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Mike Parker Pearson to give 2015 Beatrice de Cardi Lecture

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Stonehenge (Image © and courtesy of Lisa Preville)

Mike Parker Pearson has been invited to give the 2015 Beatrice de Cardi Lecture at the British Academy on 9 November.

Job Vacancy: Teaching Fellow in Heritage and Museum Studies

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Museum Volkenkunde

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Teaching Fellow in Heritage and Museum Studies (Ref.:1455808). The deadline for applications is 30 April 2015.

Skyscapes: The Role and Importance of the Sky in Archaeology

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Skyscapes: The Role and Importance of the Sky in Archaeology (bookcover)

A new book, co-edited by Fabio Silva, on Skyscapes: The Role and Importance of the Sky in Archaeology has recently been published by Oxbow Books.

New Lecturer post in British and Comparative Politics

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The UCL Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy has just advertised for a new Lecturer in British and Comparative Politics. It is hoped that the successful applicant will contribute to the Constitution Unit's research, as well as to teaching in the Department. Full details can be found here.

Debating Roman Imperialism: Critique, Construct, Repeat?

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Andrew Gardner invited to give Keynote Address at TRAC2015

Andrew Gardner has been invited to give the Keynote Address at the 25th Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC 2015) at the University of Leicester on 27 March.

Inaugural Lecture: Professor Meg Russell- Politics, Academia and the Real World

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Tuesday 3 March 2015 - 6.30pm

Presiding: Professor Mary Fulbrook, Dean of Faculty of Social And Historical Sciences

Plant to Cloth: latest in archaeological plant fibre research

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Funding Opportunity: European Commission Individual Fellowships

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The goal of Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition at multi- or interdisciplinary level through advanced training, international and inter-sectoral mobility.

Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research in a European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe. The scheme particularly supports the return and reintegration of researchers from outside Europe who have previously worked here. It also develops or helps to restart the careers of individual researchers that show great potential, considering their experience. Applicants should contact the potential supervisor as soon as possible and no later than 1 August 2015.

Serpentine Galleries: An Evening on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Serpentine Galleries

Augmented reality research in the media

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Augmented reality enriching the landscape of Bronze Age Cornwall

Research by Stuart Eve, an Institute alumnus and Honorary Research Associate, on the use of augmented reality to enrich the landscape of Bronze Age Cornwall has recently featured in the media.

Press Release: New report finds that codification of the UK’s constitution is not essential

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The Constitution Unit is pleased to announce the launch of a new report on codification of the UK’s constitution. The report compares the texts of constitutionally relevant statutes in the UK to other countries’ constitutional texts. In doing so, it provides three lessons for those involved in the debate over codification (or not) of the UK’s constitution:

VIDEO: Professor Robert Hazell on Another hung Parliament: what next?

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In this short video Professor Robert Hazell explains how the new government will be formed if no single party gains an overall majority in the UK general election in May.

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