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McDonald Lunchtime Seminars

The McDonald Seminar Series was developed as a platform for post-doctoral researchers to share their work with colleagues. This year the series will also host a number of workshops in order to provide mentoring and support on a range of topics. These sessions and the talks are open to anyone to attend.
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Oct 12, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Toby Wilkinson, (University of Cambridge) - Textiles, exchange media and the expansion of trade in the Near East: 5th to 3rd millennium BC.
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Workshop Oct 19, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Sheila Kohring, (University of Cambridge) - "DON'T PANIC", take off the peril sensitive sunglasses and become a confident supervisor
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Workshop Oct 26, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Lauren Cadwallader, (University Library, University of Cambridge) - Beyond the impact factor: Assessing quality in 21st century scholarship, the different ways journals and articles can be assessed for their quality and impact
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 02, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Thomas Leppard, (University of Cambridge) - The Pleistocene maritime dispersal debate: Perspectives from ecology and biogeography
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Workshop Nov 09, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Katherine Boyle, (University of Cambridge) - Getting the grant
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 16, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Luc Moreau, (University of Cambridge) - Reassessing Early Upper Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers technological decision-making and mobility: Case studies from Western, Central and Eastern Europe
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 23, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
John Robb et al. (University of Cambridge) - After the plague: Health and history in medieval Cambridge
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Dec 01, 2016 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Postdoc Forum - more information to follow
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jan 25, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Lauren Cadwallader, (University of Cambridge) - Who owns my work? All you need to know about open access, copyright and sharing
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb 01, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Elena Sánchez López, (Universidad de Granada) - Not only clay. The role of water throughout the pottery making process (from Iron Age to Roman Times
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb 08, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Alexandra Ion, (University of Cambridge) - Understanding the postmortem fate of human bodies found in Neolithic settlements from the Balkan area
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb 15, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Vanessa Forte, (University of Cambridge) - Tracing ancient identities through technological choices and technical behaviours: A case study from the Copper Age pottery production of Central Italy
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Mar 01, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Emmanuelle Honoré, (University of Cambridge) - The man behind the image: Towards a palaeosociological approach of rock art
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Mar 15, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Francesco Iacono, (University of Cambridge) - Cultural heritage of dictatorship and heritage of communism in Albania: possible discourses and the role of the state
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Apr 26, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Meg Tait (University of Cambridge) – Teaching accreditation, qualification and career development
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
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series May 17, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Kathryn Howley (University of Cambridge) – The Materiality of Shabtis: the continuing appeal of Egyptian funerary figurines
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series May 24, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series,
Roha Khalaf, (Independent scholar, Canada) - The World Heritage of destruction and reconstruction: towards new guidance
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series May 31, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Marianne Hem Eriksen (University of Cambridge) – The longhouse of Iron-Age Scandinavia: Death, commemoration, and infant deposition
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jun 07, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Laura Buck (University of Cambridge) – Do humans inhabit a "Colonising niche"? Comparing human and macaque skeletal adaptive responses to climate
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jun 14, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Katherine V. Boyle (University of Cambridge) – Two Issues: REF and Brexit - what next?
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Oct 04, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Jaime Almansa-Sánchez, (Incipit-CSIC/University of London): When archaeological heritage management met public archaeology: concepts and strategies from a Spanish perspective
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Oct 11, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Jesús Arenas-Esteban (Distance University of Madrid - UDIMA) - Iron Age Hillforts: similar recourses for different societies
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Oct 18, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Laura Buck, (University of Cambridge) - Did high levels of morphological flexibility facilitate colonisation of novel habitats during human evolution?
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 01, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Francesco Iacono, (University of Cambridge) - Cultural heritage of dictatorship and heritage of communism in Albania: possible discourses and the role of the state
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 08, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, (University of Cambridge) - Beyond authenticity: the affordances of 3D digital and printed replicas of artefacts inside museums
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 15, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Laure Bonner, (Outreach and Communications Coordinator, University of Cambridge) - Your doughnut and you: press releases, social media and promoting your research
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 22, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Jeremy Hayne, (Independent Scholar, Italy) - Contact and disentanglement in Iron Age Sardinia
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 29, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Argyro Nafplioti, (University of Cambridge) - Early population life histories from Crete

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The Ancient India and Iran Trust

Oct 23, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Later European Prehistory Group

Oct 23, 2017

West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street

Heritage Research Group

Oct 24, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

The Human Evolutionary Studies Group

Oct 24, 2017

Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fi

Americas Archaeology Group

Oct 24, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Later European Prehistory Group

Oct 24, 2017

South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site

Ancient Near East

Oct 24, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Ancient Near East

Oct 25, 2017

South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site

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