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

London Diary for the Ancient Near East: No.36

Course
The Archaeology of Egypt: the New Kingdom and Beyond
Tutor Kathryn Piquette, runs for 10 weeks from 15 Jan 2007 at City University. For more information on this and other City University courses, call 020 7040 8268, www.city.ac.uk/conted/cfa/arts

Course
The Archaeology of Western Asia, Seals and Sealings: Ancient Near Eastern Customs and Beliefs in Miniature
Tutor Diana Stein, runs for 12 weeks from 10 January. Further information on this and other Birkbeck courses from Natalie Ping, Executive Officer for Archaeology, Birkbeck College FCE, 0207 631 6627 or n.ping@bbk.ac.uk; www.bbk.ac.uk

Wed 10 Jan 17.30
Marlia Mango
Late Roman remains and water supply at Andarin in Syria
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 Jan18.00
Carl Phillips
These were the potters: Olga Tuffnell’s visit to South Arabia 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 13.15
Bridget Leach
Papyrus conservation
British Museum WC1. Gallery talk, meet Rm 62. All welcome

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

Thurs 11 Jan 19.00
James Allan
Shi’ism, architecture and art: Iraq, Iran and India 1. Shi’ism and shrines
Khalili lecture theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Islamic Art Circle: Yarshater Lecture Series. For further information please contact Rosalind Wade Haddon: 01608 730769 or RosalindHaddon@aol.com

Fri 12 Jan 19.00
James Allan
Shi’ism, architecture and art: Iraq, Iran and India. 2. Shi’ism and political power
Khalili lecture theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Islamic Art Circle: Yarshater Lecture Series. For further information please contact Rosalind Wade Haddon: 01608 730769 or RosalindHaddon@aol.com

Mon 15 Jan 18.00
Daniel Schwemer
The rituals of transition and ritual crossover: new aspects of Maqlû and other Babylonian anti-witchcraft rituals
Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA South-East) new research seminar series. ww.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Mon 15 Jan 19.00
James Allan
Shi’ism, architecture and art: Iraq, Iran and India. 3. Shi’ism and craft industries
Khalili lecture theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Islamic Art Circle: Yarshater Lecture Series. For further information please contact Rosalind Wade Haddon: 01608 730769 or RosalindHaddon@aol.com

Tues 16 Jan 19.00
James Allan
Shi’ism, architecture and art: Iraq, Iran and India. 4. Shi’ism and the Muharram processions
Khalili lecture theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Islamic Art Circle: Yarshater Lecture Series. For further information please contact Rosalind Wade Haddon: 01608 730769 or RosalindHaddon@aol.com

Wed 17 Jan 15.30
Ann Brysbaert
The power of technology in the Aegean and east Mediterranean: the case of wall paintings
Room 336, North Block, Senate House, Malet St WC1. ICS Mycenaean Seminar series.

Wed 17 Jan 18.30
Rachael Sparks
A future for the past: Petrie in Palestine
Khalili lecture theatre, SOAS WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum / LMEI / PEF lecture followed by reception and private visit to the exhibition A Future for the past: Petrie’s Palestinian Collection at the Brunei Gallery (exhibition opens 9 January until 24 March 2007). Tickets £10, cheques payable to ‘Friends of the Petrie Museum’, to Jan Picton, Petrie Museum, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT. Tel: 020 7679 2369, j.picton@ucl.ac.uk, www.ucl.ac.uk/FriendsofPetrie

Thurs 18 Jan 13.15
George Hart
Middle Kingdom Egypt
British Museum WC1. Gallery talk, meet Rm 4. All welcome

Sat 20 Jan
Study Day Ashurbanipal, warrior and scholar
Birkbeck Study Day, Convenor Lorna Oakes. This day school takes place in the British Museum and consists of lectures and work in the galleries. Further information and ticket details from Natalie Ping, tel: 020 7631 6627, Fax: 020 7631 6688, email: archaeology@fce.bbk.ac.uk

Mon 22 Jan 18.00
Mark Geller
The archaeology of biblical-Talmudic medicine
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society lecture. All welcome. Contact Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467, www.aias.org.uk

Wed 24 Jan 17.00
Frank Wascheck
Fikellura workshops at Miletus: new evidence from Kalabaktepe
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 25 Jan 18.00
Eliezer Oren
The archaeology of cult: new evidence from Middle Bronze Age Canaan
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 25 Jan 18.45
Simonetta Calderini
Women in medieval Cairo: wealth, power and more
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Fri 26 Jan 13.15
Paul Clifford
The Royal Game of Ur
British Museum WC1. Gallery talk, meet Rm 56. All welcome

Fri 26 Jan 18.30
John Wyatt
Pharaoh’s birds
Harrie Massey lecture theatre, rear of UCL Union Building, 25 Gordon St WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture (all welcome) followed by the New Year Party (IofA), members only, ticketed. Further information: Jan Picton 020 7679 2369, 07761 823129, j.picton@ucl.ac.uk, www.ucl.ac.uk/FriendsofPetrie

