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

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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Research to investigate round mounds of the Isle of Man

Research to investigate round mounds of the Isle of Man

Posted by ap507 at Oct 10, 2016 03:19 PM |

An archaeological project led by the universities of Leicester and Newcastle is delving into ancient history on the Isle of Man

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One hundred Leicester academics writing articles for The Conversation

One hundred Leicester academics writing articles for The Conversation

Posted by ap507 at Sep 29, 2016 01:29 PM |

Researchers across the University creating engaging content in response to topical news

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Visiting Professor awarded the prestigious President's Medal from the British Academy

Visiting Professor awarded the prestigious President's Medal from the British Academy

Posted by ap507 at Sep 27, 2016 10:15 AM |

Professor Roger Bland, Visiting Professor at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, receives medal for humanities and social sciences work

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Leicester geneticist awarded prestigious Fellowship

Leicester geneticist awarded prestigious Fellowship

Posted by er134 at Sep 09, 2016 12:37 PM |

Dr Turi King awarded British Science Association Fellowship for inspiring people through science

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Expert opinions cover border controls, Helen of Troy and Jupiter's auroras

Expert opinions cover border controls, Helen of Troy and Jupiter's auroras

Posted by ap507 at Sep 06, 2016 10:50 AM |

Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics between 1 - 7 September

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Dig to explore story of Castle Hill

Dig to explore story of Castle Hill

Posted by ap507 at Sep 01, 2016 03:05 PM |

University of Leicester Archaeological Services involved in excavation

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University students work with injured soldiers in unique archaeological project

University students work with injured soldiers in unique archaeological project

Posted by ap507 at Aug 31, 2016 12:55 PM |

UK Forces personnel, who have been injured mentally or physically on operations or in other circumstances, join university students and staff at ancient Roman harbour

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As China opens the world's longest glass-bottomed bridge, researcher highlights how glass was a ‘symbol of power’ to ancient cultures

As China opens the world's longest glass-bottomed bridge, researcher highlights how glass was a ‘symbol of power’ to ancient cultures

Posted by ap507 at Aug 24, 2016 11:21 AM |

Dr Chloe Duckworth from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History outlines how power and prestige drove ancient technology

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Second successful season of fieldwork for archaeology students concludes

Second successful season of fieldwork for archaeology students concludes

Posted by ap507 at Aug 10, 2016 01:10 PM |

More than 80 students have had the opportunity to get hands-on with an excavation at Bradgate Park

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Monkeys and chimpanzees have created their own archaeological sites dating back hundreds of years

Monkeys and chimpanzees have created their own archaeological sites dating back hundreds of years

Posted by ap507 at Jul 22, 2016 11:24 AM |

Dr Huw Barton examines how recent research into primates has opened up an entirely new realm of archaeology

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Bronze Age barrow and Anglo-Saxon cemetery discovered at Rothley

Bronze Age barrow and Anglo-Saxon cemetery discovered at Rothley

Posted by ap507 at Jul 21, 2016 11:36 AM |

Project investigates how different generations have re-used ancient sacred places

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