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About the McDonald Institute

The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research exists to further research by Cambridge archaeologists and their collaborators into all aspects of the human past, across time and space.

The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research serves as an interdisciplinary hub aiming to provide a shared intellectual home for archaeologists at Cambridge with a programme of seminars, workshops, conferences, publications and research grants as well as laboratory space for a wide range of archaeological research which crosses continents, periods and approaches in its exploration of the diversity of the human past. It produces the Cambridge Archaeological Journal and publishes peer-reviewed books of the highest quality across a range of subjects in the form of fieldwork monographs (McDonald Monographs) and thematic edited volumes (McDonald Conversations).

 

The Institute provides an intellectual base for archaeologists at Cambridge:

  • as a research facilitator of the Department of Archaeology, supporting the work of Department staff, postdoctoral fellows and students;
  • as an interdisciplinary centre for archaeology in Collegiate Cambridge, serving staff in a variety of divisions, faculties, museums and colleges;
  • as a postdoctoral research institute within the Department of Archaeology. In this role the Institute independently supports archaeological fieldwork, other archaeological research, research fellows, visiting scholars, conferences and publications.

Upcoming events

Other Events

Apr 23, 2019

Needham Research Institute, Sylvester Road

Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit

Apr 23, 2019

Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane

Heritage Research Group

Apr 25, 2019

The McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Garrod Research Seminars

Apr 25, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Asian Archaeology Seminar Series

Apr 29, 2019

South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street

Cambridge Archaeological Field Group

May 01, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room

Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit

May 07, 2019

Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research