The Society is delighted to announce the launch of “Talking About Libya.” This is a new series of short (15-25 minutes) audio-visual presentations, delivered by scholars and experts in the field of Libyan Studies, and accessible to all members and friends of the Society via this website. They will normally be available in both English and Arabic.

These presentations will be uploaded here regularly, and can be viewed (streamed) on the Society YouTube Channel or downloaded, via WeTransfer, so you can watch them whenever and wherever you wish.

Click on the title of the presentation that you are interested in below to read an introduction and a short description, together with a biography of the presenting scholar. Then click on the WATCH NOW button to view on YouTube or the DOWNLOAD NOW button to download the presentation from WeTransfer.

We hope you enjoy this new series. If you have any questions or comments or if would like to submit a presentation of your own, please contact the Society’s General Secretary at: [email protected]

Prehistoric Libya: An African Perspective by Robert Foley

Description:
Robert Foley, President of the Society, examines the role that Libya, which stands at the intersection of North Africa and the Mediterranean, plays in the study of human evolution and prehistory.
Speaker:
Robert Foley is the President of the Society for Libyan Studies. He is the Leverhulme Professor of Human Evolution and a Fellow of King’s College at the University of Cambridge. He has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 2007. He is a specialist in human evolution and evolutionary ecology more broadly. He has carried out fieldwork in Africa for more than 40 years, including five years in the Libyan Sahara as part of the Society for Libyan Studies Desert Migrations Project.

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The First 50 Years of the Society for Libyan Studies by Philip Kenrick

Description:
The Society’s founder member and former Treasurer, Philip Kenrick, presents a short history of the Society and its activities, from its formation in 1969 to the present day.
Speaker:
Philip Kenrick is a founding member of the Society, who has served twice as a member of Council of the Society and as its Honorary Treasurer from 2008 to 2018. He has worked on field surveys in Tripolitania and on excavations at Lepcis Magna, Benghazi and Cyrene. He has published, or contributed to publications on, those sites and on British excavations at Sabratha in 1948-51, and is the sole or principal author of the Society’s Archaeological Guides to Tripolitania and Cyrenaica (which can be purchased in the Society Online Bookstore here or downloaded as a free eBook here).

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Digital Resources for the Study of Libyan Heritage by Muna Abdelhamed

Description:
Muna Abdelhamed presents a summary about the current development of reliable digital resources for the study of Libyan Heritage. This is to invite researchers, especially Libyans, to explore these publications, which are supported or recommended by the Society for Libyan Studies, and to benefit from the available data.
الوصف:
تقدم منى عبد الحميد ملخصًا عن التطوير الحالي للمصادر الرقمية الموثوقة لدراسة التراث الليبي. وذلك لدعوة الباحثين، وخاصة الليبيين، للتعرف على هذه المنشورات التي دعمتها أو أوصت بها جمعية الدراسات الليبية، والاستفادة من البيانات المتاحة.
Speaker:
Muna Abdelhamed, a lecturer in Classical Archaeology at the University of Benghazi in Libya, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the School of Archeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester in 2018. Her PhD thesis is entitled: 'The Economic Condition of the Main Cyrenaican Cities (North-. Eastern Libya) from the Hellenistic to the mid-Roman period: textual analysis'. She is interested in languages, especially Arabic, ancient Greek and Latin. She gained epigraphic evidence from the online resources IGCyr and IRCyr to accomplish her PhD project; at present she is an external member contributing to the IGCyr project. She is also an Arabic teacher in Madani Schools Federation in Leicester.
المُتحدثة:
منى عبد الحميد، محاضرة في علم الآثار الكلاسيكية بجامعة بنغازي في ليبيا، حصلت على درجة الدكتوراه من قسم الآثار والتاريخ القديم بجامعة ليستر عام 2018 التي كانت تحت عنوان: الحالة الاقتصادية لمدن كيرينايكي الرئيسة (شمال شرق ليبيا) من الفترة الهلنستية إلى العصر الروماني الوسيط: تحليل نصي. هي مهتمة باللغات وخاصة العربية والإغريقية واللاتينية. لإنجاز مشروع الدكتوراه الخاص بها، تحصلت على وثائق كتابية (نقوش) من مواقع رقمية وهما: (نقوش كيرينايكي الإغريقية) IGCyr و(نقوش كيرينايكي الرومانية) IRCyr. في الوقت الحاضر، منى عضو خارجي مشارك في مشروع (نقوش كيرينايكي الإغريقية) IGCyr، وهي أيضًا معلمة للغة العربية في اتحاد مدارس مدني في مدينة ليستر.

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Camels, Cars and Satellites: Science and Exploration in the Libyan Desert by Andrew Goudie

Description:
Andrew Goudie, author of "Wheels Across The Desert: Exploration Of The Libyan Desert By Motorcar 1916-1942" and "Great Desert Explorers", (both of which are available to Society members via our online bookstore) looks at the history of the exploration and study of the Libyan Desert, "where great explorers have done great science."
الوصف:
أندريو غاودي، مُؤلف كتاب: "عجلات عبر الصحراء: استكشاف الصحراء الليبية بالسيارة 1916-1942" وكتاب: "مستكشفو الصحراء الكبرى" (وكلاهما متوفرلأعضاء الجمعية عبرعرض الكتب على الإنترنت). يُلقي أندريو غاودي نظرة على تاريخ استكشاف ودراسة الصحراء الليبية "حيث قام مُستكشفون كِبار بأعمالٍ علميةٍ عظيمةٍ".
Speaker:
Andrew Goudie is a distinguished geographer and a former Honorary Secretary and Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society. His main research interests include the geomorphology of deserts, climatic change, environmental archaeology and the impact of humans on the environment. Andrew has worked extensively in Southern Africa, the Middle East and the United States.
المُتحدثة:
أندريو غاودي هو جغرافياً متميزاً وكان في السابق سكرتيرًا فخريًا ونائبًا لرئيس الجمعية الجغرافية الملكية. تشمل اهتماماته البحثية الرئيسة جيومورفولوجيا الصحارى والتغير المناخي وعلم الآثار البيئي وتأثير الإنسان على البيئة، وقد عمل على نطاق واسع في جنوب إفريقيا والشرق الأوسط والولايات المتحدة.

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