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

Hard evidence for a human-driven Earth

Hard evidence for a human-driven Earth

Posted by ap507 at Jan 07, 2016 07:55 PM |

Researchers involved in study into new geological epoch - the Anthropocene

Read More…

Archaeologists recover Iron Age pottery at site in Welford

Archaeologists recover Iron Age pottery at site in Welford

Posted by ap507 at Jan 07, 2016 04:55 PM |

Team also found structural evidence of an Iron Age roundhouse

Read More…

Study suggests ancient communities resisted farming practices

Study suggests ancient communities resisted farming practices

Posted by ap507 at Jan 06, 2016 10:38 AM |

Stone tools reveal delay in move to domesticated grains

Read More…

2015 in news -  a selection of key stories from across the year

2015 in news - a selection of key stories from across the year

Posted by ap507 at Dec 21, 2015 03:40 PM |

News highlights from throughout 2015

Read More…

Maintaining and preserving changing churches

Maintaining and preserving changing churches

Posted by pt91 at Dec 15, 2015 11:00 PM |

Christmas conference held at University of Leicester on 14 and 15 December hosted Loyd Grossman, chair of the Churches Conservation Trust

Read More…

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…

Share this page: