Treblinka article published

An article about the discovery of the old gas chambers at Treblinka was published by Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls and Kevin Colls last month. The article, which appears in a major new monograph Archaeologies of Totalitarianism, Authoritarianism, and Repression: Dark Modernities published edited by Pavel Vareka and James Symonds, outlines the archaeological investigations at Treblinka…

Remembering Srebrenica Events

Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls will participate in a number of events to mark Srebrenica Memorial Week this month. From the 6 – 11 July 2020, the YMCA North Staffordshire has organised a varied online programme which honours the victims of the crimes perpetrated in Srebrenica in 1995. Full event information is included below. Event Information…

Digital Holocaust Memory Online Discussion

With Dr. Carmelle Stephens, Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls, Dr. Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, Dr. Tomasz Łysak, Dr. Victoria Grace Walden and Imogen Dalziel Wednesday 15th July 13:30-15:00 British Summer Time Digital technologies are increasingly used to remember, research and teach about the Holocaust. In this online discussion, an international and interdisciplinary panel of academics working with and on digital media…

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…