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We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology

Start: May 8, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: Apr 20, 2016 5:00:00 PM

We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology Exhibition poster
The Institute of Archaeology’s new student exhibition, We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology opens to the public from 8 May 2015.

Pliocene sea ice modelling

Start: May 12, 2015 1:00:00 PM
End: May 12, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Interglacial (recent) glaciation of the northern hemisphere during the Quaternary climatic cycles. By Hannes Grobe/AWI (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Fergus Howell (University of Leeds) will give a lunchtime seminar in UCL as part of an interdepartmental programme on Palaeoclimate on 12 May.

Seminar: Leadership in the Cuban Revolution - The Unseen Story

Start: May 13, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: May 13, 2015 7:30:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
Antoni Kapcia (Nottingham) - Most conventional readings of the Cuban Revolution have seemed mesmerised by the personality and role of Fidel Castro, often missing a deeper political understanding of the Revolution’s underlying structures, bases of popular loyalty and ethos of participation.

Film screening and discussion: 'The Return of the Land' (Dir. D. Alarcon; Brazil, 2015; subtitled in English)

Start: May 15, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: May 15, 2015 7:30:00 PM

The Return of the Land
Bringing together testimonies from the Tupinambá people, recorded in May 2014 in the Tupinambá de Olivença Indigenous Territory in southern Bahia (Brazil) and archival images, this documentary presents the struggle of the Tupinambá people to recover their land. They have been waiting for official territorial recognition since 2004.

South American Archaeology Seminar

Start: May 16, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: May 16, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Moche ceramic depicting craftsmen using blow tubes to smelt and work metal objects (National Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Lima, Peru)
The South American Archaeology Seminar, co-sponsored by the Institute for Latin American Studies, University of London and the Institute of Archaeology, will be held on 16 May.

Ice core CO2-d13C constraints

Start: May 19, 2015 1:00:00 PM
End: May 19, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Interglacial (recent) glaciation of the northern hemisphere during the Quaternary climatic cycles. By Hannes Grobe/AWI (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Thomas Bauska (University of Cambridge) will give a lunchtime seminar in UCL as part of an interdepartmental programme on Palaeoclimate on 19 May.

Seminar: Commonwealth States and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council: Cutting the Umbilical Cord

Start: May 19, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: May 19, 2015 7:30:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
Harold Young (Georgia State University) - Why did so many states shedding British colonial rule nevertheless choose to retain the British Privy Council as the highest court of appeal? Drawing on examples from across 50 states of the Commonwealth, this paper explores what factors influenced the decision to retain the Privy Council at independence, and why some states subsequently opted to sever ties. Building on Dahl’s theory (1957) the paper asserts that states not only choose the final court of appeal that they most expect to be an ally but may move to change a court that undermines or seems likely to undermine policy preferences. Understanding this phenomena across the British Commonwealth may provide comparative insights into how this court is viewed by the governing coalition and what it can tell us about how states may view other extraterritorial courts such as the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, the African Court of Justice and Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Conference: Chile and the Inter-american Human Rights System

Start: May 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: May 20, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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This one day conference seeks to cater to an international community of human rights practitioners and researchers of the Americas from across the humanities and the social sciences by focusing on an interdisciplinary and detailed examination the most recent cases decided by the Inter American Human Rights System against the Chilean state.

Institute of Archaeology Graduate Open Evening

Start: May 20, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: May 20, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Institute of Archaeology Graduate Open Evening
The Institute will hold its next Graduate Open Evening on 20 May for those interested in masters courses or research degrees, as well as for those students already accepted onto a programme.

The Globalisation and Latin American Development (GLAD) Lecture 2015: Latin America five years after the storm: economic and social challenges

Start: May 21, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: May 21, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Juan Carlos Moreno Brid - United Nations ECLAC Mexico
Juan Carlos Moreno Brid (United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean - ECLAC/CEPAL) - Latin America's golden years of 2003-08, marked by high growth and major reductions in poverty were abruptly cut short in 2009 by the adverse effects brought about by the international financial crisis.  Today, five years after that storm, What are the region's economic and social perspectives  and the main challenges that it faces in its far from fulfilled quest for development?

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom

Start: May 26, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: May 26, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom
In preparation for the new primary history curriculum, a day workshop on the Ancient Maya is being held for teachers at the Institute on 26 May.

Rice and methane in monsoon Asia

Start: May 26, 2015 1:00:00 PM
End: May 26, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Interglacial (recent) glaciation of the northern hemisphere during the Quaternary climatic cycles. By Hannes Grobe/AWI (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Fabio Silva / Dorian Fuller (UCL) will give a lunchtime seminar in UCL as part of an interdepartmental programme on Palaeoclimate on 26 May.

Cellos in the Amazon: How Music Changed Lives - A conversation with BBC producer Mark Rickards

Start: May 26, 2015 6:30:00 PM
End: May 26, 2015 7:30:00 PM

Cellos in the Amazon - Wagner
BBC Senior Producer Mark Rickards explores how a radio programme he made changed the lives of young aspiring musicians in the Brazilian Amazon. The stories of those struggling to make music against all the odd in the rainforest touched an audience worldwide, with extraordinary consequences.

Winifred Lamb at War: Room 40 and the BBC

Start: May 27, 2015 5:15:00 PM
End: May 27, 2015 6:15:00 PM

UCL Institute of Archaeology
David Gill (University Campus Suffolk) will give a seminar organised by the Institute's History of Archaeology Research Network on 27 May.

