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Gertrude Bell and the ‘Woman Question’

Helen Berry, Professor of British History, Newcastle University

This lecture is part of the Newcastle University Insights lecture series.

Admission is free with no pre-booking required.

Date: 23rd February 2016

Time: 17:30 – 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building

Newcastle University holds an extraordinary and unique archive of letters, diaries and photographs belonging to Gertrude Bell, one of the most remarkable women of the 20th century. A contemporary of T E Lawrence (‘Lawrence of Arabia’), until recently Bell has been little known beyond the specialist world of Middle Eastern archaeology, and yet her legacy is significant: for example, she played a major role in the political settlement that led to the formation of modern-day Iraq. In conjunction with the launch of a major exhibition about Bell at the Great North Museum: Hancock, this lecture will explore the paradoxes and contradictions in Gertrude Bell’s life from the perspective of women’s history.

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Roman Archaeology Open Seminars, Newcastle University

CBA North members are invited to attend, if they so wish, the Roman Archaeology Open Seminars series at Newcastle University on Tuesday evenings. This time round they cover topics from carvings on Hadrian’s Wall, the stone heads common across CBA North’s region to Somerset in Britain, and further away again in talks on Gaul and beyond to North Africa.

Details of speakers and their topics can be found in the programme.

These are held on the first floor of the Armstrong Building in the university (opposite the Royal Victoria Infirmary). A directions map for those unfamiliar with the layout of Newcastle University or Newcastle more generally can be found, and downloaded, from here.

Contact and connections in the late Roman and post-Roman Atlantic

CBA North members are invited to attend, and may be interested in, the forthcoming “Contact and connections in the late Roman and post-Roman Atlantic” by Dr Maria Duggan as part of the Newcastle University Roman Archaeology Evening Seminars.

The seminar is to be held on Tuesday, 2 February 2016, in Room 1.06 of the Armstrong Building – where the Archaeology Department is situated – in Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne. It starts at 6 pm.

Further details can be found in the poster attached here. Examples of such pottery have been found from the Mote of Mark on the northern side of the Solway Firth, so does CBA North’s region still remain a blank for such pottery? And if so why one wonders?

Two UNESCO lectures next week

Next week series a pair of UNESCO lectures are to be held. However both on the same day at the same time but in Durham and Newcastle. Details of both lectures are given below.

Professor Peter Stone, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace at Newcastle University

This lecture, Cultural Property in Conflict and Peace, is part of the Newcastle University Insights lecture series. Admission is free with no pre-booking required.

This starts at 17:30 and will be just over an hour. It will be held at the Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University. Further details of this lecture can be found here,

Meanwhile;

Professor Robin Coningham, UNESCO Chair in Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage at Durham University

The lecture, ‘Ships of Gold’: UNESCO, Pilgrimage and Preservation in South Asia, is part of the Durham World Heritage Site lecture series. Admission is free but booking is required for this.

This also starts at 17:30. It will be held at the Palace Green Library Learning Centre. Further details of this lecture can be found here.

Global Adornments: Glass Bangles in the Late Iron Age-Roman Period Europe and Britain

Newcastle University Roman Archaeology Seminars

Please find below details of the next lecture in this series, and see the attached poster for further details.

Global Adornments:

Glass Bangles in the Late Iron Age-Roman Period Europe and Britain

Dr Tatiana Ivleva (Newcastle)

6 pm, Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Room 1.06 Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Click for further information.

Seminar Newcastle University – Tuesday 8th December 2015

Seminar Newcastle University – Tuesday 8th December 2015

Newcastle University Roman Archaeology Seminars

6 pm, Tuesday 8th December, 2015

Dr David Mason will be talking about: ‘Research Excavations at Binchester 2009-2015’

Room 1.06, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

See the attached Poster for further detail.  All Welcome!

Roman Seminars at Newcastle University

Roman Seminars at Newcastle University

As a new term is starting please see the attached list for the Roman archaeology open seminars which take place at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University.

ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY EVENING SEMINARS

Please also see the poster about the first seminar, which takes place on the 5th October:

PAOLO POSTER