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Course Tutor Howard Middleton-Jones 


Howard is an archaeologist specialising in Egyptian Coptic heritage. Educated at Swansea University, Wales, (Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology) and Oxford University England, (archaeology).

Howard is the founder (2009) and director of the UK Coptic Research and Resource Centre, a corporate member of the Institute of Archaeologists and member of the International Association for Coptic Studies (AICS)

In 1999 Howard set up the archaeology Higher Education Certificate programme at the Department of Adult Continuing Education, Swansea University, Wales, and in 2008 set up the Coptic Studies programme at the same institute.


In 2004, Howard was instrumental in setting up modules for the first online ‘e-learning’ off campus courses via the Adult Continuing Education department at Swansea University. He continues to maintain and promote the Coptic Studies programme.


With over 20 years experience of visiting Egypt, Howard has built up a useful and reliable network of contacts, not only within the field of Egyptology, but in recent years excellent contacts within the field of Coptology, including many Coptic Church senior members. He also attends regular Coptic conferences and symposiums presenting various Coptic related research papers.

Howard is also a regular contributor to the series volumes of  'Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt' AUC press - see below for current 2013 Aswan volume


Howard began taking parties of students and escorting individual travellers in Egypt in 1997 and continues to travel to Egypt on a regular basis


The current research project underway is that of the ruins of the Coptic Church at Qubbat el-Hawa, Aswan – The Digital reconstruction of Qubbat el-Hawa’ – please follow the link below to the Qubbat el-Hawa website.


Howard’s main interest is in the conservation and preservation of Coptic heritage

He currently lives in the seaside village of Mumbles near Swansea, and has two grown up daughters.


Contact Howard Middleton-Jones

Qubbat el-Hawa project website


To read a review and background of Howard's seminars click here to go to the site of St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox theological college in Melbourne and read/download newsletter No 1

The latest volume in the Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia series - click on the book cover for details



Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt - Nag Hammadi - presentations from the St Marks Coptic Symposium 2008


Coptic Culture: Past Present and Future: Publication of papers presented at the first UK Coptic Conference held in 2008 at the Coptic Orthodox Centre Stevenage, England.


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