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…

Treblinka Research Presented in Canada

Collaborative research undertaken by Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls of the Centre of Archaeology and Robert Ehrenreich of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was presented at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) this month. The joint paper ‘Value in Context: Material Culture and Treblinka’ was presented at the ‘Contemporary Collections: Contested and Powerful’ conference…

iC-ACCESS project update

The team at the Centre of Archaeology have been conducting archaeological research and fieldwork at sites of mass violence and terror as part of the HERA Accessing Campscapes: Inclusive Strategies for Using European Conflicted Heritage.  Jasenovac In March 2018 the Centre joined their international partners at the Stara Gradiška internment complex near to the Croatian…

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…

Second iC-ACCESS E-Journal Available

  The second e-journal issue of the iC-ACCESS project, in which the Centre of Archaeology is a partner, has been published. The bulletin outlines the basis of the project “Accessing Campscapes: Integrated Strategies for Using European Conflicted Heritage (iC-ACCESS)” and includes feature articles on topics relating to research into Holocaust and Soviet-era camps across Europe.…