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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!
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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College performance of Shakespeare's Richard III incorporates discovery of the King's remains

College performance of Shakespeare's Richard III incorporates discovery of the King's remains

Posted by pt91 at Mar 11, 2016 03:55 PM |

Students at London's Eltham College depict the University of Leicester's Greyfriar's dig on one year anniversary of reinterment

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Millions of people are reading opinion pieces written by Leicester researchers

Millions of people are reading opinion pieces written by Leicester researchers

Posted by ap507 at Mar 09, 2016 01:20 PM |

Almost 300 articles published on the University's Think: Leicester platform

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The Bulletin - Leicester research suggests crime-fearing women prefer dominant partners

The Bulletin - Leicester research suggests crime-fearing women prefer dominant partners

Posted by ngi2 at Mar 02, 2016 09:00 AM |

Listen to the five minute news summary from the University of Leicester News Centre to stay updated

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Free online course offers insights into the time of Richard III

Free online course offers insights into the time of Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Feb 26, 2016 02:50 PM |

University of Leicester and FutureLearn launch course in the anniversary month of King’s reinterment

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Leicester up for two out of three awards in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence

Leicester up for two out of three awards in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence

Posted by ap507 at Feb 04, 2016 10:44 AM |

Attenborough Arts Centre and King Richard III Partnership to compete for national tourism awards in Blackpool on 8 March 2016

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Exceeding expectations: Leicester shortlisted for more awards for Richard III discovery, research and reinterment

Exceeding expectations: Leicester shortlisted for more awards for Richard III discovery, research and reinterment

Posted by ap507 at Feb 04, 2016 10:03 AM |

Extraordinary discovery yields more successes

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Highlights

queen's anniversary prize

The University will host the Parish Church Interiors in Changing Times Conference, to be held 14-15 December 2015 - now open for registration

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

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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