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

London Diary for the Ancient Near East: No.35

Mon 9 Oct 18.00
Garth Gilmour
Religion in Israel in the period of the Judges
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society lecture. All welcome. Contact Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467, www.aias.org.uk

Mon 9 Oct 17.00
Crawford H Greenewalt
Sardis and Lydian culture: innovative or derivative? The archaeological record
The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace SW1. British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara lecture. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society lecture. Contact Gina Coulthard: 020 7969 5204, biaa@britac.ac.uk

Tues 10 Oct 17.30
Piotr Bienkowski
Landscape, identity and reciprocal relations: the Wadi Arabah as relationship and discourse
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1. CBRL Annual Crystal Bennett Memorial lecture followed by a reception to promote the recent CBRL publication 'Crossing the Rift: Resources, Settlements, Patterns and Interaction in the Wadi Arabah'. Contact Penny Wiggins at cbrl@britac.ac.uk or tel. 020 7969 5296. www.cbrl.org.uk

Wed 11 Oct 17.00
Jack Kroll
Monetary use of weighed bullion in archaic Greece
Rm 336, North Block, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Institute of Classical Studies Classical Archaeology seminar. http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/meetingslist/london_events.html

Thurs 12 Oct 16.30
Karen Radner
Agrarian legislation in Mesopotamia
Room 336, North Block, Senate House, Malet St WC1. ICS Ancient History Seminar series. http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/meetingslist/london_events.html

Thurs 12 Oct 18.00
Mahmoud Hawari
The Citadel of Jerusalem: reinterpretations of its structural history
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Palestine Exploration Fund lecture. All welcome. Contact 020 7935 5379, fax 020 7486 7438, www.pef.org.uk

Fri 13 Oct 13.15
Nicholas Badcott
Art of the Mamluks
British Museum WC1. Gallery talk, meet Rm 34. All welcome

Sat 14 Oct 10.00-16.30
Study Day The sacred animal necropolis at North Saqqara
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Egypt Exploration Society Study-Day. Speakers include Jeffrey Spencer, Harry Smith, Sue Davies, Paul Nicholson. Admission is by ticket only, available from 'Study-Day', EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG. Ticket price is £25 / £15 students (proof of status required). Only bookings from EES Members will be accepted until 14 September 2006, open bookings after that date. Enquiries to 020 7242 1903, www.ees.ac.uk

Sat 14 Oct 13.15
George Hart
Egypt in the pyramid age
British Museum WC1. Gallery talk, meet Rm 4. All welcome

Wed 18 Oct 19.00
Mariam Rosser-Owen
Islamic Spain & North Africa at the Victoria & Albert Museum
Khalili lecture theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Islamic Art Circle lecture. For further information please contact Rosalind Wade Haddon: 01608 730769 or RosalindHaddon@aol.com

Tues 24 Oct 13.15
Paul Collins
Warrior, hunter and priest: kingship in Assyria
British Museum WC1. Gallery talk, meet Rm 7. All welcome

Wed 25 Oct 17.00
Kerstin Höghammer
Statecraft, war and reconstruction: Koan coinage c. 200BC
Room N336, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Institute of Classical Studies Classical Archaeology seminar. Contact Alan Johnston tcfaawj@ucl.ac.uk, http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/meetingslist/london_events.html

Thurs 26 Oct 19.00
John Simpson
An ever changing world
British Academy, 10, Carlton House Terrace SW1. British School of Archaeology in Iraq Appeal lecture by the BBC World Affairs Editor, followed by a buffet reception. Ticket applications by 12th October - minimum donations required £40 for BSAI members and Appeal donors / £50 non-members. Registration forms online or from BSAI Sec., Mrs. JP MacIver at bsai@britac.ac.uk or tel: 01440 785 244, 020 7969 5274

Fri 27 Oct 18.30
George Hart
Art in New Kingdom Thebes
G22 lecture theatre, Pearson Building UCL, Gower St WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture - all welcome. Further information: Jan Picton 020 7679 2369, j.picton@ucl.ac.uk www.ucl.ac.uk/FriendsofPetrie

27-28 Oct
Conference Red Sea III: Natural resources and cultural connections of the Red Sea
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum London WC1. Society for Arabian Studies conference in conjunction with the British Museum. Themes: maritime networks; sacred space; landscapes; ecological connections. Tickets £28/ £25 BMF & SAS, payable to 'Society for Arabian Studies', send to Christine Lindner, Postgraduate Student, School of Literature, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh, 19 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD; email: s0453472@sms.ed.ac.uk. http://www.dur.ac.uk/red.sea

