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History / Archeology - 25.01.2021
21st Century Technology Delivers History & Literature Lesson on Scotland’s National Bard!
Ever thought how marvellous it would be to drop into one of Robert Burns' poems to see part of the story unfold?

Music - History / Archeology - 24.01.2021
The first appearance of Auld Lang Syne is studied by UofG academics
It is a poem synonymous with Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns. And today Auld Lang Syne has become an anthem sung around the world at New Year.

History / Archeology - Architecture - 19.01.2021
Opinion: Empty cities have long been a post-apocalyptic trope - now, they are a reality
Lecturer Paul Dobraszczyk (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) uses the emptiness of the Covid-19 lockdown to explore what 'dead cities' represent to us in film, literature and real life.

History / Archeology - 17.12.2020

Event - History / Archeology - 16.12.2020
Celebrating our brilliant researchers
Our researchers are involved in some fascinating work that cuts across science, technology, history, and much more.

Politics - History / Archeology - 04.11.2020
Opinion: why democratic legitimacy remains at stake in the US election
Polls suggest that, whatever the outcome of the US election, large numbers of Americans will see their new leader as illegitimate - a challenge to democracy in which Trump is more a symptom than a cause, argues Dr Nadia Hilliard (UCL Institute of the Americas).

History / Archeology - Environment - 21.10.2020
Britain and Ireland’s greatest Vikings towns join forces
York and Dublin, the two most important Viking settlements in Western Europe, are joining to learn from each other about their linked heritage and history, it was announced today.

Campus - History / Archeology - 06.10.2020
Peek behind the Portico: how much do you really know about UCL?
Stuck for a conversation starter? We've got you covered with these 12 questions about UCL's past, present, people and places.

History / Archeology - 14.08.2020
Britain’s first Viking helmet discovered
A team from our Archaeology Department have been helping to uncover the past of a rare Viking artefact. The origins of a corroded, damaged helmet, which was unearthed in Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, UK, has caused much debate for many years and Dr Chris Caple and his team were asked to carry out research to find out more about it.

Social Sciences - History / Archeology - 12.08.2020
Eating out was a very social matter for early humans
A half-a-million-year-old internationally significant archaeological site in Sussex, England, offers unprecedented insights into the life of a poorly understood extinct human species, according to new UCL research. The findings of a meticulous study led by UCL Institute of Archaeology are detailed in a ground-breaking new book ' The Horse Butchery Site ', published by UCL Archaeology South-East's 'Spoilheap Publications'.

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 10.08.2020

History / Archeology - 06.08.2020
Unique piece of Wales’ Black history goes online
An extremely rare piece of Wales' Black history has been published online for the first time. Published on the city's Bute Street in 1862, William Hall's “Personal Narrative? is a shocking and graphic account of his birth into slavery in Tennessee, and his arduous journey to Cardiff.

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 27.07.2020

Social Sciences - History / Archeology - 30.06.2020
Socially-distanced archaeological dig brings community together
People living near one of Cardiff's most ancient monuments are being invited to help unearth further insights into the area's rich archaeology and history.

History / Archeology - 19.06.2020

History / Archeology - 11.06.2020
UCL starts process of renaming buildings named after prominent eugenicists
UCL has today initiated the process of reviewing the current naming of spaces and buildings after two prominent eugenicists Francis Galton and Karl Pearson.

Event - History / Archeology - 09.06.2020

Law - History / Archeology - 29.05.2020

History / Archeology - 12.05.2020
Sussex Professor teams up with British fashion designer to launch virtual book club
An online book club, launched by fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood is to be curated by a University of Sussex Professor.

Health - History / Archeology - 09.03.2020
Global health and gender report launched
It will take over 50 years to achieve gender parity among the top leaders in global health, according to a new report co-led by UCL. The report, which released its findings on International Women's Day, is published by Global Health 50/50, an iniative based at the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health  and  co-founded and co-directed by UCL Professor Sarah Hawkes and Dr Kent Buse,  Strategic Policy Directions, UNAIDS.  Power, Privilege and Priorities  a nalyses  the leadership breakdown of the world's top 200 global health bodies including funders, NGOs and corporate organisations.

Economics / Business - History / Archeology - 27.01.2020

Philosophy - History / Archeology - 17.12.2019
University of Birmingham forges link with Chinese automotive giant
University of Birmingham forges link with Chinese automotive giant
A two day international conference will be taking place exploring human beauty from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment the Wellcome Collection , London on the 10-11 January.

History / Archeology - Health - 06.12.2019

History / Archeology - 29.11.2019

History / Archeology - Art and Design - 13.11.2019
Results of research on Spanish masterpiece Lady in a Fur Wrap announced
Leading international specialists in the field of art history have released the initial findings of a four-year collaborative research project centring around one of Glasgow's most famous paintings, the Lady in a Fur Wrap. For over 100 years scholars have been debating who painted the beautiful portrait Lady in a Fur Wrap, traditionally thought to be by El Greco (1541-1614).

History / Archeology - 28.10.2019
Storytelling and immersive technologies to connect us to our past
The way people lived their lives hundreds of years ago will be brought to life at a unique event being held at the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow on Wednesday 30 October 2019.

History / Archeology - 25.10.2019

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 16.10.2019

Health - History / Archeology - 01.10.2019
New art exhibition explores strange history of dentistry and its links to Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
An exhibition will open at a gallery at Birmingham Dental Hospital and the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry investigating the link between teeth and the city's historic Jewellery Quarter.

History / Archeology - 26.09.2019
Sussex historian calls for change in perception of youth culture in new podcast
The existing narrative around youth culture needs to change drastically, according to a leading historian at the University of Sussex.

History / Archeology - 20.09.2019
Citizen scientists get the call to transcribe first history of Spain
University of Birmingham researchers are calling for members of the public to help them transcribe one of the most important manuscripts of the Estoria de Espanna , a key medieval Spanish history. The rarely seen document - an original fourteenth-century manuscript copy of a text written by Alfonso X el Sabio, King of León and Castile in the 1270s - is part of the first major vernacular history of Spain written in Spanish.

History / Archeology - Economics / Business - 18.09.2019
Feeling the strain? New book looks at the cultural history of stress in Britain
Are we more stressed now than our ancestors were? A new book by a Sussex historian could hold the answer.

History / Archeology - Environment - 11.09.2019
This Sussex Life: Jim Endersby, Professor of History:"Science doesn’t become history until it gets out of the lab."
Jim Endersby , Professor of the History of Science, talks about his prestigious new guest lectureship, and the role that we all play in the wider understanding of science.

History / Archeology - 15.08.2019

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 09.08.2019
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