I am pleased and proud to announce the publication of the Offa’s Dyke Journal volume 1.

Co-edited by Howard Williams and Liam Delaney, this is the first volume of a digital open-access academic publication. It contains an Introduction by the editors, two ‘classics revisited’ papers, revised and augmented for publication afresh, by Ann Williams and Margaret Worthington Hill. Furthermore, there are four original articles, reporting on new fieldwork on Offa’s Dyke and Wat’s Dyke (Belford), a fresh interpretation of the landscape of Llan-gors (Seaman), new fieldwork on the Danevirke (Tummuscheit and Witte) and comics as heritage interpretation for the Anglo-Welsh borderlands.

The Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory and the Offa’s Dyke Journal
Howard Williams and Liam Delaney

Offa’s Dyke: ‘the Stuff that Dreams are Made of’
Ann Williams

Wat’s Dyke: An Archaeological and Historical Enigma
Margaret Worthington Hill

Hidden Earthworks: Excavation and Protection of Offa’s and Wat’s Dykes
Paul Belford

Llywarch Hen’s Dyke: Place and Narrative in Early Medieval Wales
Andy Seaman

The Danevirke: Preliminary Results of New Excavations (2010–2014) at the Defensive System in the German-Danish Borderland
Astrid Tummuscheit and Frauke Witte

Making Earthworks Visible: The Example of the Oswestry Heritage Comics Project
John Swogger

Offa’s Dyke Journal is a venue for the publication of high-quality research on the archaeology, history and heritage of frontiers and borderlands focusing on the Anglo-Welsh border. The editors invite submissions that explore dimensionse-histories and landscape contexts. ODJ will also consider comparative studies on the material culture and monumentality of frontiers and borderlands from elsewhere in Britain, Europe and beyond. We accept:

  • Notes of up to 3,000 words
  • Interim reports on fieldwork of up to 5,000 words
  • Original discussions, syntheses and analyses of up to 10,000 words

ODJ is published by JAS Arqueología, and is supported by the University of Chester and the Offa’s Dyke Association. The journal is open access, free to authors and readers: http://revistas.jasarqueologia.es/index.php/odjournal/.

Print copies of the journal are available for purchase from Archaeopress with a discount available for members of the Offa’s Dyke Association: https://www.archaeopress.com/.

We will soon issue a call for papers for volume 2, due out in 2020.