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We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology

Start: May 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM
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.

Institute of Archaeology Tours

Start: Jul 13, 2015 12:00:00 PM
End: Sep 4, 2015 3:00:00 PM

UCL Institute of Archaeology
Tours of the Institute of Archaeology and its facilities and collections will be held on selected dates throughout the summer.

Pacific Islands: Landscapes and Seascapes

Start: Sep 4, 2015 9:30:00 AM
End: Sep 5, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Pacific Islands Research Network
The Pacific Islands Research Network (PIRN) will hold its biennial conference at the Institute on 4 & 5 September exploring landscapes and seascapes of Pacific islands from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Seminar: Old and New Populisms in Latin America: Lessons for Europe?

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

UCL Institute of the Americas
Omar Acha (Universidad de Buenos Aires); Samuele Mazzolini (Essex); Juan Grigera (UCL-IA) - A series of governments arising from the processes of social mobilization against neoliberalism in Latin America usually identified as a new "Pink Tide" have sparkled a renewed interest in the question of populism. Alongside a reconstruction of the conditions of capital accumulation and several changes in the role of the state and politics they have been successful in incorporating a set of demands of the social movements and conflicts. At the same time, the publication of groundbreaking theoretical perspectives on this classical issue in Latin American social sciences (such as Laclau On populist reason) has reshaped the ongoing debate since 1960s, saving the concept and practice a of ‘progressive populism’ from its  status as a pathological form of politics.

Conference: Environmental Histories of Commodities 1800-2000

Start: Sep 11, 2015 9:30:00 AM
End: Sep 11, 2015 5:00:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
This one-day conference organised jointly by the Commodities of Empire Project, Open University’s Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies and UCL’s Institute of the Americas will showcase state-of-the-art research on nature’s contributions to, as well as the environmental impact and consequences of, the historical production, circulation and consumption of commodities in the modern period. The collaboration will enable coverage of the main continents of the global south, enabling a broader reach than the customary ‘area studies’ conference framework, and is aimed at facilitating fruitful conversations and debates across regional academic frontiers and specialisms.

Maya on the Thames

Start: Sep 11, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Sep 13, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Maya on the Thames 2015
The 4th Annual Workshop on Maya Myths and Glyphs, organised in association with the UCL Public Engagement Unit, will be held at the Institute from 11-13 September.

Early Rice Symposium 2015

Start: Sep 15, 2015 9:30:00 AM
End: Sep 17, 2015 6:10:00 PM

Wet rice cultivation, Orissa
A symposium highlighting research on early rice cultivation systems and their impact on social evolution and the environment will be held at the Institute from 15-17 September.

Panel discussion: Ayotzinapa One Year After

Start: Sep 22, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Sep 22, 2015 7:30:00 PM

Demonstration in Mexico City to protest over the disappearance of 43 students at the hands of the police
On 26 September 2014, 43 students from the [teaching training college] Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos (Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico) were abducted by local police. According to a highly contested official investigation, the police handed the students over to a gang of drug-traffickers who killed them, incinerated their bodies, and threw what remained into a river.

Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage

Start: Oct 5, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage project logo
UCL-based members of the AAFH project team will give the opening seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 5 October.

Lecture: Inequality in the Americas: An International Perspective

Start: Oct 7, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Oct 7, 2015 7:00:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
Andres Solimano (International Center for Globalization and Development, Santiago de Chile) - The presentation will provide recent empirical evidence on inequality in the US, Canada and Latin America (Gini coefficients, top 1 percent shares, top 10 percent) and discuss trends and evolution comparing the Americas with Europe, OECD and main emerging markets. The presentation will highlight the role of taxation systems, wage formation, globalization, wealth concentration and other factors including relevant features of economic elites, the  middle class and working class in the making of social inequality.

The Means of Exchange in Viking England

Start: Oct 12, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Viking silver arm ring
Jane Kershaw will give the second seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 12 October.

Past and Future Earth: A Case Study from Ambergris Caye, Belize

Start: Oct 19, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Environmental archaeology at Ambergris Caye, Belize
Elizabeth Graham will give the third seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 19 October.

Reflexive Archaeology in the Orinoco River, Venezuela: Results of the 2015 Field Season

Start: Oct 26, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Orinoco flood plain, Venezuela
Jose Oliver & Phil Riris will give the fourth seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 26 October.

Neolithic living floors, excavations at the late Körös-site of Tasnad Sere

Start: Nov 2, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Excavations at Tăşnad, Romania (2013)
Ulrike Sommer will give the fifth seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 2 November.

Population, culture history and the dynamics of culture change revisited

Start: Nov 16, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Map of Central and North Western Europe. Points indicate archaeological site locations and colours delineate the sub-regions used to estimate demographic patterns (Image courtesy of the EUROEVOL project)
Stephen Shennan will give the sixth seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 16 November.

Archaeological and conservation project at Knole, in Sevenoaks, Kent

Start: Nov 23, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Institute of Archaeology building, 2010
Nathalie Cohen will give the seventh seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 23 November.

Building the Terracotta Army: Ceramic Craft Technology and Organisation of Production at Emperor Qin Shihuang's Mausoleum Complex, China

Start: Nov 30, 2015 4:00:00 PM

View of Pit 1 of the Terracotta Warriors (Photo: Xia Juxian)
Patrick Quinn will give the eighth seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 30 November.

Emerging practices of heritage crowdsourcing and crowdfunding in the UK

Start: Dec 7, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Heritage crowdsourcing and crowdfunding in the UK
Chiara Bonacchi will give the penultimate seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 7 December.

Downley and Goodwood field research

Start: Dec 14, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Aerial image of the archaeological set-aside area and surrounding arable fields at Downley, showing the position of the 2014 trenches
Mark Roberts will give the final seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 14 December.