Jane Kershaw

Dr Jane Kershaw

Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow

Institute of Archaeology
36 Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PG


Tel: +44 (0)1865 278240

Fax: +44 (0)1865 278254

E-mail: jane.kershaw@arch.ox.ac.uk

Research Interests

Early Medieval and Viking-Age archaeology; the Scandinavian settlements in Britain; Viking silver and the silver economy; gender and cultural identity.

Current Activities

Britain’s Viking Silver Hoards. This is a 3-year archaeological and archaeometric study of the silver artefacts and coins contained in Britain’s growing number of Viking-Age hoards. Read more about it here: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/awards-made/awards-focus/britain’s-viking-silver-hoards

I keep an active research blog here: http://vikingmetalwork.blogspot.co.uk

Primary Geographic Area

Northwest Europe, especially Britain and Scandinavia. 

Research awards

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (Britain’s Viking Silver Hoards) 2017 – ongoing

British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship (The Bullion Economy of Viking England) 2012-2017

Junior Research Fellowship, Balliol College, Oxford 2012-14

Randall MacIver Studentship in Archaeology, Queen’s College, Oxford 2010-11

Selected Publications

For a full list of publications, including downloads, please see https://oxford.academia.edu/JaneKershaw

Books

Kershaw, J. 2013. Viking