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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.

Things that travelled: Mediterranean Glass in the First Millennium AD

Start: Nov 28, 2014 10:00:00 AM
End: Nov 29, 2014 8:00:00 PM

Coloured glass from the Petrie Palestinian Collection
The UCL Early Glass Technology Research Network will hold its inaugural conference at the Institute of Archaeology on 28 & 29 November 2014.

Panel discussion: Colombian Human Rights Defenders Visiting the UK

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

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UCL-Institute of the Americas and ABColombia are pleased to host three human rights defenders from the Colombian regions of Antioquia and Cordoba, who have been working on a range of issues regarding the complex human rights situation in a Colombia. Last month we had the opportunity of listening to the experiences of exiled community leaders Enrique Cabezas and Yomaira Mendoza, who are currently involved in difficult and complex land restitution processes regarding their community of Curvaradó in the Department of Chocó. Their accounts detailed some of the grave human rights abuses and the dangers that many have had to, and continue to face in Colombia.

How To Do the Ethnography of World-System Photography

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

Adrian Gerbrands Lecture
Professor Christopher Pinney is going to give the 4th Adrian Gerbrands Lecture on Friday 28th November 2014, at the National Museum of Ethnology, Steenstraat 1, 2300 AE Leiden.

A Day on the Maya

Start: Nov 29, 2014 10:00:00 AM
End: Nov 29, 2014 4:00:00 PM

A Day on the Maya (Image courtesy: http://seco.glendale.edu/ceramics/ahts'ib.html)
A day event bringing together specialists on the ancient and modern Maya will be held at the Institute on 29 November.

The Archaeological & Social History of a Gentry House: Boynton Hall, England

Start: Dec 1, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Boynton Hall, Yorkshire
Tim Schadla-Hall will give the penultimate seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 1 December.

Christian and Jewish Tombstones from Ancient Zoara/Zoora

Start: Dec 1, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Section of the Madaba map mosaic (6th cent. CE), showing the site of Zoara/Zoora on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea
The Institute of Archaeology and Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society will jointly host a lecture by Ilaria Bultrighini (UCL) at the Institute on 1 December.

Accordia Anniversary Lecture: Frattesina: an entrepôt in the prehistoric Mediterranean world

Start: Dec 2, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Accordia
Anna Maria Bietti Sestieri (University of the Salento) will give the third Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at Senate House on 2 December.

Seminar: Haunted by Empire: William Seward and Narratives of American Imperialism

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

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Dr David Sim (UCL-History) -William Seward, the US Secretary of State 1861-1869, is best remembered today for his leading role in the purchase of Alaska from Russia, a transaction much criticized at the time as a waste of public money for a frozen territory but today regarded as one of the most astute real estate deals in American history. Seward's significance extended far beyond that land purchase, however. In a political career spanning the 1840s through the 1860s, he was arguably the central figure in the development of America's nineteenth century empire in both its territorial and commercial manifestations.

CAA Seminar: Impact: making a difference

Start: Dec 5, 2014 5:30:00 PM

CAA Seminar: Impact: making a difference
The fourth seminar in the new Centre for Applied Archaeology (CAA) Seminar Series on 'The value of commercial archaeology' will take place at the Institute on 5 December.

South American Archaeology Seminar

Start: Dec 6, 2014 10:00:00 AM
End: Dec 6, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Moche pots in the Cassinelli Museum (Trujillo, Peru) depicting “sapo botánico” (Image courtesy of L.S. Owens)
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 6 December.

Debating civilisation: perspectives from archaeology

Start: Dec 8, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Debating civilisation
Mike Rowlands, Andrew Bevan, Dorian Fuller & David Wengrow will give the final seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 8 December.

Seminar: The Battle of London: Trudeau, Thatcher and the Fight for Canada’s Constitution, 1980-82

Start: Dec 8, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Dec 8, 2014 7:30:00 PM

The Battle of London by F Bastien
Dr Frédéric Bastien (Dawson College, Montreal) - After the narrow defeat of the Quebec referendum in 1980, Pierre Elliott Trudeau turned his sights on repatriating the Constitution in an effort to make Canada fully independent from Britain. This involved converting the British North America Act of 1867 into a Canadian Constitution and transferring sovereignty from London to Ottawa. But René Lévesque, the Premier of Quebec, thought that the prerogatives of the province would be threatened if the Constitution was repatriated and he mounted a charm offensive to influence key British MPs against the change. Canada's native leaders also entered the fray, concerned that the rights of the indigenous peoples of Canada would be threatened. Meanwhile, the British Labour Party saw an opportunity to embarrass Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. As a result, the maverick Trudeau and the uncompromising Thatcher entered into an unlikely marriage of convenience in order to repatriate the Canadian Constitution.

