TAHRIR CULTURAL CENTER AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO PRESENTS….

DOCUMENTARY, PANEL DISCUSSION AND GLASS EXHIBITION

THE LOST LEGACY OF BIDA BIKINI

NOVEMBER 8TH, 2022, 8PM TO 10PM, AUC DOWNTOWN CAMPUS: ORIENTAL HALL. FREE AND ALL ARE WELCOME

THE EVENING WILL FEATURE THE SCREENING OF THE RENOWNED DOCUMENTARY;

THE LOST LEGACY OF BIDA BIKINI

PANEL PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE GLASS ARCHAEOLOGISTS:

Abidemi Babatunde Babalola, PhD-Trained in anthropological archaeology at University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria and Rice University, Houston Texas USA, Dr. Babalola’s interests include early pyro-technologies, complex societies, craft specialization, connectivity, Atlantic influence, and heritage studies. He is the director of the “Archaeology of Glass” project in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. His research has contributed to understanding the dynamics of innovation, science, and technology in pre-colonial Sub-Saharan African societies with emphasis on the invention of indigenous glass technology in Southwest Nigeria in the early second millennium AD. 

Joëlle Rolland PhD-in Archaeology of the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a post-doctoral researcher at UMR 8215 Trajectoires, CNRS. She is a specialist in Iron Age glassmaking and carried out analytical studies to understand the origin of the raw glass used by Iron Age societies in Europe, its manufacturing technics and the processes involved in turning glass into beads and bracelets. 

GLASS EXHIBITION OF BIKINI GLASS, BEADS AND BRACELETS FROM RECYCLED GLASS OF THE MASAGA GLASSMAKERS

A UN INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF GLASS 2022 EVENT

WATCH THIS SPACE….MORE TO COME!

6 thoughts on “TAHRIR CULTURAL CENTER AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO PRESENTS….

  1. Wish we could be there. Congratulations Lesley! Hope the evening will be a success.

    How are you doing, and where are you now? We are currently on holiday in Europe. Back to Baku on October 11th. If we leave aside the (geo)political situation we are fine. Hope the same for you and your family.

    Warm regards, Stefano and Christa

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