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UCL Qatar News

Doctoral Prize and Inaugural Lecture awarded to Dr Serena Iervolino

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Dr Serena Iervolino

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

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Laura Morabito, Field Director

In March 2015, UCL Qatar and Qatar Museums began a survey of the areas around the Umm Al-Ma’a and Mleiha depressions in the North West of Qatar. The joint project forms The Crowded Desert. Dr Jose Carvajal Lopez, Project Director, and Laura Morabito, Field Director, explain.

Discover UCL Qatar Open Evening on Wednesday 25 March

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Discover UCL Qatar Open Evening

On Wednesday 25 March, UCL Qatar will host an Open Evening, providing prospective students and members of the community an opportunity to learn more about UCL Qatar’s degree programmes, study opportunities, scholarships, research and community engagement activities.

Heritage destruction in Syria: IIC publishes papers by UCL Qatar students

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Aleppo’s 13th century citadel

Students from UCL Qatar have analysed and reflected upon the sustained destruction of Syria’s cultural heritage sites, as a casualty of the ongoing civil war, in the latest News in Conservation e-paper published by the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC).

Sudan team concludes successful Iron Smelting Festival

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Iron Smelting Festival

Under the direction of Head of Sudan Research, Dr Jane Humphris, UCL Qatar has concluded its largest community outreach project to date, in the shadows of the Pyramids of Meroe, Sudan.

Getting to know... Dr Martina Renzi

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Dr Martina Renzi

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

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Islamic Pasts workshop

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

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Library and Information Studies students visit Sharjah

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

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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

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Myrto Georgakopoulou

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

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Origins of Doha

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

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Doha College

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

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UCL Qatar archaeology student

Can Aksoy, a research student at UCL Qatar, has received the prestigious Student Award in front of 2500 delegates at the European Association of Archaeologists 20th Annual Meeting, held from 10-14 September 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey.

First graduation ceremony a milestone moment for UCL Qatar

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UCLQ Graduation 09

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

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Seminar for Arabian Studies

Three members of the UCL Qatar community have delivered presentations at the Seminar for Arabian Studies, an international forum showcasing the latest academic research on the Arabian Peninsula.

Sudan research team concludes latest excavations at Royal City of Meroe

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Lecture for visiting University of Khartoum Students

The UCL Qatar Sudan research team has recently completed the third year of archaeological excavations investigating the iron production industries at the ancient Royal City of Meroe in Sudan.

UCL and Sheikh Faisal Museum inspire the public to explore museum objects through drawing

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Adventures in Drawing

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

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Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: Debates, Discourses and Practices

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

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His Excellency Luis Jaime Castillo Butters, PhD, Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Industries of the Republic of Peru

His Excellency Luis Jaime Castillo Butters, PhD, Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Industries of the Republic of Peru, has delivered a public lecture at UCL Qatar as part of a visit to the Gulf region and in the presence of distinguished guests from Qatar’s diplomatic community.

Gulf region's first Maritime Archaeology course takes place at UCL Qatar

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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

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Faculty and students from UCL Qatar’s MA Library and Information Studies programme have attended the Special Library Association Arabian Gulf Chapter conference in Doha, a key regional networking event for library and information professionals.

MIA and UCL create new forum on heritage accessibility for Qatar’s disabled community

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Members of Qatar’s disabled community have come together for a ground-breaking 'Disability Focus Group' held at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA). Organised by the MIA and UCL Qatar, this event saw Qatar's disabled community share their views on how to improve access to Museums for disabled people.

UCL teams with British Council to launch Museum Training School

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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

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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.

Prospective students invited to discover UCL at first Qatar Open Day

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On Tuesday 18 March, UCL Qatar will hold its first Open House event, Discover UCL, where prospective students, existing applicants and members of the community will be able to learn more about study opportunities at UCL, both in London and Doha.

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