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PEF 150th ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE 'CRISIS THROUGH THE AGES'

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The PEF is 150 Years Old! 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 

and go to the 'What's On' option at the top of the BM homepage. Then choose the 'Events Calendar'  and scroll down the page to see events listed by date and time.




 1 DAY FREE ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE 3RD JULY 2015

"CRISIS THROUGH THE AGES"


Jointly with the British Museum Department of Middle East and with generous support from the Wellcome Trust and Maney Publishing


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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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