Libya Matters Workshop Saturday 18 February 2012
Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King's College London
The Centre for Hellenic Studies at King's and the Society for Libyan Studies
present a workshop, open to all, as an opportunity to record and celebrate the historical and cultural importance of Libya.
The surge of recent events in Libya may have left people with a sense of a country which is nothing but a battlefield - rather than the home of five World Heritage sites, reflecting an exceptionally long and diverse cultural heritage. The transformations which are now taking place in Libyan society should include a transformation in examining and protecting the cultural monuments. We aim to present this rich tradition to a wider audience, and explain its importance for our understanding of several phases of human history - to make clear why Libya Matters to us all.
Information on the day's speakers can be found here
From 9.15 Registration with Tea & Coffee
9.45 - 11.15
Unique and diverse: Libya before the historical record
Kevin White: The Physical Geography of Libya
Marta Lahr: A sand bridge across Africa - prehistory of the Libyan Sahara
Graeme Barker: Deep prehistory in the Haua Fteah cave, Cyrenaica.
11.15 -11.30 Break
11.30 - 12.30
Tertia Barnett: The engraved landscape: rock carvings of the Wadi al-Hayat, Fazzan
Robert Morkot: The Libu and the Meshwesh: Egypt's view of "Libyans"
12.30 -13.30 Sandwich Lunch
13.30 - 15.30
Greek and Roman Libya
Susan Walker: Apollo's children: Cyrene's story in sculpture
Andrew Wilson: The focus of trade: Lepcis and Sabratha
Philip Kenrick: On the desert margin: rural settlements in Tripolitania and Cyrenaica
Paul Bennett: Layers of culture: Euhesperides/ Berenike
15.30 -16.00 Tea break
Continuities and changes
David Mattingly: The Garamantes and other Desert Cultures
Isabella Sjostrom: After Rome: the archaeology of Islamic Libya
Saul Kelly: Wars in the Desert: Libya in the two world wars
The current situation: Hafed Walda
The Future for the Past : round-table discussion
Admission (to include tea, coffee and a sandwich lunch)
£15.00 for members of the Society of Libyan Studies
£15.00 for King's College London Alumni
There will be a limited number of free places available for King's students.
If you would prefer not to book online please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we can arrange an alternative payment method.
Booking will close on 15 February 2012. Please note that access to King's on a Saturday is controlled and for this reason pre-booking is essential. There is disabled access from the Strand.