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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News and Events

From Santorini to Pompeii: adventures of a Distance Learner

From Santorini to Pompeii: adventures of a Distance Learner

Posted by stj3 at Dec 06, 2018 01:00 PM |

DL MA student Simona's travels round the Classical Mediterranean

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Dr Mac to speak at HistFest 2018

Dr Mac to speak at HistFest 2018

Posted by stj3 at Dec 06, 2018 09:55 AM |

SAAH's Dr Naoíse Mac Sweeney goes to a brand-new history festival in London

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Current Archaeology Award nominations!

Current Archaeology Award nominations!

Posted by stj3 at Dec 03, 2018 01:55 PM |

School research features in CAA 2019 top Research Project nominations

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Roman life book launch!

Roman life book launch!

Posted by stj3 at Nov 27, 2018 08:45 PM |

New book for schools reveals what life was like in Roman Leicester

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Leicester ancient history goes to Ghana

Leicester ancient history goes to Ghana

Posted by stj3 at Nov 08, 2018 11:21 AM |

Naoíse Mac Sweeney presents at the inaugural meeting of the Classical Association of Ghana

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Janie Masseglia getting people cursing at the Ashmolean

Janie Masseglia getting people cursing at the Ashmolean

Posted by stj3 at Nov 07, 2018 02:35 PM |

Ancient History lecturer Janie Masseglia participates in Latin reading and writing event at the Ashmolean Museum

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Beyond the Three Age System: a major new School project

Beyond the Three Age System: a major new School project

Posted by stj3 at Nov 01, 2018 09:45 AM |

New Leverhulme Trust funded project aims to transform how we think about the role of material things in the past

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The mystery bones of Bradgate Park

The mystery bones of Bradgate Park

Posted by stj3 at Oct 31, 2018 02:30 PM |

Mystery deposit of horse bones revealed in excavation of aristocratic stables at Bradgate Park

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First Year students enjoy field trip to Creswell Crags

Posted by stj3 at Oct 19, 2018 09:25 AM |

First Year students enjoy field trip to Creswell Crags Palaeolithic site

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AHRC Midlands4Cities PhD funding for UK/EU students

AHRC Midlands4Cities PhD funding for UK/EU students

Posted by stj3 at Oct 10, 2018 11:22 AM |

AHRC-funded PhD places potentially available in the School of Archaeology & Ancient History through the M4C Doctoral Training Partnership

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Leicester to train the next generation of arts and humanities researchers

Leicester to train the next generation of arts and humanities researchers

Posted by pt91 at Aug 17, 2018 03:11 PM |

Leicester is part of a Midlands universities partnership that will create 460 new postgraduate studentship opportunities across the region over the next five years

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Richard III Geneticist leads DNA search to identify 'the man who shaped early America'

Richard III Geneticist leads DNA search to identify 'the man who shaped early America'

Posted by ew205 at Jul 30, 2018 12:20 PM |

Professor Turi King in Jamestown Rediscovery project

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Stibbe Roman mosaic to go on public display for first time

Stibbe Roman mosaic to go on public display for first time

Posted by ap507 at Jul 12, 2018 09:30 AM |

Free exhibition showcasing Leicester’s Roman past will be running at BBC Radio Leicester studio between 16 – 27 July

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Shedding new light on drinking and eating habits in the Roman world

Shedding new light on drinking and eating habits in the Roman world

Posted by ap507 at Jun 11, 2018 09:44 AM |

International research network exploring new ways of processing millions of Roman artefacts associated with the consumption of food and drink

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New archaeological excavations to start at Bradgate Park

New archaeological excavations to start at Bradgate Park

Posted by ap507 at May 21, 2018 09:35 AM |

Free public event on Sunday 1 July to reveal new discoveries at popular attraction

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Leicester passes 5 million readers milestone on The Conversation

Leicester passes 5 million readers milestone on The Conversation

Posted by ap507 at Apr 11, 2018 12:04 PM |

With topics ranging from Facebook data to Julius Caesar, to heart attack risk factors and how colour can help us communicate, Leicester experts have contributed a wide variety of opinion articles to the platform

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Britain's biggest Classics conference heads for Leicester

Britain's biggest Classics conference heads for Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Apr 05, 2018 04:25 PM |

University hosts renowned speakers at Classical Association Conference

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Researcher speaks at international conference in Pakistan on effects of expanding tourism on heritage sites

Researcher speaks at international conference in Pakistan on effects of expanding tourism on heritage sites

Posted by ap507 at Jan 23, 2018 11:20 AM |

Dr Ruth Young visited Makli, one of the biggest historical cemeteries in the world, earlier this month

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New film reveals challenges behind lifting and conserving a Roman mosaic

New film reveals challenges behind lifting and conserving a Roman mosaic

Posted by ap507 at Jan 18, 2018 09:25 AM |

Leicester archaeologists explain how a Roman mosaic found in Leicester was successfully lifted and conserved

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Leicester scientist features in Canadian-British documentary providing new insights into life and death of Jumbo the elephant

Leicester scientist features in Canadian-British documentary providing new insights into life and death of Jumbo the elephant

Posted by ap507 at Jan 05, 2018 09:50 AM |

Archaeologist Dr Richard Thomas provides expertise to upcoming Canadian Broadcast Corporation documentary on 7 January 2018

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