The London Diary for the Ancient Near East

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1 The London Diary for the Ancient Near East No 40 April September 2008 Compiled and circulated by the London Centre for the Ancient Near East The compilers of the Diary and officers of the London Centre and BANEA cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied in this Diary. The events listed may be subject to changes or cancellation. The events are free and open to non-members unless indicated otherwise. Please direct enquiries about events to their organisers. Mon 14 April Diana Stein The biblical tree of knowledge; reflections from the ancient Near East Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society lecture. All welcome. Enquiries: Website: Tues 15 April Douglas Baird The world's first farming villages: 10,000 year old sites in Turkey British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace SW1. British Institute at Ankara/Anglo Turkish Society lecture All welcome. Further info: Siobhan McKeown Tel April Family events Discover Persia: arts, crafts, music and stories British Museum, Great Russell St WC1. Free, just drop in. Wed 16 April Charlotte Rose Religion in ancient Egypt Thurs 17 April Christopher Spring Ethiopia in the African galleries British Museum, Great Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Room April Conference Do we understand the Middle East? Brunei Gallery lecture theatre, SOAS WC1. BRISMES / LMEI conference. Tickets 30 / 20 BRISMES/MLEI, 5 students. Pre-registration required to Louise Hosking, Fri 18 April John Baines Ancient Egyptian attitudes to landscape G6 Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Sq WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture - all welcome. Further information: Jan Picton , Sat 19 April Workshop Jane Elliott Drawing faces Strang Print Room UCL & Petrie Museum UCL. Workshop on the principles of drawing faces using the Hawara portraits as inspiration. Tickets 5 includes materials. Book in advance, Sat 19 April Lorna Oakes How is the king represented in Assyrian art British Museum, Great Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Room 6.

2 Mon 21 April Maria Grazia Masetti-Rouault Excavations in Tell Masaikh, Syria: a Neo-Assyrian colony in the lower Syrian Euphrates valley Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA South-East) AGM and public lecture jointly with the Institute for Jewish Studies - all welcome. Tues 22 April Olivier Rouault The Syrian-French excavations at Ashara-Terqa in Syria J.Z. Young lecture theatre, Anatomy Building UCL, Gower St WC1. UCL Institute of Archaeology & BISI lecture. Admission free. Further info, Joan Porter MacIver, , Wed 23 April Virginie Cerdeira Egypt in the old Kingdom Wed 23 April Sophie Makariou The Mamluk Basin of Hugues IV of Lusignan Khalili lecture theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Islamic Art Circle lecture. All welcome. Enquiries: Rosalind Wade Haddon: , 24 April / 1 May / 8 May Film season Adventure archaeologists Lecture theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Sq WC1. Petrie Museum & UCL Students Film programme. Admission free to UCL students and PMF. Debbie Challis Sat 26 April Celia Henderson Personal adornment Wed 30 April Workshop Jane Elliott Drawing faces Strang Print Room UCL & Petrie Museum UCL. Details as 19 April Wed 30 April Carolyn Perry Dynasties of medieval Egypt through May June Saturdays, Wednesdays Gallery talks in the Petrie Museum, Malet Place WC1. Various themes, all welcome. Further information Sat 3 May George Hart Egyptians and Hittites from Tutankhamun to Ramesses II British Museum, Great Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Room 4. Tues 6 May Saad Al Ghariani Managing scarce resources: water, land and agriculture British Academy, Carlton House Terrace SW1. Society for Libyan Studies lecture. All welcome Wed 7 May Lorenz Winkler Visualization of power: the Parthenon and the Apadana at Persepolis Rm 336, North Block, Senate House WC1. ICLS Classical seminar. Free. Further information ,

3 Wed 7 May Maureen Bloom Jewish mysticism and magic: an anthropological perspective Gustave Tuck lecture theatre UCL, Gower St entrance. Institute of Jewish Studies UCL lecture. Reception 6.15pm, Terrace Restaurant, precedes lecture. All welcome. Enquiries: Thurs 8 May Kate Spence El-Amarna: city of Akhetaten BP lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Tickets 5 / 3. Tel: Thurs 8 May Aidan Dodson Saites, sarcophagi... and a Scottish Pretender Fri 9 May Hilary Williams Assyrian revival: art and archaeology British Museum, Great Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Room Fri 9 May Rosalie David The Ancient Egyptian Pharmacy Project: a multidisciplinary study of pharaonic medicine G6 Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Sq WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture - all welcome. Further information: Jan Picton , Fri 9 May Kutalmis Görkay Architecture and iconography at the imperial margin: late Hellenistic and Roman Zeugma Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum, Great Russell St WC1. British Institute at Ankara lecture All welcome. Further info and tickets from Siobhan McKeown Tel May Conference Cultures of commodity branding G6 Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Sq WC1. Institute of Archaeology conference, exploring commodity branding in the long-term transformation of human societies. Tickets 30 / 10 students. Further information from: / Mon 12 May Joanne Clarke Cyprus and the Levant in the Neolithic: new theories, insights, data Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society lecture. All welcome. Enquiries: Website: Tues 13 May Colloquium Recent archaeological fieldwork in the Sudan Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Sudan Archaeological Research Society event followed by reception. Tickets are available from The Honorary Secretary. Telephone /8306, Wed 14 May Jean-Claude Poursat Palaces and polities in Minoan Crete: a view from Malia Rm 336, North Block, Senate House WC1. ICLS Michael Ventris memorial lecture. Free but apply for place on , Wed 14 May Julia Gonnella The citadel of Aleppo: recent excavations Khalili lecture theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Islamic Art Circle - The Hadassah and Daniel Khalili Memorial Lecture. All welcome. Enquiries: ,

