John J. Jonston, Egyptologist

John is a professional lecturer, writer, and editor. An eloquent speaker and raconteur with an engaging manner and dapper style, his research interests encompass Egyptian mortuary belief and practice, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, the history of Egyptology, and the reception of ancient Egypt in modern popular culture.

John is a freelance, Egyptologist, Classicist, and cultural historian. A former Vice-Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society (2009-2015), he has lectured extensively at major academic and cultural institutions throughout the UK and beyond. In addition to contributing numerous articles to both academic and general publications, he has co-edited the volumes Narratives of Egypt and the Ancient Near East: Literary Linguistic Approaches (Peeters, 2011), A Good Scribe and an Exceedingly Wise Man (Golden House, 2014), and an anthology of classic mummy fiction, Unearthed (Jurassic London, 2013). He sits on the Editorial Board of the bi-annual journal, Egyptian Archaeologyand has made onscreen contributions to major documentaries on the Blu-Ray releases of more than twenty, gloriously restored, Hammer Films.