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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!
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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Richard III archaeologist addresses business leaders

Richard III archaeologist addresses business leaders

Posted by ap507 at Feb 05, 2014 11:55 AM |

Richard Buckley OBE to speak about Richard III discovery at annual dinner of Leicestershire Business Voice

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Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery

Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery

Posted by ap507 at Jan 31, 2014 09:55 AM |

Images of new King Richard lll visitor centre unveiled

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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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New Richard III art produced for Cathedral Gardens

New Richard III art produced for Cathedral Gardens

Posted by ap507 at Jan 27, 2014 10:35 AM |

Artists' designs for Leicester's revamped Cathedral Gardens go on display

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Richard III discovery featured in 'Great British Railway Journeys'

Richard III discovery featured in 'Great British Railway Journeys'

Posted by ap507 at Jan 17, 2014 09:50 AM |

Episode of popular BBC Two programme directed by University graduate aired on Thursday 16 January

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Historical image of Richard III to be made available to the public

Historical image of Richard III to be made available to the public

Posted by ap507 at Jan 13, 2014 11:25 AM |

Image depicting Richard III at the Blue Boar Inn on the eve of the Battle of Bosworth to be unveiled at University on Tuesday 21 January

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‘True story’ of Richard III’s rise and fall to be told at landmark conference

‘True story’ of Richard III’s rise and fall to be told at landmark conference

Posted by ap507 at Jan 09, 2014 10:42 AM |

College Court to host its first University conference from Friday 21- Sunday 23 February 2014

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Round-up of the University of Leicester's Christmas presence

Round-up of the University of Leicester's Christmas presence

Posted by pt91 at Jan 03, 2014 05:15 PM |

A few things you may have missed over the holiday period

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Date set for Judicial Review

Date set for Judicial Review

Posted by pt91 at Jan 02, 2014 05:00 PM |

HM Courts & Tribunals Service has set a date for the hearing of the Judicial Review adjourned from November.

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Praise for the Discovery of Richard III

Praise for the Discovery of Richard III

Posted by er134 at Jan 02, 2014 04:55 PM |

Retrospective look at how the world reacted to the announcement that King’s remains had been found and identified

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Leader of dig for Richard III nominated for Archaeologist of the Year 2014

Leader of dig for Richard III nominated for Archaeologist of the Year 2014

Posted by pt91 at Jan 02, 2014 03:30 PM |

Accolade for Richard Buckley is one of two Leicester nominations for Current Archaeology awards

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New Year Honours for University of Leicester staff

Posted by ap507 at Jan 01, 2014 12:25 AM |

Dedication, talent and service of individuals associated with the University has been recognised through the awards of New Year’s Honours.

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University featured in top 100 science stories of 2013

University featured in top 100 science stories of 2013

Posted by er134 at Dec 18, 2013 04:10 PM |

Mars' Curiosity Rover and Discovery of Richard III are top science stories of the year

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Richard III work wins European Excellence Award 2013

Richard III work wins European Excellence Award 2013

Posted by ap507 at Dec 06, 2013 10:35 AM |

News and communications handling wins accolades

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BBC broadcaster on Richard III success

BBC broadcaster on Richard III success

Posted by ap507 at Dec 02, 2013 12:15 PM |

Bridget Blair discusses 'The King under the Car Park' with Richard Buckley and Mathew Morris

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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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