Category Archives: Coins

Not in my name or theirs: in defence and celebration of the diversity of what I study

In my previous post, I attempted to underline that medieval studies nowadays finds itself in a position of having an unusually high level of political relevance. Not through any moves obviously engineered by academic medievalists, rather through the rise in Europe and the US … Continue reading

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Inexpertly handled (learning from 2016)

Last weekend I was a bit-part player in a lengthy Twitter back-and-forth about a coin, culture, and the communication of complex concepts in no more than 140 characters at a time. In many ways it was a debate about nothing of any … Continue reading

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Goldhords in Surrey: a horde of names, any hoards of gold?

This post originally trailed the above day workshop held at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology on 22nd June 2016. The event was organised by all-round good egg Murray Andrews, a fellow IoA PhD researcher and late of Medieval Bayton parish. I’m pretty certain the … Continue reading

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Richard III’s back in the ground, let’s look at some Anglo-Saxon coins

Ugh. I hate leaving so long between posts – and then reviving part-drafted pieces which no longer have the same degree of relevance as when commenced (but more about that presently). Not exactly an earth-shattering admission, but I’ve had my … Continue reading

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Society for Medieval Archaeology Postgraduate Colloquium + some other stuff

It turns out life as a postgrad second time around involves considerably more work than I remember from back in my Leeds days. I’ve yet to work out if the difference is institutional, personal or a mix of the two, … Continue reading

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New post for a new poster

This will be my shortest post (my next one is shaping up to be my longest, normal service resumed some might say). As promised, I have uploaded a copy of the poster I contributed to the recent Annual Foreshore Forum … Continue reading

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Now for Nottingham

I saw the above last month, as I was walking along the street around the back of the Wellcome Trust. It really chimed with me, hence me stopping to take the photo. At the time I was seeing out my … Continue reading

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