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EES Discussion Panel: Unpacking Amelia
In 1873 Amelia Edwards made a journey to Egypt that would change her life and the future of British Egyptology forever. But what of the lady herself? Who was she and what did she believe?

Amelia Edwards was a complicated character in her own time and remains, to a certain degree, an enigma today. Without a thorough autobiographical account, we instead form our impressions of her based-on correspondence and publications. In other words, we see how she presented herself to the public, to her friends, and to her supporters but we are rarely any closer to Amelia herself. This panel discussion seeks to unpack aspects of Amelia’s life: her achievements, her relationships, the controversial opinions she promoted, and the movements she contributed to.

2022 marks many anniversaries including the centenary since the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered. It is also 130 years since the passing of the woman that undoubtedly contributed to the famous discovery more than 30 years after her death, and 140 years since the she founded the organisation that first led Howard Carter to Egypt – the Egypt Exploration Society. On International Women’s Day 2022, we seek to remember Amelia’s life… in all its complications.

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Mar 8, 2022 05:00 PM in London

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