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Dr Kate Spence

Dr Kate Spence

Senior Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology

Fellow of Emmanuel College

Kate Spence is accepting applications for PhD students.

Research Interests

My research focuses on the built environment and material culture of Ancient Egypt, touching on urbanism, domestic, funerary and religious architecture, urbanism and art in ancient Egypt and Nubia (modern Sudan). The majority of my work has dealt with New Kingdom Egyptian material, particularly that of the late Eighteenth Dynasty.

I am currently engaged in a field project at Sesebi, Northern Sudan, co-directed with Dr Pamela Rose of the Austrian Archaeological Institute in Cairo. The site is a New Kingdom Egyptian colonial walled town with a large temple, housing a community dedicated at least in part to mining. I am also in the process of writing up fieldwork on the North Palace at Amarna.

Research Supervision

Current Students:

Kelly Accetta

Pippa Browne

Pedro Goncalves

Barbora Janulikova

Sarah Roe

Sarah Strange

Meghan Strong

Hilary Stewart

Ana Tavares



Past Students:

Jenna Spellane

Paul Van Pelt

Other Professional Activities

I am presently involved in the following research project in Sudan:

  • 2008 — : Sesebi, Northern Sudan

Key Publications