A seminar series organised by the London Centre for the Ancient Near East and will take place at SOAS this autumn. All are welcome, and attendance is free. Each seminar begins at 6.15pm and is followed by a wine reception.


8 October 2018: Professor Christina Riggs – Department of Art History and World Art Studies, University of East Anglia, and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford

The statue that looked like a sheikh: towards a critical historiography of ancient Egyptian art


22 October 2018: Dr Juliette Desplat – The National Archives

‘A large question of policy’: the British government’s perception of archaeology in Iraq, 1917-1936


12 November 2018: Babette Schnitzlein – Independent Researcher

Aby Warburg and the liver models: the impact of cuneiform studies on art history


26 November 2018: Dr Felix Wiedemann – Freie Universität Berlin

Identifying the races of the ancient Near East: how European scholars in the 19th and early 20th centuries used ancient Egyptian representations of humans for racial classification


10 December 2018: Dr Mirjam Brusius – German Historical Institute, London

Displaying, hiding and replacing artefacts: on connecting the ancient and the modern Middle East in museums and public space


Where and when:

SOAS, Russell Square WC1, Brunei Building, B202, London. Mondays at 6.15 pm