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Medieval Archaeology Group Nov 19, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Emma Bonthorne (University of Oxford/Aditu Arkeologia) - Death and Pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago: Case studies from Medieval Navarre
Cabinet of Natural History Nov 19, 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,
Oscar Kent-Egan (University of Cambridge) - Isaac Van Amburgh The Lion Tamer: Spectacle, education, and natural history in Britain, 1825-1872
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminars Nov 16, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Ankica Oros Sršen (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts) & Davorka Radovčić (Croatian Natural History Museum and University of the Witwatersrand) - Surface analysis of the Krapina eagle talons
Garrod Research Seminars Nov 15, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Andrew Turner (University of Cambridge) - Calendrics, Astronomical Observation, and the Problem of Dating Monuments in Ancient Central Mexico
Human-Animal Relations Reading Group Nov 15, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM North Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Identifying Interactions
Egyptian World Seminar Series Nov 14, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Daniel Soliman (British Museum) - Circulating Artefacts: A cross-platform alliance against the looting and trafficking of pharaonic antiquities
Biological Anthropology Seminar Nov 14, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH,
Professor Richard McElreath (Max Planck Institute) - The Life History of Hunting Skill in 40 Human Societies
Professional Development Series Nov 14, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Robert Attenborough - From Graduate Supervisee to Graduate Supervisor
Ancient Near East Seminars Nov 13, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Walter Sommerfeld (Marburg) - The myth of the cultural symbiosis between the Sumerians and the Akkadians
CLANS (Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series) Nov 13, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room B16, Faculty of Law,
Ali Bonner (University of Cambridge) - The Myth of Pelagianism
Classical Archaeology Seminars Nov 13, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
Yannis Galanakis (University of Cambridge) - Excavating a Monumental Mycenaean Chamber Tomb in Central Greece
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Rsearch Seminars Nov 13, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane, CB2 3RF,
Michael Long (University of Cambridge) - Culture: The Politics of Bounded Passion
D Caucus Seminar Nov 13, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics,
Yannis Galanakis (Faculty of Classics) - Excavating a Monumental Mycenaean Chamber Tomb in Central Greece
Later European Prehistory Group Nov 12, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM West Building Seminar Room, Department of Archaeology, West Building, Downing Street,
Christopher Evans (University of Cambridge) - Moving Inland: Landscape sequence and colonisation at North West Cambridge
Launch of ARC vol 33.2 'The Others' with guest speaker Nov 12, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
ARC vol 33.2 'The Others' launch with guest speaker Dr Katie Tucker (University of Winchester) - From Insider to Outcast and back again: new interpretations of old theories on social exclusion in bioarchaeology
Archaeological Field Club Nov 12, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM West Building Seminar Room, Department of Archaeology, West Building, Downing Street,
Paul Lane (University of Cambridge) - Disturbing burials, multiple identities and the challenges of community archaeology among a pastoralist society in Kenya
Asian Archaeology Group Nov 12, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Francesco Sponza (University of Cambridge) - Sea links and material culture: an analysis of the Neolithic stone adzes of South China Sea
Cabinet of Natural History Nov 12, 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,
Marie de Rugy (University of Cambridge) - Mountains, Rivers and Forests: The colonial mapping of southeast Asia, between observation and vernacular cartography in the nineteenth century
Ancient India and Iran Trust Nov 09, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Ancient India & Iran Trust, 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Katherine Butler Schofield (King’s College London) The Courtesan and the Memsahib: Khanum Jan, Sophia Plowden and Their Hindustani Airs, Lucknow 1788
Heritage Research Group Nov 08, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Dan Stone (University of London) - Holocaust as Heritage? The International Tracing Service Archive
Aegean Archaeology Group Nov 08, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Discussion: Pottery Panel
McDonald Annual Lecture 2018 Nov 07, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Mill Lane Lecture 9, Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX ,
The Thirtieth McDonald Lecture, Professor Roberta Gilchrist (University of Reading) - The Medieval Ritual Landscape: Archaeology and Folk Religion
Professional Development Series Nov 07, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
John Robb (University of Cambridge) - You’re the Hiring Committee! The Job Search As Seen From the Other Side of the Table
Cambridge Archaeological Field Group Nov 06, 2018 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Speaker and title TBC
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Nov 06, 2018 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tuesday, 6th November is by Bill Franklin on "Landscape Archaeology - learning from documents: the example of a 14th century terrier from Wimpole"
D Caucus Seminar Nov 06, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics,
John Weisweiler (Faculty of Classics) - Predation, Capital Formation and the Composition of the Roman Senate 14-235 CE
Classical Archaeology Seminars Nov 06, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
John Weisweiler (University of Cambridge) - Predation, Capital Formation and the Composition of the Roman Senate 14-235 CE
African Archaeology Group Nov 06, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Tunde Babalola: title TBC
Medieval Archaeology Group Nov 05, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Sian Mui (University of Durham) - Corpses, grief and emotion in early Anglo-Saxon England
Cabinet of Natural History Nov 05, 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,
Martha Homfray-Cooper (University of Cambridge) - The Curious Martin Folkes (1690-1754): Sociability and collecting in the mid-eighteenth century

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