The Society organises a series of regular lectures and other events on a wide range of topics relating to Libyan culture and heritage. The lectures are held at the British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH. Members living in the United Kingdom will receive invitations to all of these events. Non-members are also welcome to attend.

For more information about individual Society events please consult our Events Calendar below.

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November 2016

Erythron-Latrun: the Story of a Village in Cyrenaica

November 30, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
London, United Kingdom
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Vincent Michel, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Poitiers, director of the French Archaeological Mission of Libya. Click here to view the flyer for this event

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February 2017

Libyan Antiquities at Risk: Defending Libyan Heritage through Archives

February 7, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
UCL Institute of Archaeology, Room 612, 31-34 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0PY United Kingdom
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The President and Council of the Society for Libyan Studies request your company at an illustrated lecture by Niccolò Mugnai and Julia Nikolaus of the Libyan Antiquities at Risk (LAaR) Project. For more information about the LAaR Project see the dedicated page of the University of Leicester website. This event will be held at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, London. Click here to view a flyer for this event.

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March 2017

Book Launch – Great Desert Explorers by Andrew Goudie

March 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AR
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Published by Silphium Press and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Contact the General Secretary for further details.

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April 2017

The Garamantes of Fezzan as a case study for Late Holocene desert-induced stress and human mobility across the Sahara desert

April 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
UCL Institute of Archaeology, Room 612, 31-34 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0PY United Kingdom
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The President and Council of the Society for Libyan Studies request your company at an illustrated lecture by Dr Efthymia Nikita, University of Sheffield. This event will be held at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, London. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. Click here to view a flyer for this event  

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October 2017

Communities and Peoples in Western Tripolitania: the Landscape of the Jabal Nafusah

October 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The President and Council of the Society for Libyan Studies request your company at an illustrated lecture by Prof. Anna Leone, Professor in the Department of Archaeology at Durham University. One of Anna's primary research focuses is the end of the pagan religious tradition and the dismantling of its material form in North Africa (modern Libya, Algeria and Tunisia) from the 4th to the 6th centuries AD. This research considers how urban communities changed, why some traditions were lost and some…

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November 2017

Transforming Terra Incognita with ‘Colonial Science’ in Italian Libya

November 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Free Following the Society's Forty-Seventh Annual General Meeting Professor David Atkinson Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Hull Click here to view a flyer for this event

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February 2018

Hisham Matar – A Reading and Discussion

February 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Council Room (K2.29) King’s Building, Strand Campus, Strand,
London , WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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The President and Council of the Society for Libyan Studies request your company at a reading by and discussion with Hisham Matar, a joint event with the Centre for Hellenic Studies. Born in New York City to Libyan parents, Hisham Matar spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo and has lived most of his adult life in London. His debut novel, In the Country of Men, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and The Guardian First Book Award, and…

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May 2018

New Perspectives on Egyptian Prehistory: A View from the Western Nile Delta by Dr Joanne Rowland

May 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
UCL Institute of Archaeology, Room 612, 31-34 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0PY United Kingdom
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The President and Council of the Society invite you to "New Perspectives on Egyptian Prehistory - a View from the Western Nile Delta" An  illustrated lecture by Dr Joanne Rowland School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh This event takes place on Monday 21 May 2018 at 5.30 pm, and will be hosted at the Institute of Archaeology, Room 612, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PH All Society members and their guests are welcome to attend. We look…

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October 2018

‘Looking Across: Images of Libya through Italian Eyes’ by Professor Loredana Polezzi

October 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
London, United Kingdom
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The President and Council of the Society invite you and your friends to attend our next lecture, which will be held at the British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH on Tuesday 9 October at 5.30 pm. 'Looking Across: Images of Libya through Italian Eyes' by Loredana Polezzi, Professor of Translation Studies, School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University The talk will examine a selection of images of Libya which can be considered iconic of the country’s perception…

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December 2018

The Tunisian-British Bulla Regia Project: A Lecture by Dr Corisande Fenwick and Dr Moheddine Chaouali

December 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
London, United Kingdom
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Before the Society's annual AGM, Dr Corisande Fenwick and Dr Moheddine Chaouali will deliver a presentation on their important work at Bulla Regia, Tunisia. For more information about this project see: http://www.protectingthepast.com/PtP/the-tunisian-british-project-at-bulla-regia-rapid-documentation-training-and-research/ To view the official flyer for this event, click here

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