School Research Seminar Series

Listing of School of Archaeology & Ancient History research seminars 2018-19

The School of Archaeology and Ancient History holds regular Research Seminars during term time, presented by guest speakers or members of the School’s own staff and student research community. The programme is organised by the postgraduate students and unless advertised otherwise the seminars are held on Wednesdays and begin with an informal get-together over tea and coffee in the Archaeology and Ancient History Common Room (AAH0.13) at 4.30pm, before moving to the lecture venue just before 5.00 pm to begin the talk. Whilst we try to keep to the advertised programme sometimes changes in speakers and the venue location do occur at short notice and it is best to check with the School Office or the coordinators if you are unsure.

The Research Seminars are open to everybody, including members of the public, so if you are interested in the advertised topic then please do come along. We would be delighted to see you there.

The coordinators are always interested in hearing from speakers who would like to come to the School and talk about their research at one of our seminar sessions. Please contact the coordinators listed below about this possibility and the availability of suitable dates.

Coordinators for 2019-20


  • 4.30pm refreshments in the Common Room (AAH0.13), Archaeology and Ancient History Building
  • 5.00pm seminar in Attenborough LT3/Ken Edwards LT2

Seminar Programme 2019-20

This listing is subject to change and will be updated throughout the year.


Autumn Term

9 October, 5 p.m. - Dr Louise Rayne: Mapping threats to cultural heritage across the Middle East and North Africa

16 October, 5 p.m. - Dr Amy Place: Clothing, community, and charity in early Christian North Africa

23 October, 5 p.m. - Mathew Morris: Roman Leicester: life in the Roman world

30 October, 5 p.m. - Dr Naoíse Mac Sweeney: Invention of the West: how the Trojan War created the world we live in (or not)

6 November, 5 p.m. - Dr Moudhy Al-Rashid: 'I am dying of a broken heart': the language of distress in cuneiform medicine

13 November, 5 p.m. - Dr José Carvajal López: Yughbi, one place amongst others in a crowded desert, and what it tells us about early Islam

20 November, 5 p.m. - Dr Gundula Mueldner: Investigating meat supply to the city of Exeter by multi-isotope analysis: the 'Exeter: a Place in Time' project

27 November, 5 p.m. - Professor Eleanor Robson: title t.b.c.

4 December, 5 p.m. - t.b.c.

11 December, 5 p.m. - annual presentation of the work of University of Leicester Archaeological Services

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