Institute of Archaeology


Innovative landscape project nominated for Current Archaeology award

8 December 2021

Collaborative research involving Stuart Brookes (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has been nominated for a Current Archaeology award for 2022.

Current Archaeology Award Nomination 2022 (logo)

Sunset over the Sinodun Hills near Dorchester (Image: Stephen Mileson)

An innovative project led by Stephen Mileson (University of Oxford) and Stuart Brookes which explores medieval peasant perceptions of landscape has been nominated for Research Project of the year 2022 in the annual Current Archaeology Awards. 

The project covers AD 500 to 1650, a very long period that included fundamental changes in society, from the formation and growth of villages and open fields to late-medieval population decline and enclosure, and the new era heralded by the Reformation.

The resultant project publication is now available: Stephen Mileson and Stuart Brookes, Peasant Perceptions of Landscape: Ewelme Hundred, South Oxfordshire, 500-1650 (OUP, ISBN 978-0192894892).

Congratulations also to Institute alumna Raksha Dave who has been nominated for Archaeologist of the Year 2022!

The Current Archaeology Awards celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of the magazine over the past 12 months, and the people judged to have made outstanding contributions to archaeology. The awards are voted for entirely by the public and voting is open until 7 February.

The winners of the 2022 Current Archaeology Awards will be announced on 25 February as part of the virtual Current Archaeology Live! 2022 event.

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