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Durham University

Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East

Past Events

Friday 29 November 2019

CAMNE seminar: Dr Lucinda Dirven

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Dr Lucinda Dirven (Amsterdam)

'Zenobia, the Women of Palmyra, and Imperial Rome'

Venue: PG 24


Friday 22 November 2019

CAMNE seminar: Dr Christina Tsouparopoulou

4:00pm to 5:30pm


Dr Christina Tsouparopoulou (Cambridge)

'Connecting East and West: Common Mitanni Cylinder Seals in the Aegean'

Venue: CL007 (Ritson Room), 38 North Bailey (please note change from original venue)


Wednesday 10 July 2019

Aramaic and Syriac Inscriptions and Literature

A one-day workshop held at Durham University, 10 July 2019

Under the Auspices of the Durham Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East (CAMNE)

Contact ted.kaizer@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 9 December 2017

CAMNE Relaunch and Study Day

11:00am to 5:00pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College

An informal day dedicated to the celebration of research into the varied and interconnected histories and literatures of the Mediterranean and Near East, to mark the relaunch of CAMNE (the Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East). All welcome!

Keynote speaker: Alexandra Villing (British Museum), Greeks in Egypt: The Naukratis Project Results and Themes

CAMNE members' work-in-progress presentations, including Johannes Haubold (Classics), Jane Heath (Theology) and Penny Wilson (Archaeology)

Contact kathryn.stevens@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 10 December 2016

Scale in Ancient Astrology

Institute of Advanced Study Seminar Room, Cosin's Hall, Palace Green

9-10 December 2016

International workshop sponsored by the British Academy and the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham. Held under the auspices of the Durham Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East.

Contact kathryn.stevens@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 25 September 2016

Exhibition: Daily Life in Ancient Lebanon (18 June – 25 September 2016)

Oriental Museum, Durham.

The people of ancient Lebanon played a fundamental role in shaping the history of the Mediterranean and yet, despite their importance in antiquity, they remain unknown to most people today. Based on the latest research, and including many artefacts which have never been displayed in the UK before, this student-led exhibition at the Oriental Museum will provide an accessible introduction to the culture and society of Lebanon in the ancient world.


Contact mark.woolmer@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 25 June 2016

Keeping Watch in Babylon: from Evidence to Text in the Astronomical Diaries

Ritson Room, Department of Classics and Ancient History, 38 North Bailey

24-25 June 2016

Organisers: Prof. Johannes Haubold (Durham University), Prof. John Steele (Brown University), Dr. Kathryn Stevens (Durham University)

The Astronomical Diaries are a set of texts from ancient Babylon which, over a period of several centuries (8th - 1st century BC), charted the movement of celestial bodies as well as reporting on terrestrial events in and around Mesopotamia. The Diaries have long been seen as an important source of scientific and historical evidence, but in recent years scholars have also begun to ask how they functioned as texts with an agenda and discursive texture of their own. This conference - the first to be devoted to the Diaries as literature - brings together Assyriologists, ancient historians and historians of science to examine these texts from a holistic perspective.


Contact kathryn.stevens@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 28 May 2016

British Epigraphy Society Spring Meeting 2016

Ritson Room, Department of Classics and Ancient History, 38 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3EU

28 May 2016

Topic: Metric Epigraphy

To participate in the meeting, please contact the meeting organisers Dr Andrej Petrovic (andrej.petrovic@durham.ac.uk) and Dr Kathryn Stevens (kathryn.stevens@durham.ac.uk) by 25 May. Please also indicate whether you wish to have lunch (£5.00).

CAMNE event sponsored by the Department of Classics and Ancient History


Contact andrej.petrovic@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 23 March 2016

Water and Religious Life in the Roman and Late Antique Near East

A Two-Day International Workshop at Durham University

Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 6:30pm onwards
Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 9:15am – 5:30pm

Contact eris.williams-reed@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 18 March 2015

UK Punic Network Graduate Workshop (18 March 2015)

9:00am to 10:00pm, Collingwood College, Keynote: Prof. Helene Sader, American University of Beirut

The graduate workshop, dedicated to the study of the Phoenician world and its importance, is sponsored by the Oxford Centre for Phoenician and Punic Studies and is held in association with Collingwood College and the Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East. The day is primarily aimed at students and staff working in the UK, but is open to anyone who is interested, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact mark.woolmer@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 15 November 2014

Ancient Republics: An International Workshop (Part 1)

4:00pm to 4:00pm, Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University, 38 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3EU

This is Part 1 of a multi-year, international workshop on Ancient Republics, to be held in Durham 14-15 November 2014 under the auspices of the Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East (CAMNE). The workshop is co-organized by Phillip Horky (Durham University), Monte Ransome Johnson (University of California - San Diego), and Grant Nelsestuen (University of Wisconsin - Madison). Part 1 is generously supported by a Global Engagement Facilitation Grant from the International Office at Durham University. Part 2, which will take place at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, is supported by the A.W. Mellon Foundation at the Center for the Humanities.

Contact phillip.horky@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 25 April 2014

The Near East between Seleucids, Parthians, and Romans

8:30am to 7:30pm, Collingwood College, Durham University

This workshop at Collingwood College will provide a platform for current Durham PhD students working on the Near East to discuss their projects in a stimulating environment that includes some of the leading scholars on the field. Subjects cover the Seleucid, Parthian and Roman periods, and will aim to focus on the interplay between cultural continuation and change over these periods. The interdisciplinary approaches will combine ancient history with archaeology, art history, epigraphy and numismatics.

