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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!
Most likely cause of King Richard III’s death identified

Most likely cause of King Richard III’s death identified

Posted by er134 at Sep 17, 2014 12:15 AM |

New study gives blow-by-blow account of injuries inflicted on King Richard’s body

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Archaeologists discover Roman settlement

Archaeologists discover Roman settlement

Posted by ap507 at Sep 16, 2014 04:50 PM |

ULAS team uncover new site in Buckinghamshire

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University to invite members of the public to learn about architectural heritage

University to invite members of the public to learn about architectural heritage

Posted by sb661 at Sep 10, 2014 01:28 PM |

University of Leicester to offer public engagement events between 11 – 13 September 2014

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Anglican and Catholic leaders to mark reinterment of Richard III

Anglican and Catholic leaders to mark reinterment of Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Sep 08, 2014 11:55 AM |

Anglican Diocese of Leicester and Catholic Diocese of Nottingham to work closely together for reinterment of last Plantagenet King

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New video shows Richard III Memorial Stone lifted

New video shows Richard III Memorial Stone lifted

Posted by ap507 at Aug 26, 2014 04:59 PM |

FWA Conservation lift relic at Leicester Cathedral to mark anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth

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New insights into the lifestyle of Richard III

New insights into the lifestyle of Richard III

Posted by pt91 at Aug 17, 2014 12:10 AM |

Chemistry analysis of the King's remains reveals changes in his diet and where he lived

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New book to explore society’s obsession with criminal celebrities

New book to explore society’s obsession with criminal celebrities

Posted by ap507 at Aug 15, 2014 12:10 PM |

'William Corder and the Red Barn Murder' by Dr Shane McCorristine published

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Archaeology team discovers ancient bodies

Archaeology team discovers ancient bodies

Posted by ap507 at Aug 14, 2014 10:40 AM |

Team led by Dr Oliver Harris from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History discovers Bronze Age burial cist in Ardnamurchan peninsula

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Students continue to rate the University of Leicester highly

Students continue to rate the University of Leicester highly

Posted by er134 at Aug 12, 2014 09:20 AM |

Results from 2014 National Student Survey announced

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New insights into the life of Richard III to be explored in upcoming documentary

New insights into the life of Richard III to be explored in upcoming documentary

Posted by ap507 at Aug 11, 2014 02:25 PM |

Richard III: The New Evidence to air Sunday 17 August

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Leicester Cathedral Announces King Richard III Reinterment Date: Thursday 26 March 2015

Leicester Cathedral Announces King Richard III Reinterment Date: Thursday 26 March 2015

Posted by pt91 at Aug 07, 2014 10:25 AM |

Mortal Remains will leave University of Leicester on Sunday 22 March

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Uncovering Britain's heritage through space-age technologies

Uncovering Britain's heritage through space-age technologies

Posted by ap507 at Aug 05, 2014 11:10 AM |

UAVs to be used to shed new light on sub-surface features

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3D printed skeleton of Richard III on display at new visitor centre

3D printed skeleton of Richard III on display at new visitor centre

Posted by pt91 at Jul 28, 2014 12:44 PM |

Replica based on materials provided by the University of Leicester and Leicester Royal Infirmary

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Video: First look at the King Richard III Visitor Centre

Video: First look at the King Richard III Visitor Centre

Posted by pt91 at Jul 24, 2014 04:25 PM |

Key figures in the development of the new centre share their first impressions

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University historian previews Richard III Visitor Centre

University historian previews Richard III Visitor Centre

Posted by pt91 at Jul 24, 2014 01:10 PM |

Review of 'Richard III - dynasty, death and discovery' by Professor Norman Housley

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Graduation Day and School Reception (16th July 2014)

Graduation Day and School Reception (16th July 2014)

Posted by pma9 at Jul 18, 2014 10:50 AM |

Many also turned out for this year's graduation ceremony which included the award of a PhD to Richard Buckley for his continued outstanding research. The School's reception, following the graduation, was one of the better attended events in recent years, by staff, students and their families, with a great atmosphere and excellent food and drink!

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Festival of Postgraduate Research 2014 - Winners Announced

Festival of Postgraduate Research 2014 - Winners Announced

Posted by ap507 at Jun 27, 2014 04:30 PM |

Winners of tenth postgraduate research festival announced

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Richard III, Part 2 – Online course even more popular second time around

Richard III, Part 2 – Online course even more popular second time around

Posted by mjs76 at Jun 27, 2014 03:15 PM |

Second release of online course taught by scholars who brought King to light receives more than 14,000 sign-ups.

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Renowned author Philippa Gregory to open new galleries at Bosworth

Renowned author Philippa Gregory to open new galleries at Bosworth

Posted by ap507 at Jun 23, 2014 04:55 PM |

New exhibition 'The Bosworth Battlefield Quest' to launch Tuesday 24 June

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Archaeology team seeks new portal into bygone era

Archaeology team seeks new portal into bygone era

Posted by ap507 at Jun 23, 2014 12:25 PM |

Open day at Burrough Hill on Sunday 29 June, 11am - 4pm

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Highlights

queen's anniversary prize

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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