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Mysteries of the Mind

Start: May 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM
End: Apr 20, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Exhibition Launch - Mysteries of the Mind
The Institute of Archaeology’s new student exhibition, Mysteries of the Mind, opens to the public from 13 May 2016. 

The Archaeology and Heritage of Central Asia

Start: Dec 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM
End: Dec 10, 2016 5:00:00 PM

The Archaeology and Heritage of Central Asia
The inaugural meeting of the Central Asia Seminar Group will be held at the Institute on 10 December.

The Building Bridges project at the Science Museum: Research with families who are absent or infrequent museum visitors

Start: Dec 12, 2016 4:00:00 PM

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Naomi Haywood will give the final seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 12 December.

The Canadian Arctic in Print: Arm Chair Travels of a Map Curator

Start: Dec 12, 2016 6:00:00 PM

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Dr. Philip Hatfield (British Library) - Searching for Arctic trade routes, the Northwest Passage and other supposed routes like it, has captured the imagination of Scottish, English and other European sailors since at least the sixteenth century. Explorers such as Sir Martin Frobisher, Sir John Ross, Sir James Clark Ross and Dr. John Rae have scouted routes, conducted experiments and encountered diverse peoples on their journeys. In turn their work has had a profound impact on the Arctic and shaped the world around us. The history of this exploration is recorded in striking manuscripts, maps, printed books and photographs that are held in collections across the United Kingdom and Lines in the Ice: Exploring the Roof of the World is an account of this history of exploration as told through these works. This talk, then, is both an Arctic history and a story of travelling through the writing of others, beautifully illustrated by those who travelled to and lived in the Arctic. 

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: Imperial rivalries, insurgents and spies: Britain and Spain during Latin American Independence

Start: Dec 13, 2016 5:30:00 PM

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Gregorio Alonso (Leeds) - The aim of this paper is to unravel some of the less well-known dimensions of British and Spanish policies towards Latin America in the 1810s and 1820s. The central role played by Latin America in the complex diplomatic, economic and political relationships between both colonial powers will be explored by focusing on the activities and schemes devised by the agents and informants working for them.

Wilderness and territorial boundaries in medieval Ireland

Start: Dec 13, 2016 6:00:00 PM

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The fourth seminar in the 2016-17 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Elizabeth Fitzpatrick (Galway, NUI) on 13 December.

Outsiders and Separation of Powers in Latin America

Start: Dec 13, 2016 6:00:00 PM

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Miguel Carreras (UC Riverside) - In the last 25 years, nine outsider candidates won presidential elections in Latin America. Outsiders are candidates with little political experience running for new parties. This reality presents a dual puzzle, which is the focus of this talk.

Questions Surrounding Early Millet Agriculture in China

Start: Dec 15, 2016 6:00:00 PM

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Chris Stevens (UCL) will give the next International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA) China Night Seminar of 2016-17 at the Institute on 15 December.

Climate Change, Archaeology and History

Start: Dec 19, 2016 10:30:00 AM
End: Dec 20, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Explaining the Role of Violence in the Brazilian State

Start: Jan 11, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 11, 2017 7:00:00 PM

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Anthony Pereira (KCL) - The Brazilian state in the 21st century is at the same time a coercive state, employing a large degree of lethal violence against its own citizens; a national developmental state, coordinating the commanding heights of the economy in the service of domestic industry and export promotion; a constitutional state, with a formal commitment to equality of citizenship and the rule of law; and a social democratic state that guarantees a minimum income to the most disadvantaged in society. What explains this peculiar combination of characteristics, and in particular, the persistence of relatively high levels of state violence despite rising state capacity in the developmental, constitutional, and social spheres? This paper reviews the literature on state formation in search of clues to this puzzle, and then suggests, from a comparative perspective, some answers to the question.

Viking Age silver hoards in the Baltic Zone: deposition and (non) retrieval

Start: Jan 17, 2017 6:00:00 PM

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The fifth seminar in the 2016-17 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Jacek Gruszczynski (Oxford) on 17 January.

Whiteness and Weddings in the 'Post'-Colonial, Neo-liberal Economies of the Caribbean

Start: Jan 18, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 18, 2017 7:00:00 PM

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Karen Wilkes (Birmingham City University) - In the contemporary neoliberal context, where the princess bride is a privileged consumer citizen, the destination white wedding is a niche product for the tourist industry, and the Caribbean is a particularly popular destination, fulfilling 'Western ideas of [paradise and] a romantic other' (C. M. Hall and Tucker 2004: 10). Operating in the global market place, companies such as Sandals actively sell the Caribbean as a paradise destination and attainable luxury, through interactive web sites and high-quality glossy brochures.

Accordia Lecture: Landscape as political negotiation, 6000BC - AD2016: a long duree history of Southern Calabria

Start: Jan 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

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John Robb (University of Cambridge) will give the fourth Accordia Lecture of the 2016-17 series at Senate House on 24 January.

Accordia Lecture: Fortifying the Adriatic: the castle and walls of Lecce

Start: Feb 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM

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Paul Arthur (University of the Salento) will give the fifth Accordia Lecture of the 2016-17 series at the Institute on 14 February.

Bearing the Cross in Twelfth Century Jerusalem

Start: Feb 21, 2017 6:00:00 PM

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The sixth seminar in the 2016-17 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by William Purkis (Birmingham) on 21 February.

Accordia Lecture: Toward a social landscape of the house: a comparison between southern Etruria and coastal Campania in the Early Iron Age

Start: Mar 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM

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Beatriz Marin-Aguilera (University of Cambridge) will give the sixth Accordia Lecture of the 2016-17 series at Senate House on 14 March.

The Image of the Past: Reassembling Identities through Roman Objects in Early Anglo-Saxon Society, 5th to 7th Century AD

Start: Mar 21, 2017 6:00:00 PM

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The penultimate seminar in the 2016-17 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Indra Werthmann (Durham) on 21 March.

Accordia Lecture: The Etruscan necropolises of Caere (Cerveteri, Rome), 7th to 1st centuries BC: new perspectives

Start: May 2, 2017 5:30:00 PM

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Maria Raffaella Ciuccarelli (Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio delle Marche) will give the seventh Accordia Lecture of the 2016-17 series at the Institute on 2 May.

Stressed Out! Debunking the stress myth in the study of archaeological human remains

Start: May 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM
End: May 20, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Stressed Out! Debunking the stress myth in the study of archaeological human remains
The Institute of Archaeology Annual Conference 2017 entitled 'Stressed Out! Debunking the stress myth in the study of archaeological human remains' will take place at the Institute on 19 & 20 May.