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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!
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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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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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Leicester celebrates World Book Night

Leicester celebrates World Book Night

Posted by er134 at May 06, 2015 12:15 PM |

University staff share books with local primary school

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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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From air travel getting safer to the double-standards of sex tourism...

From air travel getting safer to the double-standards of sex tourism...

Posted by ap507 at Jan 15, 2015 11:50 AM |

Talking points: a roundup of latest opinion pieces from Leicester experts

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"We should be paying more Tax, Not Less!"

"We should be paying more Tax, Not Less!"

Posted by ap507 at Dec 03, 2014 04:50 PM |

On the day of 2014’s Autumn Statement, Richard Courtney, Lecturer in Employment Studies at the University of Leicester School of Management opposes the ideology of minimum taxation

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Symposium on Immigration tackles key issues faced by migrant workers, asylum seekers and refugees

Symposium on Immigration tackles key issues faced by migrant workers, asylum seekers and refugees

Posted by ap507 at Nov 17, 2014 01:40 PM |

Event organised by University of Leicester Department of Sociology

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Talking points: a roundup of latest opinion pieces from Leicester experts

Talking points: a roundup of latest opinion pieces from Leicester experts

Posted by ap507 at Nov 12, 2014 10:55 AM |

From reasons why body image needs regulation to how Catalonia’s independence vote has the power to prompt change, Leicester academics give their thoughts on topical news

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Academic suggests plastic surgery has led to the objectification of breasts

Academic suggests plastic surgery has led to the objectification of breasts

Posted by ap507 at Nov 03, 2014 11:55 AM |

Dr Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor suggests that breasts are increasingly becoming a commodity in free public lecture on 4 November

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Everyday objects seen through a fresh pair of eyes

Everyday objects seen through a fresh pair of eyes

Posted by ap507 at Oct 30, 2014 12:18 PM |

University mini public lecture series to challenge perceptions of household objects

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University welcomes new President and Vice-Chancellor

University welcomes new President and Vice-Chancellor

Posted by pt91 at Sep 30, 2014 08:00 PM |

Professor Paul Boyle gives video interview upon taking office

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Thought Leadership: read latest views and opinions from Leicester academics and join The Conversation

Thought Leadership: read latest views and opinions from Leicester academics and join The Conversation

Posted by sb661 at Sep 10, 2014 11:05 AM |

Academics and experts contribute their thoughts on UK Asian Football Championships final in Glasgow and how the word ‘medieval’ has been associated with Islamic atrocities

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Students continue to rate the University of Leicester highly

Students continue to rate the University of Leicester highly

Posted by er134 at Aug 12, 2014 09:20 AM |

Results from 2014 National Student Survey announced

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One of the twentieth century’s greatest sociologists celebrated at conference

One of the twentieth century’s greatest sociologists celebrated at conference

Posted by ap507 at Jun 19, 2014 11:45 AM |

University to host landmark conference to celebrate the life and achievements of Norbert Elias

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Academic Opinion: England and the World Cup: not a marriage made in football heaven

Academic Opinion: England and the World Cup: not a marriage made in football heaven

Posted by er134 at Jun 12, 2014 11:40 AM |

John Williams talks about the highly anticipated football World Cup finals

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Academic to judge Young Black Minority Ethnic Columnist of the Year competition

Academic to judge Young Black Minority Ethnic Columnist of the Year competition

Posted by ap507 at May 09, 2014 09:50 AM |

Dr Leah Bassel to head judging panel for citizen journalism charity contest run in association with the Guardian

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Research suggests migrating to the Mediterranean makes Britons unhappier

Research suggests migrating to the Mediterranean makes Britons unhappier

Posted by ap507 at Apr 23, 2014 11:11 AM |

Academic shares findings at national conference on Wednesday 23 April

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Hillsborough – 25 Years On

Hillsborough – 25 Years On

Posted by ap507 at Apr 16, 2014 01:55 PM |

John Williams from the Department of Sociology writes article on aftermath of Hillsborough disaster for Leicester Exchanges

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Are social concerns over ‘vaping’ greater than health dangers?

Are social concerns over ‘vaping’ greater than health dangers?

Posted by er134 at Mar 13, 2014 12:10 PM |

Leicester Professor discusses future legislation surrounding e-cigarettes

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Staff and students invited to attend Richard III business event

Staff and students invited to attend Richard III business event

Posted by ap507 at Jan 28, 2014 11:30 AM |

Professor Mark Lansdale to discuss the Psychology of Richard III and Business at Leicestershire Institute of Directors Event

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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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