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Institute welcomes new research and teaching staff

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UCL Institute of Archaeology (Image courtesy of Lisa Daniel)

A number of new academic, research and teaching staff were welcomed to the Institute at the beginning of the 2014-15 session.

Archaeology powered by communities

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The Institute of Archaeology and British Museum are asking for public help in conducting, designing and funding research about archaeology, history and heritage for which a new crowd-funding platform has been launched.

UCL-IA Visiting Fellow Manuel Olle Sese Awarded Prestigious Human Rights Prize

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UCL-Institute of the Americas warmly congratulates Professor Manuel Olle Sese, currently Visiting Fellow at the Institute, on the award of the prestigious Enrique Ruano Casanova - Pro Derechos Humanos prize, conferred by the Universidad Complutense's Faculty of Laws. The award ceremony took place in Madrid on Thursday 16 October. This prize has been awarded in the past to influential contributors to the field of human rights, such as Nelson Mandela and Adolfo Suarez. Congratulations! More information on this event here.

Internship applications for January now are open

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Deadline: 12 Novemeber 2014

An internship at the Constitution Unit is an ideal way for recent graduates to gain experience of work in a think tank which is also an academic research centre, and to do research which is linked to policy. Past interns have included students in their holidays, postgraduates thinking about continuing their studies to Masters or PhD level, and civil and public servants who work for us part-time or on secondment.

#UCLfacesRACE, Conversation 2: Why is my curriculum white?

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Film + discussion. 13:00–15:30, 11 November 2014, G07 Pearson Building.

UCL award received for collaborative human wellbeing research

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UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing

Beverley Butler and Anne Lanceley have been awarded UCL Grand Challenges funding for a cross-disciplinary research project to enhance wellbeing in cancer patients.

VIDEO: Meg Russell's UCL Lunch Hour Lecture on 'Does parliament matter?'

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Speaker: Professor Meg Russell
9th October 2014

Many people dismiss the Westminster parliament as an ineffective 'talking shop', and similar allegations are commonplace about parliaments in other democracies. But based on substantial research Meg Russell argues that Westminster is influential - and almost certainly increasingly so. Her lecture seeks to dispel some common misconceptions about how parliamentary institutions work, in the UK and beyond.

Rodney Harrison features in THE

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Rodney Harrison

Rodney Harrison's AHRC grant success for the collaborative project on Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage featured recently in Times Higher Education.

Emetic remedies in Japanese Koiho 古方 medicine

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Yoshimasu Todo

A talk by Professor Tateno Masami, Nihon University, Monday 27 October 2014, 6.30pm, Astor College LG18 (please note changed venue).
Kan, To and Ge (perspiration, emesis, purgation) were the three main therapeutic techniques of the Koiho (Old Medicine) School of the Edo Era. In this talk, Professor Tateno will discuss Toho (emetic remedies), and explore how this technique embodied a distinctive medical philosophy.
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#UCLfacesRACE: Eugenics@UCL

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Friday 10 October 2014, 6–9pm, Galton LT

Includes a talk by CCHH Director Vivienne Lo on ‘Nurturing Chinese students’ and short films by members of UCL.

New Book Out in the Department

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Social Origins of Language

Edited by Dan Dor, Chris Knight and Jerome Lewis
Publisher: Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-966533-4

Making good careers in archaeology

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ASE community heritage project at the National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket

Dominic Perring's presentation as part of a conference on Archaeology, pay and training has recently been published online by the Institute for Archaeologists.

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