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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.

Showcasing research highlights and outreach for the academic year 2016-2017

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Upcoming events

Festival of Ideas

Oct 23, 2018

St John's College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP

Ancient Near East Seminars

Oct 23, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room

Festival of Ideas

Oct 24, 2018

St John's College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP

Professional Development Series

Oct 24, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room

Biological Anthropology Seminar

Oct 24, 2018

Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH

Festival of Ideas

Oct 25, 2018

St John's College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP

Aegean Archaeology Group

Oct 25, 2018

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

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research