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HCA Prize Winners

Congratulations to all those who were awarded a prize in 2021!

Stories from the Archive

A new website showcasing the online exhibition 'Stories from the Archive' has been launched.

GRG UG Dissertation prize winner

Success for student who has won a university-wide award for her best undergraduate dissertation.

CWGC Non-Commemoration Report

A report into the historical inequalities in the commemoration of British Empire soldiers from World War I and World War II has been published by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Funding boost for cutting edge archaeological research

The Newcastle Material Culture Analytical Suite (NeMCAS) will be equipped with new facilities for materials analysis, providing students, researchers and community partners access to world-class research facilities.

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan

Netflix's new show 'Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan' premiers, starring School of History, Classics and Archaeology's Dr Philip Garrett.

Dr Chloe Duckworth & The Great British Dig

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology's very own Dr Chloe Duckworth helps families uncover lost history in new TV show.

HCA Northern Bridge Success

Four academic members of staff are successful in securing PhD studentships.

Comment: Why Boris Johnson will be relieved there's a new US President

Writing for The Conversation, Dr Martin Farr discusses the relationship between Donald Trump and Boris Johnson.

Greece Recreated: Classical Inspiration at Belsay Hall

School of History, Classics and Archaeology's very own Dr Susanna Phillippo and Dr Sally Waite have produced a new, online exhibition, 'Greece Recreated: Classical Inspiration at Belsay Hall'.

Pet cemeteries reveal rise of belief in pet afterlife

Analysis of pet cemeteries by a Newcastle University academic suggests that belief in a pet afterlife has risen since the Victorian era.

New Vindolanda App

Portal to an ancient world: app takes visitors back in time!

Black History Month

Visiting Professor in Social Justice Dr Keith Magee leads a Virtual Insights lecture will look at slavery and the British Empire.

Earliest art in the British Isles discovered on Jersey

A team of archaeologists led by Newcastle University's Dr Chantal Conneller has discovered the earliest known art in the British Isles.

HCA Archaeologists confirm the date of the earliest known human occupation of North America

14,000 year old human excrement, which was found in an Oregon Cave, has helped Newcastle University archaeologists confirm the timing of the earliest known human occupation of North America.