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2018

Studying Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia at University
A Conference for Sixth-Formers

2018

 

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.

 

Programme

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
14.45-15.15 TRANSIT TO BRITISH MUSEUM 
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)

 

Sponsors

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.

University of Cambridge: Department of Archaeology Outreach Events

University of Readinghttp://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/visiting-and-open-days/opendays.aspx

 

The event was made possible through the support of: