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Najaf Sea Palaeoshorelines, Western Iraq

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Najaf Sea Palaeoshorelines in Western Iraq

This talk presents the context and importance of the Najaf Sea; shell and heavy mineral analyses and optically-stimulated luminescence dating results.



The Basrah Museum

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Origins of The New Basrah Museum

Held in memory of the late Dr Lamia Al-Gailani-Werr (1938-2019), a founding FOBM Trustee and BISI Honorary member and advisor, who played a pivotal role in the establishment and success…



Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Assyria and the West: Archaeologists, Diplomats and Adventurers

Dr Gareth Brereton on Assyria and the West: archaeologists, diplomats and adventurers in 19th century Mosul.



Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Ancient Assyrian Art: Power, Beauty, and Magic

Assyrian palace art is some of the most striking imagery to survive from anywhere in the ancient world. These monumental carvings are powerfully effective, aesthetic masterpieces of an exquisitely detailed…



Annual Mallowan Lecture

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 6:15 pm-8:00 pm

Annual Mallowan Lecture

This talk is retrospective, reporting on what has happened to the site and its antiquities since 1990, and what might happen in future.



Basrah Museum

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Basrah Museum Reception

The British Institute for the Study of Iraq and the Friends of Basrah Museum had great pleasure in organising a reception celebrating the completion of the new Basrah Museum.



Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Project Mosul: Digital Restoration of Mosul’s Lost Heritage

Project Mosul was founded by Matthew Vincent and Chance Coughenour as a volunteer effort to aid in the digital restoration of Mosul’s lost heritage.



Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm-5:30 pm

Jews of Iraq Conference – Engagement with Modernities

The conference aims to evaluate the many contributions of the Jewish community in Iraq within the spheres of the arts and culture, social policy, education, government and the economy in…



Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Annual Bonham-Carter Lecture

This lecture will introduce one of Baghdad’s iconic Sufi shrines – that of the 12th-century Sufi mystic Shaikh ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī, which has managed to weather challenging times in recent decades.…