Death & Memory – Past & Present

Journal Articles

To date, I have authored/co-authored 47 journal articles (to December 2022). You can read many via the links below, or on my page or my Humanities Commons page:

Williams, H. 2022. Public Viking Research in museums and beyond. Current Swedish Archaeology 30: 25–34.

Williams, H. 2021. Collaboratory through crises: researching linear monuments in 2021. Offa’s Dyke Journal 3: 1-16.

Williams, H. 2021. Rethinking Wat’s Dyke: a monument’s flow in a hydraulic frontier zone. Offa’s Dyke Journal 3: 151-182.

Williams, H. and Swogger, J. 2021. What’s Wat’s Dyke? Wrexham Comic Heritage Trail. Offa’s Dyke Journal 3: 183-210.

Swogger, J. and Williams, H. 2021. Drawing the line: What’s Wat’s Dyke? Practice and Process. Offa’s Dyke Journal 3: 211-242.

Williams, H. 2020. Collaboratory, coronavirus and the colonial countryside. Offa’s Dyke Journal 2: 1-28.

Williams, H. 2020. Living after Offa: Place-Names and Society Memory in the Welsh Marches. Offa’s Dyke Journal 2: 103-140.

Williams, H. and Delaney, L. 2019. The Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory and the Offa’s Dyke Journal, Offa’s Dyke Journal 1: 1-31.

Williams, H. 2018. Introduction: public archaeologies of death and memory, in H. Williams and L. Richardson (eds) Death in the Contemporary World: Perspectives from Public Archaeology, AP Online Journal of Public Archaeology 8(2) Special Issue 3: 1–24

Williams, H., Smith, G., Crane, D. and Watson, A. 2018. The Smiling Abbot: rediscovering a unique medieval effigial slab, Archaeological Journal 175(2): 255–91. DOI: 10.1080/00665983.2017.1366705.

Meyers Emery, K. and Williams, H. 2018. A place to rest your (burnt) bones? Mortuary houses in early Anglo-Saxon England, Archaeological Journal 175(1): 55–86.

Murrieta-Flores, P. and Williams, H. 2017. Placing the Pillar of Eliseg: Movement, Visibility and Memory in the Early Medieval Landscape, Medieval Archaeology 61(1), 69–103. DOI: 10.1080/00766097.2017.1295926

Williams, H. 2016. Tressed for death in early Anglo-Saxon England, Internet Archaeology 42.

Williams, H. 2016. “Clumsy and illogical”? Reconsidering the West Kirby hogback, The Antiquaries Journal 96, 69–100

Williams, H. 2016. Citations in stone: the material world of hogbacks, European Journal of Archaeology 19(3) 497-518.

Williams, H. 2016. Viking mortuary citations, European Journal of Archaeology 19(3): 400-14.

Williams, H. 2015. Death, hair and memory: cremation’s heterogeneity in early Anglo-Saxon England, Analecta Archaeologica Ressoviensia, 10, 29–76.

Williams, H. and Atkin, A. 2015. Virtually dead: digital public mortuary archaeology, Internet Archaeology 40.

Tong, J., Evans, S., Williams, H., Edwards, N. and Robinson, G. 2015. Vlog to death: Project Eliseg’s video-blogging, Internet Archaeology 39.;

Williams, H. 2014. Monument and material reuse at the National Memorial Arboretum, Archaeological Dialogues 21(1): 77-104. doi:10.1017/S1380203814000117

Williams, H. 2014. Antiquity at the National Memorial Arboretum, International Journal of Heritage Studies 20(4): 393-414.

Williams, H. 2013. Saxon obsequies: the early medieval archaeology of Richard Cornwallis Neville, Bulletin of the History of Archaeology 23(1).

Williams, H. 2011. Ashes to asses: an archaeological perspective on death and donkeys, Journal of Material Culture 16(3): 219-39. DOI: 10.1177/1359183511412880

Williams, H. 2011. Archaeologists on Contemporary Death, Mortality 16(2): 91-97. DOI: 10.1080/13576275.2011.560450

Williams, H. 2011. Cremation and present pasts: a contemporary archaeology of Swedish memory grovesMortality 16(2): 113-30. DOI: 10.1080/13576275.2011.560451

Williams, H. 2011. The sense of being seen: ocular effects at Sutton Hoo, Journal of Social Archaeology 11(1): 99-121. DOI: 10.1177/1469605310381034

Williams, H., Rundkvist, M. & Danielsson, A. 2010. The landscape of a Swedish boat-grave cemetery, Landscapes 11(1): 1-24.

Walls, S. & Williams, H. 2010. Death and memory on the Home Front: Second World War commemoration in the South Hams, Devon, Cambridge Archaeological Journal 20(1): 49-66.

Rundkvist, M. & Williams, H. 2008. A Viking boat grave with gaming pieces excavated at Skamby, Östergötland, Sweden, Medieval Archaeology 52: 69-102.

Simpson, F. & Williams, H. 2008. Evaluating community archaeology in the UK, Public Archaeology 7(2): 69-90.

Williams, H. 2008. Anglo-Saxonism and Victorian archaeology: William Wylie’s Fairford Graves, Early Medieval Europe 16(1): 49-88.

Rundkvist, M., Stilborg, O. and Williams H. 2007. Copper alloy casting at Skamby in Kuddby parish, Östergötland, Fornvännen 102, 279-281.

Williams, H. & Williams, E.J.L. 2007. Digging for the dead: archaeological practice as mortuary commemoration, Public Archaeology 6(1): 45-61.

Williams, H. 2007. Introduction: themes in the archaeology of early medieval death and burial, in S. Semple & H. Williams (eds) Early Medieval Mortuary Practices: Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology & History 14: 1-11.

Williams, H. 2007. Transforming body and soul: toilet implements in early Anglo-Saxon graves, in S. Semple & H. Williams (eds) Early Medieval Mortuary Practices: Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology & History 14: 66-91.

Williams, H. 2007. Depicting the dead: Commemoration through cists, cairns and symbols in early medieval Britain, Cambridge Archaeological Journal 17(2): 145-64.

Williams, H. 2007. The emotive force of early medieval mortuary practices, Archaeological Review from Cambridge. 22(1): 107-23.

Williams, H. 2006. Heathen graves and Victorian Anglo-Saxonism: assessing the archaeology of John Mitchell Kemble, in S. Semple (ed.) Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology & History 13: 1-18.

Williams, H. 2005. Keeping the dead at arm’s length: memory, weaponry and early medieval mortuary technologies, Journal of Social Archaeology 5(2): 253-275.

  1. Williams, H. 2005. Review article: rethinking early medieval mortuary archaeology Early Medieval Europe 13(2): 195-217.

Williams, H. 2004. Death warmed up: the agency of bodies and bones in early Anglo-Saxon cremation rites, Journal of Material Culture 9(3): 263-91.

Williams, H. 2004. Potted histories: cremation, ceramics and social memory in early Roman Britain, Oxford Journal of Archaeology 23(4): 417-27.

Williams, H. 2003. Material culture as memory: combs and cremation in early medieval Britain, Early Medieval Europe 12(2): 89-128.

Semple, S. and Williams, H. 2001. Excavation on Roundway Down, Wiltshire Studies 94: 236-39.

Williams, H. 1998. Monuments and the past in early Anglo-Saxon England,World Archaeology 30 (1): 90-108.

Williams, H. 1997. Ancient Landscapes and the dead: the reuse of prehistoric and Roman monuments as early Anglo-Saxon burial sites. Medieval Archaeology 41: 1-31.

Härke, H. & Williams, H. 1997. Angelsächsische Bestattungsplätze und ältere Denkmäler: Bemerkungen zur zeitlichen Entwicklung und Deutung des Phänomens. Archäologische Informationen 20/1: 25-27.

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