THREE new research posts to investigate York’s archaeology and archives have been announced.

The roles are jointly funded and supervised by the University of York and City of York Council. Two of the PhD awards will be in archaeology and the third is in history. Dr Sarah Rees Jones, senior lecturer in medieval history at the university, said: “York’s extraordinary wealth of archaeological and archival material means that these three awards are designed to study ways of encouraging and supporting wider public participation in the city’s heritage.

“They also build on past shared initiatives, such as the world heritage bid, and on the success of the recent Heritage Lottery Fund bid to provide the city archives with a new home at York Explore Library Learning Centre.”