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Professional Development Series Oct 03, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Polly Brown (University Counselling Service) - Time Management Workshop
Biological Anthropology Seminar Oct 03, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH,
Professor Jonathan Birch (LSE) - Our Ways: Toolmaking and the Origins of Normative Cognition
Cambridge Archaeological Field Group Oct 03, 2018 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Speaker and title TBC
Cabinet of Natural History Oct 08, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RE,
Spike Bucklow (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) - The Long-Lost Paston Collection
Classical Archaeology Seminars Oct 09, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
Martin Pitts (University of Exeter) - Objectscapes and connectivity in early Roman northwest Europe
Professional Development Series Oct 10, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Marcos Martinón-Torres (University of Cambridge) - Editor’s Tips for Publishing in the Journal of Archaeological Science
Biological Anthropology Seminar Oct 10, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH,
Dr. Jason Hodgson (University of Cambridge) - The influence of population history, natural selection, and culture on human diversity in Madagascar
Biological Anthropology PhD/Postdoc Talks Oct 11, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM LCHES Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QH,
12.00 JENNA DITTMAR - Conflict and Violence in Bronze Age Northwest China 12.30 BENJAMIN UTTING - Exploring Prehistoric Technology at the Trang An Landscape Complex. Pilot Study: Technological Diversity in Expedient Stone Tool Assemblages 1.00 LAURA VAN HOLSTEIN - Correlated Asymmetry in Divergence: Do Hominins Follow General Rules of Evolution? 1.30 BREAK 2.00 SARAH-LOUISE DECRAUSAZ - Bringing to bear: Body size and shape associations with pelvic dimensions in growing girls. 2.30 ROBIN MORRISON - PhD-sasters/unexpected adventures 3.00 KEAGHAN YAXLEY - Reconstructing the Last Common Ancestor of the Homininae: a subspecies approach 3.15 STEPH PAYNE - Researching high and low: investigating upper limb proportions in Himalayan populations 3.30 KEZIAH CONROY - TBC
Aegean Archaeology Group Oct 11, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Robin Osborne (University of Cambridge) - The big picture:writing history from the images on Athenian pots
Cabinet of Natural History Oct 15, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RE,
Emma Spary (University of Cambridge) - Putting the Pieces Together: Canadian ginseng and botanical expertise in the French Regency
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Rsearch Seminars Oct 16, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane, CB2 3RF,
Barbara Bodenhorn and Olga Ulturgasheva (University of Cambridge / University of Manchester) - Rules of Hunting; Rules of Gaming: Eveny Responses to an Inupiaq Video Game with Implications for Learning Strategies
Classical Archaeology Seminars Oct 16, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
Rose Ferraby (University of Cambridge) - Stone exposures: cultural geology and archaeology
D Caucus Seminar Oct 16, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics,
Rose Ferraby, (Faculty of Classics) - Stone exposures: cultural geology and archaeology
Special Lecture _ Prof. Heinz Wanner Oct 16, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Heinz Wanner (University of Bern) - Rapid changes or gradual transitions? Holocene climate and its impact on societies. Heinz Wanner is a renowned climatologist, founder of the Oeschger Centre for Climate Research at the University of Bern, member of the IPCC, and winner of the Vautrin Lud prize (unofficial Nobel prize for Geography).
Professional Development Series Oct 17, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Jess Beck (University of Cambridge) and Zachary Cofran(Vassar College) - Introduction to the U.S. Academic Job Market
Biological Anthropology Seminar Oct 17, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH,
Tina Lasisi (Penn State University) The Nearly Naked Ape: Human Evolution Just Got Hairier
Human-Animal Relations Reading Group Oct 18, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM North Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Anthropocentrism?
Human-Animal Relations Reading Group Oct 18, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM North Lecture Room, Downing Site, CB2 3DZ,
Focus: Anthropocentrism vs. Posthumanism in human-animal studies, explored through Brian Boyd's 2017 review article "Archaeology and Human-Animal Relations: Thinking Through Anthropocentrism", and the first chapter of Donna Haraway's 2008 book When Species Meet. Link to readings: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sgq7qd7l9fnnbxy/AACr9ChSaXYsrHRO_6RQIZNka?dl=0
Cabinet of Natural History Oct 22, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Annual Fungus Hunt - details to be confirmed
Professional Development Series Oct 24, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Philipp Kruger (University of Oxford) - How to Find Your Ideal Career Path and How to Prepare For It: Perspectives of a PhD Student
Biological Anthropology Seminar Oct 24, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH,
Dr. Jerome Lewis (UCL) - Music First: Hunter-gatherers and the Evolution of Language
Aegean Archaeology Group Oct 25, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Discussion: Eating the Aegean – reconstructing cooking, food and diet
Ancient India and Iran Trust Oct 26, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Ancient India & Iran Trust, 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Christine van Ruymbeke (University of Cambridge) - Literary Criticism and the Pendulum of Taste: The Reception of the Anvar-e Sohayli (Cambridge Festival of Ideas - booking essential)
Cabinet of Natural History Oct 29, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RE,
Justin Rivest (University of Cambridge) - Elite Paternalism and Exotic Drug Demand in Early Modern France: The case of the Marquis de Louvois and quinquina, circa 1685
D Caucus Seminar Oct 30, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics,
Simon James (University of Leicester) - When is an ancient port a port? Dreamer's Bay and the maritime cultural landscape of the Akrotiri peninsula, Cyprus.
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Rsearch Seminars Oct 30, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane, CB2 3RF,
Liz Fox (University College London) - Between Iron and Coal: Kinship, Bureaucracy and Infrastructure in the Ger Districts of Ulaanbaatar
Classical Archaeology Seminars Oct 30, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
Simon James (University of Leicester) - When is an ancient port a port? Dreamer's Bay and the maritime cultural landscape of the Akrotiri peninsula, Cyprus.
CLANS (Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series) Oct 30, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room B16, Faculty of Law,
Ioannis Papadogiannankis (King's College London) - The Emotional Ordering of Everyday Life: the view from Late Antique Antioch
Professional Development Series Oct 31, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Cameron Petrie and Danika Parikh (University of Cambridge) - Reflections on Digging and Directing Outside the Eurosphere
Biological Anthropology Seminar Oct 31, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH,
Dr. Kit Opie (University of Bristol) - Major Transitions in Evolution: When’s the Next One?

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