Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society

egyptThe TVAES has a number of lectures coming up which may be of interest to you. Please see the detail below.

 

 

Coming lectures :
09 Jan 2016 2.00 pm : Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society Lecture
Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ
Not only with the dead? Banqueting in ancient Egypt
Professor John Baines
Despite the presence of vast numbers of scenes of food, drink and preparations for eating and drinking on ancient Egyptian monuments, images of people partaking in them are rare. This lecture highlights features of conviviality and elite settings, including structures where banquets could be held. The ubiquity of death was seen as a reason to eat and particularly to drink before it is too late.
Members free, visitors welcome, a £3 donation invited.

27 Feb 2016 2.00 pm : Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society Lecture
Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ
Ancient Egyptian stories brought to life – Helen Stewart
An Introduction to the stories and myths of Ancient Egypt, brought to life through the oral tradition of Performance Storytelling. The stories have been silent for hundreds of years, now they are told again, out loud, as they were in the time of the pharaohs.
Members free, visitors welcome, a £3 donation invited.

12 Mar 2016 2.00 pm : Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society Lecture
Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JB
Foreign connections: Egypt and the outside world before the New Kingdom – Dr Garry Shaw
Recent evidence gives new insights into warfare, trade, and diplomacy in the Predynastic Period, and the Old and Middle Kingdoms. The talk will explore how this changes our
understanding of early interconnections in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world, including Egyptians living in foreign lands and foreigners living in Egypt.
Members free, visitors welcome, a £3 donation invited.

09 April 2016 2.00 pm : Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society Lecture
Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ
Ancient Egypt in the Pitt Rivers Museum – Beth Asbury
Though Oxford’s Pitt Rivers museum is not well-known for Egyptology, it actually includes some gems – e.g. the ‘Oxford Bowl’ and one of the rare letters to the dead. This lecture will explore General Pitt Rivers’ own interest in Egypt, his pioneering research into palaeolithic flints, and will look at some of the ancient Egyptian objects on display.
Members free, visitors welcome, a £3 donation invited.

07 May 2016 2.00 pm : Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society Lecture
Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ
Local worlds in Middle Egypt: Fresh fieldwork at Zawyet Sultan – Dr. Richard Bussmann
Egypt’s history has often been written using grand narratives, royal monuments, and objects of the elite. By using the minute details of the miniature amulets, trade routes, production zones, and cultural influences can be reconstructed, particularly during the Second Intermediate Period, and used create another dimension to the history of ancient Egypt.

04 June 2016 2.00 pm : Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society Lecture
Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ
The Iconography and Ideology of Nefertiti and the Amarna royal women – Lucia Gahlin
The iconography and ideology of Akhenaten’s queen, Nefertiti, were like no other. Exploring Amarna art and the latest archaeological evidence, Lucia will trace the development of Nefertiti’s image, and her political and cultic status, within the context of the significance of women in Akhenaten’s court and religion.
Members free, visitors welcome, a £3 donation invited.

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