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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.

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.

The Ark before Noah: The Tablet and the Book

Start: Oct 20, 2014 6:00:00 PM

The cuneiform tablet that has provided fresh insights into the Babylonian Flood story
The Institute of Archaeology and Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society will jointly host a lecture by Irving Finkel (British Museum) at the Institute on 20 October. 

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: 60 Years of Research in Latin American History in the UK

Start: Oct 21, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Oct 21, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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Chris Abel (UCL) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to attend this event, part of the IHR's Latin American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.

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.

Top-Down and Bottom-Up Evidence for the Early Anthropogenic Hypothesis

Start: Oct 21, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Prof William F. Ruddiman
William F. Ruddiman (University of Virginia) will give the Inaugural UCL Lecture on Climate and Human History at the Institute on 21 October.

ICCHA 2014 Public Lecture: Gold and Iron: China’s relations with the Steppe in the First Millennium BC

Start: Oct 22, 2014 6:00:00 PM

ICCHA 2014 Public Lecture: Gold and Iron: China’s relations with the Steppe in the First Millennium BC
Professor Dame Jessica Rawson (University of Oxford) will give the ICCHA 10 Year Anniversary Public Lecture at the Institute on 22 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 3:45:00 PM
End: Oct 25, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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: Looking back and looking forward: national identity and language attitudes amongst migrants in Montreal

Start: Oct 27, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 27, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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Dr Ruth Kircher (Liverpool Hope University) - Quebec is Canada’s only province with a francophone majority, and French there thus faces the challenge of English not only as the global lingua franca but also as the language of upward mobility in the country at large. It is generally assumed that the future of French in Quebec will be determined in the province’s urban centre, Montreal, which is home not only to many francophones but also to significant communities of anglophones and allophones – people whose mother tongue is neither English nor French.

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.

Ghosts in West Africa

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

Ghosts in West Africa: some thoughts, collected anecdotes and an original Malian antiquarian ghost story in the style of MR James
Kevin MacDonald (UCL) will give the first seminar in the African Peoples and Pasts series at the Institute on 30 October.

“A pile of my history, found in my parents' attic”: The everyday histories and archives of popular music heritage

Start: Nov 1, 2014 11:00:00 AM

The Sex Pistols (Birmingham Popular Music Archive)
Paul Long will give a talk hosted by the Public History Discussion Group at the Institute on 1 November.

Gold of the afterlife: Analytical approaches to Egyptian Jewellery

Start: Nov 3, 2014 10:00:00 AM
End: Nov 3, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Gold of the afterlife: Analytical approaches to Egyptian Jewellery
A one day workshop debating the art of the goldsmith in Ancient Egypt will be held at the Institute on 3 November.

Tracing Gestures: The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Communication

Start: Nov 4, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Nov 5, 2014 5:30:00 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

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

CAA Seminar: New technologies and archaeological practice

Start: Nov 7, 2014 4:00:00 PM

CAA Seminar Series on The value of commercial archaeology
The second seminar in the new Centre for Applied Archaeology (CAA) Seminar Series on 'The value of commercial archaeology' will take place at the ASE offices in Essex on 7 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.

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: War and independence in Spanish America, 1810-26

Start: Nov 11, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Nov 11, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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Anthony MacFarlane (Warwick) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to attend this event, part of the IHR's Latin American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.

‘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.

From Angkor to Africa: the significance of low-density settlements

Start: Nov 13, 2014 6:00:00 PM

From Angkor to Africa: the significance of low-density settlements
Roland Fletcher (University of Sydney) will give the next seminar in the African Peoples and Pasts series at the Institute on 13 November.

CIVILISATION & ITS CRITIQUES - Horizons of History: Framing Religion and Politics in India and Beyond

Start: Nov 14, 2014 2:00:00 PM
End: Nov 14, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Horizons of History Poster
a workshop with Wendy Doniger on the politics of the longue durée and other temporal frames.

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.

