Lectures – Forthcoming

THURSDAY 19th OCTOBER 2017

DR. RACHAEL SPARKS

(University College London, UCL)

ADVENTURES IN ARCHAEOLOGY: FLINDERS PETRIE AT THE ‘MOUND OF THE CALVES’

6.00pm–Institute of Archaeology, Lecture Theatre G6, Ground Floor, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPY

Tell el-'Ajjul
Tell el-‘Ajjul, some of Petrie’s workers pose in the ruins of the Canaanite city (courtesy of the UCL Institute of Archaeology Collections).

The lecture will explore the history and fortunes of Tell el-‘Ajjul, a small site that was once home to a bustling Bronze Age port, with densely packed mudbrick houses and a thriving Canaanite community. Later eclipsed by Gaza to the north, the site went into in decline, and was relatively unknown until Flinders Petrie’s five seasons of work there. We shall see how his discoveries changed the understanding of ancient Canaan.

Dr Rachael Sparks is Senior Lecturer and Keeper of Collections at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. As Curator of the Petrie Palestinian Collection there, she catalogued the material from Flinders Petrie’s excavations in British Mandate Palestine. She has worked on ethnographic material from the southern Sudan at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, and on numerous excavations in the Middle East, including Pella, Teleilat Ghassul, Gharandal and Petra.

(Organised jointly with The Institute of Archaeology, UCL)


WEDNESDAY 15th NOVEMBER 2017

DR LINDSEY TAYLOR-GUTHARTZ

(London School of Jewish Studies)

FAKES, FRAUDS & FANATICS:
THE SEAMY SIDE OF BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

6.00pm–Institute of Archaeology, Lecture Theatre G6, Ground Floor, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPY

A joint lecture with the Institute of Jewish Studies.


TUESDAY 5th DECEMBER 2017

DR KEN DARK

(University of Reading)

SATELLITES OVER THE SEA: REINTERPRETING ROMAN & BYZANTINE LANDSCAPES AROUND THE SEA OF GALILEE

6.30pm–Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Strand Building, King’s College, London WC1H OPY

Please book your place using this link