Lectures, Seminars and Events

The calendar on the right of this page lists all of the lectures that are taking place on any given date. Lecture lists for the entire Faculty can be viewed at http://intranet.orient.ox.ac.uk/lectures/.


Here below is the timetable for this term's (Trinity 2017) Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology, a series of lectures held by invited speakers. 

Please note the changing venues and/or times for some of these seminars (highlighted in bold). Unless otherwise indicated, seminars are at 2:30pm in the Oriental Institute, Lecture Room 1. Everyone is welcome to attend.


- Tue. 25th April (1st week), 2:30pm.

Kathrin Gabler, Universität Basel: Who’s Who at and around Deir el-Medina: New Insights about the Community of Workmen and Its Service Personnel.

- Tue. 2nd May (2nd week), 2:30pm.

Hratch Papazian, University of Cambridge: Life and Labour in the Twin Towns: The View from Old Kingdom Gebelein.

- Tue. 9th May (3rd week), 2:30pm.

Martina Minas-Nerpel, Swansea University/Prifysgol Abertawe: Divine Priestesses: The Ptolemaic Queens in the Egyptian and Hellenistic Cults.

Fri. 12th May (3rd week), 1:00pm (Ashmolean Museum public lecture).

Zainab Bahrani, Columbia University: The Mesopotamian Sublime.

- Tue. 16th May (4th week), 2:30pm.

Renée Friedman, Director of Hierakonpolis Expedition, University of Oxford: TBA.

Vivian Davies, Director of Elkab Expedition, University of Oxford: TBA.

Please note that attendance of this seminar is compulsory for all BA and MPhil/MSt students in Egyptology (except for finalists). 

- Tue. 23rd May (5th week), 2:30pm.

No seminar this week.

- Tue. 30th May (6th week), 2:30pm.

Amir Gilan, Tel Aviv University: 'And the Goddess Gave Us the Love of Husband and Wife': Hittite Kings and Their Queens.

- Tue. 6th June (7th week), 2:30pm.

Victoria Altmann-Wendling, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg: Shapeshifter: Perception and Symbolism of the Moon in Graeco-Roman Egypt.

- Tue. 13th June (8th week), 2:30pm.

No seminar this week.