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!

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One year on: Richard III reinterment

One year on: Richard III reinterment

Posted by ap507 at Mar 22, 2016 10:30 AM |

We look back on the anniversary of the reinterment of the last Plantagenet king

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 Archaeologists create 3D interactive digital reconstruction of King Richard III’s grave found under a car park

Archaeologists create 3D interactive digital reconstruction of King Richard III’s grave found under a car park

Posted by ap507 at Mar 22, 2016 12:01 AM |

On first year anniversary of the week in which King Richard III was reinterred, Leicester archaeologists use sophisticated photogrammetry software to create fully rotatable computer model which shows the king’s remains in-situ

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Over 200 academics sign up as University experts

Over 200 academics sign up as University experts

Posted by ap507 at Mar 17, 2016 04:43 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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Richard III's remarkable story brought to Leicester with detailed exhibition

Richard III's remarkable story brought to Leicester with detailed exhibition

Posted by ap507 at Mar 17, 2016 01:35 PM |

Richard III: Discovered runs from Saturday 19 March until Wednesday 23 March at the Highcross

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College performance of Shakespeare's Richard III incorporates discovery of the King's remains

College performance of Shakespeare's Richard III incorporates discovery of the King's remains

Posted by pt91 at Mar 11, 2016 03:55 PM |

Students at London's Eltham College depict the University of Leicester's Greyfriar's dig on one year anniversary of reinterment

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Millions of people are reading opinion pieces written by Leicester researchers

Millions of people are reading opinion pieces written by Leicester researchers

Posted by ap507 at Mar 09, 2016 01:20 PM |

Almost 300 articles published on the University's Think: Leicester platform

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The Bulletin - Leicester research suggests crime-fearing women prefer dominant partners

The Bulletin - Leicester research suggests crime-fearing women prefer dominant partners

Posted by ngi2 at Mar 02, 2016 09:00 AM |

Listen to the five minute news summary from the University of Leicester News Centre to stay updated

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Free online course offers insights into the time of Richard III

Free online course offers insights into the time of Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Feb 26, 2016 02:50 PM |

University of Leicester and FutureLearn launch course in the anniversary month of King’s reinterment

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Leicester up for two out of three awards in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence

Leicester up for two out of three awards in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence

Posted by ap507 at Feb 04, 2016 10:44 AM |

Attenborough Arts Centre and King Richard III Partnership to compete for national tourism awards in Blackpool on 8 March 2016

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Exceeding expectations: Leicester shortlisted for more awards for Richard III discovery, research and reinterment

Exceeding expectations: Leicester shortlisted for more awards for Richard III discovery, research and reinterment

Posted by ap507 at Feb 04, 2016 10:03 AM |

Extraordinary discovery yields more successes

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Study suggests human impact has created a ‘plastic planet’

Study suggests human impact has created a ‘plastic planet’

Posted by ap507 at Jan 27, 2016 11:50 AM |

Researchers lead Anthropocene study into lasting effects of plastic on land and oceans

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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