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Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

London Diary for the Ancient Near East: No.23

Compiled and circulated by the London Centre for the Ancient Near East

Thurs 26 Sept
18.30 Doris Behrens-Abouseif Mamluk architecture and urban aesthetics
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.

Wed 2 Oct
13.15 Sam Moorhead Seeking Solomon in the soil
Clore Education Centre, British Museum WC1. Tickets £5 (£3 BMF) The Box Office, British Museum, 36 Great Russell St WC1 B 3DG, tel 020 7323 8181

Thurs 3 Oct
18.30 George Hart Life and the hereafter in Middle Kingdom Egypt
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Sat 5 Oct / Fri 18 & 25 Oct
Study Days Nicole Douek Images of women in ancient Egypt
Clore Education Centre, British Museum WC1. Tickets £30. Events Assistant, BMF, British Museum WC1B3DG. 020 7323 8566

Sat 5 Oct
Study Day Red Sea Trade and Travel
Clore Centre, British Museum WC1. Study day organised by the Society for Arabian Studies and the Department of the Ancient Near East. £25 (£22 BMF and Society Arabian Studies members). Box Office, British Museum, 36 Great Russell St WC1B 3DG, tel 020 7323 8181

Sun 6 Oct
Workshop Red Sea Trade and Travel
British Museum WC1. Organised by the Society for Arabian Studies Red Sea Studies Project. Tickets £25 (£22 members and BMF) Society for Arabian Studies, British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH. www.britac.ac.uk/sas Further information ionisthompson@ukonline.co.uk. or stonefrancine@hotmail.com

Mon 7 Oct
18.30 Amihai Mazar Tel Rehov: the excavations and their implications on the archaeology of the early monarchy in Israel
Gustave Tuck lecture theatre UCL, Gower St WC1. Joint Anglo- Israel Archaeological Society / Institute of Jewish Studies, 18.30 lecture follows reception in Eisai Common Room 18.00. Tel. Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467

Tues 8 Oct
17.30 Anthony Thwaite Poets and Libya
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace SW1. Society for Libyan Studies lecture. www.britac.ac.uk

Wed 9 Oct
18.00 Jonathan Tubb Current archaeological research in Syria
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Palestine Exploration Fund lecture. Contact 020 7935 5379; fax 020 7486 7438; PEFUND@compuserve.com; www.pef.org.uk

Thurs 10 Oct
18.30 Fred Wendorf The prehistory of Nubia: the lessons of 40 years of research
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Lecture follows AGM at 18.00. Ticket £15 (£12.50 BMF, £10 SARS members) includes reception. Cheques payable to SARS with s.a.e to SARS, c/o Dept Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum, WC1B 3DG. Contact 020 7323 8500/8306

Thurs 10 Oct
18.30 Mohamed Zaki Badawi Islam and modernity
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Thurs 10 Oct
18.00 Jonathan Tubb Searching for Solomon: The Bible and archaeology
BP lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Department of the Ancient Near East Sixth Anna Gray Noe lecture. For information contact Claire Burton 020 7323 8315, e-mail: cburton@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Friday 11 Oct
18.30 Carol Andrews The Ancient Egyptian sense of humour
Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology UCL, Gordon Square WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture. Non-members welcome. Contact voicemail 020 7679 2369, e-mail: janpicton@ijnet.demon.co.uk

Mon 14 Oct
17.15 Mark Geller The intellectual legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia: Mesopotamian magic and medicine in Talmudic Aramaic
Room G51 SOAS, Russell Square WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East / Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar (BANEA Southeast)

Mon 14 Oct
18.00 Charlotte Roueche Entertainments in the ancient city
The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, SW1. BIAA / Anglo-Turkish Society joint lecture Refreshments from 18.00 in the Mall Room, lecture 18.30, followed by a wine and buffet reception in the Mall Room of the British Academy. Please contact for further details and tickets Gina Coulthard .

