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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
Heritage Research Group May 17, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
CANCELLED: Joanna Michlic, (UCL) - The recovery of a difficult past: The case of Brama Grodzka in Lublin. (MPhil Seminar – EXTRA)
CDAL Workshop May 16, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Andrew Bevan, (University College London) - Archaeology, Human History and the Data Deluge
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit May 16, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Anastasia Piliavsky (Girton College, Cambridge) - The perils of stray men, or why everybody needs a master (in India, for example)
Americas Archaeology Group May 16, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Stella Nair, (University of California Los Angeles) - Spaniards, scholars, and the imagined spaces of Inca architecture
African Archaeology Group May 15, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
Joanne Clarke, (University of East Anglia) - The Western Sahara (Title tbc)
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group May 15, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group. Easter theme: Alternatives to Hierarchy. Open discussion
The Ancient India and Iran Trust May 12, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Sâqib Bâburi, (British Library) - The Windsor Padshahnamah: A royal copy of Shah Jahan’s Chronicle
PalMeso Seminar Series May 12, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ian Gilligan, (University of Sydney) - The postglacial transition to textile clothing and agriculture
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series May 12, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Nathan Wright, (University of Cambridge) - Ancient woodland and its management in Central Anatolia: An anthracological study of the Bronze and Iron Ages at Kaman-Kalehöyük, Turkey
Garrod Research Seminars May 11, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Prof. Charlotte Roberts, (Durham University) - Everything you might want to know about leprosy, past and present: Dispelling some myths
Aegean Archaeology Group May 11, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Discussion: Aegean Archaeology in the Media
Egyptian World Seminar Series May 10, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Roland Enmarch, (University of Liverpool) - Writing Truth in the Mansion of Gold: A proud but long-suffering servant of the Hare nome nomarchs at Hatnub
BioAnth Seminar Series May 10, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
Ian Gilligan, (University of Sidney) - Aboriginal body shape and clothing, and the Tasmanian problem(s)
BioAnth Seminar Series May 10, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
Ian Gilligan, (University of Sydney) - Aboriginal body shape and clothing, and the Tasmanian problem(s)
Special Lecture May 10, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
Special Lecture: Daria Ložnjak Dizdar, Siniša Radović and Petra Rajić Šikanjic- Between the world of the living and the world of the dead: A view from the Late Bronze Age graves in the southern Carpathian Basin
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
CDAL Workshop May 09, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Mark Gillings, (University of Leicester) - Spatial Database as Assemblage: Exploring new theoretical frameworks for GIS through the mapping of liminality and concealment
2017 Marilyn Strathern Lecture May 09, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Old Divinity School, St Johns College followed by a drinks reception at the Old Combination room, Trinity College,
Timothy Ingold, (University of Aberdeen) - Provisional title: The Future of anthropology and the future of the University
Heritage Research Group May 09, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, (University of Cambridge) - Recovering heritage through social media after natural disasters: The case study of the earthquake in Italy
Cambridge Antiquarian Society May 08, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site,
Warwick Rodwell - From Hadstock to Westminster: 45 years of church archaeology reviewed
Asian Archaeology Group May 08, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Minjae Zoh, (University of Cambridge) - The characteristics of heritage management during dictatorship: The Park Chung Hee Era and the ancient city of Gyeongju (1961 – 1979)
Leverhulme Lecture May 08, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Matthew Spriggs, (The Australian National University) - First Leverhulme Lecture 2017 - Explorations in the history of Pacific archaeology: The CBAP Project
Material Culture Laboratory Guest Lecture Series May 08, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Darryl Wilkinson, (University of Cambridge) - The Material Culture of Anarchism: Anti-state Communities in the Late Prehistoric Andes.
18th Annual Cambridge Heritage Research Group Seminar May 06, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Heritage and Revolution: First as Tragedy, then as Farce?
The Ancient India and Iran Trust May 05, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Julius Lipner, (University of Cambridge) - Work in progress: From Bengal to Cambridge and back again – many times. Special event for Friends of the Trust
PalMeso Seminar Series May 05, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Mircea Anghelinu, (Valahia University of Târgoviște) - At the Gates of Europe: The emergence of Upper Palaeolithic in Romania
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series May 05, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ulf Büntgen, (University of Cambridge) - Tree-ring research at the interface of archaeology, climatology and ecology
Heritage Research Group May 04, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ian Baxter, (Heriot-Watt University & University of Suffolk) - 'Heritage is wicked and that’s the problem’
Aegean Archaeology Group May 04, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
Discussion: Epigraphy and Archaeology

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Upcoming events

Social inequality before farming?

Jan 22, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Later European Prehistory Group

Jan 22, 2018

West Building Seminar Room

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

Jan 23, 2018

The Mond Building, Free School Lane

D Caucus Seminar

Jan 23, 2018

Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue

CLANS Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series

Jan 23, 2018

Room B16, Faculty of Law, West Road

McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2018

McDonald Institute, Downing Street

BioAnth Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2018

Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street

Egyptian World Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2018

McDonald Institute, Downing Street

Aegean Archaeology Group

Jan 25, 2018

South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Stree

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