In 2014 and 2015, The Egypt Exploration Society awarded scholarships to a number of archaeology students in Egypt. The scholarships brought the students over to the UK for three weeks, during which time they carried out research in The EES’ offices, met up with UK-based Egyptologists and visited museums and collections around the country.
In 2016, The EES decided to publish a booklet about the scholarships to help publicise the exercise in both the UK and Egypt. I took on the management of the project, which included the following:
- liaising with the students to get essays from them about their time in the UK and the work they’ve done following the scholarship
- editing the essays for clarity and good English (the students all had English as a second language only)
- obtaining photos from the students of their work in Egypt
- designing and typesetting the booklet
For reasons outside of my control, the decision was made after I’d finished the typesetting not to publish the booklet in its current form (I believe The EES doesn’t plan, at the moment, to repeat the scholarships).