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Professor Kevin Middlebrook Appointed to LASA Prize Panel

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Professor Kevin Middlebrook

Professor Kevin J. Middlebrook has been appointed Co-chair (with Professor Gabriela Ippolito-O’Donnell) of the international panel selecting the first recipient of the Latin American Studies Assocation’s Guillermo O’Donnell Democracy Award and Lectureship, the Association’s newest endowed prize. For details concerning the prize and nomination procedures, please consult https://lasa.international.pitt.edu/eng/awards/index.asp

Hidden Prehistoric landscape of the South Downs to be surveyed by UCL archaeology students

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The extended landscape within which the survey is set

The Institute of Archaeology Surveying Course 2016 is set to explore the hidden Prehistoric landscape of Charlton Forest, which made headline news this summer.

Attila Lindner invited to present at the European Parliament

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On 28 September UCL Assistant Professor Attila Lindner will present research at the European Pillar of Social Right: From theory to practice public conference. The conference will take place at the European Parliament.

Professor John Spraos (UCL Economics 1957-1982) 90th Birthday Dinner

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A dinner to celebrate the 90th birthday of Professor John Spraos, Economics 1957 – 1982, will be held at the National Liberal Club on Tuesday 8 November. 

The Seeds of Civilisation

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Dorian Fuller speaking at the New Scientist Live event, London, Sept 2016

Dorian Fuller was invited to participate in the New Scientist Live event in London last week to discuss the seeds of civilisation.

Dr. Juan Grigera Awarded ESRC Grant

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Dr Juan Grigera

Dr. Juan Grigera (UCL Americas) has been awarded funding from the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods to develop methods for natural language processing of newspaper sources to help the building of social conflict databases. The International Visitor Exchange will allow Grigera to do research with the Global Social Protest Research Working Group (led by Prof. Beverly Silver) at the Arrighi Center for Global Studies at John Hopkins University. The project is targeted at advancing online digital and Big Data method and incorporating more advanced NLP techniques to global social history and to overcoming the geographical and historical limitations of the current social unrest datasets.

International Conference on China’s First Emperor

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International Conference on China’s First Emperor (held at UCL, August 2016)

Forty leading international archaeologists, conservators, historians and sinologists recently met at UCL for an invitation-only symposium on Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum in Global Perspective.

Archaeological Heritage Management: Along the Silk Roads in the 21st Century

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Archaeological Heritage Management: Along the Silk Roads in the 21st Century

Tim Williams has been invited to give a lecture at the British Academy on 29 September.

Sigrid Rausing PhD Studentship in Human Rights Research

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The Department of Anthropology at UCL is seeking applications for an MPhil/PhD candidate fully funded by The Sigrid Rausing Trust, to commence in the academic session 2017/18.

CORE awarded a grant from the OSF

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CORE has been awarded a USD 745,000 grant from the Open Society Foundations under the Higher Education Support Programme. The grant includes funding for the organisational development of CORE, the creation of a new open-source digital education platform, and for working towards a South East Asia adaptation of The Economy, the flagship online, open access introductory economics textbook.  

Job Vacancy: Research Associate

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The EU

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Research Associate (part-time, Ref.: 1576513). The deadline for applications is 23 September 2016.

PKU-UCL Cross-Cultural Medical Humanities

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Conference/workshop: Self-Care in a Digital World

7–9 November 2016, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL.

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