A Guided Tour of Three Ancient Cities in 45 Minutes

"The Walls of Babylon and the Temple of Bel (Or Babel)", by 19th-century illustrator William Simpson

The Early Text Cultures seminar series is pleased to invite you to its first welcome event in this academic year: A Guided Tour of Three Ancient Cities in 45 Minutes. The event will take place at the T S Eliot Lecture Theatre at Merton College at 6 pm on Friday, 26 October. The event will be presented by:

Iris Tome Valencia (Queen's):

  • "Even in the Capital, I long for the Capital": The Graces and Disgraces of Heian-kyō

Helen Neale (Hertford):

  • Deir el-Medina: life and literacy in a city surrounded by death

Lorenzo Caravaggi (Balliol):

  • Urban Italy in the Age of Dante: Bologna

The presentations will be followed by a drinks reception, which will be a great opportunity to meet old and new participants of the seminar series and discuss new projects.