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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!
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Flexible degrees offered by Leicester

Flexible degrees offered by Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Jul 22, 2015 11:15 AM |

‘Pathways’ programme aims to provide the most flexible curriculum in the UK

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Success for Richard III team at prestigious event

Success for Richard III team at prestigious event

Posted by er134 at Jul 09, 2015 11:55 AM |

Richard III stand proved popular at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015

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Leicester to host regional launch of the Festival of British Archaeology

Leicester to host regional launch of the Festival of British Archaeology

Posted by ap507 at Jul 03, 2015 10:05 AM |

Public encouraged to experience archaeology for themselves at free event on Saturday 4 July

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University marks 20th anniversary of founding of University of Leicester Archaeological Services

University marks 20th anniversary of founding of University of Leicester Archaeological Services

Posted by pt91 at Jul 01, 2015 01:45 PM |

Archaeological unit has been involved in several major excavations, including Richard III, in its history

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Richard III discovery at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition

Richard III discovery at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition

Posted by ap507 at Jun 25, 2015 11:45 AM |

University scientists present their research at public event until 5 July 2015

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Archaeology discovery day to unearth Bradgate Park's mysteries

Archaeology discovery day to unearth Bradgate Park's mysteries

Posted by ap507 at Jun 24, 2015 10:45 AM |

Free public event to explore new findings at popular attraction to take place on Saturday 27 June

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Hidden histories revealed at Bradgate Park

Hidden histories revealed at Bradgate Park

Posted by ac555 at Jun 22, 2015 02:57 PM |

Student and staff team uncover thousands of years of Leicestershire history

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Healthy eating and respiratory irritants from 400,000 years ago revealed through ancient dental plaque

Healthy eating and respiratory irritants from 400,000 years ago revealed through ancient dental plaque

Posted by ap507 at Jun 18, 2015 12:30 PM |

University involved in study that provides remarkable insights into ancient lifestyle

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Figures associated with University receive Queen’s birthday honours

Figures associated with University receive Queen’s birthday honours

Posted by pt91 at Jun 15, 2015 05:30 PM |

Emeritus Professor among individuals recognised

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University opens its doors for Summer Reunion Open Day 2015

University opens its doors for Summer Reunion Open Day 2015

Posted by ap507 at Jun 11, 2015 12:20 PM |

Public invited to fun-filled educational day for all the family on Saturday 27 June

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Archaeological fieldschool launched at Bradgate Park

Archaeological fieldschool launched at Bradgate Park

Posted by ap507 at Jun 03, 2015 12:20 PM |

Archaeologists set to unearth secrets from the Stone Age through to the Second World War at popular county attraction

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Highlights

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

 

*The latest edition of the School Bulletin (issue 38) is now available.*

The AHRC Research Network ‘Big Data on the Roman Table’ is holding its second workshop, 6th-7th July 2016

The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities is pleased to offer eight International Postgraduate Research (PGR) Excellence Scholarships to the value of £15,000 for September 2016 entry.

School of Archaeology and Ancient History awarded a 95% Overall Satisfaction rate by final year students in the 2015 National Student Survey.

New Major/Minor Degree Pathways, available for students starting in 2016-17.

Members of our department showcase interdisciplinary research with 3D printed replica of King Richard III at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015

Dr Neil Christie and Debbie Miles-Williams win awards at the University of Leicester Student Awards 2015.

Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education - for the work of ULAS and the School in public archaeology and public engagement.

Work on Richard III wins European Excellence Award 2013; Times Higher Education Research Project of the Year; Current 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

School’s Research Seminars

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