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Ancient Near East Seminars

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 5.30pm, and will be followed by a short reception for our guest speakers and those in attendance.

Ancient Near East Seminar Series Oct 18, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Magnus Widell, (University of Liverpool) - New light on Ur III
Ancient Near East Seminar Series Oct 26, 2016 from 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
Enrique Jiménez, (Yale University) - 'Palm and Vine' - A new Babylonian disputation poem
Ancient Near East Seminar Series Nov 01, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Stuart Campbell, (The University of Manchester) - Rural and urban centres on the edges of the marshlands of southern Iraq: Tell Khaiber and Charax Spasinou
Ancient Near East Seminar Series Nov 21, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Strahil Panayotov, (Free University of Berlin) - Mesopotamian eye disease texts
Ancient Near East Seminar Series Nov 29, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Christoph Dalley, (University of Oxford) - Fifty years a spouse: A sideways look at Assyriology

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Upcoming events

GPR Christmas Party

Dec 09, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Para-colonial legacies: German & British imaginaries of ancient Aegean landscapes

Dec 16, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Cambridge Antiquarian Society

Jan 09, 2017

Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site

Americas Archaeology Group

Jan 17, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

CDAL Workshop

Jan 17, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Egyptian World Seminar Series

Jan 18, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Garrod Research Seminars

Jan 19, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

African Archaeology Group

Jan 30, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

CDAL Workshop

Jan 31, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Upcoming events

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