Stuart Brookes - Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Associate
- BA, PGD Till, MA, PhD, FSA
- Leverhulme Trust Research Associate
- Honorary Senior Lecturer
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL6003 London before the Great Fire
- Editor, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine
Early Medieval Atlas
The Early Medieval Atlas is a long-term collaborative venture which is collating and analysing spatial evidence for early medieval Britain.
Travel and communication in Anglo-Saxon England
The subject of travel and communication is central to the study of society in any period, important for matters of commerce, warfare, polity-identity, etc. This 3-year Leverhulme Trust-funded research project will be the first interdisciplinary, national study of the routeway infrastructure of Anglo-Saxon England (ASE), drawing upon historical, archaeological, landscape, linguistic and literary sources.
- Geographical approaches to state formation. Spatial manifestations of culture. Border and frontier formation. Heterarchies and hierarchies. Analysis of territories, especially hundreds, parishes, shires, kingdoms. GIS approaches to modeling communications and settlement patterns.
- The development of towns, particularly ports and strongholds. Plan-form analysis of towns and fortifications. Linking urban development to coastal reconstruction.
- Databasing and quantitative analysis of inter-disciplinary data. I have been compiling large datasets of burial evidence; settlement data; place-names and historical data, and am interested in ways of compiling, interrogating and disseminating large datasets.
- Social organization as interpreted from burial. Chronological and spatial patterns in intra- and inter- cemetery assemblages. Statistical and macro-economical approaches to cemetery data.
- Nails, clench-nails and bolts, and their use in boats, doors, beds, coffins, etc.
- Phenomenological approaches to landscape. How to characterize and document ‘places’. Viewshed and soundshed analysis.
- Archaeology of Kent, London, southern England, Germany, Scandinavia.
Research Directory Records
- Prof Iñaki Martín Viso, University of Salamanca, 'Local territories and identities in the early medieval centre of Iberian Peninsula: a spatial analysis of rock-cut graves' - further details are available here»
- Dr Sue Harrington, UCL Institute of Archaeology Beyond the Tribal Hidage
- Dr Mark Pearce, The University of Nottingham Trent Valley GeoArchaeology
- Thames Discovery Programme
- Birkbeck, University of London, Archaeology
- Oxford University Department for Continuing Education
- Friends of Thynghowe
- 2008: PGD in Teaching in Lifelong Learning, Birkbeck, University of London
- 2003: PhD Archaeology – UCL Institute of Archaeology
- 2003: PGC in Teaching in Lifelong Learning, Birkbeck, University of London
- 1998: MA Research Methods for the Humanities – UCL Institute of Archaeology
- 1996: BA Medieval Archaeology – UCL Institute of Archaeology
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- Research students
- Robert Briggs An interdisciplinary study of the significance of Old English -ingas in Anglo-Saxon society and culture, with special reference to place-names
- Rosalind Broadley From wics to monasteries and palaces: Early Medieval vessel glass from settlement contexts
- Scott Chaussee Social landscape of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Sussex Hana Lewis Pattern and process in Anglo-Saxon rural settlement
- Tom Williams Landscape and warfare in early medieval Britain
Completed PhD students
- Jay Rees Settlement Patterns in Roman Galicia: 27BC – Second Century AD (principal supervisor Andrew Gardner)