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Bloomsbury Summer School

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

Summer School 2019 – Timetables

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22 – 26 July 2019

Ancient Assyria: Power and idealogy

Course Director: Professor Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

 

Monday 22 July

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

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

11:30 – 13:00
The Legacy of Assyria in the Middle East and the West

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

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

14:30 – 15:45
Mesopotamian Geography and History

16:15 – 17:30
Militarism and Monarchy

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

 

Tuesday 23 July

10:00 – 11:15
Old Assyrian Trade Colonies

11:45 – 13:00
Middle Assyrian Laws and the Position of Women

14:15 – 15:30
Royal Ideology

16:00 – 17:15
The Military

17:15 – 18:30
Reception in the Petrie Museum (you are welcome to invite guests)

 

Wednesday 24 July

10:00 – 11:15
British Museum Visit

11:45 – 13:00
British Museum Visit Continued

14:15 – 15:30
Mythology and the Gods

16:00 – 17:15
Daemons, Ghosts and Magic

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

 

Thursday 25 July

10:00 – 11:15
Health and Well-being

11:45 – 13:00
Daily Life

14:15 – 15:30
Sex and Sexuality

16:00 – 17:15
Poems, Songs and Proverbs

 

Friday 26 July

10:00 – 11:15
Cities, Palaces and Art

11:45 – 13:00
Death and Succession

14:15 – 15:30
RoyalWomen

16:00 – 17:15
Conclusions – the Reception of Assyria

17:15– 19:00
Farewell Drinks Party

 

 

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