popularising the literature of ancient Iraq through the art of oral storytelling

 
 

Upcoming events

Date

Event

Saturday 12th January 2019 15:00–16:30

The Zipang Mesopotamian storytellers will tell stories first told thousands of years ago and written in cuneiform script on clay tablets kept in King Ashurbanipal's library in the city of NIneveh. This event is connected with the Ashurbanipal exhibition at the British Museum and will take place in the Stevenson Lecture Theatre. Places are free but booking is essential. You can book a place on the British Museum website.

In Januay–March 2019, ESoc patron, Professor Andrew George of SOAS, University of London, will be convening a series of six free public lectures organised by LCANE (the London Centre for the Ancient Near East).

The series is entitled Gods of Old: the mythology of ancient Iraq. Click here or see below for the dates and details.

The venue for the lectures is the SOAS Alumni Lecture Theatre, Room 110, North Block (Paul Webley Wing), Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Monday 14th January 2019 at 18:15

Introducing the Gods of Old: The mythology of ancient Iraq by Andrew George (SOAS). First in the LCANE Spring Seminar Series 2019.

Monday 21st January 2019 at 18:15

The Mythology of Sumer: the Oldest Known Stories  by Kamran Zand (Heidelberg). Second in the LCANE Spring Seminar Series 2019.

Monday 4th February 2019 at 18:15

The Mythologies of Mesopotamia and India: Are They Connected? by Jens Braarvig (Oslo). Third lecture in the LCANE Spring Seminar Series 2019.

Monday 18th February 2019 at 18:15

Ashurbanipal’s Library and the Babylonian Creation Epic by Gösta Gabriel (Göttingen). Fourth in the LCANE Spring Seminar Series 2019.

Monday 4th March 2019 at 18:15

Myth and Magic: Creating Human Beings in Ancient Mesopotamia by Manuel Ceccarelli (Geneva). Fifth in the LCANE Spring Seminar Series 2019.

Monday 18th March 2019 at 18:15

What is Mesopotamian Mythology? And How to Understand it by Annette Zgoll (Göttingen). Last in the LCANE Spring Seminar Series 2019.

For details, photos and videos of past ZIPANG events, click here