News and events

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!

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News and Events

New archaeological discovery sheds light on Leicester's Roman past

New archaeological discovery sheds light on Leicester's Roman past

Posted by ap507 at Feb 03, 2017 11:15 AM |

Leicester archaeologists excavating site in city centre uncover 'fantastic mosaic' and home with underfloor heating

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To celebrate Year of the Rooster, University research explores intriguing tales of chickens

To celebrate Year of the Rooster, University research explores intriguing tales of chickens

Posted by ap507 at Jan 31, 2017 04:52 PM |

From the rise and fall of empires to helping vulnerable cultures, the Chicken Trail provides fascinating insights into the plucky poultry

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Leicester reaches three million readers on The Conversation

Leicester reaches three million readers on The Conversation

Posted by ap507 at Jan 27, 2017 12:42 PM |

Academic opinion articles receive a significant number of readers on global platform, providing expert opinion in response to topical news

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University up for two national archaeology awards

University up for two national archaeology awards

Posted by er134 at Jan 26, 2017 04:55 PM |

Voting closes for Current Archaeology Awards on 6 February 2017

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Viking grave discovery suggests 'warrior of high status' was buried at Scottish site

Viking grave discovery suggests 'warrior of high status' was buried at Scottish site

Posted by ap507 at Jan 26, 2017 03:40 PM |

University archaeologists provide new information on 10th century Viking burial site

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New guide to Old Town’s legal past

New guide to Old Town’s legal past

Posted by ap507 at Jan 17, 2017 11:32 AM |

University creates guide to historic Grey Friars

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Royal Astronomical Society recognises Leicester academics

Royal Astronomical Society recognises Leicester academics

Posted by pt91 at Jan 13, 2017 04:08 PM |

University associated with recipients of prestigious prizes

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2016: A Year in Review Film

2016: A Year in Review Film

Posted by er134 at Dec 16, 2016 12:15 PM |

We look back at a selection of the key events from the past 12 months here at Leicester

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Leicester research makes Altmetric Top 100 list for 2016

Leicester research makes Altmetric Top 100 list for 2016

Posted by ap507 at Dec 13, 2016 09:30 AM |

World-leading research into the Anthropocene recognised for catching the global public imagination this year

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Richard III geneticist among those nominated for national archaeology award

Richard III geneticist among those nominated for national archaeology award

Posted by er134 at Dec 08, 2016 10:55 AM |

The team, headed by Dr Turi King, who carried out the DNA analysis in the King Richard III case is shortlisted for Current Archaeology award

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Two more national teaching fellowship awards for Leicester

Two more national teaching fellowship awards for Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Dec 08, 2016 12:01 AM |

Higher Education Academy recognises excellence of our academics

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Excavation of Roman Cemetery nominated for national archaeology award

Excavation of Roman Cemetery nominated for national archaeology award

Posted by er134 at Dec 01, 2016 09:55 AM |

University of Leicester Archaeological Services project could have unearthed earliest examples of African people living in Leicester

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New publication uncovers hidden histories of Leicester

New publication uncovers hidden histories of Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Nov 16, 2016 03:35 PM |

Graduate authors this year’s edition of Leicestershire Historian

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Event to explore how to fight and die like a Greek woman

Event to explore how to fight and die like a Greek woman

Posted by ap507 at Nov 11, 2016 11:18 AM |

Free public lecture to explore depictions of ancient Greek women in combat on Tuesday 15 November

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Expert opinions cover Boris Johnson, Russia, the ghoulish practice of gibbeting and 'offensive' TV

Expert opinions cover Boris Johnson, Russia, the ghoulish practice of gibbeting and 'offensive' TV

Posted by ap507 at Nov 01, 2016 11:30 AM |

Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics between 20 October - 2 November

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Richard III geneticist to give Queen's Lecture in Berlin

Richard III geneticist to give Queen's Lecture in Berlin

Posted by er134 at Oct 31, 2016 04:15 PM |

Dr Turi King will talk about the resolution of 500-year-old mystery on Tuesday 1 November

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Ghoulish practice of gibbeting corpses haunted public of the eighteenth century

Ghoulish practice of gibbeting corpses haunted public of the eighteenth century

Posted by ap507 at Oct 31, 2016 09:25 AM |

Professor Sarah Tarlow from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History discusses the enduring popularity of the gibbet in Halloween paraphernalia

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Leicester academic recognised with esteemed prize for promising future

Leicester academic recognised with esteemed prize for promising future

Posted by pt91 at Oct 24, 2016 11:55 AM |

Second Philip Leverhulme Prize in two years for work in Ancient History and Archaeology

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Richard III reburial sees Leicester Cathedral visitor numbers soar

Richard III reburial sees Leicester Cathedral visitor numbers soar

Posted by er134 at Oct 21, 2016 03:26 PM |

Arrival of king's remains has seen visitor numbers increase more than 400% according to survey

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Prestigious archaeology prize for Leicester graduate

Prestigious archaeology prize for Leicester graduate

Posted by pt91 at Oct 13, 2016 11:20 AM |

Undergraduate dissertation into Roman views of the ‘wild’ praised

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