Membership of BANEA is open to anyone who is interested in the archaeology, languages and history of the Ancient Near East. The Association exists to bring together professionals and non-professionals with similar interests, to distribute and exchange information about recent developments in the field, and to make such information available to a wider public.
These aims are achieved by various means. An annual newsletter, included as part of the London Diary giving information on events, news about exhibitions, new books, research in progress and grants, is distributed to all members. A conference open to all members is also held every year and takes place in a different university or institution each time. Membership of BANEA also entitles you to membership of one of the Regional Groups which organise their own programmes of lectures and events.
The next conference will be held at the University of Reading, 9-11 January 2014. Further details are available on the conference web pages at BANEA Conference.
For further information please write to Dr Joanne Clarke Chair, BANEA. School of World Art Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ.
Your subscription helps us achieve our aims and fund these activities
Membership costs £15 per annum (£7.50 for students) and runs from January 1 each year
Subscriptions for 2013 are due.
Petition seeking protection for Syria’s cultural heritage.
We hope you can sign it, support it and promote it through any contacts or avenues available to you.
“Save Syria’s Cultural Heritage
The worsening situation in Syria places thousands of archaeological sites in immediate danger of current and future looting.
A full discussion of the sites affected can be found here: Cunliffe, Emma. 2012, Damage to the Soul: Syria’s Cultural Heritage in Conflict. 16 May 2012.
Global Heritage Fund, The British Associate of Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA) and other interested parties call on the British Government, UNESCO and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) to protest to all parties to the conflict and petition for:
1. The removal of armed encampments, troops and weaponry from archaeological sites,
2. protection of archaeological sites and museums from looting,
3. recovery of stolen artefacts and the prosecution of the thieves and those who benefit from the thefts.”