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

London Diary for the Ancient Near East: No.24

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

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 Egyptology" 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
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/~tcrnkep

Sat 18 Jan 11.15
Lorna Oakes
11.15 The royal graves of Ur
13.15 The El-Ubaid temple
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1.
Free gallery talk, meet Rm 56 both talks. Tel 020 7323 8511

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 11.15
George Hart
Images of the Trojan War
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1.
Free gallery talk, meet Rm 69. Tel 020 7323 8511

Thurs 23 January 18.30
Professor Charles Burnett
Egypt and the Maghreb as sources for European science in the Middle Ages
Egyptian Education & Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens, W1

Sat 25 Jan 10.00-13.00
Richard Woff
First Encounters: ancient Greece
Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1.
Book online. Tickets £14 (BMF £12/conc.£10). Box Office: 020 7323 8181. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Sat 25 Jan 11.15
Delia Pemberton
Popular religion and magic in ancient Egypt / 13.15 Ancient Egyptian amulets
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1.
Free gallery talks, meet Rms 61 / 64. Tel 020 7323 8511

Sat 25 Jan 19.30
Zipang performance
Mesopotamian literature through the art of oral storytelling: the descent of Inana
October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street WC1. Tickets £10/5. fran@hazelton.greatxscape.net

Mon 27 Jan 17.00
Susan Walker
Who made late Roman art? Provincial paints, imperial iconography: painted portraits from late Roman Egypt
Rm 331, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House.
ICS/BM/Royal Holloway seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls/

Mon 27 Jan 17.15
Cornelia Wunsch
Aspects of scribal life in ancient Babylonia: Neo-Babylonian divorce
Room G51 SOAS, Russell Square WC1.
London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA Southeast) / Institute of Archaeology Research seminar

Tues 28 Jan 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 30 Jan 11.15
Lorna Oakes
Assyria and the Bible
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Rm 6. Tel 020 7323 8511

Thurs 30 Jan 18:00
John Sutton
Vanished peoples of the African landscape: archaeology, history and antiquarianism
African Peoples and Pasts Discussion Group seminarRoom 612 (6th floor), Institute of Archaeology, UCL, Gordon Sq WC1

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 (NYP ticket only). Voicemail 020 7679 2369, e-mail: janpicton@ijnet.demon.co.uk

Sat 1 Feb 11.15
Lorna Oakes
The wars of Ashurbanipal / 13.15 The library of Ashurbanipal
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1.
Free gallery talk, meet Rms 6 / 55. Tel 020 7323 8511

Tues 4 Feb 11.15
Carolyn Perry
Who were the Mamelukes?
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Rm 34.
Accompanies exhibition "Aladdin?s cave, hidden finds from the stores of the Petrie Museum", until 23 March. Tel 020 7323 8511

Tues 4 Feb 17.30
Justin Marozzi
South from Barbary: a journey by camel across the Libyan Sahara
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John Hare
Shadows across the Sahara: travels with camels from Tummo to Tripoli
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace SW1. Society for Libyan Studies lecture. www.britac.ac.uk

Tues 4 Feb 19.00
Elizabeth Laird
Ogres, kings and the Hyena Woman: folk stories, myths and legends in Ethiopia
Room G3 (Main Building), SOAS, Thornhaugh St, Russell Sq WC1

Wed 5 Feb 17.00
Olga Palagia
A new metope from Bassae in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Rm 331, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Classical Archaeology seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Wed 5 Feb 18.00
Kasia Szpakowska
Dreaming in ancient Egypt
Main Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. EES lecture. Contact 020 7242 1880, eeslondon@talk21.com

Wed 5 Feb 18.30
Tania Tribe
Coptic art and architecture: an overview
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Thurs 6 Feb 18.00
Paul Cartledge
What have the Spartans done for us: ancient Sparta in the Western tradition
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Centre for Hellenic Studies Twelfth Annual Runciman Lecture. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Fri 7 Feb 11.15
A. Xavier
Artemis and Ephesus
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Rm 82. Tel 020 7323 8511

Fri 7 Feb 17.00
Yuri Stoyanov
The discovery of Enochic apocalypticism: oriental scholarship and cultural myth-making before Pan-Babylonianism
Warburg Institute, Woburn Sq WC1. Warburg History of Scholarship seminar. Tel: 020 7862 8949

Sat 8 Feb 10.00-17.00
Study Day: Ancient Iran
Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Book online, or contact St.John Simpson, Dept. Ancient Near East. Tickets £28 (BMF £25/conc.£18). Box Office: 020 7388 2227. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Sat 8 Feb 11.15
George Hart
The Valley of the Kings
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Rm 63. Tel 020 7323 8511

Sat 8 Feb 13.15
George Hart
The glorious reign of Amenhotep III
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Rm 4. Tel 020 7323 8511

