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Voices of War: UCL in WWI

Start: May 6, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Apr 5, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Voices of War: UCL in WWI
The Institute of Archaeology’s new student exhibition, Voices of War: UCL in WWI, opens to the public from 6 May 2014.

Maya on the Thames

Start: Sep 19, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Sep 21, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Maya on the Thames (Maya Myths and Glyphs Workshop 2014)
The 3rd Annual Workshop on Maya Myths and Glyphs, organised in association with the UCL Public Engagement Unit, will be held at the Institute from 19-21 September.

Time, Identity and Imperialism in the Roman World

Start: Sep 29, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Time, Identity and Imperialism in the Roman World
Andrew Gardner will give the opening seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 29 September.

Seminar: Interrogating Race and Achievement: Racialised Facilitative Capital and the Underachievement of Afro-Trinidadian Boys

Start: Oct 1, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Oct 1, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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Ravi Rampersad - In Trinidad, dominant discourses on race and education often simplistically labels Afro-Trinidadian boys as the lowest academic achievers.  This underachievement is viewed as pathological and linked to deficient cultural values and single female-headed homes. To interrogate this dynamic, this paper employs a theoretical model that takes into account the nuances of the intersecting trajectories of race, social class and gender in Trinidad. It explores the nature and operation of 'racialised facilitative capital' (RFT) in two Trinidadian state primary schools; one highly acclaimed as a centre of excellence and the other stereotyped as a typical failing urban school. The research emphasises the role of RFC where the 'right' capital can be the difference between social advancement and social stagnation.  It also points to the salience of RFC as a model in examining intersecting issues of race, social class and gender in postcolonial societies such as Trinidad.

HMS Conference: Metallurgy in Warfare - A spur to Innovation and Development

Start: Oct 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Oct 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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This HMS conference is aimed at military approaches to metal production and use throughout the ages. Time to coincide with the commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War, the symposium hopes to highlight innovations in metallurgy brought about by the necessities of war as well as developments in military doctrine as a consequence of metallurgical developments.

The Micropasts Project: crowd-sourcing archaeology

Start: Oct 6, 2014 4:00:00 PM

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Andrew Bevan will give the second seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 6 October.

Seminar: A New Path for Mexico? Interim Assessments of the Peña Nieto Administration And Recent Constitutional Reforms

Start: Oct 8, 2014 1:30:00 PM
End: Oct 8, 2014 3:30:00 PM

UCL- Institute of the Americas in collaboration with El Colegio de México is pleased to host this roundtable discussion that will examine major recent reforms in Mexico concerning energy policy, education, fiscal matters, and security policy. Speakers will also assess the implications of the reform process for the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto and the future directions in Mexican politics.

Book Launch: 'Argentina since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future'

Start: Oct 8, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Oct 8, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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UCL-Institute of the Americas is pleased to host the launch of Argentina since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) edited by Cara Levey, Daniel Ozarow and Christopher Wylde

Creativity, Innovation, Function: Prehistoric Textile Art in Central Europe - a case study from Hallstatt

Start: Oct 9, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Oct 9, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Prehistoric textiles
Karina Grömer (Natural History Museum, Vienna) will give a lecture at the Institute of Archaeology on 9 October.

Syene: The Development of the Town from Pharaonic Times onwards

Start: Oct 10, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Syene: The Development of the Town from Pharaonic Times onwards
Wolfgang Müller (Swiss Institute in Cairo) will give a seminar co-organised by the Institute's Material Cultures of Prehistoric and Dynastic Egypt research network and UCL History on 10 October.

Stories from the City, stories from the sea

Start: Oct 13, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Cod skeleton indicating anatomical categories used in the study (Base image copyright ArcheoZoo.org)

The Space Between: The 'undead' Roman Empire and the aesthetics of Salin's Style I

Start: Oct 15, 2014 6:15:00 PM

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The 6th Sir David Wilson Lecture in Medieval Studies and the first lecture in the 2014-15 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Guy Halsall (University of York) on 15 October.

Re-examining Neanderthal hunting strategies at la Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey

Start: Oct 20, 2014 4:00:00 PM

La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey
Matt Pope will give the fourth seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 20 October.

Accordia Lecture: "the columns are unfinished to this day!" - new excavations in the forum of Pompeii

Start: Oct 21, 2014 5:30:00 PM

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Christoph Rummel (German Archaeological Institute) will give the first Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at Senate House on 21 October.

Seminar: Evo's Bolivia: Continuity and Change

Start: Oct 23, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 23, 2014 8:00:00 PM

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Linda Farthing - When Evo Morales came to power in 2006, expectations were high that Bolivia's first indigenous president would transform the country. Based on a forthcoming book written with Ben Kohl, Farthing’s talk will examine how well Morales and his movement towards Socialism has done in achieving goals of greater equality and inclusion in South America's poorest country.

