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

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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New cave discoveries shed light on Native and European religious encounters in the Americas

New cave discoveries shed light on Native and European religious encounters in the Americas

Posted by ap507 at Jul 19, 2016 09:20 AM |

British Museum and Leicester-led research uncovers new evidence in Caribbean

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Expert opinions cover childbirth and the media, Juno's goals and Theresa May

Expert opinions cover childbirth and the media, Juno's goals and Theresa May

Posted by ap507 at Jul 18, 2016 01:55 PM |

Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics between 14 - 20 July

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Renowned theatre cast including actor Ralph Fiennes pay tribute to Leicester in their reimagining of Shakespeare's Richard III

Renowned theatre cast including actor Ralph Fiennes pay tribute to Leicester in their reimagining of Shakespeare's Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Jul 12, 2016 10:41 AM |

University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) co-director Dr Richard Buckley said he welcomed the alternative retelling

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Archaeologists discover rare evidence of Late Roman official in Leicester

Archaeologists discover rare evidence of Late Roman official in Leicester

Posted by er134 at Jul 07, 2016 12:35 PM |

ULAS team discovers elaborate belt buckle on skeleton suggesting Late Roman military or civilian elite

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Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology to bring our past to life

Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology to bring our past to life

Posted by ap507 at Jun 29, 2016 09:55 AM |

Free public event on Saturday 16 – Sunday 31 July supported by our University

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Richard III is number 1

Richard III is number 1

Posted by ap507 at Jun 27, 2016 03:18 PM |

Monarch whose remains were found in Leicester is top of the history polls for second year running

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Bradgate Park mysteries to be revealed at archaeology discovery day

Bradgate Park mysteries to be revealed at archaeology discovery day

Posted by ap507 at Jun 27, 2016 11:05 AM |

Free public event to explore new findings at popular attraction on Sunday 3 July

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Leicester archaeologists discover more hidden history beneath the ruins of the Jewry Wall Museum

Leicester archaeologists discover more hidden history beneath the ruins of the Jewry Wall Museum

Posted by ap507 at Jun 07, 2016 01:45 PM |

ULAS unearths Roman walls, pottery and human remains at popular city attraction

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Legacy of Smigielski on post-war central Leicester to be explored in symposium

Legacy of Smigielski on post-war central Leicester to be explored in symposium

Posted by pt91 at Jun 02, 2016 12:40 PM |

Free two-day event to take place on 1 and 2 July

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Second season of Bradgate Park fieldschool launched

Second season of Bradgate Park fieldschool launched

Posted by er134 at Jun 02, 2016 11:05 AM |

Archaeologists continue to unlock medieval and prehistoric secrets of popular tourist attraction from 6 June

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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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