New PhD researcher

The Centre of Archaeology is pleased to welcome Daria Cherkaska to our research team.   Daria started her PhD studies in 2018. Her previous research background involves studying of theory and history of Soviet archaeology. Currently her studies focus on the application forensic archaeological methods in Holocaust study in Ukraine. Daria also has experience working like archivist…

New publication for the Finding Shakespeare Project

After 7 years worth of research, archaeological excavation and analysis, the Centre of Archaeology is pleased to announce that the book ‘Finding Shakespeare’s New Place: An Archaeological Biography’ has now been published by Manchester University Press. The book provides a fascinating, chronological history of the site of New Place ranging from the prehistoric period to…

Shakespeare’s Tomb TV Documentary viewed by 1.4 million

On the 26th of March, Channel 4 showed the premier of Secret Histories: Shakespeare’s Tomb. Presented by Helen Castor, the show followed a research project by Kevin Colls from the Centre of Archaeology, who is investigating the grave of William Shakespeare. On the night, the programme was watched by over 1.4 million people, who witnessed the story…

The Hoard Festival is starting today! You can volunteer now on the community dig throughout June and July.

Get involved in archaeology today at the New Vic Theatre! The Centre of Archaeology are running a series of free archaeological workshops, including surveying and excavation, within the grounds of the New Vic Theatre to coincide with the theatre’s Hoard Festival this summer. The festival is celebrating the discovery of the Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire Hoard with a variety of…

New Research Group in Forensic Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology

The Forensic Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology Research Group is a newly formed research group in the Department of Forensic and Crime Science at Staffordshire University. The group will give students the opportunity to learn about skeletal anatomy and the techniques used by forensic anthropologists and osteoarchaeologists in real-life cases. Each week students will apply their knowledge…

Centre of Archaeology Hosts ‘What Britain Knew’ Conference

CONFERENCE SUMMARY WHAT BRITAIN KNEW: THE HOLOCAUST AND NAZI CRIMES On the 30th November 2014, Staffordshire University through the Centre of Archaeology hosted the conference ‘What Britain Knew: The Holocaust and Nazi Crimes’. The conference, which was supported by the UK Chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and organised by the Centre of…

Staffordshire Hoard Free Public Lecture

Five years on from the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard in a field near Lichfield, the Centre of Archaeology is hosting a free public lecture on the 11th of June at 7pm by Stephen Dean, the Principal Archaeologist for Staffordshire County Council. At the event, Stephen will be presenting a fascinating talk that highlights some…

Centre of Archaeology gains Registered Status with IfA

After validation and two inspections, the Centre of Archaeology at Staffordshire University has been granted RO (Registered Organisation) status with the Institute for Archaeologists. The IfA is a professional institute for those involved in the study and care of the historic environment. It enhances historic environment practice by promoting professional standards, ethics, and guidance. To…

Centre of Archaeology launched

The official launch of the Centre of Archaeology based at Staffordshire University took place on the 18th of December. The event was a huge success and was attended by a host of delegates from heritage organisations from across the UK including English Heritage, The Potteries Museum and Museum of London Archaeology. We were also pleased…

CPD courses in archaeology

Exciting new training provision for archaeologists in the UK! In partnership with the IfA, we can now confirm that the Centre of Archaeology will host a number of Continuing Professional Development courses in a wide range of archaeological subjects throughout 2014. The content and titles are in development so please keep an eye on the…