Sat 27 Jan 09.30-16.00
Symposium The idea of Iran: the late Sasanian period
Lecture theatre G2 SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. London Middle East Institute and British Museum Soudavar Memorial Lecture Series. Speakers: Prof Nicholas Sims-Williams, The Sasanians in the East: a Bactrian archive from northern Afghanistan; Prof Shaul Shaked, Religion in the Sasanian Empire: Eran, Aneran, and other designations; Dr Rahim Shayagan, The Roman Wars of the Sasanian King of Kings Shapur II; Prof James Howard-Johnston, State and Society in Late Antique Iran; Dr Philip Huyse, Late Sasanian society between orality and literacy; Prof Philippe Gignoux, Prices and drachms in the late Sasanian period. Tickets £15 / £10 to include lunch. Students free. Cheques payable to LMEI, sent to Vincenzo Paci, LMEI, OSAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Tel: 0207 898 4490, email: vp6@soas.ac.uk

Sat 27 Jan 10.00-17.00
Study Day The origins and uses of writing in the Near East
Learning Centre, Edgbaston Campus, University of BIRMINGHAM. A British School of Archaeology in Iraq / University of Birmingham event. Fee £35 includes lunch, to enrol tel: 0121 414 5612, email s.e.ilott@bham.ac.uk

Mon 29 Jan 18.00
Hartmut Kühne
Gardens in Assyria: new archaeological evidence
Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA South-East) new research seminar series. ww.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Mon 5 Feb 18.00
Paul Collins
Courtiers of the king in Assyrian art
Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA South-East) new research seminar series. ww.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Wed 7 Feb 13.15
Nicholas Badcott
Oliphants, polygans and kings: ivory treasures of the Islamic world
British Museum WC1. Gallery talk, meet Rm 34. All welcome

Thurs 8 Feb 18.45
Martin Davies
The rescue of the monuments in Nubia
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Friday 9 Feb 18.30
Film Jiroft, Lost Kingdom of Aratta
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Admission free, booking required. Box Office: 020 7323 8181

Wed 14 Feb 14.30
Myrto Georgakopoulou
Technology and spatial organisation of EBA metal production: new light from the Cyclades and Attica
Room 336, North Block, Senate House, Malet St WC1. ICS Mycenaean Seminar series.

Sat 17 Feb 13.15
George Hart
Possessor of life: the sarcophagus in ancient Egypt
British Museum WC1. Gallery talk, meet Rm 4. All welcome

Mon 19 Feb 18.00
Mario Fales
Cracking the code of Neo-Assyrian administration: a theoretical framework
Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA South-East) new research seminar series. ww.soas.ac.uk/anecentre.
N.B. This seminar replaces the previously advertized talk by Karen Radner

Mon 19 Feb 18.00
John D Ray
Love poems, scholars and the alphabet that never was: Egyptian influences on the Hebrew monarchy
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society lecture. All welcome. Contact Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467, www.aias.org.uk

Wed 21 Feb 17.00
Kees Neeft
Absolute chronology and Corinthian pottery
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 22 Feb 18.45
Ian Shaw
Technology and innovation in Egyptian warfare
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Thurs 22 Feb 19.00
J M Rogers
Kurdish collector? Evliya Çelebi at Bitlis?
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

Fri 23 Feb 18.30
Nicole Douek
From Siwa to Kharga: the oases of the Western Desert
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 24 Feb 13.15
Lorna Oakes
Royal statues of ancient Egypt
British Museum WC1. Gallery talk, meet Rm 5. All welcome

Sat 24 Feb 14.00-16.30
Study session
George Hart
David Roberts in Egypt
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1.Tickets £15 / BMF £12. Box Office tel: 020 7323 8181, fax: 020 7323 8616, boxoffice@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk; www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Sat 24 Feb
Day School The ancient Near East: trade & cultural identity in the second millennium BC
Rewley House, OXFORD. Speakers: Christoph Bachhuber, Stephanie Dalley, Jack Green, Rachael Sparks, Jonathan Tubb. Cost: with lunch: £47.65/£40.80, without: £38.65. Please contact: OUDCE, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JA. Tel: 01865 270368. E-mail: ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk, www.conted.ox.ac.uk/

Wed 28 Feb 17.00
Gillian Shepherd
Location, location, location: site and status in Sicilian cemeteries
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

Sat 3 Mar 18.45
Study Day
Lucia Gahlin & Jan Picton
Women’s lives in ancient Egypt
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Mon 5 March 18.00
David Wengrow
The voyages of Europa: Ritual and trade in the eastern Mediterranean, c. 2300-1850 BC
Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA South-East) new research seminar series. ww.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Wed 7 Mar 17.30
Adrian Parker
In search of paradise lost: palaeoclimate change to landscape architecture in South-East Arabia
Khalili lecture theatre SOAS. Society for Arabian Studies lecture. All welcome. Further information: ionisthompson@ukonline.co.uk; 020 7935 5379, www.societyforarabianstudies.org

Thurs 8 Mar 18.45
Peter Clayton
Here am I! Ushabtis – servants for the next world
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Fri 9 Mar 18.30
Eric Uphill
Petrie and seven hydraulic wonders of ancient Egypt
Room G6 Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Sq WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture - all welcome. Further information from Jan Picton 020 7679 2369, j.picton@ucl.ac.uk, www.ucl.ac.uk/FriendsofPetrie

Sat 10 Mar
Study Day Ramesses II: war and peace
Birkbeck College, Malet St WC1. Convenor Suzanne Bojtos. Tickets £35 (£15 concessions). For information please contact Natalie Ping, Archaeology Desk, Faculty of Continuing Education, Birkbeck College, 26 Russell Square, London WC1B 5ZX. Tel: 020 7631 6627. Email: n.ping@bbk.ac.uk.

