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Deliberate damage, destruction and vandalism of cultural heritage

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Cultural extension or vandalism

Institute students undertaking the course on 'Issues in Conservation: Context of Conservation' have designed posters highlighting aspects of the destruction of cultural heritage.

Marie Curie Trainee post available

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The Institute of Archaeology currently has a Marie Curie Trainee post (equivalent to PhD research) available as part of the collaborative BEAN Initial Training Network. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2012.

FSA Honours for Institute staff

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Society of Antiquaries of London

Congratulations to Andrew Gardner and Matt Pope who were recently elected as Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Call for papers - Anthropology on the borders of corporations

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EASA2012 Poster

Workshop W056 at EASA 2012, Paris

We would like to invite abstracts for a workshop to be held at EASA in July 2012, Nanterre. Closing Date for Abstracts: November 28th 2011.

Chemistry, Archaeology and the Terracotta Army

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The Chemical Weapons of the Terracotta Army

Marcos Martinón-Torres was recently invited to give a lecture in Madrid on his Chinese research as part of a series of events to celebrate UNESCO'S International Year of Chemistry.

EASA2012 Workshop: Ritualization of Conflict Resolution Procedures

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EASA2012 Poster

Dr Perig Pitrou (Visiting Scholar, UCL Anthropology) is going to convene this workshop on EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists) Biennial Conference, which will be held at Nanterre University, Paris between 10-13th July 2012.

Inaugural Lecture, Imran Rasul

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On Tuesday 29/11 at 6:30pm Professor Imran Rasul will deliver his  inaugural lecture, “The Making of Modern America: Migration Flows in the Age of Mass Migration”.

Imran’s talk will take place in the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building) and will be followed by a drinks reception at 7:30pm in the Garden Room.

Relaunch of the Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies

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The Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies, an Open Access, rapid publishing and peer-reviewed journal, is being relaunched, in collaboration with the British Library.

Mini-Lecture: Dr Adam Smith

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Dr Adam Smith (UCL History) describes how 150 years ago, the first shots of the American Civil War were fired, yet the United States was the world's first modern democratic nation - a place in which virtually all white men could vote and in which mass political parties vied for votes. What was the relationship between the coming of the war and this kind of democratic politics?

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Mini-Lecture: Prof Catherine Hall

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Professor Catherine Hall (UCL History) and her team in the project Legacies of British Slave-ownership are examining how modern Britain, from its art collections and grand buildings to its financial institutions, has been built on the wealth generated from slavery.

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