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Tomás Harris Visiting Professorship Lectures, Tuesday & Thursday 2 & 4 June 2015

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The 2014-2015 lectures will be given by André Dombrowski (Associate Professor at UPenn in Philadelphia) on Tuesday 2nd June and Thursday 4th June, 2015 at 6pm.

Scoping the Future of Archaeological Science

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Scoping the Future of Archaeological Science (Special Issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science)

Marcos Martinón-Torres, Thilo Rehren & Robin Torrence have guest edited a special issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science with papers in honour of Richard Klein.

Success of international seminar on Chile and the Inter American Human Rights System

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UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to report on the success of the first international seminar on Chile and the Inter-American Human Rights System, which took place on May 20 2015. The event was co-organised by UCL-IA's PhD student Juan Smart, in conjunction with fellows from other institutions. Read Juan's full report here. Congratulations to Juan and the organising committee. 

Institute staff comment on discovery of oldest stone tools

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2013 excavations by the Olduvai Geochronology Archaeology Project at the MNK site

Institute staff have been asked to comment in the media on the significance of the oldest stone tools discovered by archaeologists in Kenya.

What's new at UCL-IA?

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A short update on what's going on at UCL-Institute at the Americas at the moment:

Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past

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Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past bookcover

An innovative volume edited by François G. Richard and Kevin MacDonald which examines materiality, history and the shaping of cultural identities in Africa, has now been published by Left Coast Press.

PROTEST//REFUGE//CONFLICT NOW: Spatial, material, and visual implications across the MENA region, Friday 22 May 2015

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This symposium addresses public protest, armed conflict, and various forms of refuge in the context of contemporary Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Dr Néstor Castañeda appointed to new UCL-IA Latin American Political Economy lectureship

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UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is pleased to announce that Dr Néstor Castañeda will be joining us in September as the newly appointed Lecturer in Latin American Political Economy. He is currently a Lecturer of Governance and Policy at the University of Southampton. He gained his PhD in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas.

New modules on offer for Master's degrees for 2015/16

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We are pleased to announce our new modules for 2015-16 academic year. Please refer to this webpage: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/americas/graduate-study/masters/new_courses to find out more.

Virtual Open Day for Master's Degrees at UCL- Institute of the Americas on May 28 2015, 1-3 pm

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University College London (UCL), London's Global University and the UCL Institute of the Americas are pleased to invite you to a Virtual Open Day to provide information about the Master's programmes offered by the Institute of the Americas.

The Conflict & Change group contributes to the scientific understanding of political violence

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Che Guevara

SPP has a strong group of researchers studying the causes, dynamics, and consequences of political conflicts. For learning more about this research, check out our new Conflict & Change research cluster website!

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Post-graduate Programmes Officer

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Full-time, fixed-term contract - Grade 6 - £26,976 - £31,641 per annum (inclusive of London allowance) - Deadline for applications May 31 2015 midnight

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