Tues 15 Oct
17.30 Annette Rathje Huts, houses and palaces: life in central Italy in the Archaic Period
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House WC1. ICLS / Accordia Research Institute. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Wed 16 Oct
15.30 Stuart Manning The Tsaroukkas, Mycenaeans and trade project: the anatomy of a Late Cypriot polity and assessing its place in east Mediterranean history
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House WC1. Mycenaean seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Wed 16 Oct
17.30 Bill Finlayson Dhra' : The beginnings of village life by the Dead Sea
Lecture Hall, British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace SW1. Council for British Research in the Levant Crystal Bennett Memorial Lecture follows EGM. Non-members are welcome to attend. Contact Penny McParlin at cbrl@britac.ac.uk or tel. 020 7969 5296

Thurs 17 Oct
18.30 Penelope Wilson 'Fields of Yaru': land reclamation in Ancient Egypt
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Thurs 17 Oct
18.30 Jonathan Tubb Goliath's people: the Philistines
Clore Education Centre, British Museum WC1. Tickets £7.50. Contact Events Assistant, BMF, British Museum WC1B3DG. 020 7323 8566

18-19 Oct
Colloquium The iconography of cylinder seals in the Ancient Near East
The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square WC1H 0AB. 13 international speakers on the subject. Tickets £30/£15, for details contact 020 7862 8928, fax: 020 7862 8955, www.sas.ac.uk/warburg/lectures/seals.htm.

Sat 19 Oct
Study Day Recent EES fieldwork in Egypt
SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Tickets £20 (£15 members). Contact EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WX1N 2PG. Tel: 020 7242 1880; fax 020 7404 6118; e-mail: eeslondon@talk21.com; website: www.ees.ac.uk

Wed 23 Oct
17.00 Alexandra Villing Pottery and ethnicity: Greeks and their neighbours around the Black Sea
Rm 331, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Classical Archaeology Seminar

Thurs 24 Oct
18.30 Robert Morkot Nubians in Ancient Egypt
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Friday 25 Oct
18.30 Peter Brand Latest insights on the hypostyle hall at Karnak and the building programme of Seti I
Cruciform Lecture Theatre, UCL. Friends of the Petrie Museum, Petrie Memorial Lecture. Lecture followed by a reception in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. Tickets £8.50 (PMF £6.50) from The Secretary, Friends of the Petrie Museum, UCL. Gower St London WC1. Contact voicemail 020 7679 2369, e-mail: janpicton@ijnet.demon.co.uk

Mon 28 Oct
17.15 David Brown The intellectual legacy of ancient Mesopotamia: the explosion and afterlife of Mesopotamian astral sciences
Room G51 SOAS, Russell Square WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East / Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar (BANEA Southeast)

Thurs 31 Oct
18.30 Sally-Ann Ashton Ptolemaic Egypt
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Friday 1 Nov
18.30 Alix Wilkinson Ancient Egyptian gardens
Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology UCL, Gordon Square WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture. Non-members welcome. Contact voicemail 020 7679 2369, e-mail: janpicton@ijnet.demon.co.uk

Sat 2 Nov
10.00-17.30 Study Day The New Kingdom necropolis at Saqqara
Bloomsbury Theatre, Gordon St WC1. Bloomsbury Academy study day. Tickets £31 from the Ticket Office, Bloomsbury Theatre 15 Gordon St London WC1H 0AH. Tel: 020 7388 8822

Wed 6 Nov
17.00 Marlia Mangold Late antique and early Byzantine excavations at el-Anderin, Syria
Rm 331, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Classical Archaeology Seminar

Sat 9 Nov
13.30-16.30 Paul Collins The rise of the early Sumerian city states
Lecture theatre 2, Cruciform Building, Gower Street WC1. The ISIS Winter Lecture

Mon 11 Nov
17.15 Stephanie Dalley The intellectual legacy of ancient Mesopotamia: Gilgamesh after cuneiform
Room G51 SOAS, Russell Square WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East / Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar (BANEA Southeast)

