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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Turkeys Part II: From bishop's novelty to family favourite

Turkeys Part II: From bishop's novelty to family favourite

Posted by mjs76 at Dec 22, 2010 11:45 AM |

In the second part of our epic exploration of turkeys, based on the PhD research of Brooklynne Fothergill, we look at how turkeys crossed the Atlantic – twice.

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Turkeys Part I: The reason why cranberry jelly was invented

Turkeys Part I: The reason why cranberry jelly was invented

Posted by mjs76 at Dec 21, 2010 11:55 AM |

On 25 December when you’re tucking into a slice of hot roast turkey*, spare a thought for the history of this noble bird. Native to North America, imported to Europe, re-imported to America, it has been a status symbol, even a god – and now it’s lying on your plate next to some roast parsnips.

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What have the Romans done for us? Archaeologist examines life under the Empire

What have the Romans done for us? Archaeologist examines life under the Empire

Posted by pt91 at Dec 06, 2010 05:20 PM |

A new book by an archaeologist at Leicester challenges previous histories of the ancient Roman Empire by focusing not on its rulers, but those they ruled.

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Well-Mad Ride website goes live

Well-Mad Ride website goes live

Posted by pt91 at Dec 06, 2010 10:50 AM |

You might think that anyone who plans to cycle right round the world may well be mad, even to raise money for charities, but that is exactly what Ian Reeds, in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester plans to do.

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Leicester graduates in the news: Steven Ptomey

Leicester graduates in the news: Steven Ptomey

Posted by mjs76 at Nov 08, 2010 12:28 PM |

The website of the Visalia Times-Delta, incorporating the Tulare Advance-Register, has an interview with Leicester graduate Steve Ptomey who works as a guide and ‘interpretor’ at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park in California.

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Leicester archaeologists on telly this week

Leicester archaeologists on telly this week

Posted by mjs76 at Sep 20, 2010 01:53 PM |

Top historian Michael Wood enlists help of Leicester experts to investigate 2,000 years of Kibworth.

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A new angle on the Angles (and the Saxons and the Vikings...)

A new angle on the Angles (and the Saxons and the Vikings...)

Posted by mjs76 at Sep 02, 2010 12:10 PM |

Leicester departments work together for historical-genetic analysis of how the early British population was built up.

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The Hallaton Treasure - ten years on

The Hallaton Treasure - ten years on

Posted by mjs76 at Aug 23, 2010 03:38 PM |

Archaeological conference at University of Leicester on 11 September.

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Oldest tortoise bone discovered by Leicester archaeologist

Oldest tortoise bone discovered by Leicester archaeologist

Posted by mjs76 at Jul 14, 2010 02:55 PM |

This story is actually far more fascinating than it sounds.

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Talks and tours from University of Leicester archaeologists

Talks and tours from University of Leicester archaeologists

Posted by mjs76 at Jul 13, 2010 04:34 PM |

Part of this month's Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology.

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Excavations and open day at Iron Age hillfort

Excavations and open day at Iron Age hillfort

Posted by mjs76 at Jun 18, 2010 12:35 PM |

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have been given permission to excavate a local Iron Age hillfort – and to show people round on Sunday.

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Digging up the West Bank

Digging up the West Bank

Posted by mjs76 at May 24, 2010 03:33 PM |

Leicester student’s archaeology project teaches Palestinian teenagers about their local heritage.

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University of Leicester wins bid to host major archaeological conference

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 03, 2010 01:45 PM |

Leicester has beaten Quebec and Mexico City to host one of the most prestigious archaeological conferences in North America. Yes, you read that right.

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University announces new Vice-Chancellor

University announces new Vice-Chancellor

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Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council and President of Science Europe, Professor Paul Boyle, to succeed Professor Sir Bob Burgess in October

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