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Summer School 2018 – Timetables

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Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July

The Animal World of the Ancient Near East: from mice to men to monsters

Course Directors: Professor Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

 

Monday 16 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
Do Animals have Histories?

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
What’s in a Name? Taxonomies

16:15 – 17:30
The Human Animal

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

 

Tuesday 17 July

10:00 – 11:15
Group A: Petrie Museum Handling Session: monkeys and mice and hedgehogs
Group B: Independent Study

11:45 – 13:00
Domestication: mammals

14:15 – 15:30
Domestication: birds and insects

16:00 – 17:15
Putting Animals to Work

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

 

Wednesday 18 July

10:00 – 11:15
Group B: Petrie Museum Handling Session: monkeys and mice and hedgehogs
Group A: Independent Study

11:45 – 13:00
What is a Pet?

14:15 – 15:30
Into the Wild: things that creepeth…

16:00 – 17:15
Into the Wild: things that flyeth…

17:30
Non-BSS event: get-together with fellow students for dinner in a local restaurant

 

Thursday 19 July

10:00 – 11:15
British Museum Visit: a lion hunt

11:45 – 13:00
British Museum Visit Continued

14:15 – 15:30
Killers: eat or be eaten

16:00 – 17:15
Sport, Entertainment, Cruelty 

 

Friday 20 July

10:00 – 11:15
Marine Life

11:45 – 13:00
A World of Insects

14:15 – 15:30
In Praise of the Camel: a case study

16:00 – 17:15
Conclusions: so, do animals have histories?

17:15 – 19:00
Farewell Drinks Party

 

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