Eleventh International Congress of Demotic Studies

Welcome to the website of the Eleventh International Congress of Demotic Studies.  This site is the main source for information about the Congress and its organisation. New information will be added as and when it becomes available. Latest addition: details of Congress programme (see under ‘Programme’ above).

Congress Dates and Venue

The Eleventh International Congress of Demotic Studies will take place in Oxford at Merton College from Tuesday 30 August to Saturday 3 September 2011. The College is located in Merton Street in the centre of Oxford just behind and parallel to the High Street. It is within easy walking distance of both the railway station and the Queen’s Lane stop for airport coaches. For directions to the College, see the ‘Practical Information’ page.


Papers are invited on all topics related to Demotic. They may be given in English, German, French, or Italian. Individual papers should not be longer than twenty minutes. There will be ten minutes after each paper for questions and discussion. If you wish to present a paper, please send an abstract in Word format of no more than 200 words in length as an email attachment to: mark.smith@orinst.ox.ac.uk. Please indicate in your email what AV equipment, if any, you will require.


Congress registration fees are as follows:
For ordinary participants: £140.
For students: £120.

NB: There is a special discounted registration fee of £120 for ordinary participants and £100 for students who book accommodation in Merton College. (See Accommodation.)

The registration fee will include lunches, morning coffee, and afternoon tea throughout the four days of the Congress, as well as a reception on the first evening (31 August) and the Congress Banquet on the final night (2 September).
All registration fees should be paid via the Congress On-Line Store.

This Congress has been generously supported by the British Academy, The Faculty of Oriental Studies of Oxford University, The Griffith Egyptological Fund, and the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity.