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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

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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, 1850-1900 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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