Archaeo𝔡𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔥

The Archaeology and Heritage of Death & Memory

Book Chapters

To date, I have authored/co-authored 52 book chapters (to June 2019). You can read many via the links below, or else on my Academia.edu page.

Williams, H. 2019. ‘To our big boy’. Zoos and animal sanctuaries as deathscapes, in C. Ljung, A Andreasson Sjögren, I. Berg, E. Engström, A-M. Hållans Stenholm, K. Jonsson, A. Klevnäs, L. Qviström, T. Zachrisson (eds). Tidens landscakap. En väanbok till Anders Andrén. Lund: Nordic Academic Press, pp. 298−300.

Williams, H. 2019. Dead Relevant: Introducing The Public Archaeology of Death, in H. Williams, B. Wills-Eve and J. Osborne (eds) The Public Archaeology of Death, Sheffield: Equinox, pp. 1–16.

Evans, S. and Williams, H. 2019. Death’s diversity: the case of Llangollen Museum, in H. Williams, B. Wills-Eve and J. Osborne and (eds) The Public Archaeology of Death, Sheffield: Equinox, pp. 37–54.

Walsh, M. and Williams, H. 2019. Displaying the deviant: Sutton Hoo’s sand bodies, in H. Williams, B. Wills-Eve and J. Osborne (eds) The Public Archaeology of Death, Sheffield: Equinox, pp. 55–72.

Watson, A. and Williams, H. 2019. Envisioning Cremation: Art and Archaeology, in H. Williams, B. Wills-Eve and J. Osborne (eds) The Public Archaeology of Death, Sheffield: Equinox, pp. 113–132.

Williams, H. 2019. Death’s drama: mortuary practice in Vikings Season 1–4, in H. Williams, B. Wills-Eve and J. Osborne (eds) The Public Archaeology of Death, Sheffield: Equinox, pp. 155–182.

Williams, H. 2017. Remembering and forgetting the medieval dead: exploring death, memory and material culture in monastic archaeology, in R. Gilchrist and G. L. Watson (eds) Medieval Archaeology: Volume IV: Medieval Social Archaeology, London: Routledge, pp. 168-93.

Williams, H., Cerezo-Román, J.I., and Wessman, A. (eds) 2017. Introduction: Archaeologies of Cremation, in J.I. Cerezo-Román, A. Wessman and H. Williams (eds) Cremation and the Archaeology of Death, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1–24

Wessman, A. and Williams, H. 2017. Building for the cremated dead, in J.I. Cerezo-Román, A. Wessman and H. Williams (eds) Cremation and the Archaeology of Death, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 177–98

Williams, H. and Wessman, A. 2017. The contemporary archaeology of urban cremation, in J.I. Cerezo-Román, A. Wessman and H. Williams (eds) Cremation and the Archaeology of Death, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 266–96

Williams, H. 2016. Ethnographies for early Anglo-Saxon cremation, in I. Riddler, L. Keys, and J. Soulat (eds) Le témoignage de la culture matérielle: mélanges offerts au Professeur Vera Evison/ The Evidence of Material Culture: Studies in Honour of Professor Vera Evison, Europe Médiévale 10, Autun: Éditions Mergoil, pp. 139–54 http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620242

Giles, M. and Williams, H. 2016. Introduction: mortuary archaeology in contemporary society, in H. Williams and M. Giles (eds) Archaeologists and the Dead, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1–20. http://hdl.handle.net/10034/618943

Williams, H. 2016. Firing the imagination: cremation in the modern museum, in H. Williams and M. Giles (eds) Archaeologists and the Dead: Mortuary Archaeology in Contemporary Society, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 293–332. http://hdl.handle.net/10034/618942

Semple, S. and Williams, H. 2015. Landmarks for the dead: exploring Anglo-Saxon mortuary geographies, in M. Clegg Hyer and G. R. Owen-Crocker (eds) The Material Culture of the Built Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World, Vol. II of The Material Culture of Daily Living in the Anglo-Saxon World, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, pp. 137–61 http://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/products/60534 http://hdl.handle.net/10034/594429

Williams, H. 2015. Beowulf and archaeology: megaliths imagined and encountered in Early Medieval Europe, in M. Diaz-Guardamino Uribe, L. García Sanjuán and D. Wheatley (eds) The Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age, Roman and Medieval Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 77-97. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-lives-of-prehistoric-monuments-in-iron-age-roman-and-medieval-europe-9780198724605?cc=gb&lang=en& http://chesterrep.openrepository.com/cdr/handle/10034/336898

Williams, H., Kirton, J. and Gondek, M. 2015. Introduction: stones in substance, space and time, in. H. Williams, J. Kirton and M. Gondek (eds) Early Medieval Stone Monuments: Materiality, Biography, Landscape. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, pp. 1-34. http://www.boydellandbrewer.com/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=14947 http://hdl.handle.net/10034/594442

