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

London Diary for the Ancient Near East: No.26

Compiled by the London Centre for the Ancient Near East

Mon 6 Oct 16.00
Todd Whitelaw
Knossos and Aegean urbanisation 2000 BC and 1000 BC
Room 612, Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Tales of the City, Current Research on Urbanism and Urbanisation, UCL research seminar, all welcome. Enquiries to Todd Whitelaw: t.whitelaw@ucl.ac.uk

Tues 7 Oct 18.00
Dietrich Wildung
The city of the savannah - excavations at Naga
Stevenson lecture theatre. British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Sudan Archaeological Research Society 4th Kirwan Memorial Lecture. Tickets £15/ SARS £10/BMF £12.50 from SARS Dept Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum WC1B 3DG. Tel 020 7323 8500/8306; fax 020 7323 8303, www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Wed 8 Oct 17.30
Alastair Northedge
The Ummayad desert castles: from Arabia to the Levant
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace SW1. Council for British Research in the Levant lecture follows EGM. Contact Penny McParlin 020 7969 5296, cbrl@britac.ac.uk, www.britac.ac.uk/institutes/cbrl

Wed 8 Oct 18.00
Caroline Cartwright
The Bronze Age wooden tomb furniture from Jericho: The microscopic reconstruction of a distinctivecarpentry tradition
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Palestine Exploration Fund lecture follows AGM. Contact 020 7935 5379; fax 020 7486 7438; www.pef.org.uk

Thurs 9 Oct 18.00
Wesley Carr
Early Christianity encounters the Levant
BP lecture theatre, British Museum. The Anna Gray Noe Lecture. Tickets are free, available from Claire Burton, Department of the Ancient Near East, The British Museum, Gt Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, Tel: 020 7323 8315. email: cburton@british-museum.ac.uk

Mon 13 Oct 17.15
David Hawkins
Assyrians and Hittites: what's new?
Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. The London Centre for the Ancient Near East and Institute of Archaeology Complex Societies Research Group Anatolian archaeology research seminar. All welcome

Wed 15 Oct 18.00
Chris Lightfoot
Life and death at Byzantine Amorium
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1. British Institute of Archaeology in Ankara / Anglo-Turkish Society. Details from Gina Coulthard, biaa@britac.ac.uk; www.biaa.ac.uk/lectures.html

Wed 15 Oct 18.00
Robert Hoyland
Language and identity: the entwined histories of Arabic and Aramaic
Room G2, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Society for Arabian Studies/British-Yemeni Society lecture. All welcome

Wed 15 Oct 18.00
Ben Braude
What did Ham do to Noah in the tent?
Reception 18.00 Eisai Common Room, lecture 18.30 Gustav Tuck lecture theatre, UCL. Institute of Jewish Studies lecture. Contact 020 7679 3520; fax 7209 1026; e-mail uclhvtm@ucl.ac.uk; www.ucl.ac.uk/hebrew-jewish/ijs

Wed 15 Oct 18.00
Kenneth Lymer
Evidence for Sako-Scythian rock art in the Republic of Kazakhstan
Room G59, SOAS main building, Thornhaugh St WC1. Contact Hilary Smith, madhuvantighose@hotmail.com

Mon 20 Oct 16.00
Kevin MacDonald
Early states and urban centres in Sahelian West Africa: prehistoric political systems viewed by archaeology and analogy
Room 612, Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Tales of the City, Current Research on Urbanism and Urbanisation, UCL research seminar, all welcome. Enquiries to Todd Whitelaw: t.whitelaw@ucl.ac.uk

Tues 21 Oct 17.00
David Langslow
Alphabets, spelling and punctuation in early pre-Roman Italy
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. ICLS/Accordia Research Institute Development of Literacy seminar. Members only. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Wed 22 Oct 17.00
S. Iakovidis
Mycenae: past achievements, present tasks and future prospects
ICS50. Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. ICLS lecture. All welcome. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Thurs 22 Oct 18.00
David Jacobson
PEF Annual Series Volume VIII: The Hellenistic paintings of Marissa
Reception 18.00 Haldane Room, lecture 18.30 Gustav Tuck lecture theatre, UCL. Institute of Jewish Studies lecture and book launch. Contact 020 7679 3520; fax 7209 1026; e-mail uclhvtm@ucl.ac.uk;www.ucl.ac.uk/hebrew-jewish/ijs

