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Studying Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia at University

A Conference for Sixth-Formers


The third edition of the Conference (2018) was held at the Royal Asiatic Society and The British Museum, in London, on Saturday 3rd March 2018.
The event was organised by Selena Wisnom, Laure Bonner and Martin Worthington of the Dept of Archaeology, University of Cambridge.


Time                        Speaker                                     Topic
09.30-10.00 REGISTRATION  
10.00-10.05 Selena Wisnom (Cambridge) Introduction 
10.05-10.20 Claudia Näser (UCL) Studying ancient Egypt at University
10.20-10.35 Roger Matthews (Reading) Studying ancient Mesopotamia at University
10.35-10.50 Kate Spence (Cambridge) Investigating ancient foreign policy: Egypt and Nubia in the Second Millennium BC
10.50-11.05 Akshyeta Suryanarayan (Cambridge) Ancient Mesopotamia and Indus trade connections
11.05-11.20 BREAK  
11.20-11.35 Mark Weeden (SOAS) Empire of Mountains: the Hittites in the Bronze Age
11.35-11.50 Christina Riggs (UEA) Why ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia matter today
11.50-12.05 Christopher Metcalf (Oxford) The Literature of the Sumerians
12.05-12.20 The Egypt Exploration Society Helping to preserve ancient Egyptian cultural heritage
12.20-13.05 LUNCH  
13.05-13.20 Yaǧmur Heffron (UCL) Long-distance relationships in the Middle Bronze Age: Assyrian Merchants in Anatolia
13.20-13.35 Lindsay Allen (KCL) Ancient Iran
13.35-13.50 Michelle Middleman (Liverpool) Finding Reality in Old Kingdom Tomb Biographies
13.50-14.05 Paul Nicholson (Cardiff) Excavation and experiment in Egyptian Archaeology
14.05-14.35 CAREERS PANEL With: Olivier Holmey, Pippa Browne, Paul Harrison
14.35-14.45 ASSEMBLY TIME  
15.15-16.00 Gallery Tour 1  
16.00-16.30 Treasure Hunt  
16.30-17.15 Gallery Tour 2  

Note - the event started and ended in different places (the Royal Asiatic Society, which is near Euston station, and the British Museum, which is a 15 min. walk away)

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, the Egypt Exploration Society and the Royal Asiatic Society.


Relevant University Open Days

The following subject-relevant University Open Days were held in 2018.

The event was made possible through the support of: