Providing an academic publication resource free to contributors and readers alike focused on the archaeology, history and heritage of frontiers and borderlands, the Offa’s Dyke Journal has provided a key dimension of the Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory‘s work.

Liam Delaney and I have come to the fourth year of co-editing and producing this magnificent e-journal publication project open access with JAS Arqueologia.

I’m delighted to announce the online publication of the open-access e-journal special issue: Borders in Early Medieval Britain: Offa’s Dyke Journal 4 for 2022.

The collection stems from a 2020 conference organised by this issue’s lead editor: Dr Ben Guy.

Ben has also provided an introduction to the collection here.

The collection comprises of an introduction by Ben, a review and reflection by Dr Lindy Brady and then 7 peer-reviewed research articles providing expert evaluations of the early medieval borders and borderlands of Cornwall, Mercia/Wales and England/Scotland.

Liam and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ben, all the contributors and anonymous referees for all their hard work.

We hope you enjoy browsing through ODJ1-4.

In due course we will announce the option to buy paperback copies of ODJ4 from Archaeopress: volumes 1-3 are already purchasable.

Here is the launch video: