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Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group May 01, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group. Easter theme: Alternatives to Hierarchy. Position statement by Dr. Elizabeth DeMarrais.
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit May 02, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Charlotte Bruckermann, (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology) - The Mistress of the Hearth: Female mobility, domestic divinities, and reproductive power in North Central China
African Archaeology Group May 02, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Julien Cooper, (University of Oxford) - The Narrative of Nomads: Reconstructing the history of the Blemmyes and the Eastern Desert in Antiquity
Ancient Near East Seminar Series May 02, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tim Clayden, (University of Oxford) - The Late Babylonian to Early Kassite Period: Issues
BioAnth Seminar Series May 03, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
Heather Bonney, (Natural History Museum) - Putting heads together: Origins of skulls recovered from the River Thames
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group May 03, 2017 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Bill Franklin, (Independent Scholar) - The 18th Century Surveyor and Parliamentary Enclosure
Aegean Archaeology Group May 04, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
Discussion: Epigraphy and Archaeology
Heritage Research Group May 04, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ian Baxter, (Heriot-Watt University & University of Suffolk) - 'Heritage is wicked and that’s the problem’
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series May 05, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ulf Büntgen, (University of Cambridge) - Tree-ring research at the interface of archaeology, climatology and ecology
PalMeso Seminar Series May 05, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Mircea Anghelinu, (Valahia University of Târgoviște) - At the Gates of Europe: The emergence of Upper Palaeolithic in Romania
The Ancient India and Iran Trust May 05, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Julius Lipner, (University of Cambridge) - Work in progress: From Bengal to Cambridge and back again – many times. Special event for Friends of the Trust
18th Annual Cambridge Heritage Research Group Seminar May 06, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Heritage and Revolution: First as Tragedy, then as Farce?
Material Culture Laboratory Guest Lecture Series May 08, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Darryl Wilkinson, (University of Cambridge) - The Material Culture of Anarchism: Anti-state Communities in the Late Prehistoric Andes.
Leverhulme Lecture May 08, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Matthew Spriggs, (The Australian National University) - First Leverhulme Lecture 2017 - Explorations in the history of Pacific archaeology: The CBAP Project
Asian Archaeology Group May 08, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Minjae Zoh, (University of Cambridge) - The characteristics of heritage management during dictatorship: The Park Chung Hee Era and the ancient city of Gyeongju (1961 – 1979)
Cambridge Antiquarian Society May 08, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site,
Warwick Rodwell - From Hadstock to Westminster: 45 years of church archaeology reviewed
Heritage Research Group May 09, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, (University of Cambridge) - Recovering heritage through social media after natural disasters: The case study of the earthquake in Italy
2017 Marilyn Strathern Lecture May 09, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Old Divinity School, St Johns College followed by a drinks reception at the Old Combination room, Trinity College,
Timothy Ingold, (University of Aberdeen) - Provisional title: The Future of anthropology and the future of the University
CDAL Workshop May 09, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Mark Gillings, (University of Leicester) - Spatial Database as Assemblage: Exploring new theoretical frameworks for GIS through the mapping of liminality and concealment
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series May 10, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Chris Clarkson (University of Queensland) – Results of new excavations at Australia's oldest site of Madjedbebe (Malakunanja II), in northern Australia
BioAnth Seminar Series May 10, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
Ian Gilligan, (University of Sidney) - Aboriginal body shape and clothing, and the Tasmanian problem(s)
Egyptian World Seminar Series May 10, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Roland Enmarch, (University of Liverpool) - Writing Truth in the Mansion of Gold: A proud but long-suffering servant of the Hare nome nomarchs at Hatnub
Aegean Archaeology Group May 11, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Discussion: Aegean Archaeology in the Media
Garrod Research Seminars May 11, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Prof. Charlotte Roberts, (Durham University) - Everything you might want to know about leprosy, past and present: Dispelling some myths
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series May 12, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Nathan Wright, (University of Cambridge) - Ancient woodland and its management in Central Anatolia: An anthracological study of the Bronze and Iron Ages at Kaman-Kalehöyük, Turkey
PalMeso Seminar Series May 12, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ian Gilligan, (University of Sydney) - The postglacial transition to textile clothing and agriculture
The Ancient India and Iran Trust May 12, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Sâqib Bâburi, (British Library) - The Windsor Padshahnamah: A royal copy of Shah Jahan’s Chronicle
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group May 15, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group. Easter theme: Alternatives to Hierarchy. Open discussion
African Archaeology Group May 15, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
Joanne Clarke, (University of East Anglia) - The Western Sahara (Title tbc)
Americas Archaeology Group May 16, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Stella Nair, (University of California Los Angeles) - Spaniards, scholars, and the imagined spaces of Inca architecture

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Upcoming events

Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group

May 01, 2017

Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

May 02, 2017

Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane

African Archaeology Group

May 02, 2017

South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site

Ancient Near East Seminar Series

May 02, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

BioAnth Seminar Series

May 03, 2017

BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG

Cambridge Archaeology Field Group

May 03, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Aegean Archaeology Group

May 04, 2017

West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street

Heritage Research Group

May 04, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

May 05, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

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