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Visit of Chinese Institute of Latin American Studies Delegation to UCL Institute of the Americas

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Visit of Chinese Institute of Latin American Studies Delegation to UCL Americas

The Director of the Chinese Institute of Latin American Studies, Dr. Wu Hongying and her colleagues visited UCL this week to discuss possible collaborations and exchange visits. The Beijing-based Institute is part of the prestigious Chinese Institute of International Relations based in Beijing. The meeting with the Chinese visitors was hosted at UCL Institute of the Americas, and attended by Professor Alejandro Madrigal, Pro Vice Provost for Latin America, Professor Maxine Molyneux, Dr. Kate Quinn and Dr. Juan Grigera from UCL Institute of the Americas.

Protecting the world's irreplacable cultural sites

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Paro Dzong, Bhutan

Work by a UCL team, led by Tim Williams, on the safeguarding of Bhutan's cultural heritage features in the Summer 2016 edition of The Getty Magazine.

Vasiliki Skreta presentation from GAMES 2016

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5th World Congress of the Game Theory Society

On Monday 25 July Professor Vasiliki Skreta delivered a semi-plenary lecture at the World Congress of the Game Theory Society.  Slides from her presentation 'Selling with Evidence' are available for you to download via the link below.  

Funded MPhil/PhD Opportunities

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The Department of Anthropology at UCL is seeking 2 MPhil/PhD candidates to participate in an exciting ERC funded project “Citizens of Photography: The Camera and the Political Imagination” co-ordinated by Professor Christopher Pinney. Participants will be required to conduct fieldwork in one of the following locations: Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and Nicaragua. “Citizens of Photography” is an empirical anthropological investigation of the relationship between photographic self-representation and different societies’ understanding of what is politically possible. Prolonged ethnographic fieldwork will study how local communities use photography to represent individuals, families, and other identities and explore whether this plays a role in the manner in which people articulate their political hopes and demands. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Christopher Pinney at c.pinney@ucl.ac.uk for further details.

Stonehenge book 'highly commended' at the British Archaeological Awards 2016

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Stonehenge: Making Sense of a Prehistoric Mystery (bookcover)

Stonehenge: Making sense of a prehistoric mystery has been ‘highly commended’ at this year’s British Archaeological Awards.

Rodney Harrison appointed as AHRC Leadership Fellow for Heritage

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Rodney Harrison

Rodney Harrison is one of three new leadership Fellows, appointed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), to focus on priority areas of design, heritage and modern languages.

Call for Papers - RES 2017

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Royal Economic Society 2017 Annual Conference 

10-12 April, Bristol

Job Vacancy: UP-NORTH Project

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The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Research Associate (Ref.: 1566883) on the ERC-funded UP-NORTH Project. The deadline for applications is 19 August 2016.

Multiple sources for Stone Age farming

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Golan Heights border (source: Wikimedia)

An international team, including UCL researchers, have found that the transition from hunter-gatherer to sedentary farming 10,000 years ago occurred in multiple neighbouring but genetically distinct populations.

Institute hosts delegation from Northwest University, China

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Prof Chen Honghai (Director of School of Cultural Heritage, NWU) meeting with Prof Sue Hamilton (UCL Institute of Archaeology)

The Institute recently hosted a delegation from the School of Cultural Heritage, Northwest University (NWU), Xi'an, China to renew a Memorandum of Understanding between both institutions.

UCL Institute of Archaeology to host UKAS 2017

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The UK Archaeological Science (UKAS) conference will be hosted in London by the UCL Institute of Archaeology from 5-8 April, 2017.

Wendy Carlin nominated for the 2016 NS Speri prize for political economy

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Congratulations to Wendy Carlin who is one of the five world-class political economists shortlisted for the 2016 NS Speri prize, which is announced in September.

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