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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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European Research Council (ERC) logo

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.

Masters dissertation prizes

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The UCL Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce the award of its masters dissertation prizes.

The prize for the best dissertation on a Latin American and Caribbean topic was awarded to:

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.

Appointment of Dr Dylan Vernon, former UCL-IA student, as Belize's Ambassador to the EU

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Congratulations to Dr Dylan Vernon, former research student at the Institute of the Americas, who has recently been appointed Belizean Ambassador to the European Union. Dylan completed his PhD on Clientelism and Democracy in the Modern Politics of Belize at the Institute, under the supervision of Prof Kevin Middlebrook, in July 2013. He takes up his post in Brussels on Monday and in the coming months will also be accredited as Belize's representative to the World Trade Organisation and as non-resident ambassador to several European state. We wish him every success in his career.

"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.

Launch of a New Pamphlet: Risk Management Government Lawyers and the Provision of Legal Advice within Whitehall

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The Constitution Society, in partnership with the Constitution Unit, launched the new pamphlet Risk Management: Government Lawyers and the Provision of Legal Advice within Whitehall 

Robert Hazell in the press on the unveiling of the SNP White Paper

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Professor Robert Hazell has been in the press following his press release on the unveiling of the SNP White Paper.

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.

Press Release: Uncertainties in SNP White Paper strengthen argument for second referendum

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Commenting on the launch of the Scottish government’s independence White Paper, the director of UCL’s Constitution Unit Professor Robert Hazell made two points.

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