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UCL Press announces new Modern Americas series

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UCL Press

UCL Press publishes a variety of series to meet the needs of today's academics. Its Modern Americas series publishes books on the culture, politics, and history of the Americas from the nineteenth century to the present day. The series aims to foster national, international, trans-national, and comparative approaches to topics in the region, including those that bridge geographical and/or disciplinary divides, such as between the disparate parts of the hemisphere covered by the series (the US, Latin America, Canada, and the Caribbean) or between the humanities and social/natural sciences. 

Kevin Middlebrook Radio FM4 Interview on outcome of Venezuela December 11 Elections

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Professor Kevin Middlebrook

Kevin Middlebrook, Professor of Latin American Politics at UCL Institute of the Americas, talks to Austria's Radio FM4 News Rosie Waites about the implications of outcome of the mayoral elections that took place in Venezuela on December 11 2017, which could see opposition parties banned from participating in the next presidential election.

Institute participation in 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Assembly in New Delhi, India

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Rodney Harrison and members of his AHRC Heritage Futures research programme and AHRC Heritage Priority Area Leadership teams are organising activities at the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium in New Delhi this week.

Two lectureships in Palaeoanthropology and Evolutionary Anthropology available at UCL

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Lecturer in Palaeoanthropology and Human Evolution

UCL Anthropology invites applications for a Lecturer in Palaeoanthropology and Human Evolution with particular emphasis on interpreting the palaeontological record of hominin evolution from an interdisciplinary perspective. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out high-quality research and contribute to teaching for undergraduate introductory courses in evolutionary anthropology, to teach Undergraduate second/third year and Taught Graduate (Masters) courses in palaeoanthropology and to contribute to teaching research methods at all levels. There is also the possibility of developing an advanced optional module in the appointee’s area of specialisation.

The battle over 'gender ideology': an IPS Journal interview with Maxine Molyneux

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Professor Maxine Molyneux

Read the interview with Maxine Molyneux on anti-feminist movements in Latin America, recently published in the online magazine International Politics and Society . A Spanish version is also available in their sister magazine, Nueva Sociedad.

British Academy Visiting Fellowships - call open

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British Academy

UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce the opening of the call for this scheme. The British Academy is providing academics based in any country overseas (and active at any career stage and in any discipline within the humanities and the social sciences) with the opportunity to be based at a UK higher education or other research institution of their choice for up to six months. Visiting Fellows will work with colleagues at UK host institutions in order to develop new research collaborations and/or deepen existing partnerships.  These Visiting Fellowships are supported by the Rutherford Fund, which aims to help maintain the UK’s position as a world leader in science and research by attracting highly skilled researchers to the UK. Launched in July 2017, the Fund includes more than £100 million over the next four years to support the provision of fellowships for international research talent. Read more here.

Professor Andrew Chesher receives honorary doctorate from the University of Birmingham

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Andrew Chesher
Andrew Chesher

Professor Andrew Chesher

Andrew Chesher is William Stanley Jevons Professor of Economics and Economic Measurement at UCL.  In 2000, he founded the ESRC Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (Cemmap) and was recently President of the Royal Economic Society.

Professor Chesher graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1970 with a Bachelor of Social Science in Mathematics, Economics and Statistics. He was a lecturer at Birmingham until 1983 before becoming Professor of Econometrics at the University of Bristol.

This week he was named among those receiving honorary degrees from the University of Birmingham.

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Unprecedented mapping of Venezuelan rock art by UCL researchers

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Mapping of Venezuelan rock art (Image ©Philip Riris)

Rock engravings located in Western Venezuela, including some of the largest recorded anywhere in the world, have been mapped in unprecedented detail by UCL researchers.

Order/Disorder: The artist-researcher as connector-disrupter-running messenger?

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A UCL IAS Talking Point with Dr Kai Syng Tan, artist and UCL IAS Visiting Research Fellow.
Time: 5 December 2017, 6–8pm
Place: IAS Common Ground
Admission by free ticket from Eventbrite

Leverhulme Trust award for research on Landscape and Lordship in East Anglia CE 400–800

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A multidisciplinary team led by Christopher Scull (UCL) has received Leverhulme Trust funding to reconsider the origins of the East Anglian kingdom through a comparative study of settlement and landscape archaeology.

Ice Age Jersey project nominated for Best Research Project 2018

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Ice Age Jersey project which has been nominated for Best Research Project 2018 (Current Archaeology Awards)

The Ice Age Island project on Jersey has been nominated for Best Research Project of the year in Current Archaeology's Awards for 2018.

Exciting discoveries unearthed during Dover Western Docks Revival

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Fossilised mammoth tusk (Image credit: Archaeology South-East)

Archaeology South-East (ASE) have helped unearth a fossilised mammoth tooth found during the excavation of the Wellington Navigation Channel as part of the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) project.

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