An Arabic Umayyad mosaic from Khirbat al-Mafjar in Jericho.
Forgan Smith (building 1), The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Venue: Forgan Smith (building 1), The University of Queensland, St Lucia.

The J H Iliffe collection and the Archaeology of Mandate-era Palestine

JH Iliffe was the first keeper of the Palestine Archaeological Museum in Jerusalem in the critical period between the two world wars that saw massive political, social and economic changes occurring across the Middle East. This talk traces the story of JH Iliffe's time in Palestine through the collection of his papers and photographs now held in the Fryer Library, University of Queensland Library and three objects that once belonged to him now in the RD Milns Antiquities Museum at the University of Queensland. Iliffe was a keen photographer and his archive is a wonderful insight into life in a changing Jerusalem, but also provides information about his academic career and work as an archaeologist across the East, most importantly in Cyprus.

Non-members are welcome. A donation of $10 per person includes entry in the lucky door prize and afternoon tea. Afternoon tea will be held in E318, Forgan Smith Building.