Mon 10 Feb 17.15
Michael Jursa
Aspects of scribal life in ancient Babylonia: on the use of aromatics in Babylonia
Room G51 SOAS, Russell Square WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA Southeast) / Institute of Archaeology Research seminar

Tues 11 Feb 11.15
S. Canby
War in Islamic paintings
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Rm 34. Tel 020 7323 8511

Wed 12 Feb 18.15
Vassos Karageorghis
Homeric Cyprus
BP Lecture Theatre British Museum. Eighth Annual Denys Haynes Memorial Lecture. Admission free but by ticket only, contact Greek & Roman Dept, British Museum. Tel: 020 7323 8411/8321

Thurs 13 Feb 17.00
Jeremy Johns & Emilie Savage-Smith
The Book of Curiosities: a newly discovered series of medieval Islamic maps
Warburg Institute. Woburn Sq WC1. Maps and Society lecture. Tel: 020 7862 8949

Fri 14 Feb 17.00
Mark Geller
Babylon magic and medicine: transmission through the curriculum
Warburg Institute, Woburn Sq WC1. Warburg History of Scholarship seminar. Tel: 020 7862 8949

Sat 15 Feb 14.00
Toby Wilkinson & Dirk Huyge
Egypt?s prehistoric rock art: echoes from a vanished world
Main Lecture Theatre, Cruciform Building, UCL WC1. Bloomsbury Academy colloquium. Tickets £15. Ticket Office, UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon St WC1. Tel: 020 7388 8822

Tues 18 Feb 11.15
Sam Moorhead
Byzantium and the barbarians
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Rm 41. Tel 020 7323 8511

Tues 18 Feb 17.30
Anthony Bonanno
Italy?s maverick prehistoric neighbour: recent research on the megalithic culture of Malta
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Accordia Research Inst./Institute of Archaeology seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Wed 19 Feb 15.30
Katerina Kopada
An island?s isle: Crete and Gavdos
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Mycenaean seminar www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Wed 19 Feb 19.00
Barbara Brend
The iconography of Sultan Husayn Bayqara
Basement Lecture Theatre, SOAS Russell Sq WC1. Islamic Art Circle lecture. Further information edwardgibbs@hotmail.com; tel: 020 7462 3224; www.soas.ac.uk

Thurs 20 Feb 18.30
John Tait
Demotic literature: myth and reality
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Sat 22 Feb 11.15
Delia Pemberton
The ceramic arts of Ancient Egypt
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Rm 64. Tel 020 7323 8511

Sat 22 Feb 13.15
Delia Pemberton
The art of stone in Ancient Egypt
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Free gallery talk, meet Rm 64. Tel 020 7323 8511

Mon 24 Feb 17.15
Caroline Waerzeggers
Aspects of scribal life in ancient Babylonia: Xerxes and the end of archives
Room G51 SOAS, Russell Square WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA Southeast) / Institute of Archaeology Research seminar

Mon 24 Feb 18.00
Geza Vermes
The Dead Sea Scrolls after 56 years
Lecture Theatre, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, Richard Barnett Memorial lecture. Tel. Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467

Tues 25 Feb 18.30
Mr Al Babilly
Solo oriental music performance on the ud (lute)
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Wed 26 Feb 17.00
tba
Rm 331, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Classical Archaeology seminar

Wed 26 Feb 18.30
Robert Hayward
Some ancient Jewish interpretations of the name Israel and their significance
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL. Institute of Jewish Studies lecture follows reception in the Eisai Common Room at 18.00. Contact: tel. 020 7679 3520; fax 020 7209 1026 e-mail uclhvtm@ucl.ac.uk; webpage http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hebrew-jewish/ijs

Thurs 27 Feb 18.30
Rasheed El-Enany
Egypt in the fiction of Naguib Mahfouz
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Friday 28 Feb 18.30
Richard Parkinson
Expressive culture in Ancient Egypt: reading and performing poetry
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

Wed 5 Mar 17.00
Maria Iacovou
The Iron Age kingdoms of Cyprus: a Late Bronze Age perspective
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. ICS/British School at Athens lecture www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Thurs 6 March 17.00

Fekri Hassan (UCL)

Responses to ecological and social disasters: Egypt 2100 BC

Pearson Lecture Theatre, University College London WC1 (located at NW corner of front court of University College on Gower Street). Seminar in series run by the Environment and Culture Research Group at Institute of Archaeology UCL. Contact Emily Greenway 020-7679-1494 e.greenway@ucl.ac.uk.

