Dr Robert Morkot

Senior Lecturer


Extension: 4479

Telephone: 01392 724479

Robert Morkot's research interests are based in the Mediterranean and North-east Africa, and have been particularly involved with Egypt, Nubia and Sudan, and Libya, although extend to Syria and Mesopotamia, Greece and Italy. He specialises in the period from the Late Bronze Age (c.1500 BCE) to the time of the Arab expansion (c.650 CE). He is also interested in the historiography of the discipline, and uses and reception of the antiquity in western Europe. He recently held an AHRC Fellowship for research into the Intellectual Development of Egyptology 1780-1880.

Robert has, for many years, been actively involved with a number of the leading organisations in the region: the Society for Libyan Studies, ASTENE (The Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East), the Egypt Exploration Society and the Friends of the Petrie Museum.

Robert Morkot is currently a Vice-President of the Friends of the Petrie Museum and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. From Decemebr 2011 to December 2016 he was Chair of Council of the Society for Lbyan Studies.

Robert has numerous publications ranging from the purely academic to the more 'popular', including a guidebook.