News and events
The Archaeology of Caesar in Britain and Gaul Conference: The Hoarding in Iron Age and Roman Britain project has organised a weekend conference which will be held in Oxford 31 March - 2 April 2017. Leading experts from across Europe and America will present the latest research on the archaeology of Caesar’s Battle for Gaul.
Conference 2017: Ceramics of drink. Submissions closing soon on 1 March 2017! For more details, click here.
- The Association for Environmental Archaeology spring meeting will take place at the University of Leicester, 29th April 2017
- The latest edition of the School Bulletin (issue 38) is available.
- Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education - for the work of ULAS and the School in public archaeology and public engagement.
- Corpses of Criminals Project Prof. Sarah Tarlow’s Wellcome Trust funded project
- Trans-Sahara project Prof. David Mattingly’s European Research Council funded project
- School’s Research Seminars
News and Events
Report by members of Richard III team reveals likelihood of finding and identifying Mary Jane Kelly – and using DNA to determine her true identity
Dr Turi King consulted for Ripper exposé by bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell who talks about her new book in interview filmed during visit to Leicester
Leicester archaeologists excavating site in city centre uncover 'fantastic mosaic' and home with underfloor heating
From the rise and fall of empires to helping vulnerable cultures, the Chicken Trail provides fascinating insights into the plucky poultry
Academic opinion articles receive a significant number of readers on global platform, providing expert opinion in response to topical news
Voting closes for Current Archaeology Awards on 6 February 2017
University archaeologists provide new information on 10th century Viking burial site
University creates guide to historic Grey Friars
University associated with recipients of prestigious prizes
We look back at a selection of the key events from the past 12 months here at Leicester
World-leading research into the Anthropocene recognised for catching the global public imagination this year
The team, headed by Dr Turi King, who carried out the DNA analysis in the King Richard III case is shortlisted for Current Archaeology award
Higher Education Academy recognises excellence of our academics
University of Leicester Archaeological Services project could have unearthed earliest examples of African people living in Leicester
Graduate authors this year’s edition of Leicestershire Historian
Free public lecture to explore depictions of ancient Greek women in combat on Tuesday 15 November
Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics between 20 October - 2 November
Dr Turi King will talk about the resolution of 500-year-old mystery on Tuesday 1 November
Professor Sarah Tarlow from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History discusses the enduring popularity of the gibbet in Halloween paraphernalia
Second Philip Leverhulme Prize in two years for work in Ancient History and Archaeology