About this Event
Introducing the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archeological Society's December 2023 lecture!
The tales of a traveller in antique lands, from the colossal memorials of Ramses II in Egypt through Jordan and Syria to the heartland of ancient civilisation in Iraq. Pella, Petra, Ain Ghazal, Kadesh, Tell Sheikh Hamad, Abu Salabikh and beyond. Sites, monuments, excavations and excavators, ancient and modern - all human life was here.
This lecture will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting.
Introducing our speaker:
Dr Ellen McAdam
After a degree in archaeology at Edinburgh, Ellen migrated south to Oxford. She spent 10 years in the Near East, working on excavations in Jordan, Syria and Iraq. As Research Fellow of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq her post-doctoral research into prehistoric figurines took her to museums in Iraq, the UK, the USA, France and East Germany. When Saddam Hussein’s foreign policy necessitated a return to the UK, she spent five years as Post-excavation Manager at the Oxford Archaeological Unit, followed by jobs in museums in London, Glasgow and latterly Birmingham. She retired as Director of Birmingham Museums in 2020.
This lecture is FREE for members and members of affiliated societies. Members do not need to book tickets.
This lecture is open to non-members, please book your ticket (£5+booking fee) in order to secure your place.
To find out more about becoming a member of Birmingham and Warwickshire Archeological Society, click here.
Attendees under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children who are covered by a BWAS Family Membership must be accompanied by an adult from the same membership.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Wellington, 37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, United Kingdom