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

Start: Apr 30, 2015 1:00:00 PM
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.The organisers welcome research that ranges both geographically and temporally, encouraging interdisciplinary conversations on national, regional and local topics and those whose focus is comparative, transnational and global. By facilitating a space for debate, this conference aims to create an ongoing platform for collaborative exchange.

Institute participation in 'On Light' Festival

Start: May 2, 2015 1:00:00 PM
End: May 2, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Experimental archaeology (Photo from Primtech 2014 courtesy of Charlotte Frearson)
'On Light' is a collaboration between UCL and the Wellcome Collection with a diverse range of activities and events from 1-4 May 2015.

Roman resource economy

Start: May 5, 2015 1:00:00 PM
End: May 5, 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
Robyn Veal (University of Cambridge) will give a lunchtime seminar in UCL as part of an interdepartmental programme on Palaeoclimate on 5 May.

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.

Underlying secrets of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmith: Results from the analysis of the Staffordshire Hoard gold

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 Eleanor Blakelock (British Museum) on 5 May.

We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology

Start: May 8, 2015 5:00:00 PM
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.

Pliocene sea ice modelling

Start: May 12, 2015 1:00:00 PM
End: May 12, 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
Fergus Howell (University of Leeds) will give a lunchtime seminar in UCL as part of an interdepartmental programme on Palaeoclimate on 12 May.

Seminar: Leadership in the Cuban Revolution - The Unseen Story

Start: May 13, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: May 13, 2015 7:30:00 PM

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Antoni Kapcia (Nottingham) - Most conventional readings of the Cuban Revolution have seemed mesmerised by the personality and role of Fidel Castro, often missing a deeper political understanding of the Revolution’s underlying structures, bases of popular loyalty and ethos of participation.

Film screening and discussion: 'The Return of the Land' (Dir. D. Alarcon; Brazil, 2015; subtitled in English)

Start: May 15, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: May 15, 2015 7:30:00 PM

The Return of the Land
Bringing together testimonies from the Tupinambá people, recorded in May 2014 in the Tupinambá de Olivença Indigenous Territory in southern Bahia (Brazil) and archival images, this documentary presents the struggle of the Tupinambá people to recover their land. They have been waiting for official territorial recognition since 2004.

South American Archaeology Seminar

Start: May 16, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: May 16, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Moche ceramic depicting craftsmen using blow tubes to smelt and work metal objects (National Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Lima, Peru)
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 16 May.
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