History at Leicester

Other projects

The Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain programme arises from our collective experience in many other research projects that have interrogated primary sources which reflect the identities of past human populations in the British Isles, Europe and beyond. We are engaged in a number of relevant research projects investigating related themes:

What's in a name? Applying patrilineal surnames to forensics, population history and genetic epidemiology

Funder: Wellcome Trust
Project lead: Dr Turi King

Surnames, Genes and the History of Britain

Funder: Wellcome Trust
Project leads: Professor Mark Jobling and Dr Turi King

Genetic Survey of Wirral and West Lancashire

Excavating past population structures using surname-based sampling: the genetic legacy of the Vikings in northwest England.

Language and genes of the Greater Himalayan region

Funder: AHRC/ESF
Project lead: Professor M. Jobling

Identities and Boundaries: Celts and Romans

Project lead: Dr Simon James

Presenting and Representing the Past

Project lead: Dr Simon James

Sense of Place in Anglo-Saxon England

Funder: AHRC Network
Project lead: Dr R Jones

VIN: Vikings' Identity Network

Funder: AHRC Network
Collaborators: Universities of Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham
Project leads: Professor J Jesch and Dr J Carroll

Carolingian polyptyques

Funder: HEA funded teaching resource
Project leads: Dr J Story, Dr J Palmer and N Palmer

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