4 Wed 14 May Valeria Coke Out of Egypt: Coptic Christianity and links to Ethiopia Room B102, Brunei Building, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Anglo-Ethiopian Society lecture. All welcome. Contact info: David Jackson, May Conference The ancient Levant G6, Institute of Archaeology UCL, 31 Gordon Sq WC1. Institute of Archaeology research conference covering the archaeology of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Cyprus. Admission free but pre-booking essential. Sponsored by CBRL and UCL. All enquiries to Kathryn Piquette at Mon 19 May Ora Schwarzwald Translations of liturgical texts: temporal and textual variations Gustave Tuck lecture theatre UCL, Gower St entrance. Institute of Jewish Studies UCL lecture. Reception 6.15pm, Terrace Restaurant, precedes lecture. All welcome. Enquiries: Wed 21 May Florentina Badalanova Geller Folk bible: the hypertext Room 218 Foster Court UCL, Malet Place entrance. Mary Douglas Seminars on Anthropology and the Bible. Institute of Jewish Studies UCL / Royal Anthropological Institute lecture Wed 21 May William Facey From Mayfair to Mecca - the travels of Lady Evelyn Cobbold Khalili lecture theatre, SOAS. Society for Arabian Studies lecture follows AGM. All welcome. Enquiries: , Thurs 22 May Hilary Williams and Henrietta McCall Delacroix and Sardanapalus Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Tickets 20/ Thurs 22 May Colin Reader Aswan granite Sat 24 May Lorna Oakes The beginnings of civilisation in Mesopotamia British Museum, Great Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Room Sat 31 May Conference David Silverman & Kate Spence Tutankhamun: the making of a legend Bloomsbury Theatre, Gordon St, WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum 20th anniversary conference. Tickets 30 includes wine, book via the theatre, tel ; Wed 4 June Konstantinos Politis The archaeology of the sugar industry in the Near East Khalili lecture theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Islamic Art Circle - The Hadassah and Daniel Khalili Memorial Lecture. All welcome. Enquiries: , Thurs 5 June Rosalie David Diet and disease in ancient Egypt: recent scientific studies

5 Sat 7 June Study Day Middle Kingdom revisited Room B34, Birkbeck College, Malet St WC1. Speakers Wolfram Grajetzki, George Hart, Joseph Clayton, Alan Lloyd, Angela Thomas. Tickets 40/20. Tel: Wed 11 June Elizabeth Stone The structure of settlement in Mesopotamian cities, towns, villages British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, WC1. British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI). Admission free. Further info: Joan Porter Maclver, tel: , Thurs 12 June Nicholas Badcott The arts of Sudanic Africa British Museum, Great Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Room Thurs 12 June Tobias Richter At the lake edge: the final Pleistocene in the Azraq oasis Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Palestine Exploration Fund AGM and lecture. All welcome. Contact , fax , Sat 14 June Cathie Bryan Egypt undead: a walk through Kensal Green Cemetery Meet at the Main entrance to Kensal Green Cemetery on the Harrow Rd, W9 (not the Crematorium entrance). A walking tour examining ancient Egypt s influence on the architecture and monuments of London. Tickets 5, numbers limited. Book through Debbie Challis , Sat 14 June Thomas Kiely Cyprus in the shadow of empires British Museum, Great Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Room Mon 16 June Denys Pringle Acre at the time of the Crusader kingdom Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society AGM 17.30, followed by lecture at All welcome. Enquiries: Website: June Conference Sects and sectarianism in Jewish history UCL. Institute of Jewish Studies conference, register to receive further details. Tel: E- mail: Thurs 19 June William Dalrymple From the Holy Mountain: a journey in the shadow of Byzantium BP lecture theatre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI) Iraqi scholars appeal fundraiser. Tickets 15 / 10 BISI and BMP. Apply by 16 June to BISI/Dalrymple lecture, 10 Carlton House Terrace, SW1. tel: , Thurs 19 June Bob Partridge The royal mummies Thurs 19 June Niall Finneran Lalibela, Ethiopia: towards an archaeological context Room B102, Brunei Building, SOAS, Thomhaugh St WC1. Anglo-Ethiopian Society lecture. All welcome. Contact info: David Jackson,

