Professor Dawn Hadley FSADawn Hadley photo

Head of Department

Professor of Medieval Archaeology

BA (Hons) History; PhD

Email address: D.M.Hadley@Sheffield.ac.uk

Telephone: 0114 222 2920

Department address
Department of Archaeology
Northgate House
West Street
Sheffield S1 4ET

Profile

Biography

I trained as an historian in the School of History at the University of Birmingham, and having taught medieval history at the Universities of Birmingham and Leeds, I came to Sheffield in 1996 to teach Anglo-Saxon and medieval archaeology.

Professional Roles

  • Honorary Secretary of the Society for Medieval Archaeology
  • Member of the Medieval Settlement Research Group
  • Committee member of the Society for Childhood in the Past
  • Member of the Society for Landscape Studies
  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
Research

Research interests

  • The society and culture of Anglo-Saxon and medieval England
  • The impact of the Vikings on Britain
  • The construction of gender, especially masculinity, in Anglo-Saxon and medieval England
  • Funerary archaeology
  • The antiquarian Thomas Bateman (1821-61)
  • The Tudor hunting lodge and working-class community at Sheffield Manor Lodge
  • The archaeology of nineteenth-century working-class communities
  • The archaeology of childhood

Current research projects / collaborations

  • The Viking Winter Camp at Torksey (Lincolnshire) (with Prof. Julian Richards (University of York); funded by the British Academy, Society of Antiquaries of London, the University of Sheffield and The Robert Kiln Trust)
  • Funerary archaeology and biocultural approaches to the funerary record of ancient Boeotia (with Dr Efi Nikita; funded by a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship)

Research supervision

I am happy to supervise doctoral students in:

  • any aspect of Anglo-Saxon or medieval funerary archaeology
  • the impact of the Vikings on Britain
  • the archaeology of childhood
  • the archaeology of nineteenth-century working-class communities.

Current PhD students

  • Alison Atkin - Profiling the dead: demographic characterisation of mass fatality incidents in the past and the present (funded by a University of Sheffield studentship)
  • Jenny Crangle – Post-depositional treatment of late medieval human remains (funded by a University of Sheffield studentship)
  • Kelly Green - Masculinity and medieval dining practices (funded by a Wolfson Scholarship)
  • Mark Hall - Play, Performance and Representation: Entangled Biographies of Medieval Material Culture
  • Martin Huggon - The medieval hospitals of England and Wales: investigating the archaeology of a forgotten institution (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council) (first supervisor: Dr Hugh Willmott)
  • Alyxandra Mattison - Execution practices in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England (funded by a University of Sheffield studentship) (co-supervised with Dr Charles West, History)
  • Valasia Strati - The effects of industrialization on the state of health and disease of a Victorian urban population: a case study from St. Hilda’s church, South Shields (Newcastle) (first supervisor: Dr Pia Nystrom)
  • Giulia Vollono - Burial practices and identity in Lombard Italy (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council) (co-supervised with Prof. John Moreland)
Publications

Selected publications

2014 ‘Creating identity in Viking-Age England: archaeological perspectives on funerary practices’, in Eastward and Westward: inter-ethnic contacts at the time of the formation of the Rus, ed. P.Bauduin and A. Musin (Caen: CRAHM)

2014 ‘Archaeological approaches to medieval childhood: introduction’, in Medieval Childhood: archaeological approaches, ed. D. M. Hadley and K. A. Hemer, Monograph of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past (Oxford: Oxbow), 1-24

2013 ‘“Uncle Tom was there, in crockery”: marterial culture and a Victorian working-class childhood’, Childhood in the Past 6 (2), 89-105 (with V. A. Crewe)

2013 ‘Whither the warrior in Viking-Age England’, in Everyday Life in Viking Towns: social approaches to towns in England and Ireland, c. 800-1100, ed. D. M. Hadley and A. Ten Harkel (Oxford: Oxbow), 103-17

2013 ‘Protecting the dead in Viking-Age England’, in Proceedings of the Sixteenth Viking Congress, ed. G. Ólafsson (Reykjavik: Museum of Reykjavik), 201-8

2011 - ‘Microcosms of migration: children and early medieval population movement’, Childhood in the Past 4, 63-78 (with K. A. Hemer)

