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This is the official blog of the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester. You will find here news about the School, events we organise and other interesting pieces of information on archaeology and history. Watch this space!
April Fools: No, we are not changing our name

April Fools: No, we are not changing our name

Posted by ap507 at Apr 01, 2015 03:40 PM |

Just to be clear, the University of Leicester has no plans to change its name to ‘King Richard University’ – or anything else.

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University features in Service of Reveal for King Richard III

University features in Service of Reveal for King Richard III

Posted by pt91 at Mar 30, 2015 04:03 PM |

Event at Leicester Cathedral on Friday 27 March reflects on work of the University

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Figures from University feature on King Richard III Pall

Figures from University feature on King Richard III Pall

Posted by ap507 at Mar 30, 2015 11:45 AM |

Embroidered cloth covered coffin now on display at Leicester Cathedral

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A eulogy for Richard III

A eulogy for Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Mar 27, 2015 11:40 AM |

Professor Gordon Campbell's eulogy for the last Plantagenet king orated during the reinterment of Richard III on Thursday 26 March

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Bishop of Leicester praises Richard III discovery for becoming 'a nation's story'

Bishop of Leicester praises Richard III discovery for becoming 'a nation's story'

Posted by ap507 at Mar 27, 2015 10:50 AM |

The Right Reverend Tim Stevens praises the discovery of the king under the car park in his speech during the reinterment of Richard III ceremony on Thursday 26 March

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Richard III experts discuss how the project illustrates university research is changing for the better

Richard III experts discuss how the project illustrates university research is changing for the better

Posted by ap507 at Mar 26, 2015 05:10 PM |

A roundup of opinion pieces from Richard III experts

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Image highlights from the reinterment of Richard III

Image highlights from the reinterment of Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Mar 26, 2015 04:30 PM |

Photo slideshow from the monumental event on Thursday 26 March

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HM The Queen thanks University of Leicester in message for Richard III reinterment

HM The Queen thanks University of Leicester in message for Richard III reinterment

Posted by ap507 at Mar 26, 2015 12:50 PM |

Describes the event on 26 March as being 'of great national and international significance'

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Pick your poison: study examines the use of plant poison on prehistoric weaponry

Pick your poison: study examines the use of plant poison on prehistoric weaponry

Posted by ap507 at Mar 25, 2015 10:10 AM |

Archaeologist Dr Huw Barton provides expertise towards study into using poison extracted from plants for hunting up to 30,000 years ago

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Historic reception brings together people connected by a bloody history

Historic reception brings together people connected by a bloody history

Posted by ap507 at Mar 25, 2015 12:02 AM |

Descendants from the Battle of Bosworth – where King Richard III was killed – are brought together for the first time ahead of the reinterment on 26 March

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Image highlights from Richard III ceremony

Image highlights from Richard III ceremony

Posted by ap507 at Mar 24, 2015 12:55 PM |

Photo slideshow from the event on Sunday 22 March

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New exhibit to reveal latest research on Richard III's DNA and ancestry

New exhibit to reveal latest research on Richard III's DNA and ancestry

Posted by ap507 at Mar 24, 2015 11:10 AM |

Science Museum in London to run Richard III exhibit from 25 March to 25 June

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University videos of ceremony for Richard III

University videos of ceremony for Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Mar 23, 2015 10:05 AM |

Video marks the departure of Richard III's mortal remains from the University on Sunday 22 March

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University ceremony for King Richard III

University ceremony for King Richard III

Posted by ac555 at Mar 21, 2015 10:05 AM |

Mortal remains in custody of University for over two years depart on Sunday March 22

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Bible from the era of Richard III to mark reinterment ceremony

Bible from the era of Richard III to mark reinterment ceremony

Posted by ap507 at Mar 20, 2015 12:05 AM |

500-year-old Bible from University of Leicester Special Collections forms part of Service of Compline at Leicester Cathedral

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New book 'The Bones of a King' to be published

New book 'The Bones of a King' to be published

Posted by pt91 at Mar 19, 2015 04:50 PM |

The Grey Friars research team with Professor Lin Foxhall and Maev Kennedy to publish book exploring for the first time the complete story behind the identification of Richard III

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Richard III – interest in India!

Richard III – interest in India!

Posted by ap507 at Mar 19, 2015 10:55 AM |

Teenager sports emblem from University of Leicester discovery

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The coffining of the mortal remains of King Richard III

The coffining of the mortal remains of King Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Mar 16, 2015 01:30 PM |

Event took place on Sunday 15 March

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Factual and fictional portrayals of Richard III to be explored

Factual and fictional portrayals of Richard III to be explored

Posted by ap507 at Mar 13, 2015 11:16 AM |

Public open day on Saturday 21 March to explore what we really know about the last Plantagenet King

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Archaeologists identify ingredients for food served during Richard III’s reign

Archaeologists identify ingredients for food served during Richard III’s reign

Posted by ap507 at Mar 12, 2015 12:55 PM |

Museum volunteers recreate medieval recipes using University research for an event at Jewry Wall Museum on Sunday 22 March

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Highlights

queen's anniversary prize

The department will host the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) 2015 on March 27-29th, Bennett Building, Main Campus.

Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education - for the work of ULAS and the School in public archaeology and public engagement

First public open day for Operation Nightingale Award-winning collaboration with Ministry of Defence and TimeTeam

Richard III's remains to be re-interred in Leicester Cathedral

OBE for Richard Buckley for services to archaeology, and Current Archaeology's 'Archaeologist of the Year'!

4th in the UK for archaeology - in the Guardian's University Guide

Richard III work also wins European Excellence Award 2013 Times Higher Education Research Project of the YearCurrent Archaeology research project of the year; gold in CASE Circle of Excellence Awards 2013.

Corpses of Criminals Project Prof. Sarah Tarlow’s Wellcome Trust funded project

Trans-Sahara project Prof. David Mattingly’s European Research Council funded project

Debating Regligious Space and Place from Constantine to Cnut (AD 306-1035) Conference 22-23 November 2014

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