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

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

Books

Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood (eds with S. Crawford and G. Shepherd) (Oxford, in press)

The Archaeology of the Eleventh Century (ed. with C.C. Dyer) (London, 2017)

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)

Articles

In press ‘Childhood nutritional health during the 19th-century: multidisciplinary evidence’, in Nineteenth Century Childhoods, ed. J. E. Baxter (Oxford: Oxbow) (with Holly Hunt-Watts and Janet Cade)

In press 'The archaeology of childhood: the birth and development of a discipline', in Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood, eds S. Crawford, D. M. Hadley and G. Shepherd (Oxford: OUP) (with S. Crawford and G. Shepherd)

In press ‘Childhood and migration’, in Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood, eds S. Crawford, D. M. Hadley and G. Shepherd (Oxford: OUP)

2016 ‘The Winter Camp of the Viking Great Army, AD 872–3, Torksey, Lincolnshire’. Antiquaries Journal 96: 23-68 (J with J. D. Richards, and with contributions by H. Brown, E. Craig-Atkins, G. Perry, S. Stein, and A. Woods)

2016 ‘Using semi-automatic 3D scene reconstruction to create a digital medieval charnel chapel’. EG UK Computer Graphics & Visual Computing (J with W. Shui, S. Maddock, P. Heywood, E. Craig-Atkins, J. Crangle, and R. Scott)

2016 ‘The Viking winter camp and Anglo-Scandinavian town at Torksey, Lincolnshire – the landscape context’, in Proceedings of the Viking Congress, ed. O Owen and V Turner (Lerwick: Shetland Amenities Trust), 127-40 (with J. D. Richards)

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)

Teaching

Administrative Duties

Administrative Duties

Head of Department