2011 ‘Later Anglo-Saxon burial’, in The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology, ed. H. Hamerow, D. Hinton and S. Crawford (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 288-314

2011 ‘Ethnicity and acculturation’, in Social History of England 900-1200, ed. In J. Crick and E. van Houts (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 235-46

2010 ‘Engendering the grave in later Anglo-Saxon England’, in Proceedings of the Chacmool Conference, 2004, ed. G. McCafferty, S. Terendy, and M. Smekal (Calgary: University of Calgary Press), 121-32

2010 ‘Burying the socially and physically distinctive in and beyond the Anglo-Saxon churchyard’, in Burial in later Anglo-Saxon England, ed. J. Buckberry and A. Cherryson (Oxford: Oxbow), 101-13

2009 ‘Burial, belief and identity in later Anglo-Saxon England’, in Fifty Years of Medieval Archaeology, ed. R. Gilchrist and A. Reynolds (London: Society for Medieval Archaeology), 465-88

2009 ‘Viking raids and conquest’, in Blackwell Companion to British History, Volume 1 The Early Middle Ages, Britain and Ireland c 500-1100, ed. P. Stafford (London: Blackwell), 195-211

2009 ‘Scandinavian settlement’, in Blackwell Companion to British History, Volume 1 The Early Middle Ages, Britain and Ireland c 500-1100, ed. P. Stafford (London: Blackwell), 212-30

2008 ‘Warriors, Heroes and Companions: negotiating masculinity in Viking-Age England’, Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 15, 270-84

2008 ‘Ethnicity and identity in context: the material culture of Scandinavian settlement in England in the 9th and 10th centuries’, in Identité et ethnicité : concepts, débats historiographiques, exemples (Ve-XIIe siècles), ed. V. Gazeau and P. Bauduin (Caen: CRAHM), 167-83

2007 ‘An Anglo-Saxon execution cemetery at Walkington Wold, Yorkshire’, Oxford Journal of Archaeology 26(3), 209-39 (with J.L. Buckberry)

2007 ‘The garden gives up its secret: the developing relationship between rural settlements and cemeteries, c.800-1100’, Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 14, 193-204