Thurs 23 Oct 16.30
Dominic Rathbone
Ancient metrology: how little do I (need to) know?
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. ICLS: 'Size matters...measures of the past' seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Thurs 23 Oct 17.00
Sally Macdonald & Stephen Quirke
Research groups in the future Petrie Museum
Room 308, Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Environmental and Culture Research Group Seminar. Further details contact Andy Garrard: a.garrard@ucl.ac.uk

Thurs 23 Oct 18.00
Gerald Cadogan
All change in Crete: four decades of work and memories
Room 329/30, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Friends of the British School in Athens lecture. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Thurs 23 Oct 18.30
William Dever
The 'Golden Age of Solomon': fact or fiction? The archaeological evidence
BP lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, British Museum Friends lecture. Tel. Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467. Tickets £7.50 from BMF Events, British Museum, London WC1B 3DG. Contact tel. 020 7323 8566, email: friends@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Thurs 23 Oct 18.45
Roger Matthews
Egypt and Iraq: two great civilizations
4 Chesterfield Gardens W1J 5BG. Egyptian Embassy, Education and Culture Bureau lecture. Further details tel 020 7491 7720; fax 020 7408 1335, email Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Sat 25 Oct 11.15
George Hart
Dynasties of Egypt: rise of the New Kingdom
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Gallery talk, meet Rm 4. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Sat 25 Oct 13.15
George Hart
Dynasties of Egypt: Akhenaten to Horemheb
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Gallery talk, meet Rm 4. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Sat 25 Oct 10.00-17.30
Study Day
Warlords of ancient Egypt
UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, UCL. Bloomsbury Academy.
Programme: Dr Bill Manley: The Age of the Warlords; Dr Ian Shaw: The Tomb of Ankhtify; Dr Mark Collier: Speaking from the Grave: Tomb Autobiography; Dr Ian Shaw: Civil War; Dr Bill Manley: Victorious Thebes; Dr Mark Collier: Ankhtify, The Chosen One. Tickets £32 (£40 incl. lunch) from Ticket Office, UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon St WC1. Tel: 020 7388 8822

Mon 27 Oct 16.00
Andrew Reid
Mobility, structure and the political organisation of urban form in Great Lakes Eastern Africa
Room 612, Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Tales of the City, Current Research on Urbanism and Urbanisation, UCL research seminar, all welcome. Enquiries to Todd Whitelaw: t.whitelaw@ucl.ac.uk

Mon 27 Oct 17.15
Roger Matthews
At the edge of empires: multi-period survey of northern Turkey
Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. The London Centre for the Ancient Near East and Institute of Archaeology Complex Societies Research Group Anatolian archaeology research seminar. All welcome

Tues 28 Oct 17.00
Alan Johnston
Go West, young san! Aspects of early alphabetic diaspora and uses
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House WC1. ICLS/Accordia Research Institute Development of Literacy seminar. Members only. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Fri 31 Oct 18.30
Stephen Quirke
Back to the future: using the Petrie collection
Rm G6, Institute of Archaeology UCL, Gordon Square WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture. Non-members welcome. Contact voicemail 020 76792369, e-mail: janpicton@ijnet.demon.co.uk

Sat 1 Nov 10.00
Study Day
Horizons of the Aten
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. EES Study day. Speakers Nigel Strudwick, Gwil Owen, Marc Gabolde, Barry Kemp. Tickets £20. Contact 020 7242 1880, eeslondon@talk21.com

Mon 3 Nov 16.00
Roger Matthews
Copper and complexity: Iran and Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC
Room 612, Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Tales of the City, Current Research on Urbanism and Urbanisation, UCL research seminar, all welcome. Enquiries to Todd Whitelaw: t.whitelaw@ucl.ac.uk