Sat 28 Oct 10.30-17.30
Study Day Mysteries of Amarna
Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon St WC1. A Bloomsbury Academy event. Speakers Aidan Dodson, Christian Loeben, Elizabeth Frood. Tickets £34 from the Box Office, UCL Bloomsbury, 15 Gordon St, WC1H 0AH. Tel: 020 7388 8822. www.egyptology-uk.com/bloomsbury

Sat 28 Oct 13.15
Lorna Oakes
How do we know about ancient Egypt
British Museum WC1. Gallery talk, meet Rm 63. All welcome

Mon 30 Oct 18.00
Richard Parkinson
The performance of ancient Egyptian poetry
Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA South-East) research seminar series: Music and performance in the Ancient Near East. All welcome. ww.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Wed 1 Nov 14.15
Martin Leuenberger
Khirbet el-Qom and the Blessing Stela of Yehawmilk of Byblos
Lecture Room, Warburg Institute, Woburn Sq WC1. Warburg Institute Lecture

1-2 Nov 9.00-17.00
Forum 50 years since Suez: from conflict to collaboration
SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. British Egyptian Society / LMEI event includes a session on cultural heritage and conservation. Register to receive an invitation. Further info: London Middle East Institute, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Tel: 020 7898 4442, email suez_lmei@soas.ac.uk, www.fiftyyearssincesuez.com

Thurs 2 Nov 17.30
Saad al Rashid
Archaeology in Saudi Arabia today
Middle East Association, 33 Bury St SW1. Society for Arabian Studies / Saudi-British Society lecture follows reception. All welcome but please confirm your attendance and check venue details. Further information: ionisthompson@ukonline.co.uk; 020 7935 5379, www.societyforarabianstudies.org

Thursday 2 Nov 18.00
Uzi Avner
Sacred stones in the Negev and Sinai deserts: the biblical Masseboth
The Sackler lecture room, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society lecture.

Mon 6 Nov 17.15
David Singleton
The Taharqa Wall Painting Rescue Project
Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Queens Rd, BRISTOL. Egypt Society of Bristol Amelia Edwards Memorial Lecture. info@egyptsocietybristol.org.uk

Mon 6 Nov 19.00
Massumeh Farhad
The Falnama (Book of Divination) in 16th and 17th century Safavid Iran and Ottoman Turkey
Khalili lecture theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Barakat Trust / Islamic Art Circle lecture. For further information please contact Rosalind Wade Haddon: 01608 730769 or RosalindHaddon@aol.com

Tues 7 Nov 18.00
Lecture evening in honour of Professor A D H Bivar
Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way NW1. Circle of Inner Asian Art event. Speakers include DW MacDowall, N Sims-Williams, JA Lerner and Madhuvanti Ghose. For more information please contact: Dr. Lilla Russell-Smith, email: russellsmith@btinternet.com. www.asianartinlondon.com/lectures

Thurs 9 Nov 18.00
Diana Edelman
When was the second temple built and why?
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Palestine Exploration Fund lecture. All welcome. Contact 020 7935 5379, fax 020 7486 7438, www.pef.org.uk

Thurs 9 Nov 18.45
speaker and topic to be arranged
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

10-12 Nov
Conference Archaeology in conflict - cultural heritage, site management and sustainable development in conflict and post-conflict states in the Middle East
Institute of Archaeology UCL. Organized by the Centre for Applied Archaeology UCL / British Academy / BSAI. Conference fee £48.00, students and concessions £28.00. For further details see www.ucl.ac.uk/caa, tel: 020 7679 4778, email fau@ucl.ac.uk

Sat 11 Nov 13.15
Lorna Oakes
The Amarna letters: diplomacy in the ancient world
British Museum WC1. Gallery talk, Room tbc. All welcome

Mon 13 Nov 18.00
Sam Mirelman
Subscripts, rubrics and superscriptions: designations of musical practice in vocal music of the ancient Near East
Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA South-East) research seminar series: Music and performance in the Ancient Near East. All welcome. w.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Mon 13 Nov 18.15
Siam Bhayro
Is it possible to write a history of ancient Israel?
18.15, Haldane Room UCL Reception, 18.45pm lecture in Gustave Tuck theatre, Main Building UCL, Gower Street, WC1. Joint Institute of Jewish Studies / Anglo Israel Archaeological Society lecture. Enquiries 020 7679 3520, uclhvtm@ucl.ac.uk, See website for term's full programme. www.ucl.ac.uk/hebrew-jewish/ijs

Wed 15 Nov 15.30
Carol Bell
Crisis, continuity and change: the evolution of long-distance trading relationships across the LBA-Iron Age transition in the eastern Mediterranean
Room 336, North Block, Senate House, Malet St WC1. ICS Mycenaean Seminar series.