Thurs 6 Mar 18.30
Julie Dawson
Taking care of Senneferi: conservation in a Theban tomb
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Thurs 6 Mar 18.30
Louise Schofield
On the riverbank: tales of the Tigris and Euphrates
Lecture Theatre, British Museum. BMF lecture. Tickets £7.50. Events Assistant, BMF, British Museum WC1B3DG. 020 7323 8566. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Mon 10 Mar 17.00
Christine Kondoleon
Who made late Roman art? Mosaics saved from Zeugma: revelations of Roman art and life along the Eastern frontier
Rm 331, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. ICS/BM/Royal Holloway seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Mon 10 Mar 17.15
Stefan Maul
Aspects of scribal life in ancient Babylonia: title tba
Room G51 SOAS, Russell Square WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA Southeast) / Institute of Archaeology Research seminar

Wed 12 Mar 18.00
Peter de Geest
The underground mysteries of Soqotra revealed
Main Lecture Theatre, SOAS Thornhaugh St WC1. Society for Arabian Studies, the British-Yemeni and Anglo-Omani Societies joint lecture. Contact ionisthompson@ukonline.co.uk

Thurs 13 March 13.00

Ian Kuijt (University of Notre Dame)

Rich Farmer, Poor Villager, and Feasting Thief: Near Eastern Neolithic social inequality?

Room 412 Institute of Archaeology, UCL, 31-34 Gordon Square WC1. Contact Andy Garrard 020 7679-4764 a.garrard@ucl.ac.uk.

Thurs 13 Mar 17.30
Roger Moorey
Cylinder seals and terracottas: portable pictures in Babylonia
British Academy, 10, Carlton House Terrace SW1. British School of Archaeology in Iraq lecture. Contact: Mrs. JP MacIver at bsai@britac.ac.uk or tel. 01440 785 244, 020 7969 5274 (voice mail), fax. 020 7969 5401

Mon 17 Mar 17.15
Stefan Maul
Constructions of divinity: thoughts on notions of God in the ancient Near East
Rm B202, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Russell Square WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East lecture follows AGM (BANEA Southeast). Contact Andrew George ag5@soas.ac.uk

Wed 19 Mar 14.00
Phanouria Dakoronia & Sigrid Degen-Jalkotzy
Elateia in Central Greece: excavations and finds, Mycenaean and Early Iron Age history of the site
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Mycenaean seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Wed 19 Mar 17.30
Andrew George
The inattentive philologist: pitfalls in reading dead languages
Lecture Theatre, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Russell Square WC1. Open professorial inaugural lecture. Contact Andrew George ag5@soas.ac.uk

Wed 19 Mar 18.00
John Boardman
Classical Phoenician Scarabs East or West: a miniature art of the Persian period
Lecture Theatre, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society/PEF lecture. Tel. Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467; or PEFUND@compuserve.com; www.pef.org.uk

Wed 19 Mar 18.00
Eric Handley
The Alexandrian library and its forerunners
Room 329/330 Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Winnington-Ingram Appeal lecture. Tickets £10. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Wed 19 Mar 19.00
Yolande Crowe
Late Safavid blue and white ceramics: foreign sources of decoration
Basement Lecture Theatre, SOAS Russell Sq WC1. Islamic Art Circle lecture. Further information edwardgibbs@hotmail.com; tel: 020 7462 3224; www.soas.ac.uk

26-27 Mar
International Symposium: Creation stories
University College London. Institute of Jewish Studies symposium in memory of J. Wansbrough. Speakers include Stephen Quirke: Egypt; W. G. Lambert: Mesopotamian myths. Contact: tel. 020 7679 3520; fax 020 7209 1026 e-mail uclhvtm@ucl.ac.uk; webpage http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hebrew-jewish/ijs

Wed 26 Mar 17.00
Sir John Boardman
Classical iconography and the gold of Central Asia
Rm 331, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Classical Archaeology seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Thurs 27 Mar 18.30
Paul Nicholson
Egypt?s pyrotechnic industries: links between glass, faience, pottery and metal working
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Friday 28 Mar 18.30
Chris Naunton
Professor Plumley, Qasr Ibrim and the EES in Nubia
Rm 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 29 Mar
Study Day
Okasha El Daly, Stephen Quirke, Alison Roberts & Terrence Du Quesne
Ways of heaven and earth: religion and popular practices in Egypt across the millennia
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Tues 8 April 18.00
Marcel Marée
The artist behind the artefact: Middle Kingdom sculptors
Main Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. EES lecture. Contact 020 7242 1880, eeslondon@talk21.com

Wed 9 April 18.00
Jessica Pearson
Diets from isotope analysis of human bones
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 Apr 18.30
Geoffrey Martin
The Step Pyramid enclosure and the emergence of the Egyptian state
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Thurs 8 May
One Day International Colloquium: Recent archaeological fieldwork in Sudan
British Museum WC1. Sudan Archaeological Research Society. Tickets tba. Contact 020 7323 8500

Thurs 8 May 18.30
John J. Norwich
David Roberts
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Thurs 15 May 18.30
Richard Parkinson
An ancient Egyptian poem and the modern world: the Tale of Sinuhe
Egyptian Cultural Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. Egypt.culture@ukonline.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.