Thursday 11 July & Friday 12th July 2013, 10.00-18.00
BP Lecture Theatre
Colloquium:£40, Members/concessions £30, Joint ticket (Colloquium and Sackler lecture) £55, Members/concessions (Colloquium and Sackler lecture) £35, Undergraduate and postgraduate students (UK Universities) £10
Nubia in the New Kingdom: Lived experience, pharaonic control and local traditions
The relationship between Egypt and Nubia during the New Kingdom (1550–1070 BC) has typically been described in terms that mirror the ideology promulgated on ancient temple walls: the pharaonic state had complete political control and cultural dominance over 'wretched Kush'. This conference seeks to build on recent research that has seen this interaction reassessed, suggesting it was as much entanglement as colonisation. Two days of lectures will provide insights from the latest archaeological research at major settlements and cemeteries in Nubia, but also considerations on the material culture, written evidence and environmental context for Egyptian-Nubian interactions in the New Kingdom, and the understanding being gained from the application of new scientific techniques to this field of research.
The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology 2013 will be held in conjunction with the colloquium in the BP Lecture Theatre on Thursday 11 July, 18.00. This year's lecture is 'Nubia in the New Kingdom: the Egyptians at Kurgus' with Vivian Davies, former Keeper of the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum. This can be booked as part of a joint ticket price from this page. To book only for the Sackler lecture a separate event page has been set up.
Please note: when booking a ticket for the Colloquium only the date 11 July will show during the booking process but any ticket purchased is for both days.
Thursday 11 July 2013, 18.00
BP Lecture Theatre
Sackler lecture and reception only £25, Members/concessions (Sackler lecture and reception only) £20
Nubia in the New Kingdom: the Egyptians at Kurgus
During the New Kingdom, Egyptian military expeditions penetrated deep into Kush (Upper Nubia), as far upstream as the site of Kurgus on the Abu Hamed reach of the Nile. Here, on a conspicuous local landmark known today as the Hagr el-Merwa, ‘rock of quartz’, they left their mark in the form of large royal tableaux and numerous other inscriptions. The lecture presents the results of a project of survey and epigraphic recording at the site, the latest season of which occurred in November 2012. It places the material in its wider contemporary context and considers when and how the Egyptians made their way to this remote spot, the composition of their teams, and the purpose of their visits.
With Vivian Davies, former Keeper of the Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan, British Museum. The lecture will be followed by a reception.
Please note, to book a joint ticket for the Annual Egyptological Colloquium and Sackler lecture/reception together please visit the main Annual Egyptological Colloquium booking page where joint ticket prices are available.