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We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology

Start: May 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: Apr 20, 2016 5:00:00 PM

We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology Exhibition poster
The Institute of Archaeology’s new student exhibition, We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology, opens to the public from 8 May 2015.

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom

Start: May 26, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: May 26, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom
In preparation for the new primary history curriculum, a day workshop on the Ancient Maya is being held for teachers at the Institute on 26 May.

Rice and methane in monsoon Asia

Start: May 26, 2015 1:00:00 PM
End: May 26, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Interglacial (recent) glaciation of the northern hemisphere during the Quaternary climatic cycles. By Hannes Grobe/AWI (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Fabio Silva / Dorian Fuller (UCL) will give a lunchtime seminar in UCL as part of an interdepartmental programme on Palaeoclimate on 26 May.

Cellos in the Amazon: How Music Changed Lives - A conversation with BBC producer Mark Rickards

Start: May 26, 2015 6:30:00 PM
End: May 26, 2015 7:30:00 PM

Cellos in the Amazon - Wagner
BBC Senior Producer Mark Rickards explores how a radio programme he made changed the lives of young aspiring musicians in the Brazilian Amazon. The stories of those struggling to make music against all the odds in the rainforest touched an audience worldwide, with extraordinary consequences.

Winifred Lamb at War: Room 40 and the BBC

Start: May 27, 2015 5:15:00 PM
End: May 27, 2015 6:15:00 PM

UCL Institute of Archaeology
David Gill (University Campus Suffolk) will give a seminar organised by the Institute's History of Archaeology Research Network on 27 May.

The Subjectivity of the Body in Mental Health: An Anthropological Workshop

Start: May 28, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: May 29, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Subjectivity and Mental Health
In recent years there has been a lot of debate about subjectivities and mental health. The forming of the self through techniques has subsequently given new angles on research of the formation of selves through bodily and mental practices. Some of those studies, however, tend towards a hidden essentialism – body and mind as the instruments that are used to act upon an assumed self. On the other side of the spectrum, studies of subjectivity assume that the subject is ephemeral, immaterial, a thing of the law, language or the mind alone. If we do not challenge this assumption, we might easily fall into the trap Foucault cautioned against when he called the soul a prison of the body.

Symposium: Recasting Postwar African Diasporic Struggles in the Americas and Europe

Start: May 29, 2015 1:30:00 PM
End: May 29, 2015 5:30:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
This symposium seeks to create links between historical, regional and current struggles as they concern African descended communities in the Americas and Europe. Offering multifaceted analyses, speakers will complicate notions of race, freedom, belonging, transnationalism, desire and identities assumed and presumed in revealing portraits of African diasporic experiences.

Seminar: C.L.R. James's Intellectual Conquest of Imperial Britain

Start: Jun 3, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 3, 2015 7:30:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
Christian Høgsbjerg - Together with other critical Pan-Africanist figures such as his fellow compatriot George Padmore, the Trinidadian Marxist C.L.R. James led from the front as an ideological agitator in the fight against British imperialist mythology and propaganda during the 1930s.

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.

The War of Worlds: Self and Society in Social Movements

Start: Jun 4, 2015 9:30:00 AM
End: Jun 5, 2015 5:30:00 PM

The War of the Worlds
This two-day international conference at UCL brings together ethnographers who have worked with activists across several continents, to explore the shape and significance of social movements today.

Seminar: Conflict, Truth and Justice: Perspectives from Latin America

Start: Jun 4, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 4, 2015 7:00:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
Pablo Piccato (Columbia), Anthony Pereira (KCL) and Jelke Boesten (KCL) - Since the 1980s, many Latin American societies have struggled to deal with the legacies of violence and human rights abuses in the recent past. While extensive, the scholarly literature on transitional justice and historical memory remains dominated by the Southern Cone. This event will explore these themes in two less studied cases, place contemporary debates in Brazil, Mexico and Peru in historical and regional perspective, and consider future prospects for truth-telling and justice.

Origins of Sheep and Goats Domestication in Western China

Start: Jun 4, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Origins of Sheep and Goats Domestication in Western China
Yiru Wang (University of Cambridge) will give the next International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA) China Night Lecture of 2014-15 at the Institute on 4 June.

Academic Roundtables on the Dominican Republic

Start: Jun 5, 2015 3:00:00 PM
End: Jun 5, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Dominican Republic
As part of the Dominican Republic Week in the UK, UCL Institute of the Americas hosts these two roundtable discussions, organized by the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in London, with the participation of Dominican diplomats and scholars. The first roundtable discussion's topic is The New Constitution of 2010 and it will be presented by Ambassador Dr Flavio Dario Espinal and Prof Eduardo Jorge Prats. The second topic for discussion is Relaunching British-Dominican Historical Research, with Dr Frank Moya Pons.

