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World Archaeology Festival 2014

Start: Mar 21, 2014 11:00:00 AM
End: Jun 14, 2014 5:00:00 PM

World Archaeology Festival 2014
The Institute's contribution to the Council of British Archaeology's Festival of British Archaeology will take place on Saturday 14 June from 11am-5pm

Thin Section Petrography of Archaeological Ceramics Training Course 2014

Start: Apr 7, 2014 11:00:00 AM
End: Apr 18, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Thin Section Petrgraphy of Archaeological Ceramics
An intensive training course on Thin Section Petrography of Archaeological Ceramics will be run at the Institute from 7-18 April 2014 and taught by Patrick Quinn.

The Irish Constitutional Convention, 2012-14

Start: Apr 21, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Apr 21, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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Speaker: David Farrell (University College Dublin)

Silver and Other Economies in the Viking World

Start: Apr 23, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Apr 24, 2014 5:00:00 PM

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A two-day conference exploring the role of silver and other media in Viking society and economy will be held at the Institute and British Museum on 23-24 April.

Crypto-colonial and national archaeologies as identity politics in the Cretan state

Start: Apr 30, 2014 5:15:00 PM
End: Apr 30, 2014 6:15:00 PM

Crypto-colonial and national archaeologies as identity politics in the Cretan state
Vassilios Varouhakis (University of Southampton) will give a seminar organised by the Institute's History of Archaeology Research Network on 30 April.

Accordia Lecture: Perceptions of Prophecy

Start: May 6, 2014 5:30:00 PM

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Nancy De Grummond (Florida State University) will give the final Accordia Lecture of the 2013-14 series at the Institute on 6 May.

Runestone images and visual communication in Viking Age Scandinavia

Start: May 6, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar series 2013-14
The penultimate seminar in the 2013-14 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Marjolein Stern (University of Nottingham).

Leverhulme Lecture II - Roberto Gargarella on: Two Centuries of Constitutional Debates in the Americas

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

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Professor Roberto Gargarella (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina), is the 2014 Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA). During his six-month Visiting Professorship (January-June 2014) Professor Gargarella will engage in a range of activities, including lectures, workshops, seminars, and skills exchange visits to UK universities. The full schedule of events is available here.

Inaugural Lecture@UCL: Mike Parker Pearson

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

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Mike Parker Pearson will give his Inaugural Lecture entitled 'On the Road to Stonehenge' at UCL on 6 May.

Annie Pirie Quibell and Rosalind Paget

Start: May 7, 2014 5:15:00 PM
End: May 7, 2014 6:15:00 PM

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Lee Young (Griffith Institute, University of Oxford) will give a seminar organised by the Institute's History of Archaeology Research Network on 7 May.

Lecture: The Politics of Coalitional Presidentialism in Latin America

Start: May 7, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: May 7, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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Tim Power (Oxford) - Elections in Latin America frequently produce presidents whose parties do not command a majority in the legislature, thus forcing these executive to fashion multiparty coalitions in order to govern. This presentation examines the tools which presidents use to form and maintain interparty coalitions in Brazil, Chile and Ecuador, while assessing the impact of these same tools on governance and on democratic quality.

Open Day at UCL-Institute of the Americas

Start: May 8, 2014 2:00:00 PM
End: May 8, 2014 6:00:00 PM

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UCL - Institute of the Americas will be holding an Open Day on Thursday 8th May 2014 from 2pm to 6pm. The Open Day is an opportunity for prospective students or offer holders of our Master’s degrees, to find out more about the Institute and your programme of interest, and to visit UCL's campus.

South American Archaeology Seminar

Start: May 10, 2014 10:00:00 AM
End: May 10, 2014 5:00:00 PM

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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 10 May.

Fruitcakes, Loonies, Closet racists and Winners?: Europe, the European Elections and the Rise of Ukip

Start: May 12, 2014 1:00:00 PM
End: May 12, 2014 2:00:00 PM

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Even before the debates between Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg, many were describing the upcoming European Parliamentary Elections as a potentially fascinating moment in British politics.

Medieval Copper, Bronze, and Brass Conference 2014

Start: May 15, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: May 17, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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This international conference, to be held in Dinant in Belgium, celebrates the rise of the copper alloy industry of Wallonia between the 12th-16th centuries and the impact it had on Medieval Europe. It is sure to be of great interest to any medieval and historical archaeologists and metallurgists.

The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development

Start: May 16, 2014 8:30:00 AM
End: May 17, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Conservation and Development Research Network
The Institute of Archaeology Annual Conference 2014 on 'The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development' will take place on 16-17 May.

Archaeometry 2014

Start: May 19, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: May 23, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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The largest gathering of archaeological scientists will be next be hosted by the Getty Conservation Institute and UCLA in Los Angeles. It promises a packed program which will most certainly include a large section on metallurgy and related pyrotechnologies.

Methods Workshop: The Study of Democracy, International Human Rights Courts and Punishments in Latin America

Start: May 28, 2014 2:00:00 PM
End: May 28, 2014 5:30:00 PM

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UCL-Institute of the Americas hosts and co-organises together with the London Transitional Justice Network (LTJN).

'Religious Freedom and Fairness: An Egalitarian View'

Start: May 28, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: May 28, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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Jocelyn Maclure is Full Professor of philosophy at Laval University in Quebec City. He coauthored, with Charles Taylor, Secularism and Freedom of Conscience (Harvard University Press 2011) and worked as an expert-analyst for the Public Commission on Religious Accommodations in 2007-08.  

Book Launch: 'Mestizo Genomics: Race Mixture, Nature and Science in Latin America'

Start: May 28, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: May 28, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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Introduced by co-author Peter Wade (Manchester). In genetics laboratories in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, scientists have been mapping the genomes of local populations, seeking to locate the genetic basis of complex diseases and trace population histories. As part of their work, geneticists often calculate the European, African and Amerindian genetic ancestry of populations and some scientists link their findings explicitly to questions of national identity, racial-ethnic difference and (anti-)racism, bringing their science to bear on issues of politics and identity.

'Modes of Securalism'

Start: Jun 4, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Jun 4, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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Slavica Jakelic is an Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Thought at Valparaiso University's Honors College and an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. Her scholarly interests and publications centre on religion and identity, theories of religion and secularism, relationship between religious and secular humanisms, and conflict resolution. Previously to joining the Valparaiso University faculty, Dr. Jakelic worked at or had been a fellow of several interdisciplinary institutes--the Erasmus Institute for the Culture of Democracy in Croatia; the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture at Boston University; the Institut fur die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna, Austria; the Erasmus Institute at the University of Notre Dame; the Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago; and the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study.

Lecture: New Histories of the Old PRI

Start: Jun 4, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 4, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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This event will serve to launch two recent books on twentieth-century Mexican history, Thomas Rath's Myths of Demilitarization in Postrevolutionary Mexico, 1920-1960 (University of North Carolina Press, 2013), and Paul Gillingham and Benjamin Smith's edited volume, Dictablanda: Politics, Work, and Culture in Mexico, 1938-1968 (Duke University Press, 2014).

Institute of Archaeology Graduate Open Evening

Start: Jun 5, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Jun 5, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Institute of Archaeology Graduate Open Evening
The Institute is pleased to announce its next Graduate Open Evening on 5 June for those interested in masters courses or research degrees, as well as for those students already accepted onto a programme.

Americas Plural Lecture: Marie Arana on 'Bolivar: American Liberator'

Start: Jun 16, 2014 6:45:00 PM
End: Jun 16, 2014 8:30:00 PM

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Drawing on her new biography of the revolutionary leader, novelist and journalist Marie Arana discusses the colourful and dramatic life of Simon Bolivar.  In 1813, he launched a campaign for the independence of Colombia and Venezuela, commencing a dazzling career that would take him across the rugged terrain of South America. From his battlefield victories to his ill-fated brief marriage and legendary love affairs, Bolivar emerges as a man of many facets: fearless general, brilliant strategist, consummate diplomat, passionate abolitionist, and gifted writer.

IAMS Summer School 2014

Start: Jun 23, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Jun 27, 2014 12:00:00 AM

IAMS Summer School 2012 pXRF Session
This year's Summer School will be held at UCL's Institute of Archaeology where we welcome anyone with an interest in archaeometallurgy to attend our one week course.

Company of images: modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age (2000-1500 BC)

Start: Sep 18, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Sep 20, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Company of images: modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age (Image courtesy of Gianluca Miniaci)
An international conference exploring the fertile imaginary world of Middle Bronze Age Egypt through its material culture and the archaeological sources will be held at the Institute from 18-20 September 2014.