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Rosemary Cramp 1929-2023

Posted On: May 3rd, 2023

We are sad to share the news of the passing of Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp, who has died at the age of 93. An internationally renowned archaeologist specialising in the archaeology and art of the early medieval world, Rosemary’s contributions were far-reaching. Her interest in Anglo-Saxon archaeology began at Oxford University, with early interests in

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MSRG Annual Conference at Cardiff University

Posted On: February 27th, 2023

**Medieval Rural Settlement in Wales And South West England: Recent Research and New Perspectives** April 15th and 16th, Cardiff University Details on speakers and how to register here:  

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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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Society for Medieval Archaeology Annual General Meeting

Posted On: December 1st, 2022

Society for Medieval Archaeology Annual General Meeting   All members of the society are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting on Monday, December 5, 2022, from 12:00-12:30. The meeting will be immediately followed by the Winter Symposium, where three talks will be given about recent research in medieval archaeology. Online link:  Passcode: 572837

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