29 April 2019
Gareth Brereton, curator of the recent Ashurbanipal exhibition at the BM, addresses the AGM of the London Centre for the Ancient Near East:
“I am Ashurbanipal” Reflections on the British Museum Exhibition.
April 29th, 6.15pm, SOAS Russell Square WC1H 0XG. Alumni Lecture Theatre (Room 110), Senate House North Block, Torrington Square. London Centre for the Ancient Near East AGM and Public Lecture. All welcome.
Tickets are now on Sale for Selena Wisnom’s play Ashurbanipal: Last Great King of Assyria, which coincides with the end of the British Museum’s Ashurbanipal exhibition.
09 Feb 2019 British Museum
Go Go Go
Symposium of Perceptions of Assyria
SOAS University of London, Russell Square, London WC1
Senate House North Block, Room 110 Alumni Lecture Theatre
Mondays at 6.15 pm
GODS OF OLD
the mythology of ancient iraq
14 January Andrew George (SOAS): Introducing the Gods of Old: The mythology of ancient Iraq
21 January: Kamran Zand (Heidelberg): The Mythology of Sumer: the Oldest Known Stories
4 February Jens Braarvig (Oslo): The Mythologies of Mesopotamia and India: Are They Connected?
18 February: Gösta Gabriel (Göttingen): Ashurbanipal’s Library and the Babylonian Creation Epic
4 March: Manuel Ceccarelli (Geneva): Myth and Magic: Creating Human Beings in Ancient Mesopotamia
18 March Annette Zgoll (Göttingen): What is Mesopotamian Mythology? And How to Understand it
Convened by Andrew George, Dept of History, Religions and Philosophies
The London Centre for the Ancient Near East http://banealcane.org/lcane/
Supported by the Thriplow Charitable Trust
To accompany the exhibition at SOAS on the Çatalhöyük excavations, LCANE has invited Shahina Farid, long-term field director at the site, to give us a lecture, on 15 October at SOAS. room B202 at 6.15pm, Brunei Building.
Neolithic Çatalhöyük updated : a review of half a century of different methods and approaches in archaeological practice.
To view or download the abstract: Abstract
And here also some photos of the site and finds:
27-29 March 2018: BANEA 2018, Durham
27-29 March BANEA 2018 Conference for the Ancient Near East
University of Durham.
Tues 27 March Prof. Adam Smith The peoples in the hills: Kurgans, Cromlechs, and the architecture of afterlives in the Bronze Age Caucasus
Weds 28 March Prof. Marta Luciani The desert and the seas: key issues in the archaeology of the Arabian Peninsula
Annual General Meeting of the London Centre for the Ancient Near East. The Annual General Meeting will take place at 6pm and then at 6.15pm Dr John Curtis, formerly of the British Museum, will give a lecture entitled:
Austen Henry Layard and his artists
All welcome. There will be refreshments after the talk.
April 30th, 6pm, SOAS, Brunei Building, B104.
Martin Worthington of the University of Cambridge (currently on Research Leave in New York) will give a lecture entitled
Sargon’s name and the circumference of Khorsabad: a suggested solution
Jan 25th, Djam Lecture Theatre (Room G2), SOAS College Building ground floor, Russell Sq WC1. London Centre for the Ancient Near East Occasional Lecture, all welcome.
Mon 8 May 18:00 Peter Miglus, Rock sculptures in the Zagros foothills: yesterday, today (and tomorrow?)
SOAS, Thornhaugh St WC1, Senate House North Block, first floor, Wolfson Lecture Theatre. London Centre for the Ancient Near East AGM and public lecture. All welcome.