, with special reference to the evolution of the concept of the soul and intelligence.’

KUZNICOV, Tatjana, PhD in Pre- Modern History, University of Zagreb, CROATIA: ‘Stylistic analysis and artistic origin of Ramesside period funerary stelae.’

LECHUGA IBÁÑEZ, Cristina, PhD in Egyptology, University of Jaén, SPAIN: ‘Offering trays from Qubbet el-Hawa, Egypt.’

MAMDOUH, Sayed, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Archaeologist; PhD, Faculty of Archaeology, Egyptology Department, Sohag University, EGYPT: ‘Publishing of a Re- discovered Tomb in Qurnet Marei: TT 382 (Usermontu).’

MENDEZ-RODRIGUEZ, Dr Daniel Miguel, University lecturer (part- time), Escuela Universitaria de Turismo de Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Universidad de La Laguna, SPAIN: ‘The Book of the Twelve Caverns in the British Museum’.

MROCZEK, Diana, Postgraduate research assistant, Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, POLAND: ‘Classical Sculpture in UK Collections: A typological study.’

NAGY MOSTAFA ALI, Essam, Archaeologist and Fieldwork and Engagement Manager, The Egypt Exploration Society, Cairo, EGYPT; PhD in Egyptology, Ludwig- Maximilians Universität München, Germany: ‘The cult of Osiris at Karnak during the Late Period: The chapel of Osiris-Ptah Neb-ankh as a case study.’

NORIA SERRANO, Beatriz, PhD in Egyptology, Department of History and Philosophy, Ancient History Seminar, University of Alcalá, SPAIN: ‘Social and cultural aspects of maternal filiation in Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period of Pharaonic Egypt.’

ORTIZ GARCÍA, Dr Jónatan, ‘Juan de la Cierva’ Postdoctoral Fellow (funded by the Ministry of Science of Spain), Department of History and Philosophy, Seminar of Oriental Studies, University of Alcalá, SPAIN: ‘The West Armant Project.’

RIZKALLA, Shenouda, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Inspector, el-Minya; PhD in Egyptology, Helwan University, EGYPT: ‘An Unpublished Collection of Serapeum Stelae in Cairo Museum.’

ROTKO, Olga, PhD, Institute of Philology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA: ‘Phraseological Paronyms: A Lexical Account of Confusable Idioms.’

SŁOWIK, Justyna, Registrar and postgraduate researcher in Byzantine Art, Archdiocesan Museum, Krakow, POLAND: ‘A Comparative Study of Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Manuscripts in the Collection of the British Library.’

Testimonials from students visiting the Trust in previous years are available here.