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Clive Orton publishes memoirs 'Degrees of Freedom'

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Margaret Sparks and Clive on the Lower Brooks Street Site, 1966

Clive Orton, Emeritus Professor of Quantitative Archaeology at the Institute, has published his memoirs under the title 'Degrees of Freedom: and other episodes in an archaeological life'.

UCL Americas Course at Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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UCL Americas at FCO
UCL Americas at FCO
From L to R: Dr Néstor Castañeda, Lecturer in Latin American Political Economy; Dr Kate Saunders-Hastings, Lecturer in Latin American Studies; Dr Paulo Drinot, Senior Lecturer in Latin American History; Dr Par Engstrom, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights; PhD candidate Iván Lobo

Fields, sherds and scholars: Recording and interpreting survey ceramics

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Greek pottery sherds

Todd Whitelaw was invited to give the Keynote Lecture at a conference for early career researchers in Athens last month.

Conference: Heritage, Decolonisation and the Field

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UNESCO HQ, Paris (Image courtesy of William Carruthers)

A conference entitled Heritage, Decolonisation and the Field will be held at the Institute in January 2018, for which a call for papers is announced.

New release: "The Economics of Contemporary Latin America", by Beatriz Armendáriz and Felipe Larraín B.

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book cover

UCL Department of Economics Senior Lecturer Beatriz Armendáriz has collaborated with Felipe Larrain B. to produce this publication which studies the historical roots of Latin America’s contemporary economic and social development, focusing on poverty and income inequality dating back to colonial times.  

Mike Parker Pearson leads Stonehenge feedback from a consortium of experts

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Stonehenge (Image courtesy of Adam Sanford, Aerial Cam)

Mike Parker Pearson is part of a group of 21 archaeologists who have argued that a proposed tunnel under Stonehenge would block the sunset view the monument was designed to capture.

Nomadic ecology shaped the highland geography of Asia’s Silk Roads

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Nomadic ecology shaped Asia's Silk Roads

Research co-authored by Tim Williams, published this week in Nature, indicates that mobility patterns of highland nomadic herders influenced the evolution of the Silk Road networks in the mountains of inner Asia.

The gold of Colombia and the legend of El Dorado: New discoveries

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The gold of Colombia and the legend of El Dorado: New discoveries (lecture by Marcos Martinon-Torres)

Marcos Martinón-Torres has been invited, by the Anglo-Colombian Society, to present his research at the Colombian Consulate on 13 March.

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentship at UCL Americas

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AHRC

We are pleased to announce the success of our bid to gain one of these competitive awards, led by Dr Kate Quinn (UCL Americas) and Dr Elizabeth Cooper (The British Library). The Institute of the Americas (University College London) and the British Library are now inviting applications for the fully-funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD studentship: Future Pasts: British-Caribbean Popular Culture and the Politics of History, 1948-1998. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm, Friday, 14 April 2017 and shortlisted candidates will be invited promptly for interviews held on 24 April 2017.

Kris Lockyear wins Provost's Award for Public Engagement 2017

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