Sat 10 Mar 10.00-13.00
Study session
St John Simpson & Robert Hoyland
The Arabs of the ancient Near East
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1.Tickets £15 / BMF £12. Box Office tel: 020 7323 8181, fax: 020 7323 8616, boxoffice@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk; www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Wed 14 Mar 19.00
Philip Speiser
The Madrasa of Al-Nasir Muhammad in Cairo: restoration and archaeology
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

Thurs 15 Mar 18.00
Jonathan Tubb
The identification of Qadesh
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society / PEF lecture. All welcome. Contact Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467, www.aias.org.uk

Mon 19 March 18.00
Christopher Walker
Taking the tablets: reminiscences of forty years in the British Museum
Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA South-East) AGM followed by lecture. ww.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Wed 21 Mar 17.00
Wolf-Dieter Niemeier
The sanctuary of Kalapodi: new evidence for cult continuity from Mycenaean to archaic times
Room N336, Senate House, Malet St WC1. Institute of Classical Studies Special ICS Lecture. Contact Alan Johnston tcfaawj@ucl.ac.uk, http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/meetingslist/london_events.html

Thurs 22 Mar 18.45
Lucia Gahlin
Creation mythology of ancient Egypt
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Tues 27 Mar 19.00
Vincent West
An introduction to Aksumite coinage
Room B102 Brunei Building, SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1. Anglo-Ethiopian Society lecture. Enquiries to David Jackson, email: dj_architect_uk@yahoo.com

Wed 28 Mar 17.30
Eleanor Robson
Ancient science, new technology: putting Babylonian scholarship online
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, SW1. BSAI lecture. All welcome. Kindly confirm your attendance to bsai@britac.ac.uk, or tel. 0207 969 5274

1-3 April
Conference Drugs, bugs, health and society in early Greece and the ancient Near East
University of BIRMINGHAM. Society for ancient medicine / Birmingham City Museums and Art Gallery / British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA) annual conference. Full details from Dr R.G. Arnott, Arthur Thomson Hall, Medical School, University of Birmingham, University of Birmingham B15. R.G.Arnott@bham.ac.uk; Website: http://www.medicine.bham.ac.uk/histmed/Forthcoming.htm

Thurs 5 April 18.45
Stephen Quirke
Forgotten Egyptians who excavated in Egypt: Petrie’s workforce
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Thurs 12 April 18.00
Julian Bowsher
Egypt and Palestine in the First World War: memoirs of a British army officer
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Palestine Exploration Fund lecture. All welcome. Contact 020 7935 5379, fax 020 7486 7438, www.pef.org.uk

19-21 April
Conference Current Research in Egyptology VII
University of Wales, SWANSEA. Annual presentation of current research papers. Full details on website: http://www.currentresearchegypt.fsworld.co.uk/index.htm. Convenor: Ken Griffin, creviii@hotmail.co.uk

Mon 23 April 18.00
Paul Collins
Human and divine attendants at the royal courts of Assyria and the ancient Near East
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society lecture. All welcome. Contact Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467, www.aias.org.uk

Wed 25 April 19.00
Ghada Qaddumi
Examples of exquisite jewellery & bejewelled objects in Arabic texts
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

Fri 27 April 18.30
Elizabeth Bloxam
Ancient quarrying and mining in the desert margins of Egypt: rethinking the technological, logistical and social context
Room G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Sq WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture - all welcome. Further information from Jan Picton 020 7679 2369, j.picton@ucl.ac.uk, www.ucl.ac.uk/FriendsofPetrie

Thurs 3 May 18.45
Kamal Bayoumi
The River Nile's origins and the nations it feeds
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Fri 4 May 18.30
Stephen Harvey
King Ahmose at Abydos: pyramid building at the dawn of a new empire
Cruciform lecture theatre 1, UCL, Gower St WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum - Petrie Memorial Lecture followed by a reception in the Museum. Tickets £10 / £8 PMF. Further information: Jan Picton 020 7679 2369, j.picton@ucl.ac.uk; www.ucl.ac.uk/FriendsofPetrie

Mon 14 May 18.00
Matthew Ponting
Metalwork in the Jewish quarter (title tbc)
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society lecture. All welcome. Contact Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467, www.aias.org.uk

Tues 15 May
Colloquium Recent archaeological fieldwork in Sudan
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum WC1. Sudan Archaeological Research Society event followed by reception. Speakers to be confirmed. Contact Derek Welsby 0207 323 8500 or Alison Cameron 0207 323 8306. Website www.sudarchrs.org.uk or email SARS@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

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.