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Job opportunity: Career Development Fellow in Museums and Heritage at Durham University

Posted On: April 29th, 2024

Durham University are offering a 3-year Career Development Fellowship in Museums and Heritage. The post is full-time (35 hours per week) and is based in the Department of Archaeology in Durham. Durham University’s Career Development Fellowships are fixed term positions, which include structured development support for early career academics to deliver outstanding education, innovative research/scholarship,

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New SMA Council Members

Posted On: December 11th, 2023

Following our AGM on 4th December, we are delighted to welcome the following new members to the SMA Council: Honorary Treasurer – Dr. Helen Fenwick Honorary Secretary – Prof. Michael Lewis Vice President – Prof. Susan Oosthuizen Ordinary Members – Dr. Steve Ashby, Dr. Heidi Stoner and Dr. Rebecca Boyd Welcome aboard! We look forward

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Posted On: February 24th, 2023

Not one but two jobs in Medieval Archaeology Firstly a postdoctoral researcher in later medieval archaeology at the University of Reading working with former Society for Medieval Archaeology president Prof Roberta Gilchrist. This position is part of Prof Gilchrist’s exciting new AHRC-funded project: ‘The Medieval Ritual Landscape’ (MeRit). The second post is also a postdoctoral

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Meet our newly appointed president: Professor Oliver Creighton

Posted On: January 31st, 2023

I’m thriled to have been elected President of the Society for Medieval Archaeology — it really is a privilege, and I’m looking forward to helping take the Society from strength to strength during my term in office. The Society’s portfolio of activities — from the flagship journal Medieval Archaeology, through to the newsletter, website, social

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Viking brutality failed to wipe out monk community, dig finds

Posted On: January 28th, 2023

Anglo-Saxon monasteries were more resilient to Viking attacks than previously thought, archaeologists have concluded. Lyminge, a monastery in Kent, was on the front line of long-running Viking hostility which ended in the victories of Alfred the Great. The monastery endured repeated attacks, but resisted collapse for almost a century, through effective defensive strategies put in

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SMA Newsletter Autumn 2022 now available

Posted On: December 1st, 2022

Our Newsletter, edited by Dr Niall Brady,  capture the essence of news, research and events that are of interest to the membership. It is now available in your members only area! (or should have reached members by post). You can download the most recent edition of the newsletter here and access archive editions.    

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