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UCL Institute of Archaeology

  • Environmental Archaeology, Archaeological Material Science and Computational Modelling
  • Social, Historical and Cultural Archaeological Studies
  • Museum Studies, Conservation, Cultural Heritage Studies, Public Archaeology

 

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is the largest and one of the most highly regarded centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in Britain, as evidenced by its top position in university league tables and National Student Survey results. It is one of the very few places in the world actively pursuing research on a truly global scale. Its degree programmes offer an unrivalled variety of courses on a diverse range of topics, and wide-ranging fieldwork opportunities.  The Institute hosts events on many different aspects of archaeology and is linked to heritage organisations, museums and archaeological societies, providing an outstanding research environment for staff, students and visitors.

News from the Institute of Archaeology

Elizabeth Pye

Elizabeth Pye to receive AIA Conservation and Heritage Management Award

Elizabeth (Liz) Pye has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America’s (AIA) Conservation and Heritage Management Award for outstanding contribution to the field of objects conservation. More...

Published: Dec 17, 2014 10:16:08 AM

'Unisphere', Jonathan Gardner's image for which he won a prize in the UCL Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research competition

Institute student wins Research Images as Art prize

Congratulations to Jonathan Gardner who won a runner up prize in the UCL Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research 2014/15 competition. More...

Published: Dec 16, 2014 4:26:27 PM

Rethinking Colonial Pasts through Archaeology bookcover

Rethinking Colonial Pasts through Archaeology

A new volume, co-edited by Rodney Harrison, explores the archaeologies of daily living left by the indigenous and other displaced peoples impacted by European colonial expansion over the last 600 years. More...

Published: Dec 15, 2014 10:26:51 AM

Kirsty Hayes presenting her credentials to President Cavaco Silva in a ceremony held in September 2014

Institute alumna appointed UK Ambassador to Portugal

Institute alumna Kirsty Hayes (née Paton) was posted as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Portugual earlier this year. More...

Published: Dec 12, 2014 10:21:36 AM

Craft and science: International perspectives on archaeological ceramics bookcover

Craft and science: International perspectives on archaeological ceramics

A new volume, edited by Marcos Martinón-Torres and the first in the UCL Qatar series in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage has been published by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals. More...

Published: Dec 10, 2014 4:53:31 PM

Events at the Institute of Archaeology

Voices of War: UCL in WWI

Voices of War: UCL in WWI

The Institute of Archaeology’s new student exhibition, Voices of War: UCL in WWI, opens to the public from 6 May 2014. More...

CAA Seminar: Communicating the results of work in developer-funded archaeology

CAA Seminar: Communicating the results of work in developer-funded archaeology

The fifth seminar in the new Centre for Applied Archaeology (CAA) Seminar Series on 'The value of commercial archaeology' will take place at the ASE offices in Sussex on 19 December.  
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Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom

In preparation for the new primary history curriculum, a day workshop on the Ancient Maya is being held for teachers at the Institute of Archaeology on 8 January. More...

Origin Myths and Realities: unpacking the historic narratives of mining heritage sites

Origin Myths and Realities: unpacking the historic narratives of mining heritage sites

Peter Oakley (Royal College of Art) will give the opening seminar in the Term II Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series on 12 January. More...

Accordia

Accordia Lecture: Getting the bigger picture from a minor site: the Roman and Late Antique mansio of Vignale (Tuscany)

Enrico Zanini (University of Siena) will give the fourth Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at Senate House on 13 January. More...

Prospection

Prospection

Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie (Artist/Fim-makers, Somewhere.org) will give the second seminar in the Term II Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series on 19 January. More...


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