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Funding success for Radical BAME Youth Heritage Project

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The Heritage Futures and AHRC Heritage Priority Area teams led by Rodney Harrison will collaborate with BeatFreeks Arts, who have been awarded £696,700 to run the Radical Heritage Project (RHP) as part of The Heritage Lottery fund’s £10 million Kick the Dust fund.

Professor Christian Dustmann elected FBA

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Christian Dustmann

Congratulations to Professor Christian Dustmann who has been elected Fellow of the British Academy.

Professor Dustmann is a leading labour economist, having widely published in the areas of migration, education, and the labour market. He regularly advises government bodies, international organisations and the media on current policy issues. 

Synchrotron light used to show human domestication of seeds from 2000 BC

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Synchrotron light used to show human domestication of seeds from 2000 BC

Dorian Fuller and Charlene Murphy have used the UK’s synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source, to document for the first time the rate of evolution of seed coat thinning, a major marker of crop domestication, from archaeological remains.

ASE uncover 200-year old burial site at Brighton Dome

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ASE discover 200-year old burial site at Brighton Dome (Photo courtesy of Carlotta Luke)

Archaeology South-East (ASE) have helped uncover a 200-year-old burial site found during recent redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange.

View from the trenches: Bosnia 2017

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Fieldwork in Bosnia 2017 as part of the Eurofarm project

Marc Vander Linden has recently returned from a field survey in the Trebinje municipality (Bosnia and Herzegovina), conducted as part of the EUROFARM project.

Iwan Morgan comments on Trump's Presidency in Newsweek

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Iwan Morgan, Professor of US Studies at the UCL Institute of the Americas and Commonweath Fund Professor of American History, comments on Trump's presidency in a recent Newsweek article "Trump Is Not the Most Presidential President, Clinton Wasn't Either—Who Is?". Read the article in full here.

Heterogeneous Peer Effects and Rank Concerns: Theory and Evidence

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Michela Tincani

In a recent article, published by the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO), Michela Tincani looks at what generates peer effects in the classroom.

Durrington Walls: was this the start of Britain's Copper Age?

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Durrington Walls (Image courtesy of Adam Stanford)

Recent research involving Mike Parker Pearson, at the Neolithic monument
near Stonehenge, is now available online in the latest edition of PAST.

MA Creative & Collaborative Enterprise Scholarships for 2017-18

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Open City Docs School is delighted to announce five scholarships (in the form of partial fee waivers) for places on any of the three pathways on the MA Creative & Collaborative Enterprise

Senior promotions for Institute staff

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The Institute is very pleased to announce the success of three staff members in UCL's Senior Staff Promotions 2016-17. The promotions, richly deserved, acknowledge staff research and teaching excellence in their respective fields.

Sharon White awarded Honorary Fellowship of UCL

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Sharon White

Today MSc Economics alumni Sharon White (Chief Executive, Ofcom) was awarded a Honorary fellowship of UCL.  

'Los ecos del Proyecto Huemul' exhibition opens in Argentina

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View across the remains of the former experimental reactor Number 1 and towards the city of San Carlos de Bariloche on Isla Huemul, Argentina. Photograph by Rodney Harrison

The exhibition 'Los ecos del Proyecto Huemul, 1949-2017', part of the AHRC-Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Restricted Access Pilot Project, is now being hosted at the Balseiro Institute in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.

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