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

Research into ‘agricultural revolution’ in Anglo-Saxon England sheds new light on medieval land use

Research into ‘agricultural revolution’ in Anglo-Saxon England sheds new light on medieval land use

Posted by ap507 at May 24, 2017 10:49 AM |

Academics work with University of Oxford in project to examine how historical farming methods changed England’s landscape

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From feeding the city to researching a country in turmoil: PhD graduates return to share their research

From feeding the city to researching a country in turmoil: PhD graduates return to share their research

Posted by pt91 at May 23, 2017 12:22 PM |

Next Doctoral Inaugural Lectures take place on 24 May

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Unique archaeological project reveals historic earthquake in Cyprus

Unique archaeological project reveals historic earthquake in Cyprus

Posted by es328 at May 16, 2017 10:56 AM |

Professional and student archaeologists conduct excavations and hold open day at ancient port inside RAF Akrotiri airbase, Cyprus

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Final chances to view popular city centre archaeological dig

Final chances to view popular city centre archaeological dig

Posted by er134 at May 12, 2017 10:30 AM |

Additional opportunities for public to view Leicester’s largest archaeological excavation in over a decade on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May

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Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series for spring 2017 announced

Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series for spring 2017 announced

Posted by pt91 at May 11, 2017 11:05 AM |

New series of dates announced for talks by esteemed experts in their fields in May and June

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New community archaeology project in Market Bosworth receives Lottery funding

New community archaeology project in Market Bosworth receives Lottery funding

Posted by er134 at May 10, 2017 10:18 AM |

Bosworth Links project to enable residents to uncover town's history

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Largest archaeological excavation in Leicester in over a decade open to public

Largest archaeological excavation in Leicester in over a decade open to public

Posted by er134 at May 05, 2017 11:55 AM |

Visitors invited to discover Leicester’s Roman past with Leicester archaeologists on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May

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Leicester reaches 200 article milestone on The Conversation

Leicester reaches 200 article milestone on The Conversation

Posted by ap507 at May 02, 2017 11:55 AM |

From future technology to the enduring popularity of James Bond, Leicester experts have contributed a wide variety of opinion articles to the platform

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Leicester team visits University of Babylon

Leicester team visits University of Babylon

Posted by ap507 at May 02, 2017 09:55 AM |

Discussions on research and teaching collaboration took place

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New project to identify Jack the Ripper’s last known victim

New project to identify Jack the Ripper’s last known victim

Posted by er134 at Mar 10, 2017 10:46 AM |

Report by members of Richard III team reveals likelihood of finding and identifying Mary Jane Kelly – and using DNA to determine her true identity

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Leicester scientist lends expertise to new Jack the Ripper book

Leicester scientist lends expertise to new Jack the Ripper book

Posted by er134 at Feb 27, 2017 10:40 AM |

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

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New archaeological discovery sheds light on Leicester's Roman past

New archaeological discovery sheds light on Leicester's Roman past

Posted by ap507 at Feb 03, 2017 11:15 AM |

Leicester archaeologists excavating site in city centre uncover 'fantastic mosaic' and home with underfloor heating

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To celebrate Year of the Rooster, University research explores intriguing tales of chickens

To celebrate Year of the Rooster, University research explores intriguing tales of chickens

Posted by ap507 at Jan 31, 2017 04:52 PM |

From the rise and fall of empires to helping vulnerable cultures, the Chicken Trail provides fascinating insights into the plucky poultry

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Leicester reaches three million readers on The Conversation

Leicester reaches three million readers on The Conversation

Posted by ap507 at Jan 27, 2017 12:42 PM |

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

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University up for two national archaeology awards

University up for two national archaeology awards

Posted by er134 at Jan 26, 2017 04:55 PM |

Voting closes for Current Archaeology Awards on 6 February 2017

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Viking grave discovery suggests 'warrior of high status' was buried at Scottish site

Viking grave discovery suggests 'warrior of high status' was buried at Scottish site

Posted by ap507 at Jan 26, 2017 03:40 PM |

University archaeologists provide new information on 10th century Viking burial site

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New guide to Old Town’s legal past

New guide to Old Town’s legal past

Posted by ap507 at Jan 17, 2017 11:32 AM |

University creates guide to historic Grey Friars

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Royal Astronomical Society recognises Leicester academics

Royal Astronomical Society recognises Leicester academics

Posted by pt91 at Jan 13, 2017 04:08 PM |

University associated with recipients of prestigious prizes

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2016: A Year in Review Film

2016: A Year in Review Film

Posted by er134 at Dec 16, 2016 12:15 PM |

We look back at a selection of the key events from the past 12 months here at Leicester

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Leicester research makes Altmetric Top 100 list for 2016

Leicester research makes Altmetric Top 100 list for 2016

Posted by ap507 at Dec 13, 2016 09:30 AM |

World-leading research into the Anthropocene recognised for catching the global public imagination this year

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