Expanding Boundaries: Science and Theory in Prehistoric Studies

Start: Oct 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Oct 25, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Expanding Boundaries: Science and Theory in Prehistoric Studies
A conference entitled 'Expanding Boundaries: Science and Theory in Prehistoric Studies' will be held at UCL's Petrie Museum and the Institute of Archaeology on 24 & 25 October.

Night-time factory infatuation and the tourist gaze: the Japanese subculture of ‘Kojo Moe’

Start: Oct 27, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Photographing factories at night. Himeji city, 15 March 2014. Photo by Hilary Orange
Hilary Orange (CAA) will give the fifth seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 27 October.

Seminar: China and Latin America: from Cyberspace to the Farm Gate

Start: Oct 27, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Oct 27, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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Adrian H. Hearn (University of Melbourne) and Ariel C. Armony (University of Miami) - China’s growing influence in Latin America is evident in the growth of bilateral trade to $240 (£143) billion in 2013, and a new wave of investment announced during Xi Jinping’s July 2014 regional tour. Alongside mining and energy, agriculture has become critical to Sino-Latin cooperation, driven by unprecedented demand for food as Chinese cities progress toward the target of one billion residents. Chinese acquisition of Latin American land for food production has proven more contentious than investment in other primary sectors, mainly because of local suspicion of Chinese state-owned enterprises. In Brazil, which provided 45 per cent of China’s 2013 soybean imports (amounting to 33 million metric tons worth $17.2 billion), President Rousseff has warned that 'inane xenophobia' may ward off Chinese investment.

Seminar: Race, Religion and Culture in Brazilian Social Thought: Some Highlights

Start: Oct 30, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 30, 2014 8:00:00 PM

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Roberto Motta (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil) - Brazilian social thought (Pensamento Social Brasileiro, as the discipline is known in Brazil), has dealt, for the last 14 decades, with the study of Brazil’s historical and cultural specificity. In other words, why has Brazil not developed along lines similar to those which prevailed in Western Europe and North America?  Why are we not the United States? Racial explanations have been proposed at least since the end of the nineteenth century. Religious explanations had also been offered even earlier in the same century, in terms at times strikingly similar to some of Max Weber’s explanations in his thesis on the Protestant Ethic.  Such explanations are still very much present in recent and current Brazilian thought, albeit mainly in secularized versions. In contradistinction to the Westernizing paradigm, there is in Brazil the “Tropicalista” interpretation which simply denies the absolute validity of Western models of development.

Tracing Gestures: The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Communication

Start: Nov 4, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Nov 5, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Tracing Gestures: The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Communication
A conference entitled 'Tracing Gestures: The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Communication' will be held at the Institute of Archaeology on 4 & 5 November 2014.

Accordia Lecture: Art and death in Neolithic Sardinia: the decorated domus de janas rock-cut tombs

Start: Nov 4, 2014 5:30:00 PM

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Guillaume Robin (University of Edinburgh) will give the second Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at the Institute on 4 November.

Michael Faraday and the history of archaeological chemistry

Start: Nov 10, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Michael Faraday and the history of archaeological chemistry
Gabriel Moshenska will give the sixth seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 10 November.

‘He will be deprived of Christian burial’: an interdisciplinary study of the privation of burial in the Middle Ages (10th -14th centuries)

Start: Nov 11, 2014 6:00:00 PM

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The second seminar in the 2014-15 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Mathieu Vivas on 11 November.

Landscapes of Ritual and Power in Mali

Start: Nov 17, 2014 4:00:00 PM

The DoSigi mask, contemporary version, danced at the annual Do festival (photo MacDonald)
Kevin MacDonald will give the seventh seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 17 November.

Institute of Archaeology Graduate Open Evening

Start: Nov 19, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Nov 19, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Institute of Archaeology Graduate Open Evening
The Institute will hold its next Graduate Open Evening on 19 November for those interested in masters courses or research degrees, as well as for those students already accepted onto a programme.

Seminar: Total War: Mexico and Europe 1914

Start: Nov 19, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Nov 19, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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Alan Knight (Oxford) - This paper, originally given as the Luis González lecture at the Colegio de México in early 2014, compares the (neglected) military dimension of the Mexican Revolution to the First World War in Europe, using the concept of 'total war' as the bridge; it defines 'total war' (in two distinct senses) and argues that, notwithstanding the dismissive comments of some historians of Mexico - for whom the armed revolution was a chaotic fiesta de balas, a 'carnival of bullets' - the revolution involved very costly mass conventional warfare. The argument, involving both demographic and military analysis, concludes that, in Mexico as in Europe, total war profoundly affected society, leaving a legacy of violence, veteran activism, and an incipient 'social pact' that underpinned the social reform and state-building of the 1920s and '30s.

Crossdisciplinary frameworks for studying visitors' experiences with digitally mediated museum exhibits

Start: Nov 24, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Studying visitors’ experiences with digitally mediated museum exhibits
Theano Moussouri & Eleni Vomvyla will give the eighth seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 24 November.

The archaeology of Easter Island

Start: Nov 25, 2014 1:15:00 PM
End: Nov 25, 2014 1:55:00 PM

Statues at Ahu Tongariki
Sue Hamilton will give a Lunch Hour Lecture in UCL on 25 November entitled The archaeology of Easter Island.

Institute of Archaeology Annual Lecture 2014

Start: Nov 27, 2014 6:30:00 PM

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Lynn Meskell (Stanford University) will give the Institute of Archaeology Annual Lecture 2014 on 27 November with a presentation entitled 'UNESCO World Heritage: A New Global Order of Things'.  

Things that travelled: Mediterranean Glass in the First Millennium AD

Start: Nov 28, 2014 10:00:00 AM
End: Nov 29, 2014 8:00:00 PM

Coloured glass from the Petrie Palestinian Collection
The UCL Early Glass Technology Research Network will hold its inaugural conference at the Institute of Archaeology on 28 & 29 November 2014.

The Archaeological & Social History of a Gentry House: Boynton Hall, England

Start: Dec 1, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Boynton Hall, Yorkshire
Tim Schadla-Hall will give the penultimate seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 1 December.

Accordia Anniversary Lecture: Frattesina: an entrepôt in the prehistoric Mediterranean world

Start: Dec 2, 2014 5:30:00 PM

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Anna Maria Bietti Sestieri (University of the Salento) will give the third Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at Senate House on 2 December.

Debating civilisation: perspectives from archaeology

Start: Dec 8, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Debating civilisation
Mike Rowlands, Andrew Bevan, Dorian Fuller & David Wengrow will give the final seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 8 December.

Glass vessels in middle and late Anglo-Saxon England

Start: Dec 9, 2014 6:00:00 PM

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The third seminar in the 2014-15 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Rose Broadley (UCL) on 9 December.

Lecture: Michelle Bachelet’s presidencies: gender, politics and institutional change in Chile

Start: Dec 10, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Dec 10, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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Georgina Waylen (Manchester) - Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s first female president, was elected in 2006 with an explicit gender agenda, promising to appoint new faces (including women) and implement some positive gender change. After a period heading UN Women, she was subsequently reelected for a second term in 2013 with a decisive majority.

Accordia Lecture: Getting the bigger picture from a minor site: the Roman and Late Antique mansio of Vignale (Tuscany)

Start: Jan 13, 2015 5:30:00 PM

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Enrico Zanini (University of Siena) will give the fourth Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at Senate House on 13 January.

A ‘terra incognita’? Elites in Central Europe between the Carolingian West and the Byzantine East in the 9th and 10th centuries AD

Start: Jan 20, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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The fourth seminar in the 2014-15 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Hajnalka Herold (University of Exeter) on 20 January.

Of Chrismals and Reliquaries: Sacral Matter and Insular House-shaped Shrines

Start: Feb 10, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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The fifth seminar in the 2014-15 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Samuel Gerace (University of Edinburgh) on 10 February.

Accordia Lecture: Perfume, flowers and deities in the Western Greek World: the case study of Gela

Start: Feb 17, 2015 5:30:00 PM

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Claudia Lambrugo (University of Milan) will give the fifth Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at the Institute on 17 February.

Accordia Lecture: Advertisement, marketing and competition: performing auctions in Roman Italy

Start: Mar 3, 2015 5:30:00 PM

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Marta Garcia Morcillo (University of Roehampton) will give the penultimate Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at Senate House on 3 March.

Monastic life, a ‘fishy’ business? Changing human-animal relationships in Anglo-Saxon Lyminge

Start: Mar 10, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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The sixth seminar in the 2014-15 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Zoe Knapp (University of Reading) on 10 March.

1st Postgraduate Americas Conference: Power and Change in the Americas in the Modern Era

Start: Apr 30, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: May 1, 2015 6:00:00 PM

The UCL Americas Research Network at UCL-Institute of the Americas is pleased to invite doctoral students and early career researchers of the Americas (Central, South, and North America, as well as the Caribbean) from across the humanities and the social sciences to submit proposals on the theme Power and Change in the Americas in the Modern Era. The deadline for paper submission is November 15, 2014, and the conference will take place at University College London from April 30 to May 1, 2015.

Accordia Lecture: Interpreting the Etruscans: between republicanism and princely rule (12th to 16th centuries)

Start: May 5, 2015 5:30:00 PM

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Corinna Riva (UCL) will give the final Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at the Institute on 5 May.

The measure of the Vikings

Start: May 5, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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The penultimate seminar in the 2014-15 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Ben Raffield (Simon Fraser University, Canada) on 5 May.

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.