History of Archaeology related Activities in britain (And Beyond).
In the footsteps of maverick Orientalists: Exploring the Royal Asiatic Society Archive
13 March 2018, 6-7pm
Room 209, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Nancy Charley (RAS archivist) and Ed Weech (RAS Librarian) discuss key British Orientalists: Thomas Manning (1772-1840); Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890) and Lady Isabel Burton (1831-1896); and Oscar Eckenstein (1859-1921).
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.
Saturday, 7th October 2017
9:00 am - 7pm (AGM from 3pm)
Institute of Child Health, University College London
30 Guilford Street
London WC1N 1EH
This EES study day, comprising 4 flash talks and two lectures, will consider various aspects of Howard Carter and his wider circle of contacts. The AGM follows at 3pm. The study day does have a charge. Further details and booking information is here.
Aurel Stein Photographs
Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way
A small display in the Reading Room of the Royal Asiatic Society features a selection of archaeologist and explorer Aurel Stein's photographs. Hungarian-born Stein undertook extensive expeditions to Central Asia and China in the early 20th century, and the photographs on display are a selection from over 800 Stein images in the Society's archive. Read more about the display here.
Belzoni and the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I
11 October 2017-14 April 2018
Tues-Sat 10am - 5 pm
Sir John Soane Museum
Lincoln's Inn Fields
Following the adventures of early 19th century Italian-born excavator (and former strong-man) Giovanni Battista Belzoni and the history and reception of the objects he brought back to Britain from Egypt.
Admission free. Exhibition webpage here.
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.
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.
Discovering the Ancient Maya
12 January 2017, 7.30 - 9.00 pm
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Professor Norman Hammond (Cambridge) will be discussing the history of archaeology in Mexico. The event has been organised to complement the Adela Breton exhibition at the Museum.
Tickets are free, advanced booking required. Further details available HERE.
Adela Breton: Ancient Mexico in Colour
Tues-Sun 10am -5 pm until 14 May 2017
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1RL
British artist Adela Breton travelled to Mexico to record Mayan antiquities in the early 20th century. Toward the end of her life she donated her work to the Bristol Museum, where a selection are now on display.
Admission to the exhibition is free. Further details can be found HERE.
A brief biography of Breton can be read HERE.
Adventures into the Unknown
6 pm -9 pm Thursday 1 December 2016
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL
A late night event celebrating archaeological adventures past and present. Talks accompanied by themed food, drink and music.
Free tickets available HERE.
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.
Thursday - Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm, until 8 January 2017
Bushey Museum & Art Gallery Council Chamber, Bushey, London
The artist Myrtle Broome studied Egyptology at University College London just before the First World War, and subsequently worked as an artist for Egypt Exploration Society at Abydos, Egypt.
The Bushey Museum is currently holding an exhibition of works by Broome and another artist, Hilda Gordon. Both women travelled extensively abroad, and their paintings reflect their experiences overseas.
3 November 2016 at 4 pm
BP Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre, The British Museum
A free public lecture on the 19th century Royal Engineer and Palestine Exploration Fund explorer Charles Warren (1840-1927) by Kevin Shillington. Lecture for the Palestine Exploration Fund in association with the British Museum. Tickets must be booked via British Museum Box Office. Further details HERE.