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.…

Professorial Inaugural Lecture for Holocaust Memorial Day

On the 29th January, Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls will deliver her inaugural professorial lecture to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The lecture, entitled “A Career in Conflict: Archaeological Approaches to Investigating Holocaust Landscapes”, will reflect on a decade of Professor Sturdy Colls’ work documenting Holocaust landscapes and sites of mass violence across Europe. Professor Sturdy Colls…

Rohatyn Survey Results Released

    The results of a non-invasive archaeological survey in Rohatyn, Ukraine, undertaken by a team from the Centre of Archaeology are now available online. For nine days from late May to early June 2017, Rohatyn Jewish Heritage commissioned the Centre of Archaeology to undertake a non-invasive professional survey at three WW2-era Jewish mass grave…

Statement in response to Sunday Times Media Coverage

On Sunday 17th September, the Sunday Times published an article entitled: “Channel Islands: EDF electricity plan could destroy Alderney’s ‘little Auschwitz’” which made reference to a report that Kevin Colls and I (Prof. Caroline Sturdy Colls) wrote in February 2016. This report was leaked to the Sunday Times by a third party without our knowledge…

Funded PhD Opportunity

The Centre of Archaeology is delighted to announce that we have a fully-funded PhD opportunity available in the area of conflict and genocide studies. The PhD will focus on developing and applying novel, cross-disciplinary approaches to the investigation of 20th and 21st century conflict or genocide. We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative candidate,…

Survey Completed in Rohatyn

                A team from the Centre of Archaeology completed a ten-day survey in Rohatyn, Ukraine this week aimed at locating Holocaust-era mass graves. The project was commissioned by Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, a volunteer-led NGO that works to reconnect the history of Rohatyn’s now-lost Jewish community with the people and places…

Centre of Archaeology welcomes new researcher

The Centre of Archaeology has welcomed a new member of staff this month. Dante Abate has been appointed as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow to work on the “Digital Forensic Archaeology Project (Dig-For-Arch)”. Over the last decade, Dante’s research activity and practice has focused on applying 3D modelling techniques in the field of humanities and cultural heritage.…

The Secrets of Shakespeare’s Grave Article Published

Kevin Colls, Archaeological Project Manager at the Centre of Archaeology has recently published an article in Current Archaeology describing his investigation of the death and burial of William Shakespeare. The article describes how Kevin, along with laser scanning specialist Mick Britton (Centre of Archaeology), Erica Utsi (EMC Consulting) and a number of other specialists examined Shakespeare’s tomb in Stratford-Upon-Avon and…