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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.

London Colloquium - New Voices on Canada

Start: Jul 11, 2014 9:30:00 AM
End: Jul 12, 2014 4:30:00 PM

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Dr Tony McCulloch, UCL Institute of the Americas, and Dr Chris Kirkey, State University of New York (Plattsburgh), are delighted to present the July 2014 London Colloquium in collaboration with the British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS). The Colloquium will take place on Friday 11 July and Saturday 12 July and will feature more than twenty young scholars from all over Europe. A selection of the best papers delivered at the Colloquium will be published in a special issue of the British Journal of Canadian Studies, co-edited by Tony McCulloch and Chris Kirkey, to be published in September 2015. Full details of the Colloquium programme are attached here.

Institute of Archaeology Tours

Start: Jul 11, 2014 12:00:00 PM
End: Aug 22, 2014 3:00:00 PM

UCL Institute of Archaeology
Tours of the Institute of Archaeology and its facilities and collections will be held on selected dates in July and August.

Local Art and the Inca State

Start: Jul 16, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Diaguita vessel
Paola Gonzalez will give a talk on how Inca culture influenced Diaguita material culture in Chile at the Institute of Archaeology on 16 July.

Percussive Technology in Human Evolution

Start: Sep 18, 2014 8:00:00 AM
End: Sep 19, 2014 6:30:00 PM

Percussive Technology in Human Evolution
An international conference on Percussive Technology in Human Evolution will take place at the Institute of Archaeology on 18 & 19 September.

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

Start: Sep 18, 2014 12:30:00 PM
End: Sep 20, 2014 1:30:00 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 archaeological sources will be held at UCL from 18-20 September.

Maya on the Thames

Start: Sep 19, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Sep 21, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Maya on the Thames (Maya Myths and Glyphs Workshop 2014)
The 3rd Annual Workshop on Maya Myths and Glyphs, organised in association with the UCL Public Engagement Unit, will be held at the Institute from 19-21 September.

HMS Conference: Metallurgy in Warfare - A spur to Innovation and Development

Start: Oct 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Oct 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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This HMS conference is aimed at military approaches to metal production and use throughout the ages. Time to coincide with the commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War, the symposium hopes to highlight innovations in metallurgy brought about by the necessities of war as well as developments in military doctrine as a consequence of metallurgical developments.

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 12:00:00 AM
End: Oct 25, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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.

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.

Institute of Archaeology Graduate Open Evening

Start: Nov 20, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Nov 20, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Institute of Archaeology Graduate Open Evening
The Institute will hold its next Graduate Open Evening on 20 November for those interested in masters courses or research degrees, as well as for those students already accepted onto a programme.

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.