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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!
Leicester cited for achieving biggest scientific achievement of 2014

Leicester cited for achieving biggest scientific achievement of 2014

Posted by pt91 at Dec 18, 2014 03:06 PM |

Distinction for study that analysed Richard III's DNA and genealogy

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Public ballot for invitations to King Richard lll Services

Public ballot for invitations to King Richard lll Services

Posted by ap507 at Dec 05, 2014 11:40 AM |

Ballot open on Friday 12 December to enter random selection to attend reinterment services in March 2015

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Discover more about the Richard III DNA and genealogical research

Posted by pt91 at Dec 02, 2014 05:40 PM |

Background information, videos and photo galleries on latest Richard III study

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King Richard III: DNA and genealogical study: false paternity

King Richard III: DNA and genealogical study: false paternity

Posted by pt91 at Dec 02, 2014 04:35 PM |

Researchers find no evidence of a break in Royal chain of succession

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King Richard III – case closed after 529 years

King Richard III – case closed after 529 years

Posted by pt91 at Dec 02, 2014 03:55 PM |

DNA and genealogical study led by University of Leicester confirms identity of remains- and uncovers new truths

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Students showcase Richard III at Shakespeare’s birthplace

Students showcase Richard III at Shakespeare’s birthplace

Posted by ap507 at Nov 26, 2014 12:35 AM |

Leicester University Theatre performers to perform extracts from Richard III at the RSC on Sunday 7 December

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Networked world of ‘isolated’ Borneo community revealed in new multimedia exhibition

Networked world of ‘isolated’ Borneo community revealed in new multimedia exhibition

Posted by ap507 at Nov 21, 2014 01:15 PM |

University of Leicester archaeologist shares insights into Penan culture for International Community Media Day

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Award for King Richard III Visitor Centre

Award for King Richard III Visitor Centre

Posted by ap507 at Nov 05, 2014 10:25 AM |

Dr Richard Buckley accepts British Guild of Travel Writers’ award

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Renowned composer to write for King Richard lll reinterment

Renowned composer to write for King Richard lll reinterment

Posted by ap507 at Oct 30, 2014 11:35 AM |

Leicester Cathedral commissions prize-winning composer Judith Bingham

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King Richard III’s last journey

King Richard III’s last journey

Posted by pt91 at Oct 14, 2014 09:41 AM |

Remains will be taken from University of Leicester, via Bosworth, to Leicester Cathedral

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Archaeologists discover bronze remains of Iron Age chariot

Archaeologists discover bronze remains of Iron Age chariot

Posted by pt91 at Oct 14, 2014 12:02 AM |

Team uncovers a matching set of decorated bronze parts from a 2nd or 3rd century BC Celtic chariot at Burrough Hill Iron Age hillfort

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 Undergraduate receives prestigious Royal Geographical Society Fellowship

Undergraduate receives prestigious Royal Geographical Society Fellowship

Posted by ap507 at Oct 01, 2014 12:55 PM |

Student from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History awarded for academic pursuits

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University welcomes new President and Vice-Chancellor

University welcomes new President and Vice-Chancellor

Posted by pt91 at Sep 30, 2014 08:00 PM |

Professor Paul Boyle gives video interview upon taking office

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Leicester ranked in top 20 universities by The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide

Leicester ranked in top 20 universities by The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide

Posted by pt91 at Sep 19, 2014 04:25 PM |

Third national league table places Leicester among UK’s top universities

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A love story 700 years in the making

A love story 700 years in the making

Posted by ap507 at Sep 18, 2014 12:45 PM |

Archaeologists uncover skeletons holding hands and a plethora of relics at the 'lost' Chapel of St Morrell

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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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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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