Thurs 6 Nov 18.00
Klaas Veenhof
Trade and Politics in Ancient Assyria, 1
Committee Room, University College London, Gower St WC1

Thurs 6 Nov 18.30
Anna Panayotou-Trianaphylopoulou
The history and culture of Cyprus: languages and scripts in ancient Cyprus
The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington St W1. Hellenic Institute, Royal Holloway College seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Sat 8 Nov 13.30
Alan Lloyd
The Greeks in Egypt: the Bronze Age
15.15 The Greeks in Egypt: from Psammetichus to Alexander
Cruciform lecture theatre UCL, gower St WC1. ISIS Vronwy Hankey Memorial Lecture. For further details contact Diane Woolley 01438 813689

Mon 10 Nov 16.00
Lisa Fentress
New evidence for the urbanisation of early medieval Volubilis, and the first Islamic cities of the Maghreb
Room 612, Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Tales of the City, Current Research on Urbanism and Urbanisation, research seminar, all welcome.Enquiries to Todd Whitelaw: t.whitelaw@ucl.ac.uk

Mon 10 Nov 17.15
Douglas Baird
The Neolithic in Anatolia
Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. The London Centre for the Ancient Near East and Institute of Archaeology Complex Societies Research Group Anatolian archaeology research seminar. All welcome

Wed 12 Nov 18.00
John Bartlett
Richard Pococke in the Lebanon
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Palestine Exploration Fund lecture follows AGM. Contact 020 7935 5379; fax 020 7486 7438; www.pef.org.uk

Fri 14 Nov 18.30
Kristin Thompson
New treasures from the Thutmose workshop at Amarna
Rm G6, Institute of Archaeology UCL, Gordon Square WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture. Non-members welcome. Contact voicemail 020 76792369, e-mail: janpicton@ijnet.demon.co.uk

Sat 15 Nov 09.30
Study Day
The languages of Iraq, ancient and modern
British Academy, 10, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1. British School of Archaeology in Iraq study day. Speakers include: Jeremy Black, Andrew George, David Hawkins, Alan Millard, Geoffrey Khan, Eleanor Coghill, Clive Holes, Christine Allison, Christiane Bulut. Tickets include lunch and refreshments £30 / £25 (BSAI Members) / £15 full-timestudents, Mrs J P MacIver at bsai@britac.ac.uk or tel. 01440 785 244, 020 7969 5274 (voice mail), fax. 020 7969 5401. The provisional programme is available on line with an application form at www.britac.ac.uk/institutes/iraq/LangIraq.htm

Tues 18 Nov 20.00
Edward Reichman
Mummies, philosophers and smallpox: the Rabbinic response to scientific discoveries throughout the ages
Darwin lecture theatre, UCL, Gower St WC1. Institute of Jewish Studies Annual Jacobovits Memorial lecture. Contact 020 7679 3520; fax 7209 1026; e-mail uclhvtm@ucl.ac.uk; www.ucl.ac.uk/hebrew-jewish/ijs

Wed 19 Nov 15.30
Eddie Peltenburg
Major settlement disruptions in the East Mediterranean ca.2300BC
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. ICLS Mycenaean seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Wed 19 Nov 18.00
Gerrit van der Kooij
Deir Alla: from urban centre to graveyard
18.00 Reception Haldane Room, UCL, 18.30 lecture in Gustave Tuck lecture theatre. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society/Institute of Jewish Studies lecture. Tel. Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467

Thurs 20 Nov 17.30
Zahi Hawass
Secrets from the sand: my search for Egypt's past
UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, Gordon St WC1. Bloomsbury Academy lecture and video screening followed by book-signing. Ticket £10 from Ticket Office, UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, Gordon St WC1H 0AH. Tel: 020 7388 8822 www.Egyptology-uk.com/Bloomsbury

Thurs 20 Nov 18.00
Klaas Veenhof
Trade and Politics in Ancient Assyria, 2
Committee Room, University College London, Gower St WC1

