Archaeodeath

Archaeology, Mortality & Material Culture

Book Chapters

To date, I have authored/co-authored 46 book chapters (to April 2017). You can read many on my Academia.edu page.

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. https://www.academia.edu/521529/Williams_H._2011._Remembering_elites_Early_medieval_stone_crosses_as_commemorative_technologies_

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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