Professor David Mattingly, Chairman of the Society, describes some of its activities and achievements in recent months.
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Published in Review, July-December 2001.
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.
Dr P R S Moorey FBA delivered three Schweich Lectures on 30 November and 1 December 2001 at the British Academy. His theme was the relevance of terracotta imagery to understanding the beliefs of ordinary people in Canaan, broadly the area covered by modern Israel and Palestine, from c.1650 to 1150 BC, and in the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah in the same region under the Divided Monarchy from c.925 to 586 BC. Particular attention was paid to representations of goddesses and women.