ECHO Publications


Guidelines for Contributors

Please read these guidelines carefully. Any submissions that do not meet the conditions set out below cannot be accepted for publication.

Submission. Papers should be no more than 5,000 words long. They may be in English or Arabic and should be sent to or by post to:

The Editors, ECHO 1 Proceedings
14 Vincent Road,
Surrey KT1 3HJ,

All submissions must include institutional affiliation and preferred e-mail address. Acknowledgment of receipt will be made by e-mail wherever possible.

Format. Papers should be submitted via e-mail attachment or on CD. Our preferred format is Microsoft Word 2003 for PC (if you are using a higher version, please save down), but we can also accept Macintosh documents in Microsoft Word. If mailing a CD it should be accompanied by two double-spaced A4 printouts (on one side of the paper only) printed from exactly the same files as those included on the disks. Disks should be clearly labelled with the name of the contributor, the operating system, and the programme used. Computer printouts submitted without accompanying disks will not be processed. Printouts should be clearly marked by hand with any special characters or other features that cannot be included on disk. Please do not justify the right-hand margin or employ multiple typeface styles or sizes - Times 12 point should be used throughout. Please use the ruler bar to indent paragraphs, not letter-spaces or tabs.

References. The house style is the social sciences format for indicating works/material used in the essays. This system is made up of the authors' name, year of publication and page number, e.g. (Smith 1999: 69). This system must be used following each piece of evidence taken from a consulted work. All references quoted or used for general reading must be included in the bibliography. The bibliographic references should be in alphabetical order, and if the same author is quoted more than once, the earlier reference should come first. The following form should be used to indicate sources used:

Wilkinson, T. A. H. 1999. Early Dynastic Egypt. London: Routledge.

Conference paper or a collected work (book):
Robins, G. 1996. Dress, Undress, and the Representation of Fertility and Potency in New Kingdom Art, in N. B. Kampen (ed.), Sexuality in Ancient Art. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 29-39.

Article in a journal:
Macy Roth, A. 1992. The ps-kf and the 'Opening of the Mouth' Ceremony: a ritual of birth and rebirth, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 78: 113-147.

Thesis or dissertation that is unpublished:
Fletcher, A. J. 1995. Ancient Egyptian Hair: A Study in Style, Form and Function. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Manchester: Manchester University.

Endnotes. Papers may have endnotes but not footnotes, although these should be kept to a minimum. Endnote numbers should be placed above the line (superscript), after punctuation, after brackets. In references within endnotes, authors' initials and full publication details should be provided on first citation; surname alone and an abbreviated title subsequently. Op. cit. and ibid. should not be used. Endnotes should be numbered sequentially and placed at the end of the paper. They should not be automatically embedded.

Hieroglyphs. Hieroglyphs should be kept to an absolute minimum, and should be prepared in InScribe for Windows or InScribe font in Macintosh. It is very important that you include your InScribe source file. Any signs that are not available in the standard Glyph font set should be provided camera-ready, double-size. For hieroglyphs that constitute an illustration (i.e., a separate panel, not to be integrated into the English text), see the requirements for illustrations, below.

Transliteration. Transliteration should be prepared only in the Hieroglyph Diacriticals-Italic font, which is available for both IBM and Macintosh. Alternatively, format your transliteration in a font other than Times (which should be used for all normal text) and use the following keystrokes (which are the ones used in Hieroglyph Diacriticals-Italic). We will then globally change everything in your alternative font to Hieroglyph Diacriticals-Italic.

Other scripts. Other scripts such as hieratic or demotic should be kept to a minimum, and must be supplied camera-ready, double-size, and numbered, with the place for insertion in the text clearly marked in bold face and brackets, e.g.: [hieratic 3 here].

Illustrations. Up to 10 images are acceptable. It will not be possible to include colour illustrations. Wherever possible, illustrations should be submitted in one of the following formats: jpeg, TIFF, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, or CAD. If posting the essay each illustration must be accompanied by a low-resolution printout. Where illustrations cannot be provided on disk, a reproduction-quality photographic print or line drawing is acceptable (in this case, any artwork and photographs should have the contributor's name and a figure/plate reference written clearly on a margin or on yellow stickies). Each illustration must be clearly numbered, and its preferred position in the text clearly marked in bold face and brackets, between paragraphs, e.g.: [figure 2 here]. Responsibility for obtaining permission to use copyright material rests entirely with the author.

Captions. Captions for all illustrations should be provided in a separate text file, with two double-spaced printouts. They should be clearly numbered to match the illustrations and their text placements.


Current Affairs


There has been and continues to be illegal encroachment on the UNESCO World Heritage Listed site of Dahshur. The Trustees of ECHO are supporting this petition to try and stop this illegal building activity and so can you, please sign the petition

The ECHO trustees are pleased to announce that ECHO is now a registered charity (number 1142484) this will enable ECHO to continue and develop into the future.

ECHO is now on Facebook

ECHO article detailing the endangered sites in the Faiyum is now available to download as a PDF

Protection of Cultural Heritage in Revolutionary Times: The International Workshop on Prevention of Destruction, Looting and Theft of Cultural Heritage. Cairo, September 2012.
Call for Papers

New Nubian Dams are planned by the Sudanese Government, none of which have the consent of the local population who will be the ones most affected.
Sign the petition to stop the building of these dams

ECHO on Facebook contact ECHO

Standards of Archaeological Excavation; A Fieldguide to the Methodology, Recording Techniques and Conventions by G. J. Tassie and L. S. Owens

The first book in over 100 years to deal specifically with the requirements of excavating various types of sites in Egypt.

More than 250 checklists, diagrams, photographs and tables. Takes the archaeologist from site evaluation through to grid systems, methods of excavation for different context types, archiving, report writing and post-excavation assessment.


Managing Egypt's Cultural Heritage:
Proceedings of the First Egyptian Cultural Heritage Organisation Conference on:
Egyptian Cultural Heritage Management

Executive Series Editor F. A. Hassan
Edited by L. S. Owens & A. De Trafford
Commissioning Editors G. J. Tassie & J. van Wetering

The first volume in a series of Cultural Heritage Management (CHM) discourses; also the first academic collection of papers dedicated to the practice of CHM in Egypt. The papers are written by specialists in their fields whose expertise cover many areas of cultural heritage management, from the theoretical to the practical, tangible to intangible heritage, from cutting edge technology to simple conservation measures.


ECHO Discoverer

Issue 1 of the ECHO Discoverer from Summer 2004 is available to download here as a PDF file (6.62 MB).

The ECHO Discoverer has now been temporarily discontinued due to the success of the Discourses on Heritage Management Series. However, if enough interest is shown in continuing with this project we will produce further yearly editions of this bulletin.