Wed 13 Nov
15.30 Peter Day The EBA harbour town of Poros- Katsambas, Crete: new evidence from materials analysis
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House WC1. Mycenaean seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Wed 13 Nov
17.30 Rob Carter Early seafaring in the Arabian Gulf: the evidence from an Ubaid-period site in Kuwait
SOAS Thornaugh St WC1. Society for Arabian Studies lecture. Contact ionisthompson@ukonline.co.uk

Wed 13 Nov
18.00 Felicity Cobbing 'Forward to Jerusalem': photographs of the Beersheba campaign in the collections of the Palestine Exploration Fund
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Palestine Exploration Fund lecture. Contact 020 7935 5379; fax 020 7486 7438; PEFUND@compuserve.com; www.pef.org.uk

Wed 13 Nov
18.00 Jonathan Tucker Exotic goods from exotic lands: the commerce of the Silk Road
SOAS Thornhaugh St WC1. Circle of Inner Asian Art lecture. Fax: 020 7436 3844 ("attn. CIAA"). E-mail ciaa@soas.ac.uk

Mon 25 Nov
17.15 Andrew George The intellectual legacy of ancient Mesopotamia: the death of Babylonian literature
Room G51 SOAS, Russell Square WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East / Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar (BANEA Southeast)

Mon 25 Nov
18.00 John Healey 'Dushara and all the gods': the representation of the divine among the Nabataeans
Lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Soc. lecture. Tel. Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467

Tues 26 Nov
17.30 tba tba
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace SW1. British Institute of Persian Studies AGM and lecture. For information contact 020 79695203; bips@britac.ac.uk

Wed 27 Nov
17.30 Neil Roberts Out-of-site...: an environmental history of Anatolia
The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, SW1. BIAA Director's presentation 17.30, lecture follows AGM at 17.45. Enquiries, contact Gina Coulthard

Sat 30 Nov
10.00-17.30 Study Day The Valley of the Kings revisited: excavating KV39
Bloomsbury Theatre, Gordon St WC1. Bloomsbury Academy study day. Tickets £31 from the Ticket Office, Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon St, London WC1H 0AH. Tel: 020 7388 8822

Tues 3 Dec
17.00 Jeremy Keenan Damage and conservation of rock art in the Sahara
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace SW1. Society for Libyan Studies lecture follows AGM. www.britac.ac.uk

Wed 4 Dec
17.00 Amy Smith The origins of the Pan Painter
Rm 331, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Classical Archaeology Seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Wed 4 Dec
18.00 Devorah Dimant The history of the Dead Sea Scrolls ascetic community - what is new?
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL. Lecture 18.30 follows reception 18.00 Eisai Common Room. Institute of Jewish Studies lecture. For information tel: 020 7679 3520; fax 020 7209 1026; e-mail uclhvtm@ucl.ac.uk; webpage http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hebrew-jewish/ijs

Mon 9 Dec
17.15 Yuri Stoyanov The intellectual legacy of ancient Mesopotamia: syncretism in Enochic apocalypticism, its Mesopotamian elements and historical evolution
Room G51 SOAS, Russell Square WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East / Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar (BANEA Southeast)

Mon 9 Dec
18.00 Resianne Smidt van Gelder-Fontaine Galen vs. Aristotle: biological controversies in medieval Hebrew texts
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL. Lecture 18.30 follows reception 18.00 Eisai Common Room. Institute of Jewish Studies lecture. For information tel: 020 7679 3520; fax 020 7209 1026; e-mail uclhvtm@ucl.ac.uk; webpage http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hebrew-jewish/ijs

Wed 11 Dec
15.30 Lisa Bendall The economics of religion in the Mycenaean world
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House WC1. Mycenaean Seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Wed 11 Dec
17.00 Robert Carter Ubaid-period trade and seafaring in the Arabian Gulf: the view from H3, Kuwait
British Academy, 10, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1. British School of Archaeology in Iraq lecture, follows Forum at 17.00. Non- members are welcome to attend. Please confirm your attendance to: BSAI Sec., Mrs. JP MacIver at bsai@britac.ac.uk or tel. 01440 785 244, fax. 020 7969 5401

