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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. 

La Manche, the ‘earliest Englishmen’ and the psycho-geography of Ice Age frontiers

Start: Jan 16, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Hadrian's Wall (Image courtesy of Andrew Gardner)
Matt Pope (UCL) will give the second seminar in the Term II Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series on 16 January.

Viking Age silver hoards in the Baltic Zone: deposition and (non) retrieval

Start: Jan 17, 2017 6:00:00 PM

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The fifth seminar in the 2016-17 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Jacek Gruszczynski (Oxford) on 17 January.

How Many Inequalities in Brazil?

Start: Jan 17, 2017 6:00:00 PM

UCL IA
Income inequality alone in Brazil has been a persistent and historical ‘feature’ that has placed the country among the shameful ranking of the 10 most unequal places in the world, and within the Top 3 of the Americas. Despite sustained GDP growth and high average GDP per capita, income concentration and poverty levels continue to afflict the country into the 21st century. However, social inequalities in Brazil do not end with those of personal income. The HDI shows huge variations between regions, as well as between racial groups. Gender inequalities, in several dimensions, are also apparent.

Whiteness and Weddings in the 'Post'-Colonial, Neo-liberal Economies of the Caribbean

Start: Jan 18, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 18, 2017 7:00:00 PM

UCL IA
Karen Wilkes (Birmingham City University) - In the contemporary neoliberal context, where the princess bride is a privileged consumer citizen, the destination white wedding is a niche product for the tourist industry, and the Caribbean is a particularly popular destination, fulfilling 'Western ideas of [paradise and] a romantic other' (C. M. Hall and Tucker 2004: 10). Operating in the global market place, companies such as Sandals actively sell the Caribbean as a paradise destination and attainable luxury, through interactive web sites and high-quality glossy brochures.
This paper will discuss destination weddings in the Caribbean as a lens through which to explore issues of gender, race, and colonial relations in the neoliberal context. It assesses the discourses created by the tourist industry and disseminated through the global media, which appear to reaffirm traditional gender positions and resurrect colonial relations by perpetuating narratives of blackness as servitude and the Caribbean as unproblematic paradise.

Pioneers of the North

Start: Jan 23, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Hadrian's Wall (Image courtesy of Andrew Gardner)
Sonja Grimm (Zentrum für Baltische und Skandinavische Archäologie) will give the third seminar in the Term II Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series on 23 January.

IHR Latin American History Seminar: Reindigenisation and Culture in the Andes (Nineteenth Century)

Start: Jan 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Institute of Historical Studies
Adrian Pearce (University College London) - The little-known historical topic of reindigenisation is understood as a greater presence and protagonism of the indigenous in national life in the Andean republics during the decades subsequent to independence. More information here.

Accordia Lecture: Landscape as political negotiation, 6000BC - AD2016: a long duree history of Southern Calabria

Start: Jan 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Accordia
John Robb (University of Cambridge) will give the fourth Accordia Lecture of the 2016-17 series at Senate House on 24 January.

Coalitions and Compliance: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Patents in Latin America

Start: Jan 25, 2017 5:30:00 PM

UCL IA
Kenneth Shadlen (LSE) -Since the late 1980s developing countries have come under considerable pressure to revise their intellectual property policies and practices. One area where pressures have been exceptionally controversial is in pharmaceuticals: historically, fearing the costs of providing private property rights over knowledge in this area, developing countries did not grant patents to drugs. Now they must do so.

Power, religion and architecture: The archaeology of the Jesuit settlements in Ethiopia (1614-1633)

Start: Jan 26, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Power, religion and architecture: The archaeology of the Jesuit settlements in Ethiopia (1614-1633)
Jorge de Torres (British Museum) will give the next seminar in the African Peoples and Pasts series at the Institute on 26 January.

Islamic Archaeology Day 2017

Start: Jan 28, 2017 10:30:00 AM
End: Jan 28, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Qala of Beni Hammad
The 3rd Islamic Archaeology Day, jointly hosted by SOAS and UCL at the Institute of Archaeology, will take place on 28 January.

The Beaker people: mobility and migration in prehistoric Britain

Start: Jan 30, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Hadrian's Wall (Image courtesy of Andrew Gardner)
Mike Parker Pearson (UCL) will give the fourth seminar in the Term II Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series on 30 January.

