University of Leicester wins global archaeology conference

Budding historians and Indiana
Jones’s from all over the world will descend on Leicester for the five day
international Society for Historical Archaeology conference (SHA) in

Every five years the organisers of
the SHA host the conference outside of North
America. Leicester eventually beat cities in Mexico and Canada and joins York as the only other destination to receive the
conference outside of the Americas.

“One of Leicester’s specific goals
is to develop historical archaeology in Europe, which is still growing in
comparison to North America,” says reader in
historical archaeology at the University, Audrey Horning. “Around 1,000
delegates gather at this event to discuss what is happening globally, as well as
having a chance to meet students studying relevant

Delegates will also be able to take
advantage of several planned field trips to surrounding areas, which Horning
says will be arranged to add value to the event.

“Leicester is globally recognised as one of the major
centres for the discipline of archaeology and we look forward to hosting the SHA
here,” adds director of the Centre of Historical Archaeology at the University,
Sarah Tarlow.

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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