Archaeologist of the Year! Vote now…

Posted On: December 10th, 2015

The Society for Medieval Archaeology is pleased to say that Professor Roberta Gilchrist, a former president of the Society, has been shortlisted for Current Archaeology’s Archaeologist of the Year Award 2016. We hope that you will consider voting for Roberta and help support medieval archaeologists!

Roberta Gilchrist is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Reading.  She has pioneered social approaches to medieval archaeology, opening up new questions on gender and age and publishing important studies on medieval nunneries, hospitals, castles, and burials. Roberta has been a champion for equal opportunities, promoting women in archaeology and leading initiatives to integrate disability into the teaching of archaeological fieldwork. She was archaeologist to Norwich Cathedral and published a major study of Norwich Cathedral Close. Her monograph on the excavations at Glastonbury Abbey (1904–79) has just been published, making the results of 36 seasons of antiquarian excavations available for the first time. She is currently working with the Abbey on digital reconstructions and educational resources to make this work accessible to visitors.