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Excavating the City: Reginald Campbell Thompson’s Moving Images of Mosul

January 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Amara Thornton (UCL Institute of Archaeology) and Michael McCluskey (UCL English) will introduce this footage from 1930s Iraq captured by the archaeologist Reginald Campbell Thompson.  Campbell Thompson’s archaeological life will be explored alongside his work as a writer and as an amateur film-maker documenting cities in transformation – both ancient and modern.  

 Amara Thornton and Michael McCluskey are part of a UCL project called Filming Antiquity, which has been funded to digitise and present the 1930s excavation films of archaeologist Gerald Lankester Harding.    Website: www.filmingantiquity.com, Twitter @FilmAntiquity.

The screening will be followed by refreshments.

Free and open to all. RSVP to Amy Riach on ar at royalasiaticsociety.org

Details

Date:
January 26, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Organiser

Amy Riach
Email:
ar at royalasiaticsociety.org

Venue

Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way
London, NW1 2HD United Kingdom
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Phone:
+44 (0)20 7388 4539
Website:
www.royalasiaticsociety.org