2020 Visiting Scholars (postponed to 2022)

Owing to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and complications affecting international travel the Trust’s programme of visitors was suspended in 2020 and 2021. However the following students and scholars who were awarded places to study in London with the support of the Trust in 2020, were offered alternative dates in 2022. During 2020 all our scholars were given ‘book grants’ to assist them with their research at home while travel remained impossible; see further here.

UPDATE 10 November 2022: The Trust is now inviting applications for research visits in 2023 – please see here.

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.’

Asmaa Ali with Trust Director Dr Chris Naunton in the music room at Hornton Street, November 2022.

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

Sergio Alarcon Robeldo (seated, centre) with colleagues at the seminar he organised on North Saqqara in June 2022.

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.’

Trust visitors Osama Amer (far left) and Shenouda Rizkalla (far right) with Dr Anna Garnett and Professor Stephen Quirke of UCL during Osama and Shenouda’s visit to london in July and August 2022.

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. Place not taken up in 2022.

BAGDONE, Karolina, PhD, Dept of Contemporary Literature, Vilnius University, LITHUANIA: ‘Lithuanian Poetry and its Relation to 20th-century Western Literature.’ Karolina reflects on a very productive month in London here.

Karolina Bagdone.

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).’ Place not taken up in 2022.

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).’ Place not taken up in 2022.

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.’ Second visit.

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.’ Agata recalls her visit to London here.

Agata Dworzak at the British Museum

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. Place not taken up in 2022.

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>>.’ Place not taken up in 2022.

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.’ Place not taken up in 2022.

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.’ Place not taken up in 2022.

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.’ Place not taken up in 2022.

KUZNICOV, Tatjana, PhD in Pre- Modern History, University of Zagreb, CROATIA: ‘Stylistic analysis and artistic origin of Ramesside period funerary stelae.’ Tatjana reflects on a very successful trip to London here.

Tatjana Kuznicov in the study room of the Department of Egypt and Sudan and the British Museum.

LECHUGA IBÁÑEZ, Cristina, PhD in Egyptology, University of Jaén, SPAIN: ‘Offering trays from Qubbet el-Hawa, Egypt.’ Cristina’s report on her time in London is here.

Trust visitors Cristina Lechuga Ibáñez and Yolanda de la Torre (3rd and 4th from left) with Dr Chris Naunton and a group from the Egypt Exploration Society in the music room at Hornton Street in September 2022.

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).’ Place not taken up in 2022.

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’.

MOUSTAFA, 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.

L-R: Trust visitors Beatriz Noria Serrano and Mohamed Moustafa with Dr Chris Naunton at the opening of the exhibition ‘Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt’ at the British Museum in October 2022.

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.’ Diana reports on her time in London here.

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.’ Place not taken up in 2022.

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.’ Place not taken up in 2022.

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.’

Shenouda Rizkalla (L) and Osama Amer (R) with Dr Marcel Marée, Curator in the Department of Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum.

ROTKO, Olga, PhD, Institute of Philology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA: ‘Phraseological Paronyms: A Lexical Account of Confusable Idioms.’ Place not taken up in 2022.

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.’ Place not taken up.

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