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 Iron Age burial renewals

Macabre variety of Iron Age burial practices

2 March 2016

Research reveals the diverse and unusual ways dead people were treated more than 2,000 years ago

Historians set for Moscow in Erasmus exchange

A capital exchange Historians from Cardiff and Moscow to switch universities in staff exchange programme

24 February 2016

Leading academics from Cardiff University and the Russian State University for the Humanities are to swap capitals, bringing fresh perspectives to teaching and research for scholars and students in Cardiff and Moscow.

Conservators at work on Blodwen, stone age skeleton

Flower of the Stone Age flourishes again

29 January 2016

Llandudno’s oldest resident is conserved to showcase North Wales’ Stone Age past.

Dr Stephanie Ward

Cardiff’s maritime history gives food for thought

25 January 2016

A Cardiff historian shared her expertise on the history of the Welsh capital for BBC Radio Four’s The Food Programme.

Professor Alasdair Whittle

Game-changing shift in understanding European pre-history

21 January 2016

Pioneering research project wins international archaeology award

Community engagement

School award-winners take centre stage at national engagement conference

10 December 2015

Leading members of the award-winning CAER Heritage Project addressed colleagues leading engagement in Higher Education across the UK at Engage 2015 this month.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship announced

3 December 2015

The School of History, Archaeology and Religion is delighted to announce a prized Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship for 2016.

Where do we come from? DNA Cymru

20 November 2015

Cardiff academics participate in S4C’s Cymru DNA Wales set to answer the big questions

Innovative Walking with Romans app wins Heritage award

29 October 2015

An innovative app using historical expertise from a Cardiff University academic has won a Discover Heritage Award.

Gemma McBader

Alumna wins Student Conservator award in UK’s coveted ICON awards

23 October 2015

In the Institute of Conservation (ICON) national awards, a Cardiff University student has once again been awarded Student Conservator of the Year at a prestigious ceremony

Your Country needs YOU!

21 October 2015

Seeking photos revealing First World War Middle Eastern front for new research

Ancient Botany book cover

Ancient Botany: Latest book from Cardiff academic draws on history and science

15 October 2015

A new book from a Cardiff University academic out this month is a major overview of Ancient Botany, blending historical and botanical expertise in a uniquely thematic exploration.

Centre for Islam

10th anniversary for University’s Centre for Study of Islam

1 October 2015

Historic interfaith meeting marks milestone.

Ancient inscription translated by Attic Inscriptions Online

Latest treasure trove of Ancient Athenian inscriptions revealed

29 September 2015

Attic Inscriptions Online (AIO) has announced the publication of over 130 new English translations of inscriptions from ancient Athens, making a total of 648 now available.

Aerial view of Ely area

CAER Heritage animation

25 September 2015

City’s roots brought to life in community film

Welcoming Norwegian visitors

4 September 2015

A university reception event for Norwegian sixth form students this month marks a new flourishing of links between Norway and Cardiff University.

History at Cardiff is joint 3rd in the Russell Group for overall student satisfaction

13 August 2015

The results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) show that overall satisfaction with History puts us in joint third place among Russell Group universities.

Neil Armstrong space suit being refurbished by Lisa Young

Next step for Armstrong’s spacesuit

29 July 2015

University alumna is at the heart of the conservation work on Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit.

Scandinavian links forged

29 July 2015

Cardiff medieval historians and archaeologists are to attend a range of Scandinavian talks and lectures this Autumn, forging further links at international conferences.

Aerial view of Ely area

Most compelling evidence yet of Cardiff’s 6,000-year-old origins

27 July 2015

Community excavation uncovers huge Stone Age enclosure in Cardiff