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Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage

Start: Oct 5, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage project logo
UCL-based members of the AAFH project team will give the opening seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 5 October.

Book launch: Medicine and Public Health in Latin America: A History (Cambridge University Press, 2014). By Marcos Cueto and Steven Palmer

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

Medicine and Public Health in Latin America
Marcos Cueto (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro) and Dr Chris Abel (UCL) - This book -part of the Cambridge series New Approaches to the Americas- summarizes a rich and growing social, political and cultural history of Latin American medicine produced in the past few decades. Three principal propositions animate this book.  The first is that medicine and health are at the core of the history of Latin America, from the demographic disaster wrought since the 16th century by epidemic disease following conquest to the impact of medical leaders of the late 20th century like Ernesto Guevara and Salvador Allende.  In the second place, that the interaction between indigenous, Afro-American, Asian and Western medical ideas and practices was a defining feature of 19th and 20th centuries’ Latin American healing. Thirdly, the book argues that 20th century public health in the region developed as a play between palliative official interventions and efforts on the part popular sectors to confront adversity and promote holistic programs of sanitation and development.

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: Lost in Translation?: Brazil, AIDS, Antiretrovirals and Global Health

Start: Oct 6, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Oct 6, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Marcos Cueto (Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Brazil) - Since the 1990s, when the struggle against AIDS was marked by the use of antiretroviral medicines, Brazil set a global example. In a neo-liberal context, the Brazilian AIDS programme articulated the support of governmental agencies and NGOs, emphasized human rights and challenged pharmaceutical companies by developing and distributing generic antiretrovirals. For more information please contact the IHR directly: http://www.history.ac.uk/events/seminars/323

Lecture: Inequality in the Americas: An International Perspective

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

UCL Institute of the Americas
Andres Solimano (International Center for Globalization and Development, Santiago de Chile) - The presentation will provide recent empirical evidence on inequality in the US, Canada and Latin America (Gini coefficients, top 1 percent shares, top 10 percent) and discuss trends and evolution comparing the Americas with Europe, OECD and main emerging markets. The presentation will highlight the role of taxation systems, wage formation, globalization, wealth concentration and other factors including relevant features of economic elites, the  middle class and working class in the making of social inequality.

UCL Meets the Americas 2015/16: Introducing the Network's Aims and Activities

Start: Oct 8, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 8, 2015 8:00:00 PM

The UCL Americas Research Network is pleased to invite all graduate students working on any aspect of the Americas to attend our 2015/16 welcoming event. The Network will introduce its aims and planned activities for the forthcoming academic year, and will detail what it has on offer for the community of UCL graduate students.

The Means of Exchange in Viking England

Start: Oct 12, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Viking silver arm ring
Jane Kershaw will give the second seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 12 October.

Seminar: Newfoundland, North America and the British Empire, 1900-1914

Start: Oct 12, 2015 6:30:00 PM
End: Oct 12, 2015 8:00:00 PM

James K. Hiller (Emeritus; Memorial University of Newfoundland) - Newfoundland is often overlooked in studies of international and imperial relations in the early 20th century, or treated as a marginal player. During the premiership of Sir Robert Bond (1900-1909), however, the colony raised some important issues of principle concerning the treaty rights of French and United States fishermen in Newfoundland waters, and the relationship between a colony with responsible government and the British authorities. These disputes, especially that with the United States, necessarily involved Canada as well.

IHR North American History Seminar Series: Isolationism as an Urban Legend

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

Kristin Hoganson (Professor of History at the University of Illinois and Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History, University of Oxford) - UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to host this seminar, part of the Institute of Historical Research North American History Series.

Recognition of Cattle Traction and its Role in Building the Early Civilisations in North China

Start: Oct 15, 2015 5:30:00 PM

China Night Term 1 Lectures 2015-16
Minghao Lin (University of Cambridge) will give the first International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA) China Night Lecture of 2015-16 at the Institute on 15 October.

Past and Future Earth: A Case Study from Ambergris Caye, Belize

Start: Oct 19, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Environmental archaeology at Ambergris Caye, Belize
Elizabeth Graham will give the third seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 19 October.
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