Tuesday 18 November 2014, 5.00pm The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
Showcase event featuring British Academy-sponsored overseas institutes
Event leaflet (PDF file)
On 18 November 2014, the British Academy hosted a
showcase event that explored ‘The Social and Economic
Benefits of Cultural Heritage’. The evening featured
presentations by some of the British Academy-sponsored
overseas institutes. This article is based on the
presentation by Professor Bill Finlayson, Director of the
Council for British Research in the Levant.
The British School of Archaeology in Iraq has published five volumes in the ‘Ivories from Nimrud’ series, together with a scanned archive of these ivories. Two more volumes are in preparation, as is a computer database. Dr Georgina Herrmann FBA, Director of the Project, recounts some of the history of the ivories found at Nimrud.
The British Academy and the British School of Archaeology in Iraq co-sponsored a conference on ‘Steady States: Institutional Stability in the Face of Political Change’, the proceedings of which have now been published. Dr Harriet Crawford explains how for thousands of years government practices and personnel managed to survive violent regime change in the Near East — until recent events.