Forthcoming Lectures

As you will be aware, all charities are going through hard times during the Covid-19 pandemic and the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society is no exception. Although we do not charge for our lectures, any contribution to the general costs of the Society would be more than welcome, particularly from non-members.

Anyone who would like to make a donation, large or small, can send an email to:  secretary@aias.co.uk for details as to how to pay by credit card.

RELATIONS BETWEEN THE CLIENT KINGDOMS OF JUDAEA AND NABATAEA
David Graf

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 at 5:00 pm (British Summer Time)
The Nabataean Civic Centre at Petra. Photo Copyright D.F. Graf, 2013.
The Nabataean Civic Centre at Petra. Photo Copyright D.F. Graf, 2013.

With the expansion of Judaea under the Hasmonean and Herodian dynasties in the 1st centuries BCE and CE, the Jewish state was set on a collision course with the neighbouring Nabataean Kingdom centred at Petra. The intervention of Rome and the creation of client-states made for a sometimes volatile mix.

Professor Graf will explore these historical encounters, and show how recent archaeological and epigraphic discoveries can further illuminate this fascinating period of cooperation and conflict.

Professor David Graf from the University of Miami is a specialist in the Graeco-Roman Near East and has conducted surveys and excavations in the Nabataean world for the past four decades. He is co-editor of the multi-volume Anchor Bible Dictionary (1992), author of Rome and its Arabian Frontier from the Nabataeans to the Saracens (1997, recently reissued by Routledge in 2020) and more than 150 scholarly articles.

This online talk is free to members and non-members of the Society. Registration for this event will open closer to the date.

Attendees should note that the lecture will be recorded and available on the AIAS website shortly after the event. By accessing the lecture, individuals are giving their express consent to have their image (should this be visible during the lecture and subsequent Q & A) and/or any other means of identification recorded and made public.

OLD, BUT STILL TOPICAL: THE DISPUTE BETWEEN DRIVER AND SAYCE ON BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Hugh Williamson

Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at 5:00 pm (British Summer Time)
Portrait of Samuel Rolles Driver
Portrait of Samuel Rolles Driver, courtesy of the Oriental Institute Oxford.

This online talk is free to members and non-members of the Society. Registration for this event will open closer to the date.

WORK AND WORTH: WOMEN’S HOUSEHOLD ACTIVITIES IN ANCIENT ISRAEL
Carol Meyers

Thursday, 11 November 2021

This online talk is free to members and non-members of the Society. Registration for this event will open closer to the date.

Oven and grinding tools from Israel, on display in Museum of the Bible, Washington.
Clay oven and grinding tools on display in the Museum of the Bible, Washington. Photograph by Carol Meyers.
Thursday, 11 November 2021 at 5:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)

AGRIPPA II: THE LAST OF THE HERODS
David Jacobson

Thursday, 16 December 2021. Time to be confirmed
View of the site of Gamla
Gamala/Gamla: A town in the kingdom of Agrippa II that joined the Jewish Revolt against Rome. Photography by David Jacobson.

Joint AIAS/UCL Institute of Jewish Studies lecture. This online talk is free to members and non-members of the Society. Registration for this event will open closer to the date.

MASADA SYMPOSIUM

Date to be determined

This special event is under development; the venue and guest speakers will be announced in due course. Please check back again later for more information.

View of Masada
View of Masada (courtesy of Andrew Shiva / Wikimedia Commons)