InEPWW (Interpreting Egypt’s Past in Wales and the World) was established as a research centre during the 2015–2016 academic year, initially to formalise long-standing relationships between the Department of Classics, Ancient History, and Egyptology (Swansea University) and the Egypt Centre of Swansea University. Since the foundation of the Egypt Centre as a museum in 1998 and the establishment of the first Egyptology degree schemes in 2001, we have worked together on a range of teaching and research projects.
InEPWW’s mission is conceived of as a research framework that:
- enables and supports multidisciplinary research activities in the fields of the heritage, archaeology, culture, and history of ancient Egypt
- offers research facilities to Egyptologists (access to the museum, as well as Egyptological sources in the main library, the Egypt Centre, and the Classics library).
- will increase the international visibility of Egyptology at Swansea University
- brings together researchers coming from academic, scientific, and museum backgrounds
- distinctly increases a strong internationally recognised Egyptological presence in Wales, the West Country, and the World.
However, beyond Swansea University, InEPWW aims to include within its activities scholars from other universities and museums, with the aim of drawing together Egyptologists from across Wales and beyond in order to develop common research projects.