Wed 15 Nov 19.00
Ulrike al-Khamis
From utensil to curio - Qajar glass in the National Museums of Scotland
Khalili lecture theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Islamic Art Circle lecture. For further information please contact Rosalind Wade Haddon: 01608 730769 or RosalindHaddon@aol.com

16-18 Nov
Conference Islam and Tibet: cultural interactions
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square WC1. Admission free but advance registration required. For further information contact Elizabeth.Witchell@sas.ac.uk or Anna.Akasoy@sas.ac.uk, tel: 020 7862 8909, http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/islamtibet/Conference.htm

Thurs 16 Nov 18.30
Donny George
Iraq and archaeology
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum. Tickets £5/£3 from the Box Office 020 7323 8181. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Fri 17 Nov 18.30
Delwen Samuel
Baking and brewing in New Kingdom Egypt
G22 lecture theatre, Pearson Building UCL, Gower St WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture - all welcome. Further information: Jan Picton 020 7679 2369, j.picton@ucl.ac.uk, www.ucl.ac.uk/FriendsofPetrie

Sat 18 Nov
Study Day The Assyrians: ancient splendour in Northern Iraq
Room B34, Birkbeck College Malet St WC1. Organised by BSAI and Birkbeck College. Convenor: Frances Reynolds. Speakers: Dominique Collon, Andrew George, Joan Oates, Nicholas Postgate and ZIPANG. Fee: £35 (£15 concessions). To enrol, tel: 020 7631 6651. Other enquiries to Natalie Ping, tel: 020 7631 6627, email: archaeology@fce.bbk.ac.uk

Mon 20 Nov 18.15
Colette Sirat
Why do the Hebrews write from right to left?
18.15, Haldane Room UCL Reception, 18.45pm lecture in Gustave Tuck theatre, Main Building UCL, Gower Street, WC1. Institute of Jewish Studies lecture. Enquiries 020 7679 3520, uclhvtm@ucl.ac.uk

Wed 22 Nov 17.00
Susanne Ebbinghaus
The Polyxena sarcophagus from the Troad: life and death of a heroine
Room N336, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Institute of Classical Studies Classical Archaeology seminar. Contact Alan Johnston tcfaawj@ucl.ac.uk, http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/meetingslist/london_events.html

Mon 27 Nov 18.00
Lise Manniche
Music in ancient Egypt
Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA South-East) research seminar series: Music and performance in the Ancient Near East. www.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Tues 28 Nov 17.15
Robin Coningham
Socio-cultural transformation: from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age in the Tehran Plain
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace SW1. British Institute for Persian Studies AGM followed by lecture. Contact Elahe Yazdi 020 7969 5203, email bips@britac.ac.uk, www.bips.ac.uk

Fri 1 Dec 18.30
Cathie Bryan
The Egyptianising architecture of Dubai
G22 lecture theatre, Pearson Building UCL, Gower St WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture - all welcome. Further information: Jan Picton 020 7679 2369, j.picton@ucl.ac.uk www.ucl.ac.uk/FriendsofPetrie

1-2 Dec
BIPS 8th workshop (details to be confirmed)
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace SW1. British Institute for Persian Studies workshop. Contact Elahe Yazdi 020 7969 5203, email bips@britac.ac.uk, www.bips.ac.uk

Sat 2 Dec 9.30-16.30
Study Day Yvonne Harpur & Paolo Scremin
Evolution of an expedition - tomb photography at Saqqara
G6 Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Sq WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum Study Day and Oxford Expedition to Egypt book launch and signing. Tickets £30 / PMF £25, students £15 (proof of status required) includes buffet lunch. Further information: Jan Picton, Petrie Museum, Malet Place London WC1. 020 7679 2369, j.picton@ucl.ac.uk. www.ucl.ac.uk/FriendsofPetrie

Mon 4 Dec 18.00
Claudine Dauphin
Sex and ladders in the monastic deserts of late antique Egypt and Palestine
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society lecture. All welcome. Contact Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467, www.aias.org.uk

