Institute of Archaeology


Cancelled: Addressing Global Challenges: the Climate Crisis, Inequality, Transformative Technologies

16 March 2020, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

UCL Institute of Archaeology thematic seminar series on Global Challenges, Archaeology and Heritage (Jan-March 2020)

The penultimate seminar in the Term II UCL Institute of Archaeology thematic research seminar series on Global Challenges, Archaeology and Heritage, due to take place on 16 March, has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Dr Hana Morel


Room 612
Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square
United Kingdom

Presentations will be given by:

  • Sarah Forgesson on The Climate Crisis and a Call for Action: A view to the furture of heritage management
  • Elisa Perego (via Skype) on Archaeologists against inequality? Power, Social Structure and the aDNA Revolution
  • Gai Jorayev and Marco Nebbia on Transformative Technologies, GIS and Central Asia
  • Hana Morel on Heritage and Engagement in a Post-Democracy

This series aims to highlight current research which engages with global challenges seen through the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As an entity, the Global Challenges agenda is a complex and multifaceted development that is interpreted and understood in different ways. Issues of sustainability outlined in the UN SDGs address a number of environmental issues which are aligned closely with cultural and social issues, such as social inclusion and rights to social resources. 

In some instances, it is difficult for the social and archaeological sciences to raise their profile in contributing to the global challenges agenda particularly with STEM subjects receiving more support and funding. However, we have seen a wealth of archaeological research and knowledge applied theoretically and in practice to address many of the goals outlined in global challenges. These ten presentations highlight ways in which archaeological and heritage research, skills and practice contribute towards sustainable development, and how in many instances have always been addressing sustainable issues through its connection and understanding of past landscapes in the present, past narratives in the present, and past cultures in the present. 


All welcome! Any enquiries about the series may be directed to Hana Morel.