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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!
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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Plans for Richard III’s final resting place announced

Plans for Richard III’s final resting place announced

Posted by pt91 at Jun 17, 2014 12:30 PM |

Tomb design unveiled and Michael Ibsen revealed as maker of coffin

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Archaeology brings students and staff together with injured military personnel at first Public Open Day

Archaeology brings students and staff together with injured military personnel at first Public Open Day

Posted by ap507 at Jun 16, 2014 12:35 PM |

Archaeological programme run through Operation Nightingale can help in the recovery of service personnel

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Vanishing Act: New project aims to protect England’s well-loved pubs

Vanishing Act: New project aims to protect England’s well-loved pubs

Posted by er134 at Jun 16, 2014 11:55 AM |

Study led by Leicester to investigate severely threatened English pubs

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New Richard III visitor centre opens Saturday 26 July

New Richard III visitor centre opens Saturday 26 July

Posted by er134 at Jun 05, 2014 05:10 PM |

Dynasty, Death and Discovery to provide access to burial site

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World-class libraries open their doors to UK academics

World-class libraries open their doors to UK academics

Posted by ap507 at May 30, 2014 10:40 AM |

Postgraduate student Borbala Nyiri offered prestigious research fellowship

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New 3D representation of Richard III’s spine

New 3D representation of Richard III’s spine

Posted by pt91 at May 30, 2014 09:05 AM |

Academic paper in The Lancet reveals exact nature of King’s curvature of the spine

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Richard III Judicial Review decision

Richard III Judicial Review decision

Posted by pt91 at May 23, 2014 10:10 AM |

High Court upholds Ministry of Justice licence that was granted to the University of Leicester, permitting reinterment at Leicester Cathedral

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Decision day for Richard III Judicial Review

Decision day for Richard III Judicial Review

Posted by pt91 at May 21, 2014 05:00 PM |

High Court to announce verdict at 10am on Friday 23 May

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Academics to explore death and continuing bonds in the time of Richard III

Academics to explore death and continuing bonds in the time of Richard III

Posted by ap507 at May 13, 2014 01:35 PM |

Academics to discuss what can be learned from historical attitudes towards death and remembering the dead at Dying Matters Awareness week event on Wednesday 14 May

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Archaeology brings students and staff together with injured military personnel

Archaeology brings students and staff together with injured military personnel

Posted by ap507 at May 13, 2014 10:35 AM |

Archaeological programme run through Operation Nightingale can help in the recovery of service personnel

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Richard III at the Big Bang Fair

Richard III at the Big Bang Fair

Posted by ap507 at Apr 28, 2014 02:02 PM |

The Big Bang Fair over 13-16 March was a roaring success

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Your chance to see Operation Nightingale in action

Your chance to see Operation Nightingale in action

Posted by pt91 at Apr 16, 2014 02:36 PM |

Discover more about the unique project to help injured servicemen and the archaeological work they are involved in on 26 April

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Free 'Virtual Romans' app launched on iPad devices

Free 'Virtual Romans' app launched on iPad devices

Posted by ap507 at Apr 15, 2014 01:11 PM |

Historians collaborate on explorative Roman Leicester app

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Translating 'wildfire' to historical chemical warfare

Translating 'wildfire' to historical chemical warfare

Posted by ap507 at Apr 09, 2014 03:55 PM |

Professor Simon James quoted in article about the science of 'Game of Thrones' and how wildfire translates to historical combat

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Richard III: New documentary on King in the Car Park's life

Richard III: New documentary on King in the Car Park's life

Posted by ap507 at Apr 03, 2014 04:55 PM |

Channel 4 follows up scientific research on King's remains

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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

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