History of Archaeology related Activities in britain (And Beyond).
Discovering archaeology sources at UCL
6 June 2017, 6-7 pm
UCL Institute of Archaeology, Room 612
Colin Penman & Robert Winckworth (UCL Records, Archives and Special Collections)
An overview of the array of material in UCL's archives relating to the history of archaeology - from university administrative records and historic student lists to personal correspondence of archaeologists.
Petrie's War: Performing the Archive
10 May 2017
6-8 pm, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
University of East London MA Drama students present a performance drawing on archive research connected to the Different Perspectives project.
Book tickets and find out more here.
The Arab Bureau: Archaeologists and Spies in the Middle East during the First World War
16 May 2016
6-6.30pm, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Juliette Desplat (The National Archives)
Juliette Desplat will discuss the Cairo-based Arab Bureau as part of the context of First World War intelligence operations, and the role of archaeologists in its history.
Following the talk will be the opening of the Different Perspectives exhibition at the Petrie Museum, which draws on the research of the Heritage Lottery Fund-funded Different Perspectives project.
Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in World War One
1-5 pm Tues-Sat, 16 May – 30 September 2017
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL
A display based on the research done by the volunteers working on this HLF funded project.
Further details here.
'A young man's radicalism': V. Gordon Childe, socialist and war-resister, 1914-1925
26 April 2017
6-7 pm, Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Dr Katie Meheux (UCL Institute of Archaeology) discusses the early life of archaeologist Vere Gordon Childe. Drawing on her research into his student days at Oxford, she investigates his early radicalisation. Further details here.
British Art: Ancient Landscapes
10-5 Mon to Sat; 12-5 Sun, 8 April to 3 Sept 2017
The King's House
65 The Close,
The exhibition charts 200 years of artistic engagement with Britain's ancient past. Entrance with museum admission. Further details here.
Letters from Baghdad
UK Cinema Release from 21 April 2017
Letters from Baghdad (2016) is a documentary about Gertrude Bell and her work as an archaeologist, writer, traveller, diplomat and political mover-and-shaker in Iraq. It premiered at the London Film Festival in October. Actor Tilda Swinton is the voice of Gertrude Bell, with dialogue from her letters and diaries. The documentary uses a wide range of vintage film footage showing Britain and the Middle East from the early 20th century.
Letters from Baghdad is directed by Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum.