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

Ancient history competitions to inspire school children to learn about Greek and Roman pasts

Ancient history competitions to inspire school children to learn about Greek and Roman pasts

Posted by ap507 at Sep 28, 2017 12:07 PM |

Our University is running a series of engaging competitions for young people throughout the UK during November

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Leicester passes 4 million readers milestone on The Conversation

Leicester passes 4 million readers milestone on The Conversation

Posted by ap507 at Sep 19, 2017 12:20 PM |

With topics ranging from North Korea to Brexit, to flying warehouses and Jupiter's Great Red Spot, Leicester experts have contributed a wide variety of opinion articles to the platform

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Leicester team to compete in University Challenge

Leicester team to compete in University Challenge

Posted by ew205 at Sep 15, 2017 12:55 PM |

The popular BBC quiz will feature four of our students, and is due to broadcast on Monday 18 September

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International Honour for Outstanding Scholarship

International Honour for Outstanding Scholarship

Posted by ap507 at Sep 12, 2017 10:07 AM |

Visiting Professor to receive Excellence Award

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Archaeologists return to Castle Hill to explore historic monument linked with Knights Hospitallers

Archaeologists return to Castle Hill to explore historic monument linked with Knights Hospitallers

Posted by er134 at Aug 29, 2017 12:30 PM |

Free public open day on Sunday 10 September at Castle Hill Country Park

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Awards for our University from the Royal Astronomical Society

Awards for our University from the Royal Astronomical Society

Posted by ap507 at Jul 04, 2017 10:05 AM |

Work of Leicester academics is recognised

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Researchers develop pioneering X-ray technique to analyse ancient artefacts

Researchers develop pioneering X-ray technique to analyse ancient artefacts

Posted by ap507 at Jun 29, 2017 01:16 PM |

Leicester leads international team to develop new method for conducting materials analysis on historical objects

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Archaeological detectives discover ‘secret square’ beneath world-famous Avebury stone circle

Archaeological detectives discover ‘secret square’ beneath world-famous Avebury stone circle

Posted by ap507 at Jun 29, 2017 12:05 AM |

New archaeological survey reveals unique square megalithic monument at the heart of the World Heritage Site

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Free public open day at Bradgate Park

Free public open day at Bradgate Park

Posted by er134 at Jun 21, 2017 09:22 AM |

Archaeology discovery day to reveal mysteries of popular attraction on Sunday 2 July

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Leicester geneticist to deliver Richard III talk at international conference

Leicester geneticist to deliver Richard III talk at international conference

Posted by er134 at Jun 20, 2017 03:35 PM |

Professor Turi King to give a Special Plenary Lecture in Dubrovnik, Republic of Croatia

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New programme announced for UK’s largest archaeology festival

New programme announced for UK’s largest archaeology festival

Posted by er134 at Jun 19, 2017 12:33 PM |

Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology takes place from Saturday 15 July to Sunday 30 July 2017

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Bradgate Park Fieldschool is back for a third season

Bradgate Park Fieldschool is back for a third season

Posted by er134 at May 30, 2017 09:55 AM |

New dig to focus on Bradgate House and enclosure within Deer Sanctuary

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Research into ‘agricultural revolution’ in Anglo-Saxon England sheds new light on medieval land use

Research into ‘agricultural revolution’ in Anglo-Saxon England sheds new light on medieval land use

Posted by ap507 at May 24, 2017 10:49 AM |

Academics work with University of Oxford in project to examine how historical farming methods changed England’s landscape

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From feeding the city to researching a country in turmoil: PhD graduates return to share their research

From feeding the city to researching a country in turmoil: PhD graduates return to share their research

Posted by pt91 at May 23, 2017 12:22 PM |

Next Doctoral Inaugural Lectures take place on 24 May

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Unique archaeological project reveals historic earthquake in Cyprus

Unique archaeological project reveals historic earthquake in Cyprus

Posted by es328 at May 16, 2017 10:56 AM |

Professional and student archaeologists conduct excavations and hold open day at ancient port inside RAF Akrotiri airbase, Cyprus

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Final chances to view popular city centre archaeological dig

Final chances to view popular city centre archaeological dig

Posted by er134 at May 12, 2017 10:30 AM |

Additional opportunities for public to view Leicester’s largest archaeological excavation in over a decade on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May

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Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series for spring 2017 announced

Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series for spring 2017 announced

Posted by pt91 at May 11, 2017 11:05 AM |

New series of dates announced for talks by esteemed experts in their fields in May and June

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New community archaeology project in Market Bosworth receives Lottery funding

New community archaeology project in Market Bosworth receives Lottery funding

Posted by er134 at May 10, 2017 10:18 AM |

Bosworth Links project to enable residents to uncover town's history

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Largest archaeological excavation in Leicester in over a decade open to public

Largest archaeological excavation in Leicester in over a decade open to public

Posted by er134 at May 05, 2017 11:55 AM |

Visitors invited to discover Leicester’s Roman past with Leicester archaeologists on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May

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Leicester reaches 200 article milestone on The Conversation

Leicester reaches 200 article milestone on The Conversation

Posted by ap507 at May 02, 2017 11:55 AM |

From future technology to the enduring popularity of James Bond, Leicester experts have contributed a wide variety of opinion articles to the platform

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AHRC Midlands3Cities

PhD funding for UK/EU students

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership is awarding up to 80 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD studentships for UK/EU applicants for October 2018 entry.
  1. Submit a pre-application form to express interest in PhD study, or contact Adam (PGR administrator) with any questions.
  2. Attend the M3C Application Writing workshop at Leicester on 18 November (view details, or book a place)
Funding application deadline: Monday 15 January 2018
Find out more
Research Seminars

The School Research Seminars take place on Wednesdays. Join us for tea and cake in the foyer at 4pm; the talk follows at 4.30pm in Bennett Building Lecture Theatre 10 (BEN LT10).

Full programme