FORTHCOMING EVENTS 2013
Talk by Professor Geoff Bailey: Out of Africa
The talk will be followed by a drinks reception.
Prof. Bailey is based in the Department of Archaeology, York University. He is currently working in the Red Sea and the Farasan Islands off Saudi Arabia as part of the DISPERSE project, which is researching the theory that Anatomically Modern Humans originating in East Africa dispersed across the southern end of the Red Sea and into the Arabian Peninsula 150,000 years ago, fuelled by new adaptations involving reliance on marine foods and seafaring.
Venue: Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, London W1K 2NJ.
Time: 5.30 p.m.
Members attend our functions free but are asked to contribute £5 if they bring a guest.
Please let the Hon. Secretary, Mrs Ionis Thompson, know if you are coming to this event and how many guests you are bringing. Postal, telephone and email contact details are given below.
The Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 5.30pm in the Arab–British Chamber of Commerce, 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, London W1K 2NJ.
This will be immediately followed by a lecture by Aisa Martinez entitled Dress in Saudi Arabia: the Art of Heritage collection and research project.
Miss Martinez is a Research Fellow working for the Art of Heritage project, based at the London Middle East Institute at SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), which has, in partnership with the Art of Heritage in Riyadh, undertaken to look at dress in Saudi Arabia, using a unique three–pronged approach combining art history with ethnographic field work and Western travellers’ written and photographic archives, to document and discuss how people have used the influence of global cultures in their dress styles and materials. Aisa Martinez says: “ This research project is a significant undertaking that needs continued attention; it is my hope that the information I’ve collected will contribute to a growing body of work on Saudi heritage topics and a new generation of scholars documenting Saudi history and identity through its diverse regional dress.”
Members attend free but are asked to pay £5 each for guests, to help cover the costs of the event.
Please let the Hon. Secretary, Mrs Ionis Thompson, know if you are coming and how many guests you are bringing.
Tel.: 01372 842788.
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