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
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.