Institute of Archaeology


Institute expertise contributing to new UCL Anthropocene initiative

14 August 2020

UCL Institute of Archaeology staff are contributing to the newly-established UCL Anthropocene initiative, leading research and teaching on topics that critically address our changing environment.

Glasgow Science Centre (will host exhibition on Reimagining Museums for Climate Action)

The Anthropocene is the name for a proposed geological epoch, but it also marks a series of emergencies and unpredictable events which UCL researchers are working to articulate and address together.

UCL Anthropocene works as a virtual school by assembling projects, people, courses, and events from across the social sciences, arts, humanities, life, environmental, and health sciences to articulate and address the problems that the Anthropocene poses for our collective future.

The UCL Anthropocene initiative was launched recently with a dedicated website. Institute of Archaeology expertise contributing to the initiative includes Manuel Arroyo-Kalin, Dorian Fuller, Elizabeth Graham, Rodney Harrison, Colin Sterling and Dean Sully. Based in the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, UCL Anthropocene is uniquely well-placed to draw on expertise in Physical Geography and the Environmental Sciences, as well as Archaeology, and develop new forms of dialogue with research in subjects such as History, Art History, Anthropology, Political Science, Economics and Sociology.

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