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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

Peter Drewett

Aspects of Prehistory in South-East England. A Tribute to Peter Drewett

Institute staff will participate in a special event being organised as a tribute to Peter Drewett in Sussex on 1 November. More...

Published: Sep 18, 2014 10:42:15 AM

The Forgotten Kingdom, Archaeology and Photography at Ancient Alalakh (exhibition)

Institute alumna curates Ancient Alalakh photographic exhibition

Institute alumna Hélène Maloigne is co-curator of the exhibition The Forgotten Kingdom, Archaeology and Photography at Ancient Alalakh which opened in Istanbul on 13 September. More...

Published: Sep 15, 2014 3:46:17 PM

Paro Dzong, Bhutan

Cultural Landscapes of Bhutan

An Institute of Archaeology team was recently invited to participate in an international competition on cultural landscapes, aiming to tackle Bhutan’s challenges of interpreting and safeguarding its traditional landscapes. More...

Published: Sep 12, 2014 12:05:31 PM

The Past in the Present: A Living Heritage Approach

The Past in the Present: A Living Heritage Approach

Institute alumnus, Ioannis Poulios, has developed his PhD thesis into a comprehensive and novel approach to heritage management which has recently been published by Ubiquity Press. More...

Published: Sep 11, 2014 3:28:30 PM

A tour at Jerash, Transjordan, c. 1930s, from the collection of George and Agnes Horsfield

MicroPasts: Tagging the Horsfields

The MicroPasts project has launched an application for volunteers to tag a group of archive photographs of archaeological sites and locations in the Middle East. More...

Published: Sep 9, 2014 12:51:37 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...

Percussive Technology in Human Evolution

Percussive Technology in Human Evolution

An international conference on Percussive Technology in Human Evolution will take place at the Institute of Archaeology on 18 & 19 September. More...

Company of images: modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age (Image courtesy of Gianluca Miniaci)

Company of images: modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age (2000-1500 BC)

An international conference exploring the fertile imaginary world of Middle Bronze Age Egypt through its material culture and archaeological sources will be held at UCL from 18-20 September. More...

Maya on the Thames (Maya Myths and Glyphs Workshop 2014)

Maya on the Thames

The 3rd Annual Workshop on Maya Myths and Glyphs, organised in association with the UCL Public Engagement Unit, will be held at the Institute from 19-21 September. More...

Time, Identity and Imperialism in the Roman World

Time, Identity and Imperialism in the Roman World

Andrew Gardner will give the opening seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 29 September. More...

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The Micropasts Project: crowd-sourcing archaeology

Andrew Bevan will give the second seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 6 October. More...


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