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Nov

08

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Annual General Meeting & Annual Mallowan Lecture

Dr John Curtis on ‘William Kennett Loftus: a 19th Century Archaeologist in Mesopotamia’

Oct

16

Monday, October 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Lecture

Professor Joseph Sassoon on ‘The Global Merchants: The Enterprise and Extravagance of the Sassoon Dynasty’

Sep

06

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Webinar

Alison Shan Price MBE on ‘The Accounts of Activists and Arabists Gertrude Bell, Violet Dickson and Freya Stark: Rewriting History’

Jul

18

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Webinar

Leon McCarron on ‘Wounded Tigris: A River Journey Through the Cradle of Civilisation’

May

17

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

May Lecture

Professor Hugh Kennedy on ‘The Globalisation of Baghdad’

Feb

15

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 @ 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Middle Bronze Age Kassites; and a Late Bronze Age Kassite Town

This lecture will cover the issue of the geographical origins of the Kassite people whose dynasty ruled Babylonia between ca. 1450 and 1154 B.C.E

Nov

09

ancient Assyria in general and on ancient minor arts.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Professor Dirk Wicke on ‘On Nimrud Bowls and Nimrud Ivories’

Professor Wicke has directed fieldwork in Northern Mesopotamia with a special focus on the periods of the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages.

Feb

16

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 @ 8:00 am-5:00 pm

From Tell Brak to Lagash: The Diversity of Early Mesopotamian Cities

This lecture will examine two of Mesopotamia’s most important cities: Tell Brak and Tell al-Hiba (ancient Lagash).

Jan

20

Moudhy Al-Rashid

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Dr Moudhy Al-Rashid on High, Low, and Broken Hearts

Thousands of medical texts from ancient Assyria and Babylonia have afforded modern scholars a glimpse of how illness and its symptoms were recorded and understood in the first millennium BCE.…