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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. 


Future events will be announced here.


Contact name: 
Glynnis Maynard & Sergio Russo
Contact email: 

Events In This Series For This Academic Year

Session Name Date Event speaker
Negotiating Cultural Practices Between Local Customs and Imperial Influence at Tell Halaf/Guzana during the Iron Age Tuesday, 11 October, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:30 Dr. Alexander Sollee
Sealand Space Syntax: spatial analysis of the fortified building at Tell Khaiber Tuesday, 25 October, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:30 Dr. Mary Shepperson
Iraq's Climate, the Rise of Complex Societies, and Lessons for the Future Tuesday, 6 December, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:30 Professor Mark Altaweel
The British Museum in Kurdistan: the Darband-i Rania Archaeological Project Tuesday, 24 January, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:30 Dr. John MacGinnis
Death and the Afterlife: the cult of animal sacrifice in Mesopotamia Tuesday, 7 February, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:30 Assistant Prof. Tina Greenfield
The Library of the King of the World Tuesday, 7 March, 2023 - 16:30 to 18:00 Dr. Jon Taylor