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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 Seminars Oct 23, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Nicla De Zorzi (Vienna) - How to identify serial adultery through animal behaviour: on analogistic thought in Ancient Mesopotamia
Ancient Near East Seminars Oct 30, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Elizabeth Bennett (London) - What’s in a name for a Babylonian scholar?
Ancient Near East Seminars Nov 13, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Walter Sommerfeld (Marburg) - The myth of the cultural symbiosis between the Sumerians and the Akkadians
Ancient Near East Seminars Nov 29, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Christoph Schmidhuber (Cambridge/Heidelberg) - From childhood to 'childhood': on children in Old Babylonian society

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Upcoming events

Cambridge Archaeological Field Group

Jan 09, 2019

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Feb 06, 2019

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Mar 04, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Cambridge Archaeological Field Group

Mar 06, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room

Cambridge Archaeological Field Group

Apr 03, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room

Cambridge Archaeological Field Group

May 01, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room

Cambridge Archaeological Field Group

Jun 05, 2019

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