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Dr Meg Russell on Parliament and Syria

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Meg Russell News Night 30/08/13

Meg Russell comments on Parliament and Syria on BBC Newsnight, 29th August 2013. Meg Russell says, "over the last decade - particularly in the run up to Iraq - we've seen more pressure for parliament to have explicit decsion making power.

Registration open for Popular Antiquities conference

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Popular Antiquities 2013 conference

Registration is now open for this year's Popular Antiquities: Folklore and Archaeology conference being held at the Institute on 12 & 13 October.

View from the trenches: Tanzania (2013)

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

Renata Peters and Ignacio de la Torre have recently returned from the 2013 field season at Olduvai Gorge, led by the Olduvai Geochronology Archaeology Project (OGAP).

Video: Guy Lodge and Sir Leigh Lewis - Civil Service Accountability

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Guy Lodge and Sir Leigh Lewis spoke at the Constitution Unit seminar on 18th June 2013 on Civil Service Accountability

New digital resource for Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic

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Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic Online

A new web-based tool for the analysis of Roman Republican coin hoards has recently been launched by the Institute of Archaeology and the American Numismatics Society.

Ancient Egyptian jewellery 'out of this world'

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Meteoric iron beads. Credit: UCL Petrie Museum/Rob Eagle

Research led by Thilo Rehren with Institute and European colleagues has shown that ancient Egyptian iron beads at the UCL Petrie Museum were hammered from pieces of meteorites.

Registration open for Maya Glyphs 2013

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UCL Maya Hieroglyphics Workshop 2013

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual UCL Maya Hieroglyphics Workshop being held at the Institute from 20-22 September.

Monstrous Antiquities: Call for Papers

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Monstrous Antiquities: Archaeology and the Uncanny in Popular Culture

A conference on 'Monstrous Antiquities' will be held at the Institute from 1-3 November 2013 for which a call for papers is announced with a deadline of 31 August 2013.

The Congress for Curious People

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Wellcome Trust

A Festival of Spectacular Cultures

August 29th – September 8th 2013

From Fun Fairs to Freak Shows… Magic Lantern Lectures to Flea Circuses… Cyclopian Artists and Mediumistic Drawings to Severed Heads and Anthropomorphic Taxidermy… Riotous Fireworks and the bright lights of an otherworldly Blackpool to the dark recesses of Old Operating Theatres and Clandestine Archives.

ASE environmental project reveals amazing finds

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ASE excavations at Medmerry, West Sussex

Excavations by Archaeology South-East (ASE) at Medmerry, West Sussex have revealed extensive Bronze Age settlement and a well-preserved medieval fish weir.

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