To mark this milestone, we are holding a 1-day free conference at the British Museum, in association with the Middle East Department, and with generous support from the Wellcome Trust and Maney Publishing.
As with all our British Museum based events, the Anniversary Conference is free, but booking is essential through the British Museum box office at: (t): + 44 (0)20 7323 8181 or: http://www.britishmuseum.org
Jointly with the British Museum Department of Middle East and with generous support from the Wellcome Trust and Maney Publishing
Image: PEF-P-1805: The Christian Quarter in Damascus. Francis Bedford, 1862.
Our Anniversary 1 day conference will take place between 9am and 5pm on the 3rd July at the British Museum, and in association with the Department of Middle East, on the theme of "Crisis Through the Ages". Each speaker will focus on an issue of crisis in the region relevant to their specialist area, which range in time from the earliest periods of human history right through to the modern era.
Tea and Coffee are provided. Lunch is at the individual's expense, and there is a reception afterwards.
9 - 9.30am: REGISTRATION
9.30 - 10am: WELCOME by PEF President (Jonathan Tubb) & Chairman (Philip Davies)
MORNING SESSION CHAIRED BY PHILIP DAVIES
10 - 10.40am: PALEOLITHIC - CHALCOLITHIC ERA Alexandra Fletcher, British Museum
Coping with Crisis in the Neolithic: the Plastered Skull from Jericho
10.40 - 11.20am: TEA/COFFEE
11.20 - 12 noon: BRONZE AGE Jonathan Tubb, British Museum
The Philistines: Bringers of Crisis or Agents of Change?
12 noon - 1pm: LUNCH
AFTERNOON SESSION CHAIRED BY JONATHAN TUBB
1 - 1.40pm: IRON AGE - PERSIAN PERIOD Mario Liverani, La Sapienza University, Rome
The Two Crises of the Iron Age: Different in Causes, Different in Recoveries
1.40 - 2.20pm: HELLENISTIC - ROMAN PERIOD David Kennedy, University of Western Australia
Losing the Rural Landscape of Graeco-Roman Philadelphia
2.20 - 2.40pm: AFTERNOON BREAK
2.40 - 3.20pm: ISLAMIC - MEDIEVAL PERIOD Mahmoud Hawari, British Museum
Between Ayyubids, Crusaders, Khawarizmians, Mamluks and Mongols: Jerusalem in Turmoil during the first half of the 13th century
3.20 - 4pm: OTTOMAN PERIOD - PRESENT DAY Eugene Rogan Middle East Centre, St. Antony’s College Oxford
The Great War, the Post-war Settlement, and the Making of a Troubled Middle East
4 - 4.40pm: CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER Colin Renfrew, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research,Cambridge The archaeology of crisis: material and cognitive dimensions
4.40 - 5.40pm RECEPTION
* Please note that details for all our events may be subject to change.
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