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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!
Richard III at the Big Bang Fair

Richard III at the Big Bang Fair

Posted by ap507 at Apr 28, 2014 02:02 PM |

The Big Bang Fair over 13-16 March was a roaring success

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Your chance to see Operation Nightingale in action

Your chance to see Operation Nightingale in action

Posted by pt91 at Apr 16, 2014 02:36 PM |

Discover more about the unique project to help injured servicemen and the archaeological work they are involved in on 26 April

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Free 'Virtual Romans' app launched on iPad devices

Free 'Virtual Romans' app launched on iPad devices

Posted by ap507 at Apr 15, 2014 01:11 PM |

Historians collaborate on explorative Roman Leicester app

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Translating 'wildfire' to historical chemical warfare

Translating 'wildfire' to historical chemical warfare

Posted by ap507 at Apr 09, 2014 03:55 PM |

Professor Simon James quoted in article about the science of 'Game of Thrones' and how wildfire translates to historical combat

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Richard III: New documentary on King in the Car Park's life

Richard III: New documentary on King in the Car Park's life

Posted by ap507 at Apr 03, 2014 04:55 PM |

Channel 4 follows up scientific research on King's remains

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RAC/TRAC 2014 and TRAC 2015

RAC/TRAC 2014 and TRAC 2015

Posted by pma9 at Mar 31, 2014 10:55 AM |

A great turn out at the Roman Archaeology Conference in Reading (RAC/TRAC2014) and the 25th Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC2015) will be held at Leicester

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New discovery suggests Ice Age hunters targeted Bradgate Park as a hunting ground

New discovery suggests Ice Age hunters targeted Bradgate Park as a hunting ground

Posted by ap507 at Mar 28, 2014 12:50 PM |

University of Leicester Archaeological Services involved in project discovering 15,000 year old remains in Bradgate Park

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Is it Richard III?

Is it Richard III?

Posted by ap507 at Mar 27, 2014 05:15 PM |

Peer-review research will point to evidence confirming identity of remains

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Leicester archaeologists uncover 15th century wall

Leicester archaeologists uncover 15th century wall

Posted by ap507 at Mar 27, 2014 03:35 PM |

ULAS discover ancient wall on De Montfort University site

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‘King in the Car Park’ documentary wins top television award

‘King in the Car Park’ documentary wins top television award

Posted by er134 at Mar 20, 2014 03:25 PM |

Channel 4’s inside story on the Dig for Richard III scoops Royal Television Society award

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Cultural heritage of textile industry to be discussed at major international workshop in Jordan, Amman

Cultural heritage of textile industry to be discussed at major international workshop in Jordan, Amman

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

Interdisciplinary event organised by Dr Mary Harlow to take place between 24 – 31 March

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Archaeologist of the Year award for leader of Richard III dig

Archaeologist of the Year award for leader of Richard III dig

Posted by pt91 at Mar 14, 2014 12:10 PM |

Current Archaeology awards recognise Leicester archaeology expertise – for the second time

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Alumni Dinner triumph

Alumni Dinner triumph

Posted by er134 at Mar 12, 2014 02:48 PM |

Record numbers attended annual gala evening last month

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Lifting the lid on the science and collaborations behind Richard III discovery

Lifting the lid on the science and collaborations behind Richard III discovery

Posted by ap507 at Mar 11, 2014 10:30 AM |

Big Bang Fair stand on Richard III highlights interdisciplinary research by University in uncovering last Plantagenet king between 13-16 March

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Queen's anniversary prize presentation

Queen's anniversary prize presentation

Posted by pma9 at Mar 10, 2014 09:35 AM |

Visit of staff and students of ULAS and the School of Archaeology to Buckingham Palace for the presentation of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize

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HM The Queen honours work of University

HM The Queen honours work of University

Posted by pt91 at Feb 28, 2014 05:25 PM |

Multidisciplinary work receives highest accolade

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On the genome sequencing of Richard III

On the genome sequencing of Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Feb 28, 2014 05:20 PM |

University genome project cited in statement on Richard III Society website

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Scientists unlock a ‘microbial Pompeii’

Scientists unlock a ‘microbial Pompeii’

Posted by ap507 at Feb 27, 2014 03:35 PM |

University of Leicester expertise plays part in herculean discovery

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Experts draw international audience to Richard III conference

Experts draw international audience to Richard III conference

Posted by ap507 at Feb 14, 2014 01:55 PM |

Places still available for University of Leicester conference from Friday 21- Sunday 23 February 2014

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Genomes of Richard III and his proven relative to be sequenced

Genomes of Richard III and his proven relative to be sequenced

Posted by ap507 at Feb 11, 2014 06:00 PM |

Richard III to be first ancient individual of known identity to have genome sequenced

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Highlights

queen's anniversary prize

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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