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: A Tale of Country and City: Normalistas and the Struggle for Rural Education in Twentieth-Century Mexico

Start: Dec 9, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Dec 9, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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Tanalis Padilla (Dartmouth) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to attend this event, part of the IHR's Latin American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.

Glass vessels in middle and late Anglo-Saxon England

Start: Dec 9, 2014 6:00:00 PM

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The third seminar in the 2014-15 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Rose Broadley (UCL) on 9 December.

Seminar: 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.

A tradition in twelve maps: the hidden and not so hidden dimensions of Niger River polychrome water jars

Start: Dec 11, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Niger River polychrome water jar
Olivier Gosselain (Universite Libre de Bruxelles) will give the next seminar in the African Peoples and Pasts series at the Institute on 11 December.

CAA Seminar: Communicating the results of work in developer-funded archaeology

Start: Dec 19, 2014 4:00:00 PM

CAA Seminar Series on The value of commercial archaeology
The fifth seminar in the new Centre for Applied Archaeology (CAA) Seminar Series on 'The value of commercial archaeology' will take place at the ASE offices in Sussex on 19 December.

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom

Start: Jan 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: Jan 8, 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 8 January.

Accordia Lecture: Getting the bigger picture from a minor site: the Roman and Late Antique mansio of Vignale (Tuscany)

Start: Jan 13, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Accordia
Enrico Zanini (University of Siena) will give the fourth Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at Senate House on 13 January.

A ‘terra incognita’? Elites in Central Europe between the Carolingian West and the Byzantine East in the 9th and 10th centuries AD

Start: Jan 20, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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The fourth seminar in the 2014-15 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Hajnalka Herold (University of Exeter) on 20 January.

Seminar: Reparations, Recognition, Reconciliation: Competing Scenarios for Slavery Remembrance in the Caribbean

Start: Jan 21, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 21, 2015 7:30:00 PM

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Fabienne Viala (Warwick) - Since 2013, and the creation of a regional Committee for the Reparations for Slavery within the CARICOM, many Caribbean islands have joined the movement by setting up national commissions. This includes the Anglophone archipelagos, the Dutch territories of Surinam and Curaçao, and the French Département of Guadeloupe. Cuba has given full support to the movement while in Puerto Rico, some interest for reparative justice for Black Afro-Descended Puertorriqueños has slowly been developing.

IHR American History Seminar Series: Problems of Modern Democracy: Henry James and the Genteel Tradition

Start: Jan 22, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 22, 2015 7:00:00 PM

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Emily Coit (Oxford) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to this event, part of the IHR's American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.

CAA Seminar: Not just commercial archaeology: what are the alternative models?

Start: Jan 23, 2015 5:30:00 PM

CAA Seminar Series on The value of commercial archaeology
The penultimate seminar in the new Centre for Applied Archaeology (CAA) Seminar Series on 'The value of commercial archaeology' will take place at the Institute on 23 January.

Book Launch: 'The Great Depression in Latin America', edited by Paulo Drinot and Alan Knight

Start: Jan 28, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 28, 2015 7:30:00 PM

The Great Depression in Latin America
Paulo Drinot (UCL-IA) and Alan Knight (Oxford) - Although Latin America weathered the Great Depression better than the United States and Europe, the global economic collapse of the 1930s had a deep and lasting impact on the region. The contributors to this book examine the consequences of the Depression in terms of the role of the state, party-political competition, and the formation of working-class and other social and political movements. Going beyond economic history, they chart the repercussions and policy responses in different countries, while noting common cross-regional trends, in particular, a mounting critique of economic orthodoxy and greater state intervention in the economic, social and cultural spheres, both trends crucial to the region's subsequent development. The book also examines how regional transformations interacted with and differed from global processes. Taken together, these essays deepen our understanding of the Great Depression as a formative experience in Latin America and provide a timely comparative perspective on the recent global economic crisis.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Annual Lecture: Prof Jeanne Theoharis on 'The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks'

Start: Jan 29, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Jan 29, 2015 8:00:00 PM

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Prof Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College, CUNY) - Rosa Parks is best known as the woman whose refusal to get off a segregated bus sparked the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott of 1955-56, a key event in the development of the Civil Rights Revolution.  However her political activism on behalf of black freedom extended well beyond this seminal act of resistance. Distinguished historian Jeanne Theoharis explores how her life was dedicated to rebellion against racism. All are welcome to attend a talk that will illuminate the black freedom struggle, the question for civil rights, and the problem of race in modern America.

CAA Seminar: Training, skills and employment: teaching and learning in contract archaeology

Start: Feb 6, 2015 5:30:00 PM

CAA Seminar Series on The value of commercial archaeology
The final seminar in the new Centre for Applied Archaeology (CAA) Seminar Series on 'The value of commercial archaeology' will take place at the Institute on 6 February.

Of Chrismals and Reliquaries: Sacral Matter and Insular House-shaped Shrines

Start: Feb 10, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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The fifth seminar in the 2014-15 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Samuel Gerace (University of Edinburgh) on 10 February.

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom

Start: Feb 17, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: Feb 17, 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 17 February.

Accordia Lecture: Perfume, flowers and deities in the Western Greek World: the case study of Gela

Start: Feb 17, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Accordia
Claudia Lambrugo (University of Milan) will give the fifth Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at the Institute on 17 February.

IHR American History Seminar Series: Privacy and Community: Urban Panning for Mental Health in the American Metropolis, c. 1940-60

Start: Feb 19, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 19, 2015 7:00:00 PM

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Ed Ramsden (QMUL) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to this event, part of the IHR's American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.

Accordia Lecture: Advertisement, marketing and competition: performing auctions in Roman Italy

Start: Mar 3, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Accordia
Marta Garcia Morcillo (University of Roehampton) will give the penultimate Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at Senate House on 3 March.

Institute of Archaeology Graduate Open Evening

Start: Mar 4, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: Mar 4, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Institute of Archaeology Graduate Open Evening
The Institute will hold its next Graduate Open Evening on 4 March for those interested in masters courses or research degrees, as well as for those students already accepted onto a programme.

IHR American History Seminar Series: The Ideological Origins of the 20th-Century American Peace Movement

Start: Mar 5, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 5, 2015 7:00:00 PM

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Mark Palen (Exeter) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to this event, part of the IHR's American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.

Monastic life, a ‘fishy’ business? Changing human-animal relationships in Anglo-Saxon Lyminge

Start: Mar 10, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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The sixth seminar in the 2014-15 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Zoe Knapp (University of Reading) on 10 March.

IHR American History Seminar Series: The Popular Historians: Writing and Reading the American Past, 1947-1980

Start: Mar 19, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 19, 2015 7:00:00 PM

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Nick Witham (Canterbury Christ Church) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to this event, part of the IHR's American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom

Start: Mar 28, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: Mar 28, 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 28 March.

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom

Start: Apr 21, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: Apr 21, 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 21 April.

1st Postgraduate Americas Conference: Power and Change in the Americas in the Modern Era

Start: Apr 30, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: May 1, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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The UCL Americas Research Network at UCL-Institute of the Americas is pleased to invite doctoral students and early career researchers of the Americas (Central, South, and North America, as well as the Caribbean) from across the humanities and the social sciences to submit proposals on the theme Power and Change in the Americas in the Modern Era. The deadline for paper submission is November 15, 2014, and the conference will take place at University College London from April 30 to May 1, 2015.

Accordia Lecture: Interpreting the Etruscans: between republicanism and princely rule (12th to 16th centuries)

Start: May 5, 2015 5:30:00 PM

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Corinna Riva (UCL) will give the final Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at the Institute on 5 May.

The measure of the Vikings

Start: May 5, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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The penultimate seminar in the 2014-15 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Ben Raffield (Simon Fraser University, Canada) on 5 May.

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.

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.

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.