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

25 May 2018, 9:00 am–6:00 pm

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Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Researchers from UCL and the British Museum will consider future directions in African and Middle Eastern studies at a special one-day event at the UCL Institute of Archaeology on 25 May.

Special attention will be given to the changing context of fieldwork-based disciplines, collections, and archives. Participants 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.

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

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) respectively.

This event will be open to the public, with opportunities for questions and discussion alongside scheduled talks.

Organisers: Corisande Fenwick, David Wengrow, Sirio Canós-Donnay

Sponsored by UCL Global Engagement and UCL Innovation & Enterprise



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