Bloomsbury Summer School (text)

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 3 to Friday 7 July

Prepared for Eternity: ancient Egyptian mummies, ritual and representation

Course Director: Dr Campbell Price with Dr Lidija McKnight

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

 

Monday 3 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
Approaching Egyptian Mummies
(CP)

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
Conceptions of the Body
(CP)

16:15 – 17:30
Conceptions of the Spirit (CP)

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

 

Tuesday 4 July

10:00 – 11:15
Ancient Sources for Mummification (LM)

11:45 – 13:00
History of Mummy Studies
(LM)

14:15 – 15:30
Coffins and Masks
(CP)

16:00 – 17:15
Encountering the Dead in Ancient Egypt
(CP)

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

 

Wednesday 5 July

10:00 – 11:15
Group A: Understanding Funerary Art in the Petrie Museum (object handling) (CP)
Group B: Independent study (why not visit Seti I’s sarcophagus in the nearby Sir John Soane’s Museum?)

11:45 – 13:00
The Funeral (CP)

14:15 – 15:30
Investigating MummiesImaging Part 1 (LM)

16:00 – 17:15
Investigating MummiesImaging Part 2 (LM)

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

 

Thursday 6 July

10:00 – 11:15
Group B: Understanding Funerary Art in the Petrie Museum (object handling) (CP)
Group A: independent study (why not visit Seti I’s sarcophagus in the nearby Sir John Soane’s Museum?)

11:45 – 13:00
Making a mummy – experimental science
(LM)

14:15 – 15:30
Wrapping and Linen
(LM)

16:00 – 17:15
Mummies of the World
(LM)

 

Friday 7 July

10:00 – 11:15
Visit to the British Museum (CP)

11:45 – 13:00
Mummies and the Media (LM)

14:15 – 15:30
Mummies in Museums – ethics and display (CP)

16:00 – 17:15
Understanding Egyptian Mummies: Conclusions (CP)

17:15 – 19:00
Farewell Drinks Party