Symposium: Recasting Postwar African Diasporic Struggles in the Americas and Europe

Start: May 29, 2015 1:30:00 PM
End: May 29, 2015 5:30:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
This symposium seeks to create links between historical, regional and current struggles as they concern African descended communities in the Americas and Europe. Offering multifaceted analyses, speakers will complicate notions of race, freedom, belonging, transnationalism, desire and identities assumed and presumed in revealing portraits of African diasporic experiences.

Seminar: C.L.R. James's Intellectual Conquest of Imperial Britain

Start: Jun 3, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 3, 2015 7:30:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
Christian Høgsbjerg - Together with other critical Pan-Africanist figures such as his fellow compatriot George Padmore, the Trinidadian Marxist C.L.R. James led from the front as an ideological agitator in the fight against British imperialist mythology and propaganda during the 1930s.

The -ingtūn place-names of Shropshire: thinking through questions of chronology

Start: Jun 3, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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The final seminar in the 2014-15 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Jayne Carroll (University of Nottingham) on 3 June.

Seminar: Conflict, Truth and Justice: Perspectives from Latin America

Start: Jun 4, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 4, 2015 7:00:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
Pablo Piccato (Columbia) and Jelke Boesten (KCL) - Since the 1980s, many Latin American societies have struggled to deal with the legacies of violence and human rights abuses in the recent past. While extensive, the scholarly literature on transitional justice and historical memory remains dominated by the Southern Cone. This event will explore these themes in two less studied cases, place contemporary debates in Mexico and Peru in historical and regional perspective, and consider future prospects for truth-telling and justice.

Seminar: Cocaine Trafficking from Latin America to Europe: Research Methods and Recent Trends

Start: Jun 10, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 10, 2015 7:30:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
Damián Zaitch (Utrecht University) - For the past 15 years, several transformations have taken place at the levels of cocaine production in Latin America and subsequent export to Europe. These changes refer to the nature of drug trafficking organizations, their relation with legal structures and actors, territorial displacement, but also to the modus operandi of cocaine entrepreneurs in terms of routes and business modalities. Critical research on these developments remains fragmentary, often based on 'official' or journalistic sources, and in general difficult to do. In this contribution, I will first share my views and personal experience of conducting long-term ethnographic research on the cocaine trade in Colombia and Europe (Zaitch 2002; Zaitch 2015), stressing the value of ethnographic methods to study illegal markets in Latin America. A second part of this contribution will present the main recent trends and developments of the cocaine business in Latin America (particularly Colombia), and the shifts regarding cocaine export to European markets. 

World Archaeology Festival 2015

Start: Jun 13, 2015 12:00:00 PM
End: Jun 13, 2015 5:00:00 PM

World Archaeology Festival 2015
The Institute's contribution to the Council of British Archaeology's Festival of Archaeology will take place on Saturday 13 June from 12pm-5pm

Technology: Ideology, Economics and Power in the Andes

Start: Jun 15, 2015 11:30:00 AM
End: Jun 18, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Pottery making in Machacca, Peru
The Institute of Archaeology Annual Conference 2015 on 'Technology: Ideology, Economics and Power in the Andes' will take place on 15-18 June.

Seminar: The Most Homophobic Place on Earth? Caribbean Myths and Realities

Start: Jun 16, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 16, 2015 7:30:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
Rosamond S. King (CUNY) - In 2006, Time magazine infamously declared that the Caribbean is 'the most homophobic place on earth,' one of many similar statements. In this talk, Rosamond S. King questions the truth of this statement and analyzes its problematic origins. She will examine some of the different facets of homophobia in the Caribbean – specifically, violence, discrimination, and hatred – drawing on the research in her recent book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination and the work of other Caribbeanist scholars. This talk aims to depart from myth and instead discuss the realities of sexual minorities in the Caribbean region.

Obsessed with Metal: Manufacture, use and significance of metals in the thousand year-old Sicán Culture of South America

Start: Jun 16, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Obsessed with Metal: Manufacture, use and significance of metals in the thousand year-old Sicán Culture of South America
Itzumi Shimada (Southern Illinois University Carbondale, SIUC) will give the Professor Beno Rothenberg Memorial Lecture 2015 at the Institute on 16 June.

Professor Beno Rothenberg Memorial Lecture

Start: Jun 16, 2015 6:00:00 PM

I. Shimada
The Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies cordially invites you to the Professor 

Society of Archaeological Masters Students Annual Conference III

Start: Jun 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 17, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Society of Archaeological Masters Students' logo
The Institute's Society of Archaeological Masters Students (SAMS) is holding its third annual conference on 17 June.

Digging up Jericho: Past, Present and Future

Start: Jun 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 30, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Digging up Jericho: Past, Present and Future
An international symposium entitled 'Digging up Jericho: Past, Present and Future' will be held at the Institute from 29-30 June.

IAMS Archaeometallurgy Summer School 2015

Start: Jun 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Jul 10, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Institute for Archaeo-metallurgical Studies (IAMS) logo
The Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies (IAMS) will host its annual Archaeometallurgy Summer School at the Institute of Archaeology from 29 June to 10 July.

IAMS Summer School 2015

Start: Jun 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: Jul 10, 2015 5:00:00 PM

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This year's Summer School will be jointly hosted by UCL's Institute of Archaeology. It will be held at the Institute of Archaeology in London and we welcome anyone with an interest in archaeometallurgy to attend our one week course.

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom

Start: Jul 1, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: Jul 1, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom
In preparation for the new primary history curriculum, a day workshop on the Ancient Maya is being held for teachers at the Institute on 1 July.

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom

Start: Jul 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: Jul 24, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom
In preparation for the new primary history curriculum, a day workshop on the Ancient Maya is being held for teachers at the Institute on 24 July.