Seminar: Cocaine Trafficking from Latin America to Europe: Research Methods and Recent Trends

Start: Jun 10, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 10, 2015 7:30:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
Damián Zaitch (Utrecht University) - For the past 15 years, several transformations have taken place at the levels of cocaine production in Latin America and subsequent export to Europe. These changes refer to the nature of drug trafficking organizations, their relation with legal structures and actors, territorial displacement, but also to the modus operandi of cocaine entrepreneurs in terms of routes and business modalities. Critical research on these developments remains fragmentary, often based on 'official' or journalistic sources, and in general difficult to do. In this contribution, I will first share my views and personal experience of conducting long-term ethnographic research on the cocaine trade in Colombia and Europe (Zaitch 2002; Zaitch 2015), stressing the value of ethnographic methods to study illegal markets in Latin America. A second part of this contribution will present the main recent trends and developments of the cocaine business in Latin America (particularly Colombia), and the shifts regarding cocaine export to European markets. 

The Story of Chocolate

Start: Jun 12, 2015 5:30:00 PM

The Story of Chocolate
Kathryn Sampeck (Associate Professor of Anthropology at Illinois State University), will present a lecture on the bittersweet story of chocolate at the Institute on 12 June.

World Archaeology Festival 2015

Start: Jun 13, 2015 12:00:00 PM
End: Jun 13, 2015 5:00:00 PM

World Archaeology Festival
The Institute's contribution to the Council of British Archaeology's Festival of Archaeology will take place on Saturday 13 June from 12pm-5pm

Technology: Ideology, Economics and Power in the Andes

Start: Jun 15, 2015 11:30:00 AM
End: Jun 18, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Pottery making in Machacca, Peru
The Institute of Archaeology Annual Conference 2015 on 'Technology: Ideology, Economics and Power in the Andes' will take place on 15-18 June.

Seminar: The Most Homophobic Place on Earth? Caribbean Myths and Realities

Start: Jun 16, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 16, 2015 7:30:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
Rosamond S. King (CUNY) - In 2006, Time magazine infamously declared that the Caribbean is 'the most homophobic place on earth,' one of many similar statements. In this talk, Rosamond S. King questions the truth of this statement and analyzes its problematic origins. She will examine some of the different facets of homophobia in the Caribbean – specifically, violence, discrimination, and hatred – drawing on the research in her recent book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination and the work of other Caribbeanist scholars. This talk aims to depart from myth and instead discuss the realities of sexual minorities in the Caribbean region.

Obsessed with Metal: Manufacture, use and significance of metals in the thousand year-old Sicán Culture of South America

Start: Jun 16, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Obsessed with Metal: Manufacture, use and significance of metals in the thousand year-old Sicán Culture of South America
Itzumi Shimada (Southern Illinois University Carbondale, SIUC) will give the Professor Beno Rothenberg Memorial Lecture 2015 at the Institute on 16 June.

Professor Beno Rothenberg Memorial Lecture

Start: Jun 16, 2015 6:00:00 PM

I. Shimada
The Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies cordially invites you to the Professor 

Society of Archaeological Masters Students Annual Conference III

Start: Jun 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 17, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Society of Archaeological Masters Students' logo
The Institute's Society of Archaeological Masters Students (SAMS) is holding its third annual conference on 17 June.

Digging up Jericho: Past, Present and Future

Start: Jun 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 30, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Digging up Jericho: Past, Present and Future
An international symposium entitled 'Digging up Jericho: Past, Present and Future' will be held at the Institute from 29-30 June.

IAMS Archaeometallurgy Summer School 2015

Start: Jun 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Jul 10, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Institute for Archaeo-metallurgical Studies (IAMS) logo
The Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies (IAMS) will host its annual Archaeometallurgy Summer School at the Institute of Archaeology from 29 June to 10 July.

IAMS Summer School 2015

Start: Jun 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: Jul 10, 2015 5:00:00 PM

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This year's Summer School will be jointly hosted by UCL's Institute of Archaeology. It will be held at the Institute of Archaeology in London and we welcome anyone with an interest in archaeometallurgy to attend our one week course.

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom

Start: Jul 1, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: Jul 1, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom
In preparation for the new primary history curriculum, a day workshop on the Ancient Maya is being held for teachers at the Institute on 1 July.

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom

Start: Jul 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: Jul 24, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom
In preparation for the new primary history curriculum, a day workshop on the Ancient Maya is being held for teachers at the Institute on 24 July.