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Institute student wins inaugural publication prize

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UCL Institute of Archaeology (Image courtesy of Lisa Daniel)

Institute undergraduate student Lucy Smith has won second prize in the inaugural UCL Publisher's Prize for student writing.

Archive Fever - 20 Years On

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Elisabeth Roudinesco and Jacques Derrida, London, 1994 (Image © Elisabeth Roudinesco)

20 years after Jacques Derrida presented Archive Fever, Beverley Butler was invited to discuss the influence of this seminal text at a special event at the Freud Museum, London.

Museum Studies students shed new light on UCL Collections

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A selection of plaster heads from the Noel Collection at UCL (Image courtesy of UCL Museums and Collections)

Research by MA in Museum Studies students at the Institute has shed new light on a mysterious collection of 30 plaster cast heads.

YAC Fundraising Walk: London - St Albans

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YAC Fundraising walk 2012 (Image courtesy of Charlotte Frearson)

Sarah Dhanjal, Joe Flatman and Carla Piper are walking 23 miles between the Roman amphitheatres in London and St Albans in Roman costume to raise money for YAC on 19 July.

Conservation of Late Iron Age and Roman coins discovered in cave

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Late Iron Age and Roman coins found at Dovedale, Derbyshire (© Richard Davenport Photography / National Trust)

Institute student Stephanie Vasiliou is responsible for the conservation of the Late Iron Age and Roman coins found recently in Dovedale, Derbyshire.

Institute participation in school's Moving On Day

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Institute participation in Farnborough school's Moving On Day

Institute staff have again participated in the annual Moving On Day for students at Farnborough 6th Form College.

Wrapping and Unwrapping Material Culture

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Wrapping and Unwrapping Material Culture

An innovative volume edited by Susanna Harris and Laurence Douny which challenges contemporary views on material culture has now been published by Left Coast Press.

Research on domestication at Neolithic Çatalhöyük is top journal article

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Groundstone artefacts from floor of a house at Çatalhöyük

Research undertaken by Karen Wright at Çatalhöyük is currently one of the most downloaded articles from the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.

Matt Pope on BBC Radio 4's Making History

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Matt Pope with Karl Brady from the Underwater Archaeology Unit at the National Monuments Service in Dublin

Matt Pope reported for the BBC Radio 4 programme Making History on the discovery of 12 log boats from Loch Corrib, Galway, in the Republic of Ireland.

Andrew Gardner awarded Topoi Fellowship

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TOPOI Excellence Programme at the Freie Universität, Berlin

Congratulations to Andrew Gardner who has been awarded a Fellowship at the Topoi Excellence Cluster based at Freie Universität, Berlin.

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