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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 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 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 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 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
SCIENCE FESTIVAL: Celebration of ten years of Anthropology, Archaeology and Classics Projects Mar 16, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Celebration of ten years of Anthropology, Archaeology and Classics Projects: A series of short presentations showcasing many of the ERC-funded research projects closely connected with Cambridge in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology and Classics. The projects range across the full extent of human existence, both in time and space.
SCIENCE FESTIVAL: Re-animating the nameless dead? Encountering the people of medieval Cambridge Mar 15, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Old Divinity School, St John's College, All Saints Passage CB2 1TP ,
John Robb, (University of Cambridge) - Re-animating the nameless dead? Encountering the people of medieval Cambridge
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Annual Lecture 2016 Nov 23, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Mill Lane Lecture Theatre 1, Mill Lane, Camvridge, CB2 1RX,
Eske Willerslev, (University of Cambridge and University of Copenhagen) - Human migration and mega faunal extinctions
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 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 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 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 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
Human Evolutionary Studies Discussion Group Oct 24, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM LCHES Seminar Room, The Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Richard Leakey, Major Issues in Human Evolution
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 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.
XRF Technology Workshop May 25, 2016 from 02:00 PM to 12:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
XRF Technology Workshop organised by Letizia Ceccarelli and Simon Stoddart
Ancient Topography, Landscape Archaeology and Human Landscape Workshop from May 18, 2016 02:15 PM to May 19, 2016 03:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ancient Topography, Landscape Archaeology and Human Landscape: Workshop on the different perspectives in the study of the ancient (urban) space - organised by Dunia Fillipi (University of Cambridge)
3D Digital Technologies and Archaeology Workshop from May 17, 2016 01:55 PM to May 18, 2016 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
3D Digital Technologies and Archaeology Workshop organised by Simon Stoddart and Nikolaos Arvanitis
Second Distinguished Visiting Lecture 2015 May 04, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Second Distinguished Visiting Lecture 2015: Stephen Houston, (Brown University) - Sounding off: Murmurs, quotes, cries and cackles in Maya Glyphs
McDonald Annual Lecture 2015 Nov 18, 2015 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Large Lecture Theatre, Plant Sciences, Downing Site, CB2 3EA,
Norman Yoffee (University of Michigan, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University) - Counternarratives of Early States in Mesopotamia (and Elsewhere)
Festival of Ideas Oct 25, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
A brief tour of European research
McDonald Annual Lecture 2014 Nov 19, 2014 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Mill Lane Lecture Theatre Room 3,
Graeme Barker, (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research , University of Cambridge) - The Archaeology of Climate/People Interactions: Science or Story-Telling?

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