2006 The Vikings in England: settlement, society and culture (Manchester: Manchester University Press)

Full Publications list

Books
  • Oxford University Press Handbook on Childhood in the Past (eds with S. Crawford and G. Shepherd) (Oxford, in press)
  • The Archaeology of the Eleventh Century (ed. with C.C. Dyer) (London, 2016)
  • Medieval Childhood: archaeological approaches (Oxford: Oxbow), Monograph of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past (ed. with K. A. Hemer) (Oxford, 2014)
  • Everyday Life in Viking Towns: Social Approaches to Towns in England and Ireland c. 800-1100 (ed. with A. Ten Harkel, Oxford, 2013)
  • The Vikings in England : Settlement, society and culture (Manchester 2006)
  • Consuming Passions: Dining from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century (ed. with M. Carroll and H. Willmott) (Stroud 2005)
  • Death in Medieval England (Stroud 2001)
  • The Northern Danelaw: its Social Structures, 800-1100 (London 2000)
  • Cultures in Contact: Scandinavian Settlement in England in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries (ed. with J.D.Richards) (Turnhout 2000)
  • Masculinity in Medieval Europe (London 1998)
Selection of articles
  • `Burial, belief and identity in later Anglo-Saxon England´, in Fifty Years of Medieval Archaeology (London: Society for Medieval Archaeology) eds R. Gilchrist and A. Reynolds (in press)
  • `Burying the Socially and Physically Distinctive in later Anglo-Saxon England', in Burial in later Anglo-Saxon England (Oxford: Oxbow), eds J. Buckberry and A. Cherryson (forthcoming)
  • `Engendering the grave in later Anglo-Saxon England', Proceedings of the Chacmool Conference 2004 (in press)
  • `Viking raids and conquest', in Blackwell Companion to British History, Volume 1 The Early Middle Ages, Britain and Ireland c 500-1100 (London: Blackwell), ed. P. Stafford (2009), 195-211
  • `Scandinavian settlement', in Blackwell Companion to British History, Volume 1 The Early Middle Ages, Britain and Ireland c 500-1100 (London: Blackwell), ed. P. Stafford (2009), 212-30
  • 'Los vikingos en Inglaterra: un enfoque arqueológico', in Movimientos migratorios, asentamientos y expansión (siglos VIII-XI) (2008), 303-30
  • 'Ethnicity and identity in context: the material culture of Scandinavian settlement in England in the ninth and tenth centuries', in Identité et ethnicité : concepts, débats historiographiques, exemples (Ve-XIIe siècles) (Caen: CRAHM), ed. V. Gazeau and P. Badouin (2008), 167-83
  • 'Warriors, heroes and companions: negotiating masculinity in Viking-Age England', Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History, 15 (2008), 270-84
  • 'The Garden gives up its secret: the developing relationship between rural settlements and cemeteries c. 800-1100', Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History, 14 (2007), 194-203
  • J (with J.L. Buckberry) 'An Anglo-Saxon execution cemetery at Walkington Wold, Yorkshire', Oxford Journal of Archaeology 26 (3) (2007), 309-29
  • J (with J.L. Buckberry) 'Caring for the dead in late Anglo-Saxon England', in Pastoral Care in Late Anglo-Saxon England (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2005), ed. F. Tinti, 121-47
  • 'Gender and burial practices in England , c.650-900', in Gender in the Early Medieval World ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004), ed. L. Brubaker and J. Smith, 301-23
  • `Whitton, Lincolnshire ', Current Archaeology, 186 (2003), 234-7
  • `Burial Practices in Northern England in the later Anglo-Saxon period', in Burial in Early Medieval England and Wales, ed. S. Lucy and A. Reynolds ( London : Society for Medieval Archaeology, 2002), 209-28
  • `Viking and native: rethinking identity in the Danelaw', Early Medieval Europe , 11 (I), (2002), 45-70
  • J (with J.L. Buckberry) `Fieldwork at Chapel Lane , Fillingham', Lincolnshire History and Archaeology , 36 (2001), 11-18
  • `In search of the vikings: the problems and possibilities of inter-disciplinary approaches', in The Vikings and the Danelaw, ed. J. Graham-Campbell, J. Jesch and D. Parsons ( London : Oxbow Books, 2001), 13-30
  • `Equality, humility and non-materialism'? Christianity and Anglo-Saxon burial practices, Archaeological Review from Cambridge, 17 (2) (2000), 149-78
  • `Burial practices in the northern Danelaw, c.650-1100', Northern History, 36 (2) (2000), 199-216
  • J (with J.D. Richards) `Introduction: inter-disciplinary approaches to the Scandinavian settlement', in Cultures in Contact: Scandinavian Settlement in England in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries, ed. D.M. Hadley and J.D. Richards (Turnhout: Brepols, 2000), 3-15
  • `Hamlet and the princes of Denmark : lordship in the Danelaw', in ibid., 107-27
  • `Fear and fantasy: sexual physiology and late medieval society', in Indecent Exposure. Sexuality, society and the archaeological record, ed. L. Bevan ( London :Cruithne Press, 2000), 179-200
  • "Cockles amongst the wheat" : the Scandinavians in England ', in Social Identity in Early Medieval Britain, ed. W.O.Frazer & A.Tyrrell ( London : Leicester University Press, 2000), 111-35 •`Medieval masculinities', in Masculinity in Medieval Europe , ed. D.M. Hadley (London: Longman, 1998), 1-18
  • J (with J. Moore) `Death makes the man? Burial rite and the construction of masculinities in the Early Middle Ages', in ibid., 21-38
  • "And they proceeded to plough and to support themselves" : the Scandinavians in England ', Anglo-Norman Studies, 19 (1997), 69-96
  • `The Vikings' relationship with Christianity reconsidered', in Church and People in Britain and Scandinavia, ed.I.Brohed (Lund: Lund University Press, 1996), 59-76
  • `Multiple estates and the manorial structure of the northern Danelaw', Journal of Historical Geography, 22 (Jan., 1996), 3-15
  • `Conquest, Colonization and the Church: ecclesiastical organization in the Danelaw', Historical Research, 69 (June, 1996), 109-28
  • `The historical context of the inhumation cemetery at Bromfield, Shropshire ', Transactions of the Shropshire Historical and Archaeological Society, 70 (1995), 145-55

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