Williams, H. 2015. Hogbacks: the materiality of solid spaces, in H. Williams, J. Kirton and M. Gondek (eds) Early Medieval Stone Monuments: Materiality, Biography, Landscape. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, pp. 241-68 http://www.boydellandbrewer.com/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=14947 http://hdl.handle.net/10034/594430

Williams, H. 2015. Towards an archaeology of cremation, in C.W. Schmidt & S. Symes (eds) The Analysis of Burned Human Remains, 2nd Edition, London: Academic Press, pp.259-93. http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780128004517&pagename=search http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620246

Williams, H. 2014. Memory through monuments: movement and temporality in Skamby’s boat graves, in H. Alexandersson, A. Andreeff, and A. Bünz (eds) Med hjärta och hjärna. En vänbok till professor Elisabeth Arwill-Nordbladh, GOTARC Series A, Gothenburg Archaeological Studies, vol. 5, Göteborg: Göteborgs Universitet, Institutionen för historiska studier, pp. 397-414. http://hdl.handle.net/10034/337528

Cerezo-Román, J. I. & Williams, H. 2014. Future directions for the archaeology of cremation, in I. Kuijt, C. P. Quinn and G. Cooney (eds) Transformation by Fire: The Archaeology of Cremation in Cultural Context, Tucson: University of Arizona Press, pp. 240-55. http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid2504.htm. http://hdl.handle.net/10034/555819

Williams, H. 2014. A well-urned rest: cremation and inhumation in early Anglo-Saxon England, in I. Kuijt, C.P. Quinn and G. Cooney (eds) Transformation by Fire: The Archaeology of Cremation in Cultural Context, Tucson: University of Arizona Press, pp. 93-118. http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid2504.htm http://hdl.handle.net/10034/555812

Meyers, K. and Williams, H. 2014. Blog bodies: mortuary archaeology and blogging, in D. Rocks-Macqueen and C. Webster (eds) Blogging Archaeology, E-book: Succinct Research, pp. 137-70. http://hdl.handle.net/10034/337528

Williams, H. 2013. Death, memory and material culture: catalytic commemoration and the cremated dead, in S. Tarlow and L. Nilsson Stutz (eds) The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 195-208. http://hdl.handle.net/10034/336963

Nugent, R. & Williams, H. 2012. Sighted surfaces: ocular agency in early Anglo-Saxon cremation burials, in I-M. Back Danielsson, F. Fahlander & Y. Sjöstrand (eds) Encountering Images: Materialities, Perceptions, Relations. Stockholm Studies in Archaeology 57, Stockholm: Stockholm University, pp. 187-208. http://www.mikroarkeologi.se/publications/encounteringimagery/11.Howard_Ruth.pdf

Williams, H. 2012. Ash and antiquity: archaeology and cremation in contemporary Sweden, in A. M. Jones, J. Pollard, M. J. Allen and J. Gardiner (eds) Image, Memory and Monumentality: Archaeological Engagements with the Material World, Oxford: Oxbow, pp. 207-217.

Williams, H. 2011. Remembering elites: early medieval stone crosses as commemorative technologies, in L. Boye, P. Ethelberg, L. Heidemann Lutz, S. Kleingärtner, P. Kruse, L. Matthes and A. B. Sørensen (eds) Arkæologi i Slesvig/Archäologie in Schleswig. Sonderband “Det 61. Internationale Sachsensymposion 2010” Haderslev, Denmark. Neumünster: Wachholtz, pp. 13-32.

Williams, H. 2011. Mortuary practices in early Anglo-Saxon England, in H. Hamerow, D. Hinton and S. Crawford (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 238-59.

Content, S. & Williams, H. 2010. Creating the Pagan English, in M. Carver, A. Sanmark & S. Semple (eds) Signals of Belief in Early England: Anglo-Saxon Paganism Revisited, Oxford: Oxbow, pp. 181-200.

Williams, H. 2010. At the funeral, in M. Carver, A. Sanmark & S. Semple (eds) Signals of Belief in Early England: Anglo-Saxon Paganism Revisited, Oxford: Oxbow, pp. 67-83.

Williams, H. 2010. Engendered bodies and objects of memory in Final Phase graves, in J. Buckberry & A. Cherryson (eds) Burial in Later Anglo-Saxon England c. 650 – 1100 AD, Oxford: Oxbow, pp. 24-36. http://hdl.handle.net/10034/311981

Williams, H. & Sayer, D. 2009. Halls of mirrors: death & identity in medieval archaeology, in D. Sayer & H. Williams (eds) Mortuary Practices & Social Identities in the Middle Ages: Essays in Burial Archaeology in Honour of Heinrich Härke. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, pp. 1-22.

Williams, H. 2009. On display: envisioning the early Anglo-Saxon dead, in D. Sayer. & H. Williams (eds) Mortuary Practices & Social Identities in the Middle Ages: Essays in Burial Archaeology in Honour of Heinrich Härke. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, pp. 170-206.

