The Persepolis talk by Lindsay Allen scheduled for March 12th has had to be cancelled again. We hope to be able to re-schedule this for later in the year. Please watch this space for details.
The lecture by Lindsay Allen on Persepolis that was scheduled for May 5th, will now be moved to May 12th due to the ongoing industrial action. Same time, same place: B104 (Brunei Building), SOAS, 6.15pm. Please watch this space for further announcements.
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.
pdf of seminar series “Sites, Networks, Objects” (convened by Lindsay Allen) for download and distribution
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
This conference will bring together Classicists and Assyriologists from Britain, Europe and America in order to foster informed interdisciplinarity in one of the most important and vibrant current debates in ancient scholarship: the interaction between the civilisations of the Near East and Archaic Greece. Though it is now well-established that early Greek literature was to some extent inspired by ancient Near Eastern models, the mechanisms and effects of cultural influence are still hotly debated. This conference hopes to promote a dynamic interface between the two fields, which are still too separate in their activities, and so prone to using isolated or out of date methods in their individual approaches to this common question. The conference is organised by Johannes Haubold (Durham), Adrian Kelly (Oxford) and Christopher Metcalf (Oxford), and supported by the Craven Committee (Faculty of Classics, Oxford), the Classics Faculty Board (Oxford), the Balliol Interdisciplinary Institute, the Jowett Trust (Balliol College) and the London Centre for the Ancient Near East. Confirmed speakers: Mary Bachvarova (Willamette), Bernardo Ballesteros-Petrella (Oxford), Angus Bowie (Oxford), Yoram Cohen (Tel Aviv), Bruno Currie (Oxford), Andrew George (SOAS, London), Andre Lardinois (Nijmegen), Robert Rollinger (Innsbruck), Ian Rutherford (Reading), Frances Reynolds (Oxford), Ruth Scodel (Michigan), Mark Weeden (SOAS, London). Attendance is £20, to help with the cost of lunch and tea / coffee, but free to members of Oxford University. If you wish to attend, please register by emailing Adrian Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chris Metcalf (email@example.com). The London Centre for the Ancient Near East (LCANE) is offering a limited number of travel grants to research students at UK institutions wishing to attend the conference: interested students should apply directly to LCANE by sending a CV, a brief cover letter and details of travel costs to the chairman, Dr Mark Weeden (firstname.lastname@example.org). Grants will be paid out after the conference is finished on receipt of a short report and evidence for payment of travel costs.The deadline for LCANE grant applications is 30 April 2017.
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.
The London Centre for the Ancient Near East is happy to support the second annual conference for 6th formers thinking of taking Egyptology or Ancient Near Eastern Studies at University on March 4th at the Royal Asiatic Society in London, which is organised by Martin Worthington (Cambridge). For details see: