By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 18 June 2013
The Centre for Applied Archaeology (CAA) is a research and support division within the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, involved with archaeological work in over 87 countries.
The CAA is committed to ethical and sustainable approaches, which build on and enhance the capacity of local communities to benefit from the historic and archaeological interest of the places they inhabit. … read more about our values.
By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 13 June 2013
Leonardo García Sanjuán (Universidad de Sevilla) will give a seminar sponsored by the Archaeological Sciences Section and Narnia project at the Institute on 20 June.
Dr García Sanjuán’s lecture is entitled ‘Massive stones, earthquakes, and Medieval hermits: exploring the biography of Menga, the largest megalithic monument of Iberia‘ and all are welcome!
Start: Jun 20, 2013 4:00:00 PM
Location: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology
By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 3 June 2013
From Saturday 8th June until Saturday 21st September the Institute of Archaeology Library will be working on vacation opening hours.
Monday – Fridays: 9.30 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Saturday: 11.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Vacation Loans: Remember
- All users are reminded that standard and week loan books remain subject to recall throughout the vacation period.
Week loans must be renewed continuously throughout the vacation period. If you cannot renew books yourself, please make arrangements with friends or family to renew books for you. They will need your library card number to do this and written authorisation if they come in in person.
- It is against Library Regulations to take library books abroad.
Building work is scheduled for the summer in the 5th floor foyer. Readers are warned that there may be some Saturday closures and disruption, particularly involving use of the Men’s toilets on the 5th floor.
Although loan periods are standard across Library Services, opening hours across all UCL libraries during the summer will vary, so please check our website for details of the site you wish to visit before travelling:
By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 31 May 2013
The Institute of Archaeology and Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society will jointly host a lecture by Lawrence Schiffman (Yeshiva University) at the Institute on 3 June.
The lecture is titled ‘The Utopian Temple Plan of the Dead Sea Scrolls’, and takes as its starting point one of the texts from this group, known as the Temple Scroll. The lecture will be preceded by the AIAS Annual General Meeting, commencing at 5.15 pm.
Start: Jun 3, 2013 6:00:00 PM
Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre, G6
By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 29 May 2013
A number of e-book packages have been added to Explore this year. To date the following have been added:
Oxford Scholarship Online (5530 records), Safari (3841), IEEE (569), CUP – Philosophy (166), PsycBOOKS (3420): Total 13526
Work is currently underway on the following packages and a subsequent update will be circulated when the work has been completed:
Cambridge Companions Online
Cambridge Histories Online
Oxford Medicine Online
By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 23 May 2013
This project seeks to better understand how the Roman Republic transformed into an Empire and how this transformation was visualised in the regions that fell under Roman control. From 168 BC Rome controlled provinces in both the East and the West of the Mediterranean, but it would not be until c. 27 BC that Rome received its first emperor. How was Rome viewed in this intervening period, and to what extent did this prepare the way for later events under Augustus and his successors? Was there a revolution with Augustus? How was Roman domination represented, ritualised or rejected, and what traces of this process can we find in the surviving material? The project will focus on coinage produced in areas under Roman control in this period in order to answer these questions. Through an examination of coinage and its iconography, the project will look at the self-representation of Roman officials who dealt with the provinces, as well as how Rome was perceived by the people who fell under her command.
By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 21 May 2013
The Institute of Archaeology Library will be closed on the Bank Holiday Monday next week, 27th of May.
UCL Main and Science Libraries will be open on reduced hours on the Bank Holiday Monday, please be aware that some outlying libraries are closed and opening hours are not the same across all libraries. For details of sites and opening hours, please see our web pages:
By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 21 May 2013
The new accessions list for April 2013 is now available!
By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 16 May 2013
(RESponse of Humans to Abrupt Environmental Transitions)
Finale Meetings 2013
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
OPEN SCIENCE MEETING
Thursday 6 to Friday 7 June
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT DAY
Saturday 8 June
Convenors : Professor John Lowe, Dr Rupert Housley & Dr Nicholas Ashton
contact email : Rupert.Housley@rhul.ac.uk
Programme > http://bit.ly/16g1sUC
By Volkan L Akgunlu, on 15 May 2013
The Institute of Archaeology Annual Conference will take place this year on 20-21 May on the topic of ‘Forming Material Egypt’.
Archaeological finds from Egypt have been dispersed worldwide on a massive scale both through documented excavation and through gifts and purchases, by museums, archaeologists and others. The distribution of material has played a major role in forming contemporary attitudes to the Egyptian past.
In this conference, organised by the Material Cultures of Prehistoric and Dynastic Egypt Research Network, in association with the Egypt Exploration Society and the Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies, SOAS, Egyptian colleagues are invited to open and steer the discussions, by aiming for practical policy outcomes, and by prioritising the use and survival of material.
Start: May 20, 2013 9:00:00 AM
End: May 21, 2013 5:00:00 PM
Location: UCL Institute of Archaeology, Petrie Museum and SOAS