In addition to and complimentary to his teaching commitments from 1973 to the present,
Fekri Hassan has been active in a variety of professional services in professional societies, heritage
organization, consultancy and TV documentaries.

Editorial services

Hassan’s long term editorial service consist of his service as editor-in-chief to The African Archaeological Reviewfrom 1995 to 2008.

In addition, he has been a contributing Editor to The Quarterly Review of Archaeology, and member of the Board of: Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Holocene, and Water Policy: The Journal of the World Water Council and Adumatu as well member of the Advisory Board of Antiquity and Archaeology of Africa: An Encyclopedia.

He was selected to serve as the Editor in Chief, UNESCO seven volume series on “Water History and Civilization”.

President, Heritage of Egypt, NGO. He oversaw the editing of the first volume and published the lead essay on Water History (Water History for Our Times), but UNESCO commitment to the series was not followed up.

Hassan was also a member of the editorial board of the Egyptian Literary Periodical Al-‘Usoor Al-Gadida العصور الجديدة

Fekri Hassan joined the Egyptian National Center for the Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage, CULTNAT, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, founded by Prof. Fathy Saleh, as a senior advisor and member of the Board of Directors since its foundation in 2000.

Professional Societies and Organizations

Egyptian Cultural Heritage Organisation, ECHO (Honorary President).

World Archaeological Congress, WAC (Vice President 1998-2002)

World Archaeology Congress (North Africa Proxy Senior Rep. 1993-1999).

International Water History Association, IWHA (President).

Forum for African Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (Member of the Executive Board).

National and International Committees and Activities

Permanent Committee of the Egyptian Antiquities Organization, Cairo, Egypt (Member1988-1990).

Ministry of Culture, Egyptian Government (Advisor to the Minister for Archaeology 1988-1990).

Panel of Experts on the Conservation of the Pyramids of Giza Project, Ministry of Culture, Egypt (Chairman 1988-1990).

UNESCO Water and Civilization Project (International Hydrological Programme (Member of the Steering Committee).

UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (Member of the Ethics and the Use of Freshwater Working Group).

World Archaeology Congress (Chairman, Dams and Cultural Heritage Task Force).

SAREC (Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries (Evaluator 1993).

SHADUF Project: Traditional Water Techniques: Cultural Heritage for a Sustainable Future. Co-Scientific Coordinator.

Egyptian Bioarchaeology Project (Coordinator).


Grand Egyptian Museum (Consultant to Cultural Innovation for content and conceptual design commissioned by METAPHOR and CULUTRAL INNOVATIONS in 2005.

Egyptian Science City (Consultant to Mimar for content and conceptual design).

Ramesses II Exhibit, Dallas, Texas 1989 (Consultant).

UNESCO Strategy for Cultural Heritage Management in Egypt (Consultant).

Egyptian-Italian Environmental Program (Consultant).

UNESCO Cultural and Environmental Resources Management Plan of Wadi Gimal-Red Sea Coast (Consultant).

In the footsteps of Prince Kamal el Dine Hussein March 2014

The anniversary of the Prince Kamal el Din memorial is the topic under which the event was hosted.

The event encompassed 75 vehicles travelling across the desert, providing transport and logistics, that would only have been surpassed during World War II.

The opening ceremony was held at the Egyptian Automobile & Touring Club in Cairo.

Participants were transported by a charter flight to the New Valley Oases where the expedition started.

The tour encompassed 13 days of travel across the vast Western Desert, visiting the Gilf Kebir Plateau and Gebel Uweinat “In the footsteps of the Prince”.

On the last day, the closing ceremony took place at the Mena House Hotel at the foot of the Pyramids.

TV Documentaries

Ancient Apocalypse-Death on the Nile :
BBC TV Production “Death on the Nile” (Consultant and Talent).

Secrets of the Sands
Cicada TV Production “Secrets of the Sands” (Consultant and Talent).

The Lost Pyramid
A study of the ruined Egyptian pyramid of the pharaoh Djedefre, including evidence from a ten-year excavation which supports new theories about his reign and the pyramid’s importance.

Egypt’s Unexplained Files

Despite being one of the most studied civilizations, rich in history, culture, science and art, much of Ancient Egypt remains a great mystery.

Many modern-day customs and technologies have their roots in Ancient Egypt, yet the details about their way of life remain a mystery.Experts dive deep into the secrets of Ancient Egypt, and use cutting-edge archaeological technology to reveal the hidden truths that could potentially answer questions that have befuddled Egyptologists for generations.

Egypt’s Global Warning (2007)

In 2007 the British Academy awarded a joint research grant to Geography and the Institure of Archaeology to investigate environmental change issues in ancient Egypt.

Preliminary fieldwork was undertaken in September 2007 by Roger Flower and Kevin Keatings (ECRC, Geography), Fekri Hassan (IoA) and Mohamed Hamdan (University of Cairo).

Part of the work was followed by a film crew from WRC Productions who are producing a programme for the TV Discovery Channel.

Egypt’s Global Warning is the working title of a scientific/historical documentary for Discovery USA.  Katrina Inkster (Production Co-ordinator) describes the programme: ‘the film will follow exciting new research into the Nile desiccation and more widespread climate change, revealing startling facts about the cause of the downfall of Egypt’s Old Kingdom and how the forces that destroyed that epic civilization were the very ones that had shaped it in the first place’.

How the Earth Was Made

As shown on the History Channel. Africa’s Sahara Desert is the size of the United States, making it the largest desert in the world.

It’s also the hottest place on the planet. But now the series of geological discoveries has revealed this searing wasteland hides a dramatically different past.

Scientists have unearthed the fossils of whales, freshwater shells, and even ancient human settlements. All clues to a story that would alter the course of human evolution and culminate in biggest climate change event of the last 10,000 years.

Climate Change and the Collapse of Civilizations