Contact Ted.Kaizer@Durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 22 September 2013

Ancient Cosmos: Concord Among Worlds

3:45pm to 10:30am, Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University, 38 North Bailey

The Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University, in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East (CAMNE), seeks to pursue a better understanding of the various modalities that cosmos took on throughout the ancient world, from its pre-Greek origins in the Near East to its role in the articulation of Christian theology in the later Roman Empire. Several speakers from our weekly Thursday Research Seminars throughout the academic year have delivered presentations on the topic of cosmos in the ancient world, and the research seminar concludes with an international conference held 20-22 September 2013 in Durham on the topic of ‘Ancient Cosmos: Concord among Worlds’, which will feature dedicated panels of distinguished speakers on various sub-topics.


Saturday 4 May 2013

Paradigm and Method in Ancient Historiography, Science, and Theology

4:30am to 6:30am, Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University, 38 North Bailey

This CAMNE workshop seeks to develop a scholarly dialogue concerning the epistemological assumptions, writing strategies, and methodological applications employed by ancient authors of historical writings, scientific and technical compositions, and theological works. Papers will be delivered by a group of scholars whose academic interests pursue the interrelationships between various disciplines of knowledge in ancient cultures. This workshop is supported by the Department of Classics and Ancient History and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Durham University.

 


Saturday 12 November 2011

The many faces of the Hellenistic king: an international conference, Durham, 11-12 November 2011

The Oriental Museum, Durham
An event sponsored by the Department of Archaeology - Durham University,
in association with the Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East (CAMNE),
& The Institute of Advanced Study


Contact hellenistic.kingship@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 16 July 2011

Configuring Communities: The Socio-Political Dimension of Ancient Epistolography

An international conference, jointly organised by the departments of Classics & Ancient History and Theology & Religion (Durham), 14-16 July 2011.

For the research context and the general questions, for the programme of the conference, and for details on the accompanying seminar series, see on the left side column, under 'Letters and communities'


Saturday 30 April 2011

Cults & Cult Centres in the Roman Near East

Department of Classics & Ancient History, Durham University
A one-day workshop, co-sponsored by CAMNE (the Durham Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East) and the Rosemary Cramp Fund.

Thursday 31 March 2011

Iraq: Archaeology, Cultural heritage and Conflict

9:00am to 9:00pm, Elvet Riverside, Room 142
A one-day conference and film event

Friday 9 July 2010

The World of Berossos, International Conference, Durham 7th-9th July 2010

Hatfield College

For details and booking please visit the conference web page.

Contact v.m.arbia@dur.ac.uk, j.h.haubold@dur.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 23 April 2010

Postgraduate Workshop on Religion and Identity in the Ancient World

Department of Theology and Religion, 22nd - 23rd April 2010

Contact e.n.kaneen@dur.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 23 March 2010

Water and Identity in the Ancient World: a workshop

Department of Classics & Ancient History, Ritson Room, 22nd - 23rd March 2010

The workshop, a joint venture of the Departments of Classics & Ancient History and of Archaeology sponsored by the IAS (Durham) and by the CAMNE, will focus on the ancient Mediterranean and the 'outer Atlantic', in a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective; the aim is to enhance our understanding of how water functions as a defining element of communal identity, from antiquity to the present.

Contact paola.ceccarelli@durham.ac.uk, richard.hingley@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 24 April 2009

Saturday 20 December 2008

Religion, Society and Culture at Dura-Europos

19 and 20 December, Department of Classics & Ancient History

Contact ted.kaizer@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 26 September 2008

Gods in the Making

Rome

Contact ted.kaizer@dur.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 26 June 2008

Mapping the World: a Workshop on Ancient Geographers and Explorers

9:30am to 5:00pm, Department of Classics


Contact paola.ceccarelli@dur.ac.uk, j.h.haubold@dur.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 29 May 2008

Alexander Jones (New York University), 'Many Transmissions: Mesopotamian Astronomy in Greek Science and Society

5:00pm, Ritson Room, Department of Classics & Ancient History

Professor Alexander Jones (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New
York University), 'Many Transmissions: Mesopotamian Astronomy in Greek Science and Society'.
The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Contact j.m.steele@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 3 May 2008

Spring Colloquium of the British Epigraphy Society

10:30am, Department of Classics & Ancient History

Spring Colloquium of the British Epigraphy Society

Contact paola.ceccarelli@dur.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 8 March 2008

Nabataean Culture: an interdisciplinary workshop

10:45am, Ritson Room, Department of Classics & Ancient History

Contact ted.kaizer@dur.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 5 March 2008

Prof. Christoph Ulf (Innsbruck): Rethinking Cultural Contact in the Ancient World

1:00pm, Seminar Room, Department of Classics and Ancient History

Contact j.h.haubold@dur.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Prof. Robert Rollinger (Innsbruck): Near Eastern Perspectives on the Greeks

5:30pm, Ritson Room, Department of Classics and Ancient History

Contact j.h.haubold@dur.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 18 June 2007

Fields of vision. Inaugural workshop for the Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East

Department of Classics and Ancient History, Ritson Room, Monday 18 June 2007

Contact j.h.haubold@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.