Alice Stevenson
  • alice.stevenson@ucl.ac.uk
  • Direct: +44 (0)20 7679 4935
  • Internal: 24935
  • Room 102
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Alice Stevenson

Research Interests

Museum collections and archives, histories of museums and archaeology, museum archaeology, museum ethics, human remains in museums, Predynastic Egypt and Nubia, burial rituals, social identities and archaeology of time.

Current Research Project

Currently leading an AHRC-funded project entitled 'Artefacts of Excavation: the international distribution of artefacts from British excavations in Egypt, 1880-1980', which is exploring the historical relationship between museum practice and international archaeological fieldwork. This research has also led to a reconsideration of the ethical stewardship of these collections today and the role that museums can take in tackling the illicit antiquities trade.

Collaborations and Affiliations

  • 2017–present: Egypt Exploration Society, Trustee
  • 2016–present: British Council, Cultural Protection Fund, Specialist Assessor
  • 2016–present: All Parliamentary Group for Cultural Heritage Protection, participant
  • 2014–present: Association for Curators of Collections of Egypt and Sudan, Chair
  • 2014–present: University of Oxford, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Associate Research Fellow
  • 2014–2017: Oxford University Press, Oxford Handbooks Online, Senior Editor (archaeology)
  • 2007–present: Egypt Exploration Society, Member of Editorial Board, Egyptian Archaeology
  • 2010–14: Egypt Exploration Society, Trustee
  • 2010–13: University of Oxford/UCL/Cranfield University, project collaborator, A New Chronology for the Formation of the Egyptian State project
  • 2009–12: University of Oxford, St. Cross College, Junior Research Fellow

Professional History

  • 2013–16: UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Curator
  • 2009–12: University of Oxford, Pitt Rivers Museum, Researcher in World Archaeology
  • 2010: UCL Institute of Archaeology, Teaching Fellow in Egyptian Archaeology
  • 2008–09: UCL Dept. of Information Studies, Research Assistant, AHRC Freedom of Information and Records Management project
  • 2007: UCL Institute of Archaeology, Research Fellow, AHRC Collections for the People project

Educational Background

  • 2014: Higher Education Academy, Fellow
  • 2004–06: University of Cambridge, PhD Archaeology. Thesis title: The Predynastic Egyptian Cemetery of el-Gerzeh. Mortuary Rituals and Social Identities
  • 2003–04: University of Cambridge, MPhil Archaeology (Distinction)
  • 2001–02: University of Leicester, MA Museum Studies (Distinction)
  • 1998–01 University of Cambridge, BA Archaeology and Anthropology (First Class Honours)

Current Students

  • Tian Tian Decline of grave goods in 3rd millennium BC Egypt (principal supervisor Stephen Quirke)
  • Chloe Ward A (re)assessment of the use of documentary archives from the 19th and 20th centuries in the archaeology of Egypt, Sudan and the Near East (principal supervisor Stephen Quirke)

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