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Bloomsbury Summer School

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Fascinated by ancient civilisations?

We offer anyone with any level of knowledge, inspiring short courses on Ancient Egypt and other areas of the Ancient World.

Summer School 2017 – programme at a glance

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In 2017 we offered eight intensive summer courses in Hieroglyphs, Coptic, and Ancient Egyptian, Near Eastern, and East Mediterranean history and archaeology. As always these courses were for interested adults of all ages: lifelong learners, students wishing to broaden their studies, and sixth-formers perhaps considering further study in these subject areas.

 

Monday 3 to Friday 7 July

Coptic: the next step

Course Director: Dr Bill Manley
Following on from the enormous success of Bill’s Beginners Coptic last year, BSS brought you Intermediate Coptic.

 

Monday 3 to Friday 7 July

Prepared for Eternity: ancient Egyptian mummies, ritual and representation

Course Director: Dr Campbell Price
Campbell was such a hit at BSS last year that we invited him back to speak on Ancient Egyptian mummies, art and religion.

 

Monday 10 to Friday 14 July

Hieroglyphs: the next step

Course Directors: Dr Bill Manley and Dr José R. Pérez-Accino
If you’re looking to move your hieroglyphs on from Beginners to Intermediate, you’ve come to the right place.

 


Monday 10 to Friday 14 July

Reading Hieroglyphs: classic literature with a taste of hieratic

Course Directors: Dr Bill Manley and Dr José R. Pérez-Accino
Hieroglyph maestros Bill Manley and José Pérez-Accino help you discover Ancient Egypt through reading ancient texts.

 

Monday 17 July to Friday 21 July

The Ancient Near East in 100 Objects

Course Director: Professor Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
Artifacts and in-depth analysis presented to you by an engaging and knowledgeable lecturer.

 

Monday 17 July to Friday 21 July

The Subtle Science: magic in ancient Egypt

Course Director: Dr Joanna Kyffin
New to BSS, Joanna brought the subject of her doctoral research to BSS for the first time.

 

Monday 24 July to Friday 28 July

Technologies of Ancient Egyptian Writing

Course Director: Dr Kathryn Piquette
For the first time at BSS, a course exploring the material world of ancient Egyptian writing.

 

Monday 24 July to Friday 28 July

Underwater Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean: shipwrecks, sunken cities, drowned landscapes and the ancient world

Course Director: Mr Peter Campbell
Peter’s lecture at our Underwater Archaeology study day last year went down a storm, so we invited him back to teach a whole course.