Exploring Memories: Museum Postcards 1900-1930

Start: Jan 31, 2017 6:00:00 PM
End: Jan 31, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Exploring Memories: Museum Postcards 1900-1930
Jamie Larkin (Birkbeck) will give a seminar organised by the Institute's History of Archaeology Research Network at the Institute on 31 January.

The politics of left-wing militants' confessions to past violence in Latin America

Start: Feb 1, 2017 5:30:00 PM

UCL IA
Professor Leigh A Payne (Oxford) - What happens when state perpetrators publicly confess to human rights violations in past dictatorships? The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission considered them crucial to delivering on the promise of truth and reconciliation. But Payne’s study of perpetrators’ confessions within and outside such commissions challenges that assumption. She finds that perpetrators’ versions of the past, not always the truth, emerge. She further contends that conflict, and not reconciliation, is the outcome of these confessions. This conflict is not necessarily negative for democracy.
She argues that 'contentious coexistence' puts fundamental democratic values of participation, contestation, and expression in practice. She sets out this argument in her book Unsettling Accounts. In this presentation she will present a study she has begun on confessions made by former left-wing guerrillas. She explores why contentious coexistence did not result from the recent confessions made by two Argentines about their involvement in the 1970s armed left movement.

Religion & Heritage on Display

Start: Feb 4, 2017 10:30:00 AM
End: Feb 4, 2017 4:30:00 PM

Religion & Heritage on Display
A one-day workshop, sponsored by the Heritage Studies Section will be held at the Institute on 4 February.

Inferring Migration Using Ancient DNA & Memory, material culture and origin: foreigners in Roman Catterick?

Start: Feb 6, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Hadrian's Wall (Image courtesy of Andrew Gardner)

IHR Latin American History Seminar: The Global Coolie Trade between China and Latin America in the Nineteenth Century

Start: Feb 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Institute of Historical Studies
Rudolph Ng (Birkbeck University of London) - This paper details how two opposing coalitions of international agents fought for thirty years, one to continue, the other to abolish, the Chinese coolie trade to Latin America. As abolitionism gained strength in the early 1800s, owners of mines, plantations, and other industries in Latin America began looking with some urgency for a substitute for their African slaves. More information here.

'Bayou-Maharajah': A special LGBT+ History Month screening and discussion

Start: Feb 7, 2017 6:00:00 PM

'Bayou-Maharajah': A special LGBT+ History Month screening and discussion
To mark LGBT+ History Month, UCL Americas Research Network is collaborating with UCL's LGBTQ Research Network, qUCL, to host a screening of Bayou Maharajah followed by a discussion around themes raised in the documentary and a drinks reception. 

The Past is not History: Revisiting Peasant Resistance in the Salvadorean Revolutionary War - A film screening and discussion

Start: Feb 8, 2017 5:30:00 PM

UCL IA
Professor Jenny Pearce (LSE) - What kind of history do we have today of the Salvadorean revolution? Or some would call it the Salvadorean (civil) war. This year (2017) marks the 25th anniversary of the Peace Accords which brought the civil war to an end. However, not even this basic characterization (revolution/civil war) is shared of this sorrowful, yet some would argue nonetheless, inspiring experience of mass based insurgency during the Cold War. I am using the terminology of ‘revolutionary war’ as an interim nomenclature, awaiting the verdict of history. El Salvador is, it is argued in this presentation, trapped between (traumatic) memories and history, a past that overshadows the present without becoming history. Read the full abstract here.

Accordia Lecture: Fortifying the Adriatic: the castle and walls of Lecce

Start: Feb 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Accordia
Paul Arthur (University of the Salento) will give the fifth Accordia Lecture of the 2016-17 series at the Institute on 14 February.

Rethinking distance: origin, mobility and voyaging in the Iron Age

Start: Feb 20, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Hadrian's Wall (Image courtesy of Andrew Gardner)
Julia Farley (BM) & Melanie Giles (Manchester) will give the sixth seminar in the Term II Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series on 20 February.

