Girton College Annual Lawrence Room Talk

Girton College Annual Lawrence Room Talk

Girton College Annual Lawrence Room Talk
Saturday 26 September 2020, 11.00am to 11.45am BST
Past event
Past event
Saturday 26 September 2020, 11.00am to 11.45am BST
  • Lawrence
The Girton Eye Idols and the Origins of Urbanism
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Colleges

This lecture will describe the Mesopotamian ‘eye idols’ in Girton College Lawrence Room collection and their relevance to the world’s earliest evidence for urbanism.

Speakers

Dr Augusta McMahon

Fellow of Newnham College
Dr August McMahon

Dr Augusta McMahon is Reader in Mesopotamian Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Newnham College. She has a BA in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College (Pennsylvania) and an M.A. and PhD in Mesopotamian Archaeology from the University of Chicago. She has excavated in Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Egypt and Yemen. From 2006 to 2011, she was field director of the Tell Brak excavations in northeast Syria. Her current project explores 3rd millennium BC urbanism through excavation and survey at the ancient city of Lagash (Tell al-Hiba, south Iraq). Her research examines ancient urbanism, conflict, and past sensory experiences of monumental architecture.

Booking information

Booking for this event is now closed.

Contact

Events Team
Email: 
festival@alumni.cam.ac.uk
Tel: 
+44 (0)1223 332288