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Job Vacancy: Research Associate (EUROFARM Project)

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The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Research Associate on the ERC-funded EUROFARM Project (Ref.:1441804). The deadline for applications is 10 November 2014.

Institute staff participate in Primary Futures initiative

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Bill Sillar participating in a recent 'Primary Futures' event

Bill Sillar recently participated in a Primary Futures event to highlight his work and career path to primary school children.

UCL-IA's Par Engstrom and Peter Low at Launch Workshop to Examine IAHRS Impact

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Leading human rights scholars and practitioners met in Mexico City between 10th and 11th October to discuss the impact of the Inter American Court and Commission on human rights outcomes in the Americas. Read more on this workshop here.

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2014

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Mary Douglas

The event is oversubscribed. For those who haven't got the ticket, you can watch it live online at:

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.

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