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Perceptions of Assyria: Art, Culture and Politics - 09/02/2019, London (England)



This symposium will examine perceptions of ancient Assyria in art, culture and politics from the 19th century to the present day.


FECHA / DATE/DATA: 09/02/2019


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum, London (London, England)







-Estándar/standard/standard: £25


-Miembros, estudiantes y reducciones/members, students and concessions/membri, studenti e concessioni: £15


Included in the ticket price is same day entry to the BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal, king of the world, king of Assyria as well as refreshments


PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:  Disponible también aquí/Also available here/Anche disponibile qui


First session
Europe in Assyria: Politics, Archaeology and Display

10.00      The Bad Boys of Assyria
Henrietta McCall, Visiting Academic, British Museum

10.20      From Mesopotamia to Museum: Dismantling and Installing the Assyrian Reliefs
Paul Collins, Jaleh Hearn Curator for Ancient Near East, Ashmolean Museum

10.40      Soldiers, Archaeologists and Diplomats: Archaeology in Iraq during the two World Wars
Juliette Desplat, Head, Modern Overseas Records, The National Archives

Second session
Assyria in Europe: Reception and Revival

11.40      Artistic Visions: Assyria at the Royal Academy of Arts,
Donato Esposito, Independent Curator

12.00      Assyrian Revival: Jewellery and Crafts
Judy Rudoe, Curator, British Museum

12.20      Imagining Assyria in English Literature from Victorian Britain to Modern London
Benedict Leigh, Curator, British Museum

Third Session
The Heirs of Assyria: Archaeology and Identity

14.00      From Baghdad's Tahrir Square to London's Trafalgar Square:a Journey of Assyrian Art and National Identity in Iraq
Ahmed Naji, Independent Researcher and Author

14.20      Hormuzd Rassam's Contribution to the Making of the Assyrian Christian Identity
Erica Hunter, Senior Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies

14.40      Threads of Continuity: Modern Assyrian Folklore and Culture Nineb Lamassu, University of Cambridge

Fourth session
Assyria Today: Art, Heritage and Outreach

15.40      Clarity vs. Confusion: Assyrian Roots in the Contemporary Art and Culture of Iraq
Farah al-Hashimi, Architect and Artist

16.00      Erasure and Endurance: Investigating Iraq's Endangered Maritime and Craft Heritage - Clues and Questions from Assyria Rashad Salim, Artist, Safina Projects

16.40      Developing Tourism in Iraq's Heritage Sites
Ali Al Makhzomy, Visiting Scholar, NAHREIN Network


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