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George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminars Nov 02, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Janine Ochoa (University of Cambridge) - LGM Tigers and Fossil Cloudrunners in the Philippines: Extinction and faunal change in a biodiversity hotspot
Garrod Seminan Series Nov 01, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr. Stephanie Wynne Jones (University of York) - Living with objects at Songo Mnara (Tanzania)
Heritage Research Group Nov 01, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Emily Glass (University of Bristol) - ‘Concrete Biographies: Communist and post-communist perceptions of Albania’s mushroom-shaped bunkers’
Special Lecture - Later European Prehistory Group Lecture Oct 31, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM West Building Seminar Room, Department Room, Downing Street,
Gerd Stegmaier (University of Tübingen) - The Iron Age Oppidum ‘Heidengraben’: A Unique Archaeological Site in Southwest Germany
Egyptian World Seminar Series Oct 31, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Ben Hison (V&A) - Forgotten treasures: Collecting Ancient Egypt at the Victoria and Albert Museum
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?
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
Ancient Near East Seminars Oct 30, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Elizabeth Bennett (London) - What’s in a name for a Babylonian scholar?
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
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.
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
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.
Field Arch: Methods and Mayhem Group Oct 29, 2018 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Charly French (University of Cambridge) - Landscape Archives in Soils and eroded Soils
Archaeological Field Club Oct 29, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Colin Renfrew (University of Cambridge) - Two Revolutions in Archaeology. From the Radiocarbon Revolution to the Genomic Revolution
Asian Archaeology Group Oct 29, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM North Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Robert Bracey (British Museum) - What do collections tell us about coins? What do coins tell us about history? A discussion of numismatic evidence for South Asia focusing on the Kushan Empire, 1st to 4th century AD
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
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)
African Archaeology Group Oct 26, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Ian Moffat (University of Cambridge) - Geophysical Investigations of Rockshelters in the Western Cape, South Africa
Festival of Ideas Oct 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM St John's College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP,
FACE TO FACE WITH MEDIEVAL CAMBRIDGE – EXHIBITION - Ever wondered what life was like in Medieval Cambridge? Visit this exhibition to discover information about people who lived in Cambridge during the 12th to 16th century. Explore how skeletal biologists reconstruct the lives of past people from the analyses of bones. Related event - live interpretation trail on SUN 21 OCT https://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/face-face-medieval-cambridg... Read related feature article: www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/connecting-people-past
Garrod Research Seminars Oct 25, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Lin Foxhall (University of Leicester) - Material actors: exploring the agency of things in social networks
Heritage Research Group Oct 25, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Shadia Taha (University of Cambridge) - ‘The role of Women in the transmission of heritage’
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
Festival of Ideas Oct 25, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM St John's College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP,
FACE TO FACE WITH MEDIEVAL CAMBRIDGE – EXHIBITION - Ever wondered what life was like in Medieval Cambridge? Visit this exhibition to discover information about people who lived in Cambridge during the 12th to 16th century. Explore how skeletal biologists reconstruct the lives of past people from the analyses of bones. Related event - live interpretation trail on SUN 21 OCT https://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/face-face-medieval-cambridg... Read related feature article: www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/connecting-people-past
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
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
Festival of Ideas Oct 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM St John's College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP,
FACE TO FACE WITH MEDIEVAL CAMBRIDGE – EXHIBITION - Ever wondered what life was like in Medieval Cambridge? Visit this exhibition to discover information about people who lived in Cambridge during the 12th to 16th century. Explore how skeletal biologists reconstruct the lives of past people from the analyses of bones. Related event - live interpretation trail on SUN 21 OCT https://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/face-face-medieval-cambridg... Read related feature article: www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/connecting-people-past
Ancient Near East Seminars Oct 23, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Nicla De Zorzi (Vienna) - How to identify serial adultery through animal behaviour: on analogistic thought in Ancient Mesopotamia
Festival of Ideas Oct 23, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM St John's College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP,
FACE TO FACE WITH MEDIEVAL CAMBRIDGE – EXHIBITION - Ever wondered what life was like in Medieval Cambridge? Visit this exhibition to discover information about people who lived in Cambridge during the 12th to 16th century. Explore how skeletal biologists reconstruct the lives of past people from the analyses of bones. Related event - live interpretation trail on SUN 21 OCT https://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/face-face-medieval-cambridg... Read related feature article: www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/connecting-people-past
Later European Prehistory Group Oct 22, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Jody Joy (University of Cambridge) - What did Celtic Art do?
Americas Archaeology Group Oct 22, 2018 from 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Maria Magdalena Antczak and Andrzej Antczak (Leiden University) - Co-acting with Figurines: Women, Shamans and Amerindian Perspectivism in the Archaeology of the Los Roques Archipelago, Venezuela (Maria Magdalena Antczak ) and Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Archeology of Venezuelan Caribbean and its Macro-Regional Entaglements (Andrzej Antczak)

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