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Vesuvius victims suffered a slower death than believed

Posted on Thursday 23 January 2020

Some victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption in AD 79 had a slower death than previously believed, new research shows.

Sound of an Egyptian mummy heard again for first time in 3,000 years

Posted on Thursday 23 January 2020

The sound of a mummified priest has been heard for the first time in 3,000 years, thanks to ingenious research by a team of academics.

York conservation alumni crowdfunding success

Posted on Tuesday 21 January 2020

The campaign has raised over £1600 so far for the Feilden Centenary Scholarship

New publication: Autism Spectrum Condition and the Built Environment: New Perspectives on Place Attachment and Cultural Heritage

Posted on Monday 13 January 2020

Research undertaken by John Schofield with Penny Spikins and Callum Scott in the University of York's Archaeology Department and Barry Wright from Health Sciences has shown how people with autism form different types of attachment towards buildings and places and create and respond to heritage values in different ways to neurotypical people

New Publication: Imagined realities in the portrayal and investigation of the British Mesolithic

Posted on Friday 10 January 2020

Don Henson publishes a new chapter in the book "A necessary fiction: researching the archaeological past through imagined narratives"

York Conservation Alumni launch the Feilden Centenary Scholarship

Posted on Tuesday 17 December 2019

New crowd-funding campaign launched

Two York Students Awarded Margaret Orme Prizes

Posted on Thursday 21 November 2019

Derek Parrott (MA Medieval Archaeology) and Katharine Waring (BA Archaeology) receive prestigious award for their dissertations

Estate Landscapes volume in the running for American Prize

Posted on Thursday 21 November 2019

Jon Finch and colleagues nominated for the international PROSE Awards

Upcoming events


Digital Cultural Heritage, replication and integration

Stuart Jeffrey will examine the production of digital heritage objects, how this content can be delivered for diverse audiences and how the integrated whole can be meaningfully constructed as a new object with its own biography.


Hadrian's Wall Community Archaeology Project (WallCAP): Integrating Heritage, Research, and Community Agendas

Dr Rob Collins presents on the Hadrian's Wall Community Archaeology Project (WallCAP)



Dawn Hadley will present her work.


From matters of fact to matters of concern at RHS Garden Wisley

Dr Andrew Cochrane from the Royal Horticultural Society will discuss the need to present science not as facts, but as the presentation of perspectives that help people make judgments, and how this need has informed the creation of the National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning at RHS Wisley, opening in late 2020.


Whose Objects? Towards amplifying the voice, visibility, and validity of Egyptian communities in Western museums

In this talk Heba Abd el Gawad uses Egyptian social media perceptions and representations of ancient Egyptian collections in Western museums and her recent Listen to Her! exhibition at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian archaeology to demonstrate that Western museums have a responsibility to forge relationships with modern Egyptian communities.


Measures of Emotion: Feeling out the Tools of Emotion Research in the Heritage and Culture Sector

Jess Hoare will use research from a number of exhibitions and museum sites to examine the question of what is felt in museums and how this act of feeling might be understood in terms that reflect the difficult & conflicted nature of our personhood.



John Oxley will present his work.