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The latest issue of ANTHROPOLITAN is available online

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Anthropolitan 9 cover

It has been a hugely busy start to the academic year 2013/14 for staff and students alike. Our Anthrosociety has held a successful debate, hosting Dr Jo Cook and Dr Lucio Vinicius on the topic of Piece of Mind. Staff put the finishing touches on the Research Excellence Framework submission due this November and began to discuss the directions which research and teaching will take in the Department over the next seven years. With the arrivals of the new President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, and the new Dean of the Social and Historical Sciences (SHS), Professor Mary Fulbrook, the College is abuzz with debate about the vision for UCL reaching forward into the 2020s.

Job Vacancy: Research Assistant (ComPAg Project)

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The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Research Assistant on the ERC-funded ComPAg Project (part-time, Ref.:1385593). The deadline for applications is 11 December 2013.

Stonehenge bluestone mystery revealed

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Carn Goedog, major source of Stonhenge bluestones

The exact origin of the Stonehenge bluestones appears to have been revealed according to newly-published research by Rob Ixer (Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Institute) and colleagues.

"Monkey Planet" with Volker Sommer on BBC Radio 4 

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Gerd Bannuscher

"Archive on 4" will air "Monkey Planet" on Saturday 30 Nov 2013, 20:00-21:00.

Prizes awarded to Institute students 2012-13

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UCL Institute of Archaeology (Photo: Lisa Daniel)

Congratulations to Institute undergraduate and masters students who have been awarded UCL, Faculty and departmental prizes for the 2012-13 academic session.

The Making of the Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World

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The Making of the Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World

Cyprian Broodbank’s new early history of the Mediterranean is now available.

Wind at the Margins of the State: Autonomy and Renewable Energy in Southern Mexico

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Wind Mills

A special talk by Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe, Department of Anthropology, Rice University

Jack Straw and the Institute of Global Governance

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Jack Straw IGG

Paralysis or Progress? The future (and the past) of the UN System

As former Foreign Secretary (2000-2006) and with extensive experience of multilateral  diplomacy at the highest levels, the Rt Hon Jack Straw is exceptionally well-placed to reflect on the strengths and limitations of the UN system.  Faced with the  mounting instability of an unmanaged global system, combined  with significant power shifts to the Global South, can the UN, the pre-eminent multilateral governance system of the 20th Century, change its business practices and meaningfully reform to meet the challenges of the 21st Century?  Such  questions provide the backdrop to this timely lecture by one of the UK’s leading figures in global diplomacy.

Special Collection: Museum Ethics

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A special collection of papers on Museum Ethics has recently been launched by the Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies.

Reviewer Meets Reviewed

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The English Breakfast

Christmas Special

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