KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology


Forthcoming events

DAY SCHOOL: The Archaeology of Animals in Ancient Egypt.

Mummified dog

DATE: Saturday 10th May 2014.

TIME: 9.30am - 4.30pm.

PLACE: Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL.

A day school organised by the Ancient Egyptian Animal Bio Bank Project, which focuses on animal mummies in their archaeological context and how imaging (photography, radiography and CT scanning) can be used to study animal mummies in museum collections and in the field.

The day will comprise short seminars and practicals, in addition to keynote lectures by guest speakers Professor Emeritus Don Brothwell, University of York, specialist in zooarchaeology, palaeoimaging and palaeopathology; and Mr John Wyatt, specialist in African birds and mammals and world-leading Ornitho-Egyptologist.

£30 (including refreshments - please make arrangements for lunch.)

Contact: Lidija McKnight

SHORT COURSE: The History of Disease: Evidence from Ancient Egypt and Beyond.

DATEs: Monday 14th July and Tuesday 15th July 2014.

TIME: 10.00 am - 4pm

PLACE: Lecture Theatre 5, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, M13 9PT

A short series of lectures presented by Dr Michael R. Zimmerman M.D., Ph.D. on the identification of diseases in ancient mummified remains. The lectures will cover infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, and the course will include optional afternoon visits to the Egyptology collections in the Manchester Museum and to the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology.

Contact: Tel: 07526612249

Past events


Daughters of Isis: Women in Ancient Egypt

A study day organised by Egyptology Online, in association with the KNH Centre. Guest lecturers include Dr Campbell Price and Dr Glenn Godenho.

28 August 2012


Studying Mummies: Giving Life to a Dry Subject
Michael R. Zimmerman, M.D., Ph.D.

The Natural History Museum, London.


29 - 30 August 2012

WORKSHOP: Palaeopathology in Egypt and Nubia: A Century in Review

More about this workshop


Saturday, 11th February 2012

Mummies and Medicine: Investigating Health in Ancient Egypt

A Study Day presented by the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology, The University of Manchester, in the Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester.


Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th June 2010

The Second KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology and The Manchester Museum Summer School

A Summer School presented jointly by the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology and the Manchester Museum, taught by experts from the Manchester Museum and The University of Manchester. The Summer School includes object handling sessions, a visit to the stores of the Manchester Museum, and a visit to the labs of the KNH Centre.

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