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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

Current approaches and new directions in lithic analysis: defining, identifying and interpreting variability

Sep 29, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Cambridge Antiquarian Society

Oct 03, 2016

Lecture Theatre LG17, Law Faculty, Sidgwick Site

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

Oct 07, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

PalMeso Discussion Group

Oct 07, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Asian Archaeology Group

Oct 10, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

McDonald Institute and Faculty of Classics Special Lecture

Oct 10, 2016

Room G.19, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

Americas Archaeology Group

Oct 11, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

CDAL Workshop

Oct 11, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series

Oct 12, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research