Williams, H. 2008. Towards an archaeology of cremation, in C.W. Schmidt & S. Symes (eds) The Analysis of Burned Human Remains, London: Academic Press, pp.239-269.

Williams, H. 2007. “Burnt Germans”, Alemannic graves and the origins of Anglo-Saxon archaeology“in S. Burmeister, H. Derks and J. von Richthofen (eds), Zweiundvierzig. Festschrift für Michael Gebühr zum 65. Geburtstag, Internationale Archäologie – Studia honoraria 25 Rahden: Westf, pp. 229-238.

Williams, H. 2007. Forgetting the Britons in Victorian Anglo-Saxon archaeology, in N. Higham (ed.) Britons in Anglo-Saxon England, Woodbridge: Boydell, pp. 27-41. https://boydellandbrewer.com/britons-in-anglo-saxon-england-hb.html

Williams, H. 2006. Digging Saxon graves in Victorian Britain, in R. Pearson (ed.) The Victorians and the Ancient World: Archaeology and Classicism in Nineteenth-Century Culture, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 61-80.

Holtorf, C. & Williams, H. 2006. Landscapes & memories, in D. Hicks & M. Beaudray (eds) Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 235-54.

Williams, H. 2005. Cremation in early Anglo-Saxon England – past, present and future research, in H-J. Häβler (eds.) Studien zur Sachsenforchung 15, Oldenburg: Isensee, pp. 533-49.

Williams, H. 2005. Animals, ashes & ancestors, in A. Pluskowski (ed.) Beyond Skin and Bones? New Perspectives on Human-Animal Relations in the Historical Past, Oxford: BAR International Series 1410, pp. 19-40.

Williams, H. 2004. Assembling the dead, in A. Pantos & S. Semple (eds.) Assembly Places and Practices in Medieval Europe. Dublin: Four Courts Press, pp. 109-34.

Williams, H. 2004. Artefacts in early medieval graves – a new perspective, in R. Collins & J. Gerrard (eds.) Debating Late Antiquity in Britain AD300-700, Oxford: BAR British Series 365, pp. 89-102.

Williams, H. 2004. Ephemeral monuments and social memory in early Roman Britain, in B. Croxford, H. Eckardt, J. Meade & J. Weekes (eds) TRAC 2003: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference. Oxford: Oxbow, pp. 51-61.

Williams, H. 2003. Introduction: The archaeology of death, memory and material culture, in H. Williams (ed.) Archaeologies of Remembrance. Death and Memory in Past Societies. New York: Kluwer/Plenum. pp. 1-24.

Eckardt, H. & Williams, H. 2003. Objects without a past? The use of Roman objects in early Anglo-Saxon graves, in H. Williams (ed.) Archaeologies of Remembrance. Death and Memory in Past Societies. New York: Kluwer/Plenum. pp. 141-170.

Williams, H. 2003. Remembering and forgetting the medieval dead, in H. Williams (ed.) Archaeologies of Remembrance. Death and Memory in Past Societies. New York: Kluwer/Plenum, pp. 227-254.

Williams, H. 2002. Cemeteries as central places: landscape and identity in early Anglo-Saxon England, in B. Hårdh & L. Larsson (eds.) Central Places in the Migration and Merovingian Periods. Papers from the 52nd Sachsensymposium. Lund: Almqvist, pp. 341-362.

Williams, H. 2002. “The Remains of Pagan Saxondom”? studying Anglo-Saxon cremation practices, in S. Lucy & A. Reynolds (eds) Burial in Early Medieval England and Wales. Leeds: Maney, Society of Medieval Archaeology Monograph Series 17, pp. 47-71.

Williams, H. 2001. Death, memory and time: a consideration of mortuary practices at Sutton Hoo, in C. Humphrey & W. Ormrod (eds.) Time in the Middle Ages. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer. pp. 35-71.

Williams, H. 2001. An ideology of transformation: cremation rites and animal sacrifice in early Anglo-Saxon England, in. N. Price (ed.) The Archaeology of Shamanism. London: Routledge. pp. 193-212.

Williams, H. 1999. Placing the dead: investigating the location of wealthy barrow burials in seventh century England, in M. Rundkvist (ed) Grave Matters: Eight Studies of Burial Data from the first millennium AD from Crimea, Scandinavia and England. Oxford: BAR International Series 781, pp. 57-86.

Williams, H. 1999. Identities and cemeteries in Roman and early medieval archaeology, in P. Baker, C. Forcey, S.Jundi & R. Witcher (eds). TRAC 98 Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference. Oxford: Oxbow Books. pp. 96-108

Williams, H. 1998. The ancient monument in Romano-British ritual practices, in C. Forcey, J. Hawthorne & R. Witcher (eds). TRAC 97 Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference. Oxford: Oxbow Books pp. 71-87.

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