UCL Qatar hosts Dr. Christy Henshaw, Digital Production Manager of the Wellcome Collection for a public talk entitled, ‘Designing a digitisation strategy: thoughts on digitisation and selection for cultural heritage institutions.’
UCL Qatar, in collaboration with the Qatar National Library, had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Christy Henshaw, Digital Production Manager of the Wellcome Collection
Publication date: 5 February 2018
Dr Waleed Serhan, Research Associate at UCL Qatar, talks about the research project “National Museums and the Public Imagination: A Longitudinal Study of the National Museum of Qatar”
Publication date: 1 February 2018
Dr Jane Humphris gives us an update from the UCL Qatar campaign at the Royal City of Meroe in Sudan in autumn 2017, as she just starts the new spring campaign.
We have had a very busy and successful season of work at the Royal City of Meroe, focusing the archaeological research at two key areas. Although we have excavated at both of these locations over a number of seasons before, it seems our perseverance is paying off. At the temple dedicated to the lion-headed Meroitic god Apedemak, we have revealed an early furnace workshop including furnace structure and at least four bellows pots in an area demonstrating a long history of use. We have also revealed the entire temple and pylon structure for the first time in 100 years, including an entrance consisting of two phases of construction and a number of ramps, walls and terraced areas. At the beginning of the entrance ramp we have discovered a large sandstone structure we are currently interpreting as a possible altar, which has never been documented before. The excavations have greatly advanced our understandings of the temple, and how the construction of this building was related to the iron production remains on which it was constructed around 2,000 years ago.
Publication date: 25 January 2018
Dr Rachael Clemens, Adjunct Instructor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, talks about her research and teaching visit at UCL Qatar in October 2017
Dr Rachael Clemens, Adjunct Instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Publication date: 20 December 2017
"The Transformation of the Moroccan Landscape in the Early Islamic period" by Dr Gaetano Palumbo, Head of UCL Qatar’s research in Morocco
Our Head of Qatar’s Research in Morocco, Dr Gaetano Palumbo came back recently from the archaeological survey conducted in October on the Atlantic Coast of Northern Morocco, between the cities of Tangier and Asilah for UCL Qatar’s project The Transformation of the Moroccan Landscape in the Early Islamic period and gives us some insights on the scope of the project and some preliminary findings. The scope of the project, a cooperation between the Moroccan “Institut National pour les Sciences de l’Archeologie et du Patrimoine” (INSAP) and UCL Qatar is to trace the modifications to the cultural and economic landscape of the Tingitan peninsula before and after the arrival of the Arabs in the region. The project is funded by the Qatar National Research Fund under the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP).
Publication date: 11 December 2017
An Interview with Omer Can Aksoy, PhD Graduate at UCL Qatar, and Gizem Kahraman, Researcher on the Origins of Doha Project, Winners of the Unlimited Doha Design Prize
One year after they were awarded the British Council Unlimited Doha Design Prize, Omer Can Aksoy and Gizem Kahraman (along with their colleagues Deena Terawi, Ming Teong, and Alex Scott-Whitby) are building “The Maze” at Katara Cultural Village, to showcase the research project that won them the prize. The event is in the frame of the Ajal Film Festival, as part of the British Council’s British Festival, which runs from 26 November to the 8th December; full programme at https://www.britishcouncil.qa/en/events/british-festival-2017
Publication date: 27 November 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lecture Hall 0A11 Georgetown Building, Education City
Publication date: 25 October 2017
UCLQurates is a yearly student-led initiative which involves the collaboration of UCL Qatar’s MA Museum and Gallery Practice students with a cultural organisation in Qatar. This year, the UCL Qatar students have partnered with Msheireb Properties in curating and organising an exhibition taking place at Mohammed Bin Jassim House at Msheireb Museums. Entitled “Back to Msheireb: Shared Streets – Shared Stories”, it interprets the vibrancy of Qatar’s old Msheireb district as a centre of commerce and diversity.
Publication date: 4 October 2017
UCL Qatar’s Short Courses team has been working with Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) since November 2016 to develop and pilot QTA staff orientation courses in Tourism Practices and Management.
Publication date: 2 April 2017
Her Excellency Sheikha Hind, co-chair and CEO of the
Qatar Foundation, has attended the UCL Qatar campus to acknowledge the academic
achievements of three of our students.
Publication date: 21 March 2017
UCL Qatar’s Sudan archaeology team, headed by Dr Jane
Humphris, has just completed field work for the 2016 – 2017 academic year
following 12 weeks working at the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Kush, the Royal
City of Meroe. This season was the most ambitious to date and saw many
exciting archaeological results and activities, including community meetings
and the opening ceremony of the UCL Qatar Iron and Kush information point.
