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Department of Archaeology

 

The Ancient Near East Seminar Series is the weekly term-time event for those interested in the Ancient Near East.

With visiting speakers coming from universities, museums and other institutions from around the world, it is hoped that these evenings will  offer a focus for the wide range of Assyriological and Ancient Near Eastern archaeological projects across the University, build links with other research centres, and offer a chance for all to see the incredible work that is being carried out in this vast and hugely important field of research.

Evening lectures take place on Tuesday evenings at 5.00pm, and until further notice will take place over zoom. To register for the event please sign-up at ANE Zoom registration. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link for every seminar, to be emailed an hour before the event starts.

 

Future events will be announced here.

 

Contact name: 

Glynnis Maynard

Contact email: 

aneseminar.cam@gmail.com

 

Contact name: 
Kyra Kaercher
Contact email: 

Events In This Series For This Academic Year

Session Name Date Event speaker
Cambridge on the Euphrates? Unveiling a not 100% Sumerian City Tuesday, 13 October, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00 Prof Nicholas Postgate
The Social Context of Writing Practices in Late Bronze Age Ugarit Tuesday, 27 October, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr. Phillip Boyes
How to Do Things with Wedges: Incising Ashurnasirpal's Standard Inscription into the Walls of the Northwest Palace Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr. Caleb Howard
Sin's Three Hypostases: The Mystery Revealed? Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr. Prudence Jones
Archaeology in Kurdistan and its Threats Tuesday, 8 December, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:00 Hero Salih Ahmad
Archaeology in Kurdistan and its Threats Tuesday, 19 January, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00 Hero Salih Ahmad
Donkey Seat and Side Saddle: Riding in Ancient Mesopotamia Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr. Laerke Recht
The Persepolis Fortification Archive and the institutional landscape of Achaemenid Fars. Tuesday, 9 February, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr. Wouter Henkelman
Enuma Anu Enlil-Omen Astrology in Theory and Practice Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr. Ulla Koch
Magical and Medical Knowledge on the Fringe of the Neo-Assyrian Empire: The Cuneiform Texts from the Danish Excavations of Ḥamā in Syria (1931-1938) Tuesday, 16 March, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr. Troels Pank Arbøll
TBA Tuesday, 4 May, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00 Kyra Kaercher
TBA Tuesday, 18 May, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00 Michael Lewis