Tues 6 Dec 19.00
Gülru Necipoglu
Architectural dialogues across the Mediterranean: central plan domed sanctuaries of the popes and sultans
Khalili lecture theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Islamic Art Circle: The Hadassah and Daniel Khalili Memorial Lecture in Islamic Art and Culture. For further information please contact Rosalind Wade Haddon: 01608 730769 or RosalindHaddon@aol.com

Wed 7 Dec 17.30
Julian van Rensburg
Hawari - Socotra's hidden maritime treasure
Khalili lecture theatre SOAS. Society for Arabian Studies lecture. All welcome. Further information: ionisthompson@ukonline.co.uk; 020 7935 5379, www.societyforarabianstudies.org

Thurs 7 Dec 16.30
Mark Depauw & Dorothy Thompson
On Ptolemaic Egypt, exact title to be confirmed
Room 336, North Block, Senate House, Malet St WC1. ICS Ancient History Seminar series. http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/meetingslist/london_events.html

Thurs 7 Dec 18.45
Helen Strudwick
The coffins of Nespawershefyt at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

9-10 Dec
Conference 'The exploited and adored': animals in ancient Egypt
The Egypt Centre, University of Wales SWANSEA. Tickets £40. Full conference details including the list of speakers, abstracts and booking form are online at www.swan.ac.uk/egypt/events. Further info: Stuart Williams, The Egypt Centre, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP. 01792 295960. s.j.williams@swan.ac.uk

Sat 9 Dec 10.00-17.00
Study Day Syria
BP lecture theatre, British Museum. Tickets £20/£18 BMF/£15 from the Box Office 020 7323 8181. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Sat 9 Dec
speaker and topic to be confirmed
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Egypt Exploration Society AGM and lecture - details still to be confirmed. EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG. 020 7242 1903, www.ees.ac.uk

Mon 11 Dec 17.00
Ian Rutherford
On a topic of Greek and Egyptian literature
Room 336, North Block, Senate House, Malet St WC1. ICS Greek Literature Seminar series. http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/meetingslist/london_events.html

Mon 11 Dec 18.00
Dominique Collon
The iconography of musical instruments in the ancient Near East
Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA South-East) research seminar series: Music and performance in the Ancient Near East. ww.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Wed 13 Dec 14.30
Danish National Centre for Textile Research presentation
Room 336, North Block, Senate House, Malet St WC1. ICS Mycenaean Seminar series. http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/meetingslist/london_events.html

Thurs 14 Dec 17.30
Marc Van De Mieroop
The Mesopotamians and their past
British Academy, 10, Carlton House Terrace SW1. British School of Archaeology in Iraq AGM and lecture, Non-members are welcome but please confirm your attendance to: BSAI Sec., Mrs. JP MacIver at bsai@britac.ac.uk or tel: 01440 785 244, 020 7969 5274 (voice mail)

Thurs 14 Dec 18.00
Denys Pringle
The churches of crusader Jerusalem
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Palestine Exploration Fund lecture. All welcome. Contact 020 7935 5379, fax 020 7486 7438, www.pef.org.uk

Thurs 14 Dec 18.15
Hani Al Huneidi
Sharing borderline urban settlements
18.15, Haldane Room UCL Reception, 18.45pm lecture in Gustave Tuck theatre, Main Building UCL, Gower Street, WC1. Joint Institute of Jewish Studies / Anglo Israel Archaeological Society lecture. Enquiries 020 7679 3520, uclhvtm@ucl.ac.uk, See website for term's full programme. www.ucl.ac.uk/hebrew-jewish/ijs

Thurs 14 Dec 18.45
Colin Reader
Egyptian geology and the evaluation of the Nile Valley
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Thurs 11 Jan 17.30
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1. Council for British Research in the Levant AGM and lecture. Contact Penny Wiggins at cbrl@britac.ac.uk or tel. 020 7969 5296. www.cbrl.org.uk

Thurs 11 Jan 18.00
Carl Phillips
These were the potters: reflections on Olga Tuffnell's visit to South Arabia in 1959
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum. Society for Arabian Studies / CBRL lecture. All welcome. Further information: ionisthompson@ukonline.co.uk; 020 7935 5379, www.societyforarabianstudies.org

Thurs 11 Jan 18.45
Charlotte Booth
Little known sites on the west bank at Thebes
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

The compilers of the Diary and officers of the London Centre for the Ancient Near East and BANEA cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied in this Diary. Events listed may be subject to changes or cancellation. To confirm details please contact the event organisers, as cited.