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UCL Qatar News
Searching for Historic Bidda: Ground Penetrating Radar Survey in Qatar
Publication date: 31 March 2015
Under the gently rolling green parkland of Al Bidda Park in central Doha, there lies a secret. It is likely a settlement existed at Al Bidda at least from the 18th century, making it the oldest town in this part of Qatar. A map of Doha and Al Bidda produced in the 1860s shows two settlements;the town of Doha is surrounded by a city wall with fortified towers and Al Bidda is defended by a rectangular fort. Throughout the 19th century the two settlements of Al Bidda and Doha co-existed as separate towns, but continued to grow in size and importance. Early in the 20th century the two merged into a single city.
Doctoral Prize and Inaugural Lecture awarded to Dr Serena Iervolino
Publication date: 26 March 2015
Dr Serena Iervolino, Lecturer in Art Curation and Museology at UCL Qatar, has been selected as a winner of the University of Leicester’s College of Arts, Humanities and Law Doctoral Prize competition.
Dispatches from Umm Al-Ma’a: Introducing The Crowded Desert Project
Publication date: 18 March 2015
Discover UCL Qatar Open Evening on Wednesday 25 March
Publication date: 18 March 2015
Heritage destruction in Syria: IIC publishes papers by UCL Qatar students
Publication date: 22 February 2015
Sudan team concludes successful Iron Smelting Festival
Publication date: 17 February 2015
Getting to know... Dr Martina Renzi
Publication date: 11 February 2015
In Getting To Know… we speak to a member of staff from the UCL Qatar community about their role and responsibilities, their background, and their experiences within the UCL and Qatar communities. In this edition, we speak to Dr Martina Renzi, Research Fellow at UCL Qatar.
Islamic Pasts workshop explores relationship between Heritage Studies and Islamic Studies disciplines
Publication date: 14 December 2014
On 10-11 December 2014, UCL Qatar hosted a two-day research workshop, Islamic Pasts, organised by Dr Trinidad Rico with the support of Texas A&M University at Qatar. The workshop examined the relationship between two academic disciplines: Islamic Studies within Heritage Studies, with the aim of finding new ways of understanding Islamic heritage as a result.
Library and Information Studies students visit Sharjah
Publication date: 24 November 2014
The students from UCL Qatar’s MA in Library and Information Studies have travelled to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, to attend the American Library Association (ALA) Sharjah International Book Fair Library Conference. The gathering of regional and international librarians included a number of speakers discussing current and future trends and issues in the library and information field.
Pioneering research on museums and collecting practices in the GCC
Publication date: 16 November 2014
Dr Karen Exell, Lecturer in Museum Studies at UCL Qatar, researches and publishes on past and contemporary museum developments in the GCC, and their socio-cultural impact. Over the past year Dr Exell has undertaken several field visits to museums in the region and has interviewed numerous private individuals and collectors in order to better understand the nature of museum developments and collecting practices in the region. This mapping project has resulted in a wealth of data that will form the basis of a book on museums in the GCC to be published in 2015.
Getting to Know... Dr Myrto Georgakopoulou
Publication date: 23 October 2014
In Getting To Know… we speak to a member of staff from the UCL Qatar community about their role and responsibilities, their background, and their experiences within the UCL and Qatar communities. In this edition, we speak to Dr Myrto Georgakopoulou, UCL Qatar’s Lecturer in Archaeological Materials Science.
UCL and QNRF to host Heritage of Doha, Identity of Qatar workshop
Publication date: 22 October 2014
On 5 November 2014 UCL Qatar alongside Qatar National Research Fund (QNFR) will host a public workshop Heritage of Doha, Identity of Qatar. The workshop will present the work of UCL Qatar’s QNRF-funded Origins of Doha project, including the results of the joint Qatar Museums-UCL Qatar excavations in central Doha. These archaeological findings will then be used to explore the history and people of Doha, the transformation of the traditional town to a modern city, and the experience of its inhabitants through time.
Exhibition to showcase Qatari Natural Heritage
Publication date: 20 October 2014
This November, UCL Qatar is to exhibit the results of a series of workshops run at three local secondary schools. Students from the Al Ruqayya School, Qatar Canadian School and Doha College have created artworks to form the basis of the exhibition Qatar Natural Heritage under the Microscope: Designs based on Flora and Fauna found in Qatar.
UCL Qatar student wins coveted award at 20th European Association of Archaeologists conference
Publication date: 18 September 2014
First graduation ceremony a milestone moment for UCL Qatar
Publication date: 3 September 2014
The first students to graduate from UCL Qatar have been honoured at the UCL Graduation Ceremony in London. The students, who were the first cohort of MA Museum and Gallery Practice students to enrol at UCL Qatar in 2012, were conferred in front of family, friends, distinguished guests and the wider UCL community.
Archaeology staff and students present at Seminar for Arabian Studies
Publication date: 4 August 2014
Sudan research team concludes latest excavations at Royal City of Meroe
Publication date: 25 June 2014
UCL and Sheikh Faisal Museum inspire the public to explore museum objects through drawing
Publication date: 4 June 2014
UCL Qatar and the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum have joined
forces to inspire the public to explore museum objects through drawing. Adventures
in Drawing, which took place on Saturday 31 May, saw four international Doha-based artists offering drawing workshops in different locations within the unique
environment of the Sheikh Faisal Museum.
New book on Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula published by UCL Qatar academics
Publication date: 15 May 2014
Dr Karen Exell, Lecturer in Museum Studies and Dr Trinidad Rico, Lecturer in Heritage Studies, have co-edited a new volume exploring the issues and debates surrounding the construction of heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: Debates, Discourses and Practices (Ashgate 2014).
Peruvian Deputy Minister for Cultural Heritage Delivers Distinguished Lecture at UCL Qatar
Publication date: 1 May 2014
Gulf region's first Maritime Archaeology course takes place at UCL Qatar
Publication date: 14 April 2014
The first formally accredited maritime archaeology course to ever be held in the Gulf region has taken place at UCL Qatar. The intensive two week course, with a particular focus on maritime archaeology in the Arabian Gulf, provided students with an overview of the principles and practices of maritime archaeology.
Special Library Association Arabian Gulf Chapter conference a success for UCL students
Publication date: 31 March 2014
MIA and UCL create new forum on heritage accessibility for Qatar’s disabled community
Publication date: 26 March 2014
UCL teams with British Council to launch Museum Training School
Publication date: 25 March 2014
UCL has teamed with the British Council to launch the Museum Training School (MTS). Commencing with a summer school in London in August 2014, MTS will provide arts and heritage professionals from around the world with the skills and knowledge necessary to increase the sustainability and growth of museums and galleries.
Museum Studies students launch UCLQurates with two Doha exhibitions
Publication date: 23 March 2014
Students from the MA Museum and Gallery Practice degree programme at UCL Qatar have launched UCLQurates as a platform for curating student-led exhibitions under the guidance of academic staff. Debuting with two exhibitions to be held in Doha in April, UCLQurates 2014 is the first of what is set to become an innovative annual feature on Doha's cultural calendar.