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UK Fellow, Archaeology, elected in 2011

Professor John Baines FBA

Egyptology: art, archaeology, writing systems, religion, literature, social forms; comparative & theoretical study of early civilisations.
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About this Fellow

John Baines was formerly Professor of Egyptology in the University of Oxford. He taught formerly at the University of Durham. He has held visiting appointments, in departments of Egyptology, anthropology, art history and archaeology, and Near Eastern Studies, at universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. Throughout his career he has sought to integrate the study of ancient Egypt into the wider discourse of the humanities and social sciences. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and an honorary member of the American Oriental Society.



Current post

  • Professor of Egyptology Emeritus, University of Oxford
  • MZAW Gastprofessor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Egyptology, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford, 1976 - 2013
  • Old Dominion Fellow, Princeton University, 2014 - 2014

British Academy Appointments

  • Vice-President BIRI, 2014 - 2018


Cultural atlas of ancient Egypt

John Baines and Jaromir Malek, 2000

Second edition


Principles of Egyptian art

Heinrich Schäfer, translated and edited by John Baines, 1974 Griffith Institute Publications

Second edition 1986

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