Lectures, Courses & Study Days

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF TRAVEL IN EGYPT AND THE NEAR EAST
TRAVELLERS TO THE NEAR EAST AND THE GREAT WAR

A Seminar Hosted by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Date:       Monday 5 March 2018
Venue:     Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR.
Time:       10.00-16.00
Cost (including a sandwich lunch): £43.07
Booking: through Eventbrite. Please use https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/travellers-to-the-near-east-and-the-great-war-tickets-37386983474
Contact: Professor Malcolm Wagstaff.
jm_wagstaff@yahoo.co.uk

PROGRAMME
10.00 -10.45: Arrival and Registration
10.45-11.00: Welcome and Introduction: Prof. Malcolm Wagstaff
11.00-11.35: Mr. Robert Fleming: The First World War, Philby
and the Fate of the Middle East.
11.35-12.05: Dr. Mark Jackson: ‘I am beginning to feel that I am really useful’ (14/05/1916). Gertrude Bell’s Experience as an Archaeologist in her Later Intelligence and Political Work.
12.05-12.30: Questions and Discussion
12.30-13.45: Sandwich Lunch and Exhibition of Materials from
the Collections of the Royal Geographical Society
(with IBG)

13.45-14.20: Dr. John Fisher: ‘Across Asia Minor on Foot’. On the Trail of John Childs.14.20-15.15: Prof. Malcolm Wagstaff: David Hogarth: From Wandering Scholar to Acting Director of the Arab Bureau.

15.15-15.45: Questions and Discussion
15.45-16.00: Tea and Coffee
16.00: Depart

Western Perceptions of Ancient Egypt

Saturday 22 September 2018, Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution

Chaired by: Dr Aidan Dodson, FSA,

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology & Archaeology, University of Bristol

Astene is pleased to present an Autumn Study Day, to be held at BRLSI (Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution) in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. The programme will be suitable for both Egyptology enthusiasts and those with a general interest in Art.

The day will trace the depiction of Ancient Egypt through the ages, by looking at the artists charged with portraying this exotic land and introducing Egypt to the Western world.

First, we examine the opening up of Egypt with Napoleon’s Campaign and study the work of Vivant Denon, who accompanied Napoleon, and depicted Egypt so vividly in his art.

After a break for co ee, Briony Llewellyn will look at Victorian Orientalist painter David Roberts, who showed the ancient monuments in a contemporary setting with his beautiful paintings.

After lunch, we consider the work of Norman and Nina de Garis Davies. Nina is acknowledged as the leading 20th-century exponent in recording the ancient tombs.

Finally, we bring the day to a close with a look at the way Ancient Egypt has been depicted on the stage and screen.

For full details see the Astene Western Perceptions Programme