History of Archaeology related Activities in britain (And Beyond).
A Surveillance Sensibility? The imperial security state and the 'amateur' films of Sir C. P. Skrine, Government of India diplomat in Iran
14 March 2019, 6-7 pm
Room 612 UCL Institute of Archaeology
Jonathan Westaway (University of Central Lancashire) will screen Skrine's films showing archaeological sites in Iran, discuss the historical context and value of these films, and explore Skrine's career.
Lawrence of Oxford
7 Nov 2018-1 May 2019
Open Wednesdays 2-4.30 pm
Old Library, Magdalen College
An exhibition of materials relating to archaeologist and WW1 intelligence-agent Thomas Eric Lawrence "Lawrence of Arabia" and his time and networks at Oxford University.
A series of events will be put on in association with the exhibition.
For further details see the announcement on Magdalen College's website.
Codebreakers and Groundbreakers
24 October 2017-4 February 2018
10-5 Tue-Sat; 12-5 Sun
A free exhibition highlighting the story of wartime codebreakers in Bletchley Park alongside the work of archaeological codebreakers and groundbreakers deciphering Linear B, an ancient writing system, the earliest in Europe, discovered during archaeological excavations in the early 20th century.
Petrie Film Club presents: Letters from Baghdad
20th Sep 2017 19:00-21:30
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
0207 679 4138
Amara Thornton introduces the documentary Letters from Baghdad, starring Tilda Swinton as the voice of Gertrude Bell as part of the Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in World War One. The event is free and booking information can be found here
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.
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.
Daily 10 am - 4 pm until Spring 2017
National Civil War Centre, Newark, Nottinghamshire
An exhibition on T. E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt, featuring artefacts from the Great Arab Revolt project's seasons excavating in Jordan.
Further details HERE.
1 December 2016 at 4 pm
BP Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre, British Museum, London
Nick Saunders of the Great Arab Revolt Project will explore the history and archaeology of T. E. Lawrence's role in the Arab Revolt during the First World War. The lecture is supported by the Palestine Exploration Fund jointly with ASTENE in collaboration with the British Museum Department of the Middle East.
Tickets are free but must be reserved via the British Museum Box Office. Further details HERE.
Two screenings on 23 and 24 October 2016 for the Cambridge Film Festival.
A new documentary film on early 20th century traveller and archaeologist Gertrude Bell, featuring Tilda Swinton reading from her letters. Directed by Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum.
Further information on the film can be found HERE.
Tickets available HERE.
A series of half-hour talks (1.15-1.45 pm) at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London.
Each talk is based on new research currently being done on the Petrie Museum's Heritage Lottery Fund project "Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in World War 1" relating to archaeologists and intelligence during the First World War.
13 October, book HERE
3 November, book HERE
10 November, book HERE
17 November, book HERE
24 November, book HERE