New Masters Course Launched

The Centre of Archaeology is delighted to announce that enrollment for our new Masters course is now open. The MA/MSc Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation will welcome its first cohort in September 2020. The course represents an opportunity to study alongside world-leading staff and participate in active investigations of conflict sites around the world. For…

Digging for Britain TV Appearance

Staff from the Centre of Archaeology appeared on Digging for Britain on Wednesday 11th December. The team were filmed working on the Lake District Holocaust Project, a Heritage Lottery funded survey and excavation at the Calgarth Estate, where 300 Jewish children were housed after being liberated from Nazi-occupied Europe. The episode is available on iPlayer:…

Excellence Hub Receives Funding

The Centre of Archaeology and the Cyprus Institute have received funding to create an Excellence Hub. The project entitled “Invisible Heritage: Analysis and Technology” (IH-AT) was funded by the RESTART 2016-2020 programme of the Research Promotion Foundation. The IH-AT project aims to design and develop an innovative portal comprised of reliable and efficient technology-ready tools…

Survey and Excavation Begins in the Lake District

This week, a team from the Centre of Archaeology has embarked on a two-week survey and excavation in the Lake District (UK), in an attempt to locate hostels where 300 child Holocaust survivors lived in 1945 after their arrival in Britain. Thanks to funding received from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the project is being…

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…