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!

Highlights

News and Events

Archaeologists run for hat-trick of awards

Archaeologists run for hat-trick of awards

Posted by ap507 at Dec 11, 2015 12:10 PM |

Burrough Hill Project up for Current Archaeology Awards

Read More…

Archaeologists discover evidence of Roman and medieval Leicester

Archaeologists discover evidence of Roman and medieval Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Dec 10, 2015 10:50 AM |

Team reveals insights into Roman and medieval domestic life beneath former city centre bus depot

Read More…

Students to create audio tour as part of a city council conservation project

Students to create audio tour as part of a city council conservation project

Posted by ap507 at Dec 09, 2015 02:05 PM |

Tour to cover Leicester's Greyfriars Conservation Area

Read More…

University to host major conferences in 2016

University to host major conferences in 2016

Posted by er134 at Nov 26, 2015 04:40 PM |

National and international events to bring in more than £1 million revenue to city

Read More…

Richard III, College Court and University arts centre celebrated at regional tourism awards

Richard III, College Court and University arts centre celebrated at regional tourism awards

Posted by pt91 at Nov 06, 2015 03:40 PM |

Projects involving our University score gold awards

Read More…

Student ‘written off’ after failing his A-Levels starts PhD at Leicester

Student ‘written off’ after failing his A-Levels starts PhD at Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Nov 03, 2015 11:04 AM |

After failing his A-levels Richard Evans, who was diagnosed with dyslexia during his degree, achieved highest ever dissertation mark recorded in his department

Read More…

Leicester Cathedral named one of the top five most haunted places in the Midlands

Leicester Cathedral named one of the top five most haunted places in the Midlands

Posted by ap507 at Oct 28, 2015 10:20 AM |

Richard III's ghost ranked among the spookiest sightings in the region

Read More…

Leicester researchers to speak at Documentary Media Month events

Leicester researchers to speak at Documentary Media Month events

Posted by ap507 at Oct 23, 2015 09:50 AM |

Events taking place throughout November on bioarchaeology and media

Read More…

Lecture to explore early recorded medical observations of the female body

Lecture to explore early recorded medical observations of the female body

Posted by ap507 at Oct 19, 2015 12:21 PM |

Annual Dorothy Buchan Lecture 'Women's Bodies in Ancient Medicine' taking place on 10 November

Read More…

Ice Age ‘economic migrants’ in Europe unearthed

Ice Age ‘economic migrants’ in Europe unearthed

Posted by ap507 at Oct 15, 2015 11:35 AM |

New excavation in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, to save flint artefacts from impact of erosion

Read More…

Survey reveals new archaeological findings at threatened ancient harbour

Survey reveals new archaeological findings at threatened ancient harbour

Posted by ap507 at Oct 14, 2015 01:32 PM |

Ancient artefacts discovered at Dreamer's Bay in Akrotiri peninsula in Cyprus

Read More…

Over 150 academics sign up as University experts

Over 150 academics sign up as University experts

Posted by ap507 at Oct 01, 2015 01:30 PM |

Researchers from a wide variety of academic disciplines have joined the University's Experts Guide, providing informed opinion in response to topical news

Read More…

Archaeologists investigate threatened Cypriot site

Archaeologists investigate threatened Cypriot site

Posted by ap507 at Sep 28, 2015 10:45 AM |

Video outlines project investigating historic Roman/Byzantine site on Cyprus shoreline suffering from wave erosion

Read More…

Richard III rediscovered in unique Yornight event

Richard III rediscovered in unique Yornight event

Posted by ap507 at Sep 25, 2015 11:55 AM |

Leicester researchers to feature in panel event today at Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum

Read More…

Learning about history from food utensils

Learning about history from food utensils

Posted by ap507 at Sep 24, 2015 03:50 PM |

Archaeologists and Big Data experts at conference from 26-27 September

Read More…

Transformative plan to pioneer a 'distinctive elite' in higher education

Transformative plan to pioneer a 'distinctive elite' in higher education

Posted by ap507 at Sep 22, 2015 04:00 PM |

President and Vice-Chancellor unveils strategic plan and signals new direction for our University

Read More…

Richard III landmarks ranked in Smithsonian's '25 Great New Places to See' list

Richard III landmarks ranked in Smithsonian's '25 Great New Places to See' list

Posted by ap507 at Sep 17, 2015 03:25 PM |

Locations around Leicester ranked twelfth in best places to see in the world in the 21st century

Read More…

The impact of diasporas within the UK and across the globe to be examined at conference

The impact of diasporas within the UK and across the globe to be examined at conference

Posted by ap507 at Sep 02, 2015 11:30 AM |

Researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Oxford join forces to present The Impact of Diasporas at the Royal Geographical Society, London

Read More…

Leicester reaches 1.5 million readers on The Conversation

Leicester reaches 1.5 million readers on The Conversation

Posted by ap507 at Aug 27, 2015 02:25 PM |

Opinion pieces written by Leicester academics receive a significant number of readers on global platform, providing expert opinion in response to topical news

Read More…

Discover Medieval Leicestershire

Discover Medieval Leicestershire

Posted by er134 at Jul 29, 2015 11:35 AM |

Staff contribute to new book examining Leicester life in the Middle Ages

Read More…

Share this page:

queen's anniversary prize

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our former colleague, Dr Mark Pluciennik, who passed away after a long illness on Saturday, 7th May. If you would like to leave a message of condolence and support, please visit the memorial page linked below. Memorial service arrangements can be found on the University's notices.

Memorial Page | Bereavement Notice