Institute of Archaeology



16 September 2011


New resources are now available on the Landscapes of Governance website, including a field-guide on how to find and study Anglo-Saxon meeting-places (Checklist), and downloadable maps for each of the Domesday shires (link).

Why not see if you can find your hundred meeting-place? 


16 September 2011

ANNOUNCEMENT: Free Public lecture and wine reception

As part of the conference: Power and place in Later Roman and early medieval Europe, UCL 10-12 Nov (link) there is to be a special free public lecture:

"Beheading, drowning and hanging: the archaeology of judicial killing in Anglo-Saxon England" by Prof Andrew Reynolds, in the Cruciform Lecture Theatre, UCL, 11 Nov 2011, 19.30-20.30

The event will be followed by a wine reception, and there are poster displays, bookstalls (and loads more) from 17.00 in the UCL South Cloisters.

Put it in your diaries now! 


10 March 2011

The UCL Landscapes of Governance project, in agreement with Lund University and the Arngart estate, is to host in its entirety O.S. Anderson's seminal three volume English Hundred Names as a digital resource. The digitised books [link] represent the first phase output of the Electronic Anderson: a fully searchable gazetteer of Anglo-Saxon hundred and meeting-places, due to be completed in 2012.

Recent months have also seen a lot of activity by volunteers. Besides fieldwork with Nottinghamshire County Council and volunteers from the Friends of Thynghowe on an area on Hangar Hill in Sherwood Forest [article], the Wiltshire Archaeology and Natural History Society, Archaeological Field Group have started a county-wide survey of Anglo-Saxon assembly sites.


As part of the Power and Place conference in Nov 2011 the project is holding a public event where volunteer groups will showcase their research as part of a poster display. Some posters have already come it! For more information on how to submit a poster, or advice on designing one of your own, contact Stuart.


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