Publication date: 7 February 2017
UCL Qatar, a leading global centre of excellence for the study of cultural heritage, today announced the appointment of Dr Sam Evans CBE as its new Director.
Publication date: 21 June 2016
UCL Qatar’s staff and students showcase research at the 41st International Symposium on Archaeometry
UCL Qatar and UCL Institute of Archaeology staff and research students recently attended the 41st International Symposium on Archaeometry to showcase their research. The symposium was attended by 600 delegates from 15-21 May 2016 and was hosted by the Laboratory of Archaeometry at the University of the Peloponnese in Kalamata, Greece.
Publication date: 14 June 2016
On 6 April 2016 the student led exhibition ‘Shifting Sands; A Journey of Qatar and its People’ was opened by Sheikh Turki Bin Faisal Al Thani, on behalf of Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani. Organised by UCL Qatar’s MA Museum and Gallery Practice students in collaboration with the Museum, the exhibition aims to highlight the rapid changes of Qatar’s cultural and physical landscapes, particularly over the last forty-fifty years.
Publication date: 18 May 2016
Leading library scholars from the UK, US and Australia visited Education City recently to present at the ‘Research-Based Practice in Libraries Summit’. The event, which was sponsored through the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) aimed to foster a culture of research based practice in libraries in Qatar and the region. The event, organised by UCL Qatar in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), was attended by over 60 library professions from Qatar, as well as several of their colleagues from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Publication date: 11 May 2016
UCL Qatar has
celebrated the achievements of its 43 graduating students in a spectacular
ceremony at the Education City campus in Doha. The traditional ceremony, comprising
a formal procession of faculty, dignitaries, and students was presided by
Professor Anthony Smith, UCL Vice Provost (Education & Student Affairs), and Professor Thilo Rehren, Director
of UCL Qatar, in front of 250 family members, friends, faculty and VIP guests.The occasion
marks the second graduation ceremony for UCL Qatar, which conferred Master’s Degrees
in Library and Information Studies, Museum Studies, Archaeology and
Conservation, as well as a Diploma in Academic Research and Methods.
Publication date: 3 May 2016
Omer Can Aksoy, PhD student at UCL Qatar, and Gizem Kahraman, a researcher on UCL Qatar’s Origins of Doha Project, were part of the UK-Qatar winning team of the Unlimited Doha Design Prize 2016, for their project the ‘City of Play’.
Publication date: 31 March 2016
UCL Qatar would like to congratulate all of its students and staff that took part in the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (ARC) 2016. A special congratulations goes to MA Archaeology of the Arab and Islamic World student, Jonathan Ouellet, who won third place in the student category ‘Best Poster in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Pillar’. Jonathan’s poster titled, ‘The Imitation Game: Georgian-Sasanian Coins and Their Meaning in Numismatics’, received a high level of interest and many positive comments from the judges.
Publication date: 24 March 2016
The annual exhibition organised by UCL Qatar’s MA Museum and Gallery Practice students is requesting photos of ‘Old Doha and Qatar’ to become part of the exhibition. This year the exhibition titled ‘Shifting Sands – A Journey of Qatar and its People’, to be displayed in the temporary exhibition space at the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Museum, is looking to actively engage the community by providing a platform to share old photographs.
Publication date: 8 March 2016
UCL Qatar are pleased to announce that Dr Jane Humphris, Head of Research in Sudan, has been awarded a Provost’s Public Engagement Award.
Publication date: 18 February 2016
Earlier building underneath the iron production remains at Meroe
Publication date: 10 January 2016
On the 5 November 2015 H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani opened the 'Recovered Treasures from the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum Collection' Exhibition to an audience of 150 diplomatic and VIP guests. The exhibition, developed in partnership with UCL Qatar and the Sheikh Faisal Museum, aims to raise awareness of the importance of conservation of cultural heritage in Qatar through showcasing the conservation work undertaken by UCL Qatar's MSc Conservation Studies students on artefacts from Sheikh Faisal’s collection.
Publication date: 16 November 2015
UCL Qatar welcomed Barbara J. Ford, Distinguished Professor Emerita from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library in the USA and past president of the American Library Association, to host a seminar in Doha, titled ‘Libraries: Global Reach – Local Touch’.
Publication date: 5 November 2015
The Corniche in the 1950's
Publication date: 3 November 2015
UCL Qatar is
pleased to announce the launch of the short film ‘Research in Translation’. The film
is one of the outcomes of the project Research
in Translation: Public Engagement through Exhibition Displays, which Dr
Serena Iervolino, Lecturer in Art Curation and Museology and Coordinator of
the MA in Museum and Gallery Practice UCL Qatar, has worked on since September 2014. The
project was collaboratively led alongside Dr Ceri Jones, Research
Associate at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester and
funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Publication date: 17 September 2015