The Egyptologists' Electronic Forum (EEF) is a membership-wide e-mail list for conferencing on the culture and civilization of ancient Egypt c. 5000 BCE - 641 CE. The EEF serves as a nexus for dialog between academics working in Egyptology and other persons interested in ancient Egypt.
EEF Members' Forums:
- EEF Application Form: how to subscribe to the forum.
- EEF Charter: statements that specify the nature of the forum and its moderation.
- EEF Home Notes: administrative FAQs - Charter clarifications, posting suggestions, Internet conventions.
- EEF NEWS (website version): the latest edition
of the weekly EEF newsletter with news items on events, discoveries, and publications. Also look here for an overview of exhibitions, lectures and conferences on Ancient Egypt.
- EEF Archives: here you can download the archives of the Egyptologists'
Electronic Forum. For the detailed contents of each sorted monthly archive, please check out
the relevant contents link.
- For all questions about subscription matters, please contact the forum's moderator (A.K. Eyma).
- EEF BBS: bulletin board to carry pictures etc. refered to during discussions on the EEF mailinglist.
- EEF Members' Papers: online working papers by EEF subscribers.
- EEF Reviews: reviews or descriptions (by EEF members) of books, CD-ROMs, performing arts, etc.,
dealing with Ancient Egypt.
- EEF Publications: info on the first EEF publication (A. K. Eyma, C. J. Bennett (eds.), A Delta-man in Yebu.
Occasional Volume of the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum No. 1, 2003), with Table of Contents and background. The TOC and one free paper (in PDF)
may also be found at the site of the publisher (see also Google Books for sample pages).
EEF Surveys of Digitalised Resources:
- Bibliographical Abbreviations & Links: abbreviations of titles of Egyptological
magazines, series and reference works; with links if journals and publishers have a Web presence or an e-mail address.
- Institutes - Abbreviations & Links: links to, and abbreviations of the names of, Egyptological societies, departments and institutes.
- E-mail addresses of scholars (links)
- Personal homepages of Egyptologists: private pages by professionals with info on their CVs and
- Transliteration charts: for Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Coptic, Greek and Hebrew.
- Literature Lists & Databases: links to bibliographies for Ancient Egypt, to databases
and digitized literature, and to publishers and book search engines.
- Glyphs and Grammars, Part I: resources for beginners - how to learn to
read hieroglyphs and how to learn Middle Egyptian; literature list plus web links to online resources and fonts.
- Glyphs and Grammars, Part II: literature list for Old, New, and Late
Egyptian, Hieratic and Demotic, and Vocalisation.
- How to become an Egyptologist? and How to join an excavation in Egypt? are two much asked questions, and they are
answered in detail on the website of Dr Nigel Strudwick.
The TMP website also answers the first question, listing
university programs worldwide. This press report, Egyptology as a Career Choice, has some information as well, and somewhat cynical (but valid) caveats may be found in Shmoop Carreer Guide: Egyptologist.
- A list of open and closed tombs may be found at this URL;
a list of entrance fees of monuments and museums is available at this (commercial) URL.
The SCA website contains a list of archaeological sites/monuments, indicating which are tourist sites (vs special permit sites) and what their opening hours are; the info on ticket prices, however,
is stale; there's also a list of Egyptian Museums.
- Abbreviations: some general Egyptological abbreviations in common use, plus
abbreviations that are used in email.
- AEL: the Ancient Egyptian Language forum, EEF's sister-list for topics
on Middle Egyptian.
- Files designed/compiled by the website maintainer (A.K. Eyma):
- CIVIL4.0: a tiny DOS program (Zipped, 25kB) to convert Egyptian Civil dates into Julian
and Gregorian dates, B.C. and A.D. (There does exist a mirror image program,
which converts Julian and Gregorian dates into Civil dates, using different algorithms than CIVIL
employs; it is written by Michael St. John and may be requested at his address; please use a real full name).
- JGJConvertor: a tiny DOS program (Zipped, 22kB) to convert Julian
dates into Gregorian dates and the reverse.
- Ancient Egyptian loan-words: which Ancient Egyptian words made it
into English? (continuously updated)
EEF's web domain: http://www.egyptologyforum.org