Adolf Island TV Documentary

Adolf Island premieres in the UK on Tuesday 18 June at 9pm and in the US on Sunday 23 June at 10pm on Smithsonian Channel See UK TV listings for details of repeats See US TV listings Forensic investigation offers the possibility to uncover the truth about the fate of these victims, to tell their stories…

Jewish Cemeteries Presentation This Week

One of the members of our “Recording Cultural Genocide and Holocaust Killing Sites in Jewish Cemeteries” project will present at an international conference this week. Steven D. Reece has been invited to speak at the 7th Annual Genocide Awareness Week on the evening of Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM. His topic will be:…

Prestigious fellowship for Centre PhD Researcher

Daria Cherkaska, a PhD researcher from the Centre of Archaeology, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship for young Holocaust scholars. Daria was selected via a competitive process to take part in the Holocaust Young Scholars Workshop “Testimonies of Neighbors as a Source for Research about Nazis Crimes”, organised by Yahad-In Unum, in connection with her…

Alderney Article Published

An article about the Centre of Archaeology’s work recording marks made by forced and slave labourers on Alderney has just been published. The article, ‘Proof of Life: Mark-Making Practices on the Island of Alderney’ was published in the European Journal of Archaeology. You can view the final published article or download a pre-print draft from…

Library Donation Received

The Centre of Archaeology is extremely grateful to Jason Hurst for his generous donation of a large collection of books to our library.
The books will help us with our research and in teaching our students.


Treblinka Article Published

Dr Dante Abate and Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls have had an article published in the Journal of Cultural Heritage this week.
 The article, which outlines how LiDAR and photogrammetry was used to record the Treblinka extermination and labour camps,  is open access for 50 days meaning you can download it for free (as of the…

Dig for Arch Update

The Digital Forensic Archaeology project team have recently participated in a number of high profile events to present the results of our work and have undertaken fieldwork in Cyprus. Dante Abate participated at the European Researcher’s Night which took place at the Carob Mill in Limassol, Cyprus, on the 28 September 2018. This follows on…

Keynote Delivered at Material Culture Symposium

Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls delivered the keynote lecture at the “Material Culture and the Holocaust Symposium” this month. Her paper, entitled “Ordinary Things?: Reconsidering the Value and Representation of Holocaust Material Culture”, drew on a range of examples from recent archaeological investigations at Holocaust sites, and from museum and memorial contexts, to consider the breadth…