Welcome to BANEA
The British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA) was founded in 1988 to promote study of the archaeology, languages, and history of the Ancient Near East and provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of information on these topics.
Upcoming and Past events
Studying Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Middle East at University
12 March 2022
The purpose of this one-day conference is to give sixth formers an opportunity to explore what it is like to study ancient Egypt and Iraq at British Universities: to see what makes the subject area so intellectually and culturally exciting, learn about the various degree courses, and understand what admissions tutors are looking for.
7-8 January 2021, Cambridge
Due to the ongoing Covid19 epidemic, the conference will be held virtually.
The conference themes are:
1) Rethinking the urban revolution
2) Climate change
3) Text-aided archaeology
We are also open to proposals for papers or panels on other topics relevant to the archaeology, history and texts of the Ancient Near East, including reports on recent fieldwork, archive or museum work, and public engagement. We are particularly interested in papers that address the many challenging issues of decolonisation.
BANEA Workshop on Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Programme
2-5 pm, 29 November 2021.
We are excited to announce the full programme for our upcoming workshop on Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity on Monday 29 November. We hope the workshop will provide a space for discussing how we make BANEA a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable organisation by decolonising our practices and events, including the BANEA annual conference.