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News from the Institute of Archaeology

AHRC award for Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage

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he Nordic Genetic Resource Center, one of the research team’s partners, is responsible for the operation and management of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The seed vault aims to safeguard the world’s most important plant genetic resources for food and agriculture with a maximum level of security (Photo: Mari Tefre/Svalbard Global Seed Vault)

Rodney Harrison has been awarded a £1.6million AHRC Large Grant under the 'Care for the Future: Thinking forward through the past' theme, for the research programme ‘Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage’.

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

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Peter Drewett

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

Institute alumna curates Ancient Alalakh photographic exhibition

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The Forgotten Kingdom, Archaeology and Photography at Ancient Alalakh (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.

Cultural Landscapes of Bhutan

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Paro Dzong, 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.

The Past in the Present: A Living Heritage Approach

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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.

MicroPasts: Tagging the Horsfields

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

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.

Congratulations to our graduates!

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Graduation Ceremony 2014

Congratulations to all of our graduates who received their degrees at the UCL graduation ceremony for Institute students this week.

Matt Pope on Neanderthal cave art find

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Neanderthal model (Image courtesy of the Natural History Museum)

Matt Pope was recently invited to comment on the discovery of Neanderthal artwork in a cave in Gibraltar.

Sue Hamilton becomes Director of the Institute of Archaeology

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Prof Sue Hamilton

Sue Hamilton today succeeds Stephen Shennan as the next Director of the UCL Institute of Archaeology.

David Wengrow to give the Henry Myers Lecture 2014

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David Wengrow speaking at the Engelsberg Seminar 2013

David Wengrow has been invited to give the Henry Myers Lecture 2014 at the British Museum on 12 September.

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