Retrospect and Prospect
2007 marked the fiftieth birthday of the Society for Medieval Archaeology. It was on the afternoon of Tuesday 16th April 1957 at Burlington House, Piccadilly, that Donald Harden, the newly appointed Director of the London Museum , first outlined proposals for a new ‘society for Dark Age and Medieval Studies’. The idea was a simple one; a new society with a new journal, occasional meetings and an annual conference, all to be dedicated to the period ‘from the end of the Roman period until the end of the Middle Ages in Britain. To read more of Christopher Gerrard’s article celebrating 50 years of The Society for Medieval Archaeology click here.