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Follow the live-blog from our visit to Changchun, China

Posted on: 25 June 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Members of the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology are currently in Changchun, China, to set up exchange links with the Northeast Normal University's Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC). Follow the live-blog from the trip, updated by student Elissa Day.


Final Year Employment contest

Posted on: 15 May 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

At the end of last term, three successful graduates, who all got their degrees from the ACE, returned to the department to judge a final year presentation competition. Posing as a ‘Dragon’s Den’ of potential employers, the panel of experts were asked to judge six group presentations by teams of students on the third year module Greek Colonisation and British Imperial Thought (ALGY 336).


Liverpool University archaeologist in Athens – Georgia not Greece

Posted on: 14 May 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Professor Harold Mytum visited Athens as part of his collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Birch, Department of Anthropology, UGA, supported by a UGA- Liverpool faculty exchange initiative.


CLAH Seminars: Aspects of Reception

Posted on: 13 May 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Liverpool’s Classics degree has a strong interest in reception – but what is ‘reception’? In this blogpost, I review four speakers in the Classics and Ancient History seminars who, in four very different ways, showcase some of the ways ‘reception’ can be understood.


Cut! Let’s do that again please. The joys of documentary film making in archaeology

Posted on: 11 May 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

On the 2nd of May, we had the pleasure of welcoming a German film crew to our replica Palaeolithic cave in Liverpool. The film crew, from ZDF, produces 50 minute documentaries about prehistory, history and the natural world, broadcast in both German and English as part of a series called Terra-X (https://www.zdf.de/dokumentation/terra-x) - a sort of European National Geographic.


From el-Amarna to the English National Opera

Posted on: 2 April 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Student visit to London

Earlier this month, 10 Liverpool Egyptology students (both undergraduate and postgraduate), undertook a two-day visit to London – part-funded by a faculty prize for the quality of our Egyptology teaching. The trip was heavily oversubscribed, and students were selected by random ballot for the trip. We arranged the excursion around a visit to the English National Opera (ENO) to see Philip Glass' opera Akhnaten, based on the controversial pharaoh who abandoned Egypt's traditional gods, and instead devoted himself to the worship of the sun.


Sappho: a strong and modern female voice

Posted on: 28 March 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

painting of Sappho

For Women's History Month, ancient history student Kian Goodsell explores the work of Greek poet, Sappho.


Alice in Wonderland - My trip to the stores of the World Museum

Posted on: 19 March 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

artefact from the Liverpool World Museum

Egyptology MA student Alice Baddeley reflects on her opportunity to visit the storeroom of Liverpool's World Museum as part of her Masters study.


Guest speaker: Exploring evolution and entanglement

Posted on: 8 March 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Ian Hodder and students

Two of our graduate students in Archaeology, Emily Prtak and Eleanor de Spretter Yates, reflect on our recent Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology (ACE) flagship seminar, on the theme of 'Evolution and Entanglement' featuring guest speaker Professor Ian Hodder (Stanford University):


Classics and Ancient History seminars this semester: Sicily and rhetoric

Posted on: 4 March 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

The Classics and Ancient History seminars this semester have got off to a great start, with the emergence of a surprise emphasis on Sicily in our first two seminars.


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    Follow the live-blog from our visit to Changchun, China

    Posted on: 25 June 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

    Members of the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology are currently in Changchun, China, to set up exchange links with the Northeast Normal University's Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC). Follow the live-blog from the trip, updated by student Elissa Day.


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