I. Egyptology Survey: Eligibility.

The purpose of this survey is to gauge the current state and future prospects in Egyptology and related fields for current PhD Students/Researchers and Early Career Researchers. The survey is anonymous. However, we do ask questions on gender, age, location, etc. for statistical purposes and to chart potential differences across these variables. We ask that those eligible, as defined below, complete the whole survey. You may complete the survey piecemeal, by saving and returning to the survey at your leisure. The whole survey should take at most 20-30 minutes to complete. You may discontinue the survey at any time you like. Anonymous answers and statistical data will feed into a peer reviewed paper on the state of the field of Egyptology that is being co-authoured by Justin Yoo, Carl Walsh, and Paul van Pelt. If you have any questions or comments, please email us at EgyptologySurvey@outlook.com.

Survey sample and eligibility:
We invite survey responses from two groups of respondents. These are:
1. PhD Students/Researchers: Defined as part-time or full-time PhD students at any stage of their research studying any aspect of Egyptology or Egypt-Centric studies, or related modern disciplines such as the history of the discipline, digital humanities, etc.
2. Early Career Researchers: For this survey, early career researchers are defined as respondents who have been awarded a PhD degree or equivalent (e.g. DPhil, etc.) within the past 4 years prior to the date this survey is filled out in Egyptology or related fields as noted above.

Both PhD Students/Researchers and Early Career Researchers, should be engaging in research that uses evidence and data related to ancient Egypt. For the purposes of this survey, we wish to solicit responses from a broad range of sub-disciplines within Egyptology and Egypt-centric fields. As part of this survey’s intention is to better define Egyptology, we do not wish to limit responses to a narrow audience. If your PhD topic or post-PhD research subject matter focuses on ancient Egypt and/or the Sudan, from the predynastic period through the Islamic conquest, or deals with the history of Egyptology as a discipline,  please complete the survey. A substantial portion of your research focus should directly relate to ancient Egypt but we welcome researchers doing comparative studies which include Egypt/Sudan as a region of focus.

If you do not fit into either of these two categories, we apologise but this survey is designed for a specific sample only, and we ask that you not complete this survey. In either case, we thank you for your interest.

Research ethics information:
The information you provide in this survey is regarded as strictly confidential and will be held securely until the research is finished. All data for analysis and reporting is anonymous. No identifiable information will be used for publication. At all times there will be no possibility of you being tied to any data. The UK Data Protection Act 1998 will apply to all information gathered within the survey and held on password-locked software. No data will be accessed by anyone other than the authors. As this survey is purely evaluative institutional ethics clearance in the UK was not required. The survey has been deemed exempt from full IRB review by Brown University and has been approved as such.
Justin Yoo, King's College London
Carl Walsh, Brown University
Paul van Pelt, University of Cambridge

* 1. Are you currently: 1)  a PhD Student/Researcher writing a thesis or dissertation that has a topic that is substantially comprised of ancient Egyptian evidence in an Egyptological or Egypt-centric field, or 2) an Early Career Researcher in Egyptology or an Egypt-centric field who has earned his/her PhD within the past 4 years?

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