Exploring the history of Irish Travel, Exploration and Archaeology in Egypt

The Irish Egyptology research project was initiated by Emmet Jackson in order to document, in biographical essays, the contribution of Irish travellers and academics to the study of Egyptology. While many of these are not, by modern definitions, Egyptologists, their interest in ancient Egypt and the varied ways in which they expressed this curiosity are part of the history of Egyptology and Egyptomania. The function of the ‘Irish Egyptology’ project is to trace and document the collections, correspondences, diaries, photographs, and paintings of these ‘Irish Egyptologists’ and to shed light on the social history surrounding these people. 

We are working on a number of articles which will be added in the coming months.