Excavating Egypt in the 1930s: Film Screening and Discussion

Start: Nov 20, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Nov 20, 2014 8:00:00 PM

Filming the 1930s excavations at Tell el-Amarna, Egypt (Image courtesy of the Egypt Exploration Society)
A film screening and talk by Michael McCluskey (UCL English) to mark the launch of the new collaborative Filming Antiquity project will be held at the Institute on 20 November.

Film screening: 'They Are We' - The London Latin American Film Festival at UCL-Institute of the Americas

Start: Nov 21, 2014 3:00:00 PM
End: Nov 21, 2014 4:30:00 PM

London Latin American Film Festival 2014
They Are We (Dir. Emma Christopher, Cuba/Sierra Leona/Australia, 2014, 78 min; in Spanish with English subtitles) - In Perico, Cuba, a local group has preserved the songs and dances that, long ago, were brought aboard a slave ship by their ancestor (known only as ‘Josefa’) - More on this film here.

Film screening: 'Neruda in the Round' - The London Latin American Film Festival at UCL-Institute of the Americas

Start: Nov 21, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Nov 21, 2014 6:05:00 PM

London Latin American Film Festival 2014
Neruda in the Round - (Dir. Colin Hobson, UK, 2013, 59 min, colour & b/w, English subtitles. At London’s famous Roundhouse, in April 1970, the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda gave the only British recital of his ever to be filmed about this literary giant, who went on to become a Nobel Laureate. More on this film here.

CAA Seminar: Working with communities in commercial archaeology

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

CAA Seminar Series on The value of commercial archaeology
The third seminar in the new Centre for Applied Archaeology (CAA) Seminar Series on 'The value of commercial archaeology' will take place at the Institute on 21 November.

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.

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: Anarchism in Republican Cuba: The Spanish Momentum

Start: Nov 25, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Nov 25, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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Amparo Sanchez Cobos (Universitat Jaume I) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to attend this event, part of the IHR's Latin American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.

Institute of Archaeology Annual Lecture 2014

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

Institute of Archaeology building, 2010
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.

A Day on the Maya

Start: Nov 29, 2014 10:00:00 AM
End: Nov 29, 2014 4:00:00 PM

A Day on the Maya (Image courtesy: http://seco.glendale.edu/ceramics/ahts'ib.html)
A day event bringing together specialists on the ancient and modern Maya will be held at the Institute on 29 November.

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

Accordia
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.

CAA Seminar: Impact: making a difference

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

CAA Seminar Series on The value of commercial archaeology
The fourth seminar in the new Centre for Applied Archaeology (CAA) Seminar Series on 'The value of commercial archaeology' will take place at the Institute on 5 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.

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: A Tale of Country and City: Normalistas and the Struggle for Rural Education in Twentieth-Century Mexico

Start: Dec 9, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Dec 9, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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Tanalis Padilla (Dartmouth) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to attend this event, part of the IHR's Latin American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.

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.

CAA Seminar: Communicating the results of work in developer-funded archaeology

Start: Dec 19, 2014 4:00:00 PM

CAA Seminar Series on The value of commercial archaeology
The fifth seminar in the new Centre for Applied Archaeology (CAA) Seminar Series on 'The value of commercial archaeology' will take place at the ASE offices in Sussex on 19 December.

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

Accordia
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.

CAA Seminar: Not just commercial archaeology: what are the alternative models?

Start: Jan 23, 2015 5:30:00 PM

CAA Seminar Series on The value of commercial archaeology
The penultimate seminar in the new Centre for Applied Archaeology (CAA) Seminar Series on 'The value of commercial archaeology' will take place at the Institute on 23 January.

CAA Seminar: Training, skills and employment: teaching and learning in contract archaeology

Start: Feb 6, 2015 5:30:00 PM

CAA Seminar Series on The value of commercial archaeology
The final seminar in the new Centre for Applied Archaeology (CAA) Seminar Series on 'The value of commercial archaeology' will take place at the Institute on 6 February.

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

Accordia
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

Accordia
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

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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

Accordia
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.