IHR Latin American History Seminar: Democracy, Autocracy and Sovereign Debt in Mexico and Brazil during the pre-1914 Globalisation

Start: Feb 21, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Institute of Historical Studies
Leonardo Weller (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo) - Sovereign debt is a financial as well as a political topic. Politics shapes the way governments borrow and repay. The existing historical literature on the pre-1914 sovereign debt market focuses on creditors (the supply side) and assumes that autocratic regimes are more likely to default than democracies. We claim that this model is oversimplified. More information here.

Bearing the Cross in Twelfth Century Jerusalem

Start: Feb 21, 2017 6:00:00 PM

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The sixth seminar in the 2016-17 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by William Purkis (Birmingham) on 21 February.

Roman and Post-Roman Frontiers and Mobility: then, now, and in-between

Start: Feb 27, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Hadrian's Wall (Image courtesy of Andrew Gardner)

The last great early medieval migration? Assessing genetic and archaeological evidence for the Vikings in England

Start: Mar 6, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Hadrian's Wall (Image courtesy of Andrew Gardner)
Jane Kershaw (UCL) & Ellen C. Røyrvik (Warwick) will give the eighth seminar in the Term II Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series on 6 March.

IHR Latin American History Seminar: Histories of a Plague Year: Population, Health and Colonial Government

Start: Mar 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Institute of Historical Studies
Gabriela Ramos (University of Cambridge) - Studies in Andean population history concur in considering 1720 a watershed for determining periods of decline and growth (Dobyns 1963, Whightman 1990).  After 1720, the Spanish colonial government launched a series of reforms aimed at improving revenue collection and governmental efficacy, especially by conducting new, accurate population counts. More information here.

The Archaeology of Impermanence: current work on the material culture of the refugee crisis

Start: Mar 13, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Hadrian's Wall (Image courtesy of Andrew Gardner)
Dan Hicks (Oxford) will give the penultimate seminar in the Term II Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series on 13 March.

Accordia Lecture: Toward a social landscape of the house: a comparison between southern Etruria and coastal Campania in the Early Iron Age

Start: Mar 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Accordia
Beatriz Marin-Aguilera (University of Cambridge) will give the sixth Accordia Lecture of the 2016-17 series at Senate House on 14 March.

Migrations, Frontiers and Borderlands: where next?

Start: Mar 20, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Hadrian's Wall (Image courtesy of Andrew Gardner)
Sophy Charlton, Andrew Gardner, Hazel Reade, Andrew Reynolds & Rhiannon Stevens will give the final seminar in the Term II Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series on 20 March.

IHR Latin American History Seminar: The Ideas Behind the First Estimates of the Argentine Cost of Living Index, 1918-1933

Start: Mar 21, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Institute of Historical Studies
Cecilia Lanata (University of Sussex) - In line with international trends, the cost of living index released in 1918 by Alejandro E. Bunge and published in the Revista de Economía Argentina (Review of the Argentine Economy, REA) was the first Argentine indicator of this kind. The one developed between 1933 and 1935 by the Departamento Nacional de Trabajo (National Labour Department, DNT) headed at the time by José Figuerola was the first one based on a household budget survey. More information here.

The Image of the Past: Reassembling Identities through Roman Objects in Early Anglo-Saxon Society, 5th to 7th Century AD

Start: Mar 21, 2017 6:00:00 PM

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The penultimate seminar in the 2016-17 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Indra Werthmann (Durham) on 21 March.

UKAS 2017

Start: Apr 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM
End: Apr 8, 2017 5:00:00 PM

UKAS 2017 logo
The UK Archaeological Science (UKAS) conference will be hosted in London by the UCL Institute of Archaeology from 5-8 April, 2017.

Accordia Lecture: The Etruscan necropolises of Caere (Cerveteri, Rome), 7th to 1st centuries BC: new perspectives

Start: May 2, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Accordia
Maria Raffaella Ciuccarelli (Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio delle Marche) will give the seventh Accordia Lecture of the 2016-17 series at the Institute on 2 May.

Stressed Out! Debunking the stress myth in the study of archaeological human remains

Start: May 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM
End: May 20, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Stressed Out! Debunking the stress myth in the study of archaeological human remains
The Institute of Archaeology Annual Conference 2017 entitled 'Stressed Out! Debunking the stress myth in the study of archaeological human remains' will take place at the Institute on 19 & 20 May.