Bloomsbury Summer School (text)

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 2018 – Timetables

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Monday 9 July to Friday 13 July

Hieroglyphs for Beginners

Course Directors: Dr Bill Manley and Dr José-R. Pérez-Accino

 

Monday 9 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
Introduction to Hieroglyphic Writing

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
Explanation: your first words and phrases

16:15 – 17:30
Private Reading and Translation

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

 

Tuesday 10 July

10:00 – 11:15
Explanation: the ‘other’ signs

11:45 – 13:00
Guided Reading

14:15 – 15:30
Explanation: unexpected writings explained

16:00 – 17:15
Private Reading and Translation

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

 

Wednesday 11 July

10:00 – 11:15
Explanation: the offering formula (1) basic words

11:45 – 13:00
Guided Reading

14:15 – 15:30
Explanation: the offering formula (2) longer lists

16:00 – 17:15
Private Reading and Translation

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

 

Thursday 12 July

10:00 – 11:00
Guided Reading

11:30 – 13:00
A Visit to the British Museum

14:15 – 15:30
Explanation: kings’ names and cartouches

16:00 – 17:15
Private Reading and Translation

 

Friday 13 July

10:00 – 11:15
Explanation: scenes, captions and verbs

11:45 – 13:00
Guided Reading

14:15 – 15:30
Guided Reading

16:00 – 17:15
Wrap Up and Next Steps in Reading Egyptian

17:15 – 19:00
Farewell Drinks Party

 

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