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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