Institute of Archaeology

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UCL Institute of Archaeology

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


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

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Job Vacancy: Research Associate (EUROFARM Project)

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Research Associate on the ERC-funded EUROFARM Project (Ref.:1441804). The deadline for applications is 10 November 2014. More...

Published: Oct 24, 2014 11:55:53 AM

Bill Sillar participating in a recent 'Primary Futures' event

Institute staff participate in Primary Futures initiative

Bill Sillar recently participated in a Primary Futures event to highlight his work and career path to primary school children. More...

Published: Oct 23, 2014 3:14:48 PM

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Institute welcomes new research and teaching staff

A number of new academic, research and teaching staff were welcomed to the Institute at the beginning of the 2014-15 session. More...

Published: Oct 21, 2014 11:53:45 AM

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Archaeology powered by communities

The Institute of Archaeology and British Museum are asking for public help in conducting, designing and funding research about archaeology, history and heritage for which a new crowd-funding platform has been launched. More...

Published: Oct 17, 2014 11:39:42 AM

UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing

UCL award received for collaborative human wellbeing research

Beverley Butler and Anne Lanceley have been awarded UCL Grand Challenges funding for a cross-disciplinary research project to enhance wellbeing in cancer patients. More...

Published: Oct 15, 2014 4:50:01 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...

Expanding Boundaries: Science and Theory in Prehistoric Studies

Expanding Boundaries: Science and Theory in Prehistoric Studies

A conference entitled 'Expanding Boundaries: Science and Theory in Prehistoric Studies' will be held at UCL's Petrie Museum and the Institute of Archaeology on 24 & 25 October. More...

Photographing factories at night. Himeji city, 15 March 2014. Photo by Hilary Orange

Night-time factory infatuation and the tourist gaze: the Japanese subculture of ‘Kojo Moe’

Hilary Orange (CAA) will give the fifth seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 27 October. More...

Ghosts in West Africa: some thoughts, collected anecdotes and an original Malian antiquarian ghost story in the style of MR James

Ghosts in West Africa

Kevin MacDonald (UCL) will give the first seminar in the African Peoples and Pasts series at the Institute on 30 October. More...

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 on 1 November. More...

The Sex Pistols (Birmingham Popular Music Archive)

“A pile of my history, found in my parents' attic”: The everyday histories and archives of popular music heritage

Paul Long will give a talk hosted by the Public History Discussion Group at the Institute on 1 November. More...

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