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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 Timetables 2017

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Monday 17 July to Friday 21 July

The Ancient Near East in 100 Objects

Course Director: Professor Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

 

This timetable is unlikely to change, but remains provisional until the first day of the course

 

Monday 17 July

10:45 – 11:00
Students assemble in BSS Common Room (Dept. of History, UCL)

11:00 – 11:30
BSS Co-Director’s Welcome Address

11:30 – 13:00
Why Objects? Using Material Culture

13:00 – 14:30
Welcome Lunch in BSS Common Room (G09/10)

14:00
Short optional tour of UCL led by Co-Director (meet in G09/10)

14:30 – 15:45
The Object World of Sumer: early Mesopotamia

16:15 – 17:30
The Object World of Early Dynastic Egypt

17:30
Non-BSS event: get together with fellow students for a drink in a local café/bar

 

Tuesday 18 July

10:00 – 11:15
The Object World of Babylonia

11:45 – 13:00
The Object World of Elam

14:15 – 15:30
The Object World of the Levant

16:00 – 17:15
The Object World of Middle Kingdom Egypt

17:15 – 18:30
Reception in the Petrie Museum (guests welcome)

 

Wednesday 19 July

10:00 – 11:15
Near Eastern Objects in a Museum Context: British Museum tour

11:45 – 13:00
British Museum Guided Gallery Tour continued

14:15 – 15:30
The Object World of New Kingdom Egypt

16:00 – 17:15
The Object World of Ancient Israel

18:00
Non-BSS event: get together with fellow students for dinner in a local restaurant

 

Thursday 20 July

10:00 – 11:15
The Object World of the Middle-Assyrians

11:45 – 13:00
The Object World of the Neo-Assyrians

14:15 – 15:30
Late Period Egypt in Objects: group work in the Petrie Museum

16:00 – 17:15
The Object World of Neo-Babylonia

 

Friday 21 July

10:00 – 11:15
The Object World of Achaemenid Persia

11:45 – 13:00
The Object World of Seleucid and Parthian Persia

14:15 – 15:30
The Object World of the Sassanians

16:00 – 17:15
Conclusion

17:15 – 19:00
Farewell Drinks Party