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

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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Former burial place of King Richard III given scheduled monument protection

Former burial place of King Richard III given scheduled monument protection

Posted by pt91 at Dec 21, 2017 01:45 PM |

Site where our archaeologists uncovered mortal remains is granted protection on advice of Historic England

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Leicester researcher contributes to Coventry’s successful UK City of Culture bid

Leicester researcher contributes to Coventry’s successful UK City of Culture bid

Posted by ew205 at Dec 19, 2017 10:45 AM |

Mark Webb from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History highlights Coventry’s late medieval heritage

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New insights into life and death of Jumbo the elephant revealed in BBC One documentary

New insights into life and death of Jumbo the elephant revealed in BBC One documentary

Posted by pt91 at Dec 06, 2017 04:05 PM |

Archaeologist provides expertise to upcoming documentary with Sir David Attenborough on 10 December

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Sanctuary Awards recognition for project involving University of Leicester

Sanctuary Awards recognition for project involving University of Leicester

Posted by ew205 at Dec 05, 2017 11:02 AM |

Archaeological Heritage project in Cyprus is runner-up in MOD event

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Leicester receives two nominations for 2018 Current Archaeology Awards

Leicester receives two nominations for 2018 Current Archaeology Awards

Posted by ew205 at Dec 05, 2017 10:48 AM |

Roman Mosaic Excavation and Stanwick research project nominated for awards in respective categories- ‘Rescue Project of the Year’ and ‘Research Project of the Year’

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First evidence for Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain discovered by Leicester team

First evidence for Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain discovered by Leicester team

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

Leicester archaeologists suggest Caesar’s fleet first landed in Pegwell Bay, Isle of Thanet, Kent in 54BC and constructed fort nearby - BBC documentary on 29 November at 9:00PM

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Unique collection of metal artefacts from Iron Age settlement sheds new light on prehistoric feasting rituals

Unique collection of metal artefacts from Iron Age settlement sheds new light on prehistoric feasting rituals

Posted by ap507 at Nov 27, 2017 09:50 AM |

Prehistoric cauldrons, ancient sword and assorted metalwork among nationally significant findings discovered by Leicester archaeologists at Glenfield Park, Leicestershire

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Richard III exhibition to appear for first time in Ireland

Richard III exhibition to appear for first time in Ireland

Posted by ap507 at Nov 23, 2017 02:00 PM |

University of Leicester team to discuss discovery and identification of Richard III at Galway Science and Technology Festival between 24 – 26 November

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Radio Leicester and the University of Leicester – 50 Years of Collaboration

Radio Leicester and the University of Leicester – 50 Years of Collaboration

Posted by ap507 at Nov 15, 2017 09:40 AM |

Exhibition highlighted our connection to the country's first BBC local radio station

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National honour for community work by Leicester archaeologist

National honour for community work by Leicester archaeologist

Posted by ap507 at Nov 14, 2017 10:30 AM |

Vicky Score wins recognition from Council for British Archaeology

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New research on the Caribbean’s largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock art

New research on the Caribbean’s largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock art

Posted by ew205 at Oct 30, 2017 09:15 AM |

Paper reveals key discoveries including first direct rock art dates in the Caribbean, how pre-Columbian rock-art was made and paint recipes

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Leicester Professor wins East Midlands Women’s Award

Leicester Professor wins East Midlands Women’s Award

Posted by er134 at Oct 23, 2017 05:15 PM |

Professor Turi King picks up ‘Outstanding Woman in Stem’ award

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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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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 the School's PGR administrator (arch-research@le.ac.uk; 0116 252 2611) 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