Mon 24 Nov 17.15
Alan Greaves
Recent developments in the archaeology of Bronze Age Ionia (western Anatolia)
Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. The London Centre for the Ancient Near East and Institute of Archaeology Complex Societies Research Group Anatolian archaeology research seminar. All welcome

Thurs 27 Nov 17.00
Peter Morgan
Surveys of Darabgird
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace SW1. British Institute of Persian Studies lecture follows 41st AGM. Contact Dr Vesta Curtis 020 7969 5203; e-mail: bips@britac.ac.uk

Thurs 27 Nov 18.00
Klaas Veenhof
Trade and Politics in Ancient Assyria, 3
Committee Room, University College London, Gower St WC1

Fri 28 Nov 17.30
Antony Eastmond
Art at the edge of Christendom: re-inventing the desert monasteries of Georgia
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace SW1. British Institute of Archaeology in Ankara lecture follows AGM. Details from Gina Coulthard, e-mail: biaa@britac.ac.uk www.biaa.ac.uk/lectures.html

Thurs 4 Dec 18.00
Dan Levene
A corpus of magic bowls in Jewish Aramaic from late antiquity
Reception 18.00 Eisai Common Room, lecture 18.30 Gustav Tuck lecture theatre, UCL. Institute of Jewish Studies lecture and book launch. Contact 020 7679 3520; fax 7209 1026; e-mail uclhvtm@ucl.ac.uk;www.ucl.ac.uk/hebrew-jewish/ijs

Thurs 4 Dec 18.45
Eric Uphill
The ancient Egyptian Delta canals
4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Egyptian Embassy, Education and Culture Bureau lecture. Further details tel 020 7491 7720; fax 020 7408 1335, email Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Sat 6 Dec time tba
Kenneth Kitchen
Ramesses III - towards a true history?
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. EES AGM and lecture, details to be confirmed. Contact 020 7242 1880, eeslondon@talk21.com

Mon 8 Dec 16.00
David Jeffreys
Was ancient Egypt a 'civilisation without cities'?
Room 612, Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Tales of the City, Current Research on Urbanism and Urbanisation, UCL research seminar, all welcome. Enquiries to Todd Whitelaw: t.whitelaw@ucl.ac.uk

Mon 8 Dec 17.15
Nicholas Postgate
Mediterranean connections: the routes to the south
Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. The London Centre for the Ancient Near East and Institute of Archaeology Complex Societies Research Group Anatolian archaeology research seminar. All welcome

Wed 10 Dec 15.30
Peter Warren
The early Minoan tombs of Lebena, southern Crete
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. ICLS Mycenaean seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls

Wed 10 Dec 18.00
Shimon Gibson
Jerusalem in nineteenth century photographs
Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum WC1. Palestine Exploration Fund lecture follows AGM. Contact 020 7935 5379; fax 020 7486 7438; www.pef.org.uk

Thurs 11 Dec 17.30
John Curtis
Balawat: the study of an Assyrian city
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace SW1. British School of Archaeology in Iraq lecture follows 70th AGM. Non-members welcome. Please confirm your attendance to: BSAI Sec., Mrs J P MacIver at bsai@britac.ac.uk or tel. 01440 785 244, 020 7969 5274 (voice mail), fax. 020 7969 5401

Thurs 11 Dec 18.45
Neal Spencer
Survey and excavations in Kom Firin
4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Egyptian Embassy, Education and Culture Bureau lecture. Further details tel 020 7491 7720; fax 020 7408 1335, email Egypt.culture@ukonline.co.uk

Tues 16 Dec 18.30
Peter Clayton
'Here am I'. Shabtis - servants for the afterworld
Rm G6, Institute of Archaeology UCL, Gordon Square WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum Christmas lecture. Non-members welcome. Contact voicemail020 7679 2369, e-mail: janpicton@ijnet.demon.co.uk

Wed 17 Dec 17.00
Udo Scholtzhauer & Sabine Weber
Naukratis and beyond: pottery as evidence for Greek contact with Egypt in the 7th and 6th centuries
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet St WC1. ICLS seminar. www.sas.ac.uk/icls