6 Fri 20 June Nicholas Sims-Williams Between Iran and China: a Bactrian archive from Afghanistan BP lecture theatre, British Museum. Department of the Middle East annual Vladimir G. Lukonin Memorial Lecture. Admission Free. Enquiries to Claire Burton, , Sat 21 June Lorna Oakes Early civilisation in ancient Egypt British Museum, Great Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Room June Conference The kingdom of Osiris: aspects of Egyptian funerary archaeology Brunei Gallery theatre, SOAS, WC1. Egypt Exploration Society conference. Speakers: Martin Bommas, Rosalie David, Marleen de Meyer, Aidan Dodson, Geoffrey Martin, Chris Naunton, Caroline Simpson, Alice Stevenson, John Taylor, Harco Willems. Ticket price 60 EES / 75 non-members , Fri 27 June Friends of the Petrie Museum AGM & Summer Party G6 Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Sq WC1. PMF AGM, Museum reports, followed by Summer Party, ticketed. Further information: Jan Picton , Sat 28 June George Hart Ancient Egypt and the island of Cyprus British Museum, Great Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Room Fri 27 June Aram Twenty-Fifth International Conference Decapolis: history and archaeology The Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford. Further details Shafiq Abouzayd, tel: Sat 5 July Seminar Epigraphy in Egypt EES, 3 Doughty Mews WC1. Egypt Exploration Society seminar. Speakers C. Naunton, W. Schenck, J. Jarret. Ticket price 20 EES / 15 EES student members , Fri 11 July Francesco Tiradritti Current fieldwork and research at the Theban tomb of Harwa Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House W1. EES guest lecture. Ticket price 25 from the EES. Enquiries to , July-8 Aug Bloomsbury Summer School History Dept, UCL WC1. One-week courses on Egypt and the Ancient Near East. Fees 320. Further info: Bloomsbury Summer School, Dept History, UCL. Tel: , Wed 16 July Cathie Bryan Egypt undead: a walk through Kensal Green Cemetery Examining ancient Egypt s influence on the architecture and monuments of London. See details on 14 June Sat 19 July Study day Gay Robins Amarna art in the age of Akhenaten and Tutankhamun Reading University. Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society event. Full details from Philip Wickens, 467 Basingstoke Rd, Reading, or download application from

7 Sat 19 July Debbie Challis Cleopatra s Needle: the journey Petrie Museum, Malet Place WC1 and then Cleopatra s Needle, Embankment. Part of National Archaeology Week. Free, drop in. Further information from Debbie Challis at July Conference Seminar for Arabian Studies BP lecture theatre, British Museum. Fees: 80/ BMP 45, students 25. Day rate 35. Booking and enquiries: Dr Ardle MacMahon, Thurs 24 July Dan Potts Cartography and cantatas: Arabia and the European enlightenment BP lecture theatre, British Museum. Seminar for Arabian Studies MBI Al-Jaber Lecture. Free - all welcome 27 Jul - 1 Aug Egypt at its Origins: International Colloquium on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt British Museum WC1. Third International Colloquium. Tickets 60 to include Annual British Museum Colloquium, Sackler lecture and reception. or postal enquiries to Dr Renee Friedman at the British Museum, address below. 28 July Colloquium Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt - recent discoveries BP lecture theatre, British Museum Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan event. Tickets for the colloquium 20, or combined ticket with Sackler lecture 30, will be available after 1 June from Alison Cameron, Dept of AES, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, or (postal enquiries please enclose s.a.e.). Mon 28 July Krzystof Cialowicz Gold and ivory in the Delta: excavations at Tell el-farka BP lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology. Ticket for lecture only 15, or combined ticket, details as above Sept Aram Twenty Sixth International Conference The Mandaeans SOAS, Thomhaugh St, WC1. Further details Shafiq Abouzayd, tel: Tues 16 Sept Gerald Gotzen The painting of history and legend of King Lalibela Room B 102, Brunei Building, SOAS, Thomhaugh St WC1. Anglo-Ethiopian Society lecture. All welcome. Contact info: David Jackson, Tues 16 Sept tba tba Sudan Archaeological Research Society Kirwan Memorial Lecture follows AGM British Museum WC1. SARS Kirwan Memorial Lecture follows AGM. Further info: SARS, Dept of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum. Tel: /8306, Sept Conference Red Sea IV Connected hinterlands Centre for Maritime Archaeology, Avenue Campus, Southampton University SO 17 1BF. CMA and Society for Arabian Studies conference exploring themes of connection and communication across and along the Red Sea. Register online at