Saturday, 27 August 2011

Glasgow Day School

I picked this up on another site and I guess it is a case of use it or lose it.

"After its closure scare earlier this year, DACE at Glasgow Uni have published their dayschool list for 2011/2012. The Egyptological ones are:

The Cities of Ptolemaic-Roman EgyptDAY

City life in late period Egypt meant having to balance your budget, cope with new religious cults and lack of space for building extensions. We will explore the challenges and brilliance of Egypt’s temple towns, farming communities and royal cities from the Ptolemaic to the Roman period (323 BC to AD 324), focussing on Edfu, Karanis, Sais and, of course, the magnificent AlexandriaAlexandria

Penelope Wilson BA PhD

Y018 Saturday 25 February 2012 10.00-16.30 (1 meeting) £23.00

The New Kingdom way of deathDAY EVENT

The New Kingdom was the high point of ancient Egyptian wealth and prestige, and the tombs of both kings and commoners were amongst the most splendidly decorated and furnished of all Egyptian history, made famous by the discovery of the wonderful tombs of Tutankhamun and Yuya and Tjuiu. Explore the tombs and treasures of this magnificent age for yourself with celebrated Egyptologist and bestselling author Aidan Dodson.

Aidan Dodson BA MPhil PhD FSA

Y017 Saturday 03 March 2012 10.00-16.30 (1 meeting) £23.00

Warfare in ancient Egypt

This course aims to provide a study of warfare in Egypt during the Bronze Age, from the heroic icon of the smiting pharaoh to the more prosaic images of scribes counting bodies. The course will explore the relationship between Egyptian warfare and key aspects of Egyptian society, including religion, injury, death, technological innovation, tactics and fortifications.

Ian Shaw BA PhD

Y021 Saturday 29 October 2011 10.00-17.00 (1 meeting) £23.00

How did statues work in ancient Egypt?

Statues were central to ancient Egyptian religion, but how did the Egyptians use and understand them? This day school will examine stylistic developments in sculptures of non-royal people, deities and kings, and address the meanings behind them through textual sources. We will also study the existence of portraiture, the role of sculptors and the rituals designed to bring statues to life. The day will finish with an opportunity to examine real ancient Egyptian statuary from the Hunterian collection. The collections of The Hunterian provide a valuable resource for this course.

Campbell Price BA MA PhD

Y014 Saturday 26 November 2011 10.00-16.00 (1 meeting) £23.00

Deciphering the past - the race to read Egyptian hieroglyphs and Akkadian cuneiform

This study day will tell the story of Egyptian hieroglyphs and Mesopotamian cuneiform, the two oldest and most enduring scripts of the ancient world. We will look at how, from similar origins, they developed in very different ways over the 3500 years of their use, and explore the excitement, rivalries and controversies surrounding their decipherment in the nineteenth century.

Simon Eccles MA MSc FSAScot and Angela

McDonald MA MPhil DPhil

Y015 Saturday 19 May 2012 10.00-16.00

(1 meeting) £23.00

There are also some non-Egyptology dayschools such as;

Mesopotamia: the Sumerians of ancient Iraq- a day school in association with the British Institute for the Study of IraqY EVENT

Sumer was the birthplace of the world’s first cities and earliest writing. Archaeology and cuneiform inscriptions reveal sophisticated cities such as Uruk and Ur in the period from 3500-2000 BCE. In Ur’s Royal Cemetery retinues of over 60 attendants and rich grave goods attest to elaborate funerary rituals. This joint DACE and British Institute for the study of Iraq day school is the third in the highly successful Mesopotamia series.

Frances Reynolds BA PhD

Y019 Saturday 17 March 2012 10.00-16.00

(1 meeting) £23.00

Finally, there are multiple week daytime and evening classes (such as hieroglyphs, pyramids, egyptian literature etc ), including a new one by Bill Manley on beginners Coptic.

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