Tag Archives: Birmingham Archaeology
Dig for Shakespeare at New Place!

Unearthing Shakespeare – Part 1

In 2010 and 2011 a groundbreaking and innovative archaeological project (named Dig for Shakespeare) began in Stratford-upon-Avon at New Place, the residence of William Shakespeare from 1597 until his death in 1616. The site, which is currently a formal garden belonging to The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT), has in the past been the subject of […]

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Digging the Dirt on Shakespeare

Although I wasn’t up precisely with the lark this morning, I probably heard it.   I was due at New Place in time for an interview with BBC Coventry and Warwick. Our Dig for Shakespeare recommences and it was great to see our two lead archaeologists, Kevin Colls and Will Mitchell, from Birmingham Archaeology busily […]

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Shakespeare’s Inner Sanctum

Yesterday I attended the Current Archaeology Live! Conference at The British Museum. Kevin Colls and Will Mitchell of Birmingham Archaeology who are leading our Dig for Shakespeare were doing a presentation about the project. I was on hand in my capacity as Chair of the Academic Advisory Panel for Dig for Shakespeare, and in case […]

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‘We dig the whole day through!’

Television producers take quite a lot of interest in our work at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. At 9.00 p.m. tomorrow evening, 10 September, BBC 2’s ‘Digging for Britain’ series will be devoted to the excavations that Birmingham Archaeology, assisted by a splendid team of hard-working volunteers from the local community, is undertaking on our behalf […]

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