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.
Screening Verulamium: Institute of Archaeology films from the 1950s
22 November 2017, 6pm - 7 pm
Room 609, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Amara Thornton and Caitlin O'Grady (UCL Institute of Archaeology) will introduce a screening of two short Institute of Archaeology films from the 1950s showing excavation and conservation at the site of the Roman city of Verulamium (St Albans, Hertfordshire).
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
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.
Missione Egitto 1903-1920:
L'Avventura Archaeologica M. I. A. Raccontata
11 March-3 September 2017
Museo Egizio Turin, Italy
Via Accademia Delle Scienze 6
An exhibition charting the history of the Italian Mission to Egypt, and charting the life and work of Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaperelli. Ticket to Museum & Exhibition €17 (adults) 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.