Professor John Baines FBA

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

Elected 2011

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

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

Princeton University Old Dominion Fellow

2014 - 2014

Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford Professor of Egyptology

1976 - 2013

What is Egyptology?

27 Mar 2020 Professor John Baines FBA

Professor John Baines FBA explains the study of ancient Egypt.

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