News archive - 2013

Exeter postgraduate student selected as member of International Council to aid conservation of Indian heritage

An Exeter Archaeology postgraduate research student will assist in the conservation of rapidly declining traditions in India

4,000-year-old Shaman’s stones discovered near Boquete, Panama

Archaeologists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have discovered a cluster of 12 unusual stones in the back of a small, prehistoric rock-shelter near the town of Boquete.

Students vote Humanities staff as inspirational researchers and teachers

A series of open lectures will commence in January showcasing the University’s research to students across other degree paths

Exciting new PhD programme in Art History and Visual Culture is launched

The College continues to invest in its Art History and Visual Culture research culture

Buoyant bronze age boat makes history in Cornwall

Today history was made in Cornwall as a unique project to recreate a 4000 year old boat reached its dramatic conclusion as it launched into the waters of Falmouth Harbour.

University of Exeter announces Medieval Studies AHRC-funded Collaborative Skills Development Programme

A unique collaboration with the University of Bristol creates an exciting series of workshops based at local heritage sites

Exeter Teaching Awards nominees

The College of Humanities is delighted to announce that students have nominated lecturers and support staff from eight of our subjects as examples of excellence in teaching in the Students’ Guild annual Teaching Awards.

Humanities subject successes in the Complete University Guide

The University of Exeter moves up from 13th to 10th place in The Complete University Guide’s ranking of 124 UK universities for 2014, which was published on Monday 29 April.

Teaching Awards success for Humanities

The College of Humanities was a big success at the Students’ Guild Teaching Awards, with four winners and two runners-up.

Humanities students’ Grand Challenge to explore India

Ten selected students from across Humanities have been offered the exciting opportunity to experience Indian university life and culture at Jain University, Bangalore

Modern and ancient technology meet

Dr Gillian Juleff, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, contributed to a new gallery which opened the past week featuring her research into monsoon wind powered iron smelting furnaces.

Open Day for largest Roman village ever found in Devon

An opportunity to experience the unfolding excavations at the largest Roman village ever found in Devon was open to members of the public on Sunday 18 August, at the site near Ipplepen in South Devon.

Defra appoints academic to oversee flood risks in South West

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has appointed an academic from the Exeter University to Chair the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC). 

Declassified spy photographs reveal lost Roman frontier

Declassified spy photography has uncovered a lost Roman Eastern frontier, dating from the second century AD.

Touching the Past: engaging ways with archaeology in Orkney

Making delicate and precious museum artefacts more accessible is the focus for a research project and a series of events at the Orkney Museum where visitors will be invited to ‘please touch!’.

Archaeology and Drama departments receive delegation from India as alliance with National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore matures

An annual visit to Exeter from National Institute of Advanced Studies faculty further strengthens prestigious split-site PhD programme initiated in 2011

World class research across the College of Humanities pushes us into the Top 100 THE global rankings

The College of Humanities has broken into the THE World Subject Rankings for Arts and Humanities at 65th place, showing the international reach of the College’s reputation and research. 

South, West and Wales consortium awarded £14.2m to nurture next generation of arts and humanities researchers

The South, West and Wales Consortium, in which the University of Exeter is joined with seven other universities – has been awarded £14.2 million funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

PhD archaeologist wins Young Researcher UK Award

The University of Exeter is celebrating a double win at a major awards ceremony; PhD archaeologist Jennifer Watling won the Scopus Young Researcher UK Award 2013 in the category of Arts & Humanities and the University was honoured for its commitment to fostering excellence in young researchers.