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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!
Talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics 14 - 27 May

Talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics 14 - 27 May

Posted by ap507 at May 27, 2015 01:35 PM |

The latest opinion pieces from Leicester experts cover Europe's monuments, the modern European gene-pool, the destruction of World Heritage sites by IS, how Israel faces ejection from FIFA and political surprises in Poland and Spain

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Seven top ten subject areas in Guardian University Guide

Seven top ten subject areas in Guardian University Guide

Posted by pt91 at May 26, 2015 12:55 PM |

National league table of universities ranks Leicester at 32nd

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Leicester reaches one million readers on The Conversation

Leicester reaches one million readers on The Conversation

Posted by ap507 at May 22, 2015 03:55 PM |

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

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Richard lll brings almost £60 million to city

Richard lll brings almost £60 million to city

Posted by ap507 at May 19, 2015 04:22 PM |

Discovery of Last Plantagenet king brought in more than £59 million to Leicester’s economy from the time of the discovery to the reinterment

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Leicester Abbey and the missing remains of Cardinal Wolsey, right-hand man to Henry VIII

Leicester Abbey and the missing remains of Cardinal Wolsey, right-hand man to Henry VIII

Posted by ap507 at May 18, 2015 01:21 PM |

We may have identified the remains of Richard III, but many other famous figures remain lost to the tides of history…

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Heritage destruction in conflict zones offers archaeological opportunities

Heritage destruction in conflict zones offers archaeological opportunities

Posted by ap507 at May 01, 2015 10:41 AM |

Researchers say it is possible to obtain a great deal of original and important information from sites that have suffered badly through conflict

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University celebrates milestone 100 articles on The Conversation

University celebrates milestone 100 articles on The Conversation

Posted by ap507 at Apr 29, 2015 12:40 PM |

Leicester academics publish 100 articles on global platform, providing expert opinion pieces in response to topical news

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Lights, Camera, ReAction

Lights, Camera, ReAction

Posted by er134 at Apr 27, 2015 04:38 PM |

New online feature shows University of Leicester in the media limelight

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Conference explores how death can be the beginning - not the end

Conference explores how death can be the beginning - not the end

Posted by ap507 at Apr 23, 2015 10:55 AM |

'When is Death?' international conference took place at University between 16-18 April

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Was Richard III's scoliosis kept a secret until his death?

Was Richard III's scoliosis kept a secret until his death?

Posted by ap507 at Apr 13, 2015 11:15 AM |

Dr Mary Ann Lund investigates historical sources about Richard’s physique and posthumous reputation in new paper

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April Fools: No, we are not changing our name

April Fools: No, we are not changing our name

Posted by ap507 at Apr 01, 2015 03:40 PM |

Just to be clear, the University of Leicester has no plans to change its name to ‘King Richard University’ – or anything else.

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University features in Service of Reveal for King Richard III

University features in Service of Reveal for King Richard III

Posted by pt91 at Mar 30, 2015 04:03 PM |

Event at Leicester Cathedral on Friday 27 March reflects on work of the University

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Figures from University feature on King Richard III Pall

Figures from University feature on King Richard III Pall

Posted by ap507 at Mar 30, 2015 11:45 AM |

Embroidered cloth covered coffin now on display at Leicester Cathedral

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A eulogy for Richard III

A eulogy for Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Mar 27, 2015 11:40 AM |

Professor Gordon Campbell's eulogy for the last Plantagenet king orated during the reinterment of Richard III on Thursday 26 March

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Bishop of Leicester praises Richard III discovery for becoming 'a nation's story'

Bishop of Leicester praises Richard III discovery for becoming 'a nation's story'

Posted by ap507 at Mar 27, 2015 10:50 AM |

The Right Reverend Tim Stevens praises the discovery of the king under the car park in his speech during the reinterment of Richard III ceremony on Thursday 26 March

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Richard III experts discuss how the project illustrates university research is changing for the better

Richard III experts discuss how the project illustrates university research is changing for the better

Posted by ap507 at Mar 26, 2015 05:10 PM |

A roundup of opinion pieces from Richard III experts

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Image highlights from the reinterment of Richard III

Image highlights from the reinterment of Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Mar 26, 2015 04:30 PM |

Photo slideshow from the monumental event on Thursday 26 March

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HM The Queen thanks University of Leicester in message for Richard III reinterment

HM The Queen thanks University of Leicester in message for Richard III reinterment

Posted by ap507 at Mar 26, 2015 12:50 PM |

Describes the event on 26 March as being 'of great national and international significance'

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Pick your poison: study examines the use of plant poison on prehistoric weaponry

Pick your poison: study examines the use of plant poison on prehistoric weaponry

Posted by ap507 at Mar 25, 2015 10:10 AM |

Archaeologist Dr Huw Barton provides expertise towards study into using poison extracted from plants for hunting up to 30,000 years ago

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Historic reception brings together people connected by a bloody history

Historic reception brings together people connected by a bloody history

Posted by ap507 at Mar 25, 2015 12:02 AM |

Descendants from the Battle of Bosworth – where King Richard III was killed – are brought together for the first time ahead of the reinterment on 26 March

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Highlights

queen's anniversary prize

The department will host the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) 2015 on March 27-29th, Bennett Building, Main Campus.

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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