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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!
Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology to bring our past to life

Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology to bring our past to life

Posted by ap507 at Jun 29, 2016 09:55 AM |

Free public event on Saturday 16 – Sunday 31 July supported by our University

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Richard III is number 1

Richard III is number 1

Posted by ap507 at Jun 27, 2016 03:18 PM |

Monarch whose remains were found in Leicester is top of the history polls for second year running

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Bradgate Park mysteries to be revealed at archaeology discovery day

Bradgate Park mysteries to be revealed at archaeology discovery day

Posted by ap507 at Jun 27, 2016 11:05 AM |

Free public event to explore new findings at popular attraction on Sunday 3 July

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Leicester archaeologists discover more hidden history beneath the ruins of the Jewry Wall Museum

Leicester archaeologists discover more hidden history beneath the ruins of the Jewry Wall Museum

Posted by ap507 at Jun 07, 2016 01:45 PM |

ULAS unearths Roman walls, pottery and human remains at popular city attraction

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Legacy of Smigielski on post-war central Leicester to be explored in symposium

Legacy of Smigielski on post-war central Leicester to be explored in symposium

Posted by pt91 at Jun 02, 2016 12:40 PM |

Free two-day event to take place on 1 and 2 July

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Second season of Bradgate Park fieldschool launched

Second season of Bradgate Park fieldschool launched

Posted by er134 at Jun 02, 2016 11:05 AM |

Archaeologists continue to unlock medieval and prehistoric secrets of popular tourist attraction from 6 June

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Richard III at the Sofia Science Festival

Richard III at the Sofia Science Festival

Posted by er134 at May 13, 2016 05:13 PM |

Leicester academics take the science behind the discovery to Bulgaria

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The Bulletin - Leicester researching how to reduce heart disease risk

The Bulletin - Leicester researching how to reduce heart disease risk

Posted by ngi2 at May 04, 2016 12:00 PM |

The latest news from the University of Leicester News Centre in under five minutes.

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Leicester films win prestigious Learning on Screen Awards

Leicester films win prestigious Learning on Screen Awards

Posted by ap507 at Apr 29, 2016 10:20 AM |

Videos showcasing HeForShe commitment and the genetic and genealogical analysis in the King Richard III case received awards at an event last night

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Leicester artist to reveal new animal bone artwork

Leicester artist to reveal new animal bone artwork

Posted by ap507 at Apr 28, 2016 12:51 PM |

The animal bone-inspired exhibition, entitled ‘The Reliquary Project’, will be unveiled on Friday 6 May by Jo Dacombe at the Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester

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The Bulletin - Leicester research reveals hit and run motives

The Bulletin - Leicester research reveals hit and run motives

Posted by ngi2 at Apr 20, 2016 05:00 PM |

The latest news from the University of Leicester News Centre in under five minutes.

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Benefits of archaeology to communities unearthed at events on campus and Bradgate Park

Benefits of archaeology to communities unearthed at events on campus and Bradgate Park

Posted by ap507 at Apr 18, 2016 01:05 PM |

Three-day programme exploring the theme ‘Archaeology in context’ to run at the University from 20-22 April

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Striking skull portraits of King Richard III produced using X-rays

Striking skull portraits of King Richard III produced using X-rays

Posted by ap507 at Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM |

Contemporary artist Alexander de Cadenet to unveil new series of skull portraits at exhibition in London from 14-25 April

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Cultures of the Caribbean past and present in podcast

Cultures of the Caribbean past and present in podcast

Posted by pt91 at Apr 06, 2016 02:47 PM |

Insights from artefacts discussed by University archaeologist

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 The Bulletin – Leicester looks back at Richard III reinterment

The Bulletin – Leicester looks back at Richard III reinterment

Posted by ngi2 at Mar 23, 2016 09:00 AM |

Don't miss a beat with the latest five minute audio news summary from the University of Leicester News Centre

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Jewry Wall Museum improvements to be made

Jewry Wall Museum improvements to be made

Posted by ap507 at Mar 22, 2016 11:50 AM |

Lead archaeologist on Richard III project to work on Roman site

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One year on: Richard III reinterment

One year on: Richard III reinterment

Posted by ap507 at Mar 22, 2016 10:30 AM |

We look back on the anniversary of the reinterment of the last Plantagenet king

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 Archaeologists create 3D interactive digital reconstruction of King Richard III’s grave found under a car park

Archaeologists create 3D interactive digital reconstruction of King Richard III’s grave found under a car park

Posted by ap507 at Mar 22, 2016 12:01 AM |

On first year anniversary of the week in which King Richard III was reinterred, Leicester archaeologists use sophisticated photogrammetry software to create fully rotatable computer model which shows the king’s remains in-situ

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Over 200 academics sign up as University experts

Over 200 academics sign up as University experts

Posted by ap507 at Mar 17, 2016 04:43 PM |

Researchers from a wide variety of academic disciplines have joined the University's Experts Guide, providing informed opinion in response to topical news

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Richard III's remarkable story brought to Leicester with detailed exhibition

Richard III's remarkable story brought to Leicester with detailed exhibition

Posted by ap507 at Mar 17, 2016 01:35 PM |

Richard III: Discovered runs from Saturday 19 March until Wednesday 23 March at the Highcross

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Highlights

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our former colleague, Dr Mark Pluciennik, who passed away after a long illness on Saturday, 7th May. If you would like to leave a message of condolence and support, please visit the memorial page linked below. Memorial service arrangements can be found on the University's notices.

Memorial Page | Bereavement Notice

 

*The latest edition of the School Bulletin (issue 38) is now available.*

The AHRC Research Network ‘Big Data on the Roman Table’ is holding its second workshop, 6th-7th July 2016

The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities is pleased to offer eight International Postgraduate Research (PGR) Excellence Scholarships to the value of £15,000 for September 2016 entry.

School of Archaeology and Ancient History awarded a 95% Overall Satisfaction rate by final year students in the 2015 National Student Survey.

New Major/Minor Degree Pathways, available for students starting in 2016-17.

Members of our department showcase interdisciplinary research with 3D printed replica of King Richard III at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015

Dr Neil Christie and Debbie Miles-Williams win awards at the University of Leicester Student Awards 2015.

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

Work on Richard III wins European Excellence Award 2013; Times Higher Education Research Project of the Year; Current 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

School’s Research Seminars

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