Wed 11 Dec
18.00 Arlene Rosen Climate change and its impact on society in the Bronze Age Levant
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Palestine Exploration Fund, Evans Memorial lecture. Contact 020 7935 5379; fax 020 7486 7438; PEFUND@compuserve.com; www.pef.org.uk

Wed 11 Dec
18.30 Paul Nicholson Petrie on Faience
Brunei lecture theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. EES AGM, lecture and Christmas Party. For ticket details contact EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WX1N 2PG. Tel: 020 7242 1880; fax 020 7404 6118; e-mail: eeslondon@talk21.com; website: www.ees.ac.uk

Thurs 12 Dec
17.30 Piotr Bienkowski Busayra: capital or tribal centre?
Lecture Hall, British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace SW1. Council for British Research in the Levant Lecture follows AGM. Contact Penny McParlin at cbrl@britac.ac.uk or tel. 020 7969 5296

Thurs 12 Dec
18.30 Alessandra Nibbi The Crested Plover as an important symbol of Ancient Egypt
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Friday 13 Dec
18.30 Jacke Phillips Building a body, and other problems in Amarna sculpture
Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology UCL, Gordon Square WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum Christmas lecture. Non-members welcome. Contact 020 7679 2369, e-mail: janpicton@ijnet.demon.co.uk

13-14 Dec
Conference Byzantium and the Crusades: towards an integrated prosopography
The British Academy, SW1. British Academy symposium. Contact Angela Pusey, Meetings Department, The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1. Tel: 020 7969 5264; e-mail: a.pusey@britac.ac.uk

JANUARY 2003

Thurs 9 Jan
18.30 Robin Bertram Egypt, her stamps and postal history
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

9-11 Jan
BANEA conference: Making Places in the Landscape
University of Manchester. Further information: BANEA Conference, School of Art History and Archaeology, University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Mancehster M13 9PL. E-mail banea@man.ac.uk; www.art.man.ac.uk/ARTHIS T/banea.htm

Wed 15 Jan
15.30 Kim Shelton Open and ready for business: the excavations of Petsas House and the LH IIIA2 period at Mycenae
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House WC1. Mycenaean Seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Wed 15 Jan
18.00 Michael Macdonald The uses of literacy: life with and without the alphabet in the Ancient Near East
Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum WC1. Society for Arabian Studies / Palestine Exploration Fund / Council for British Research in the Levant joint lecture. Further information ionisthompson@ukonline.co.uk.

Thurs 16 Jan
18.30 Fred Halliday British-Egyptian relations
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Friday 17 Jan
18.30 Cathie Bryan Napoleon and Egypt in Paris: the Egyptian conquest of France
Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology UCL, Gordon Square WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture followed by a reception in the Petrie Museum for PMF members and delegates to the 'Current Research in Archaeology' symposium. Contact 020 7679 2369, e-mail: janpicton@ijnet.demon.co.uk

18/19 Jan
Conference 4th Annual Current Research in Egyptology
(CRE) Symposium for Graduates in the British Isles Lecture theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology UCL 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY. Open to all. Ticket details 'Current Research in Egyptology Co-ordinators' at the above address, e-mail: cre_ucl_2003@yahoo.co.uk; website: http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~tcrnk ep

Sat 18 Jan
Study Day : Robert Morkot New Kingdom Nubia
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Mon 20 Jan
18.00 Ehud Netzer Herodium: the search for Herod's tomb
Lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, Richard Barnett Memorial lecture. Tel. Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467

Wed 22 Jan
17.00 Peter Schultz History and image on the Nike Temple frieze
Rm 331, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Classical Archaeology Seminar

Thurs 23 Jan
18.30 Charles Burnett Egypt and the Maghreb as sources for European science in the Middle Ages
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Thurs 30 Jan
18.30 Niall Fenneran Themes in the archaeology of the Coptic Church: towards an African context
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Friday 31 Jan
18.30 Daphne Skinner Old Kingdom tomb decoration
Rm G6, Institute of Archaeology UCL, Gordon Square WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture followed by the New Year Party, ticket only. Contact voicemail 020 7679 2369, e-mail: janpicton@ijnet.demon.co.uk

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.