Institute of Archaeology




UCL and the British Museum in Africa & the Middle East: Current Projects, Future Agendas

25 May 2018


A one-day event will bring together researchers from UCL and the British Museum to consider future directions in African and Middle Eastern studies, with special attention to the changing context of fieldwork-based disciplines, collections, and archives. We will seek to address how the global ambitions of major metropolitan universities and museums are to be reconciled with a problematic legacy of colonialism in these regions, and the shifting role of foreign institutions in relation to local partners. The day will open and close with keynote lectures from Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (UCL Geography, and Co-Director of the Migration Research Unit) and Sada Mire (University of Leiden, and alumna of the UCL Institute of Archaeology). This event will be open to the public, with opportunities for questions and discussion alongside scheduled talks.

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Sponsored jointly by UCL Global Engagement and UCL Innovation & Enterprise.


UCL-BM New Year's Party


On 12 January 2018, over 70 staff and researchers from UCL and the British Museum gathered at the Institute of Archaeology to celebrate, over wine and food, the contribution of our past and present collaborations, and the potential of future ones. UCL was especially glad to welcome back so many of its alumni, who now hold curatorial or research positions at the BM.

Scythians Exhibition: UCL Private View


On 28 November 2017, UCL staff were invited to the British Museum for a private view of the 'Scythians, warriors of ancient Siberia' exhibition, exploring the story of the Scythians - nomadic tribes and masters of mounted warfare, who flourished between 900 and 200 BC.