Our Previous Research Projects

Besides our current research projects the School of Archaeology & Ancient History staff at Leicester have been involved in a number of completed major field and research projects in recent years, in different parts of the world. Below is a selection of these projects, including our leading role in the discovery and identification of Richard III:


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Addressing the Invisible: Recycling, Glass and Technological Practice in the 1st Millennium AD


Cesenatico 2008

Ad Novas - Cesenatico, Archaeological Research Project




Big Data thumbnailBig Data on the Roman Table




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British and Irish Prehistory in their European Context




MacSweeney cultural heritageCultural Heritage and Peacebuilding




The Cultured Rainforest thumbnailThe Cultured Rainforest Project




Desert Migrations




Fazzan Project thumbnailThe Fazzan Project




Frome Hoard thumbnailThe Frome Hoard




The Hallaton Treasure Project





Hoarding thumbnailHoarding in Iron Age and Roman Britain




The Impact of Diasporas thumbnailThe Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain: evidence, memories, inventions




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Landlord Villages of the Tehran Plain




jain250.jpgMapping Faith and Place




Exmoor Minilith ExcavationThe Miniliths of Exmoor




Nile thumbnailThe Nile in the Western Imagination




People and Spaces thumbnailPeople and Spaces in Roman military bases




Peopling the Desert thumbnailPeopling the Desert




Pompeian Houses thumbnailPompeian Houses and Households




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(Re)dating Danebury Hillfort and Later Prehistoric Settlements in the Environs




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Pseudo-Skylax - A 'Scientific' Geographer




RIII portrait and skullRichard III




Spice Trade thumbnailRoman and Islamic Spice Trade




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Tracing Networks: Craft Traditions in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond




2011 trench view from westWallingford Burh to Borough




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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
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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).

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