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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. 

IAMS Archaeometallurgy Summer School 2016

Start: Jun 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM
End: Jul 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM

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The Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies (IAMS) will host its annual Archaeometallurgy Summer School at the Institute of Archaeology from 20 June to 1 July.

Ever Decreasing Circles – Caesarea Maritima as an Epicentre of the Late Roman ‘Nummus’ Economy

Start: Jun 27, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Nummus of Honorius (AD 393-423), © British Museum
The Institute of Archaeology and Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society will jointly host a lecture by Sam Moorhead (British Museum) at the Institute on 27 June. 

Early Islamic urbanism: the shaping of a civilisation

Start: Jul 1, 2016 3:00:00 PM
End: Jul 2, 2016 7:00:00 PM

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A workshop exploring the development of the city in the early Islamic world and the extent to which it was shaped by the development of Islamic society will be held at UCL on 1 & 2 July.

The Governance of the Global Cocaine Supply Chain

Start: Jul 4, 2016 9:30:00 AM
End: Jul 4, 2016 4:30:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
Popular reports on drug trafficking often focus on localized violence. The cocaine trade, however, is not a series of isolated spaces affected by a product, but, rather, is an interconnected set of experiences, systems, and processes. This workshop will bring together scholars to examine the nature of the linkages between sites along cocaine’s global supply chain and the implications of those interconnections for social, political, and economic life along the cocaine supply route. By integrating existing site focused qualitative research the workshop will provide a deeper understanding of the impact of illegal commodity flows and offer a stronger basis for understanding the ramifications of drug policy.

Territorial Peace in Colombia: Perspectives from a Local Level

Start: Jul 7, 2016 6:00:00 PM
End: Jul 7, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Territorial Peace in Colombia: Perspectives from a Local Level3
Peace dialogues between the Colombian Government and the FARC and ELN guerrillas are the first step to end sixty years of internal armed conflict. Peace, however, is by no means guaranteed. Distrust and opposition to the dialogues, violence against community leaders and human rights defenders, and persistence of armed groups, are among the most alarming factors threatening the development of the dialogues and future implementation of the agreements. Given this, it is necessary to envisage post-conflict challenges from a territorial perspective, recognising the different effects that the conflict has had in each territory, and encouraging the active involvement of local inhabitants in peace building.

Symposium No. 2: Slow Cinema Screenings

Start: Jul 8, 2016 11:00:00 AM
End: Jul 8, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Slow Cinema Screenings
A series of slow cinema film screenings will be held at UCL on 8 July. This event follows on from the inaugural Slow Cinema Symposium held at the Institute of Archaeology in April 2016.

Photography in Academic Research

Start: Sep 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM
End: Sep 9, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Photography in Academic Research (Image courtesy of David Swindell)
‘photography + (con) text’ will organise a conference on Photography in Academic Research at the Institute on 8 & 9 September 2016.

Superheroes and Talking Rabbits: Narrative Sequentiality in Classic Maya Text and Imagery

Start: Sep 14, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Superheroes and Talking Rabbits: Narrative Sequentiality in Classic Maya Text and Imagery
Jesper Nielsen (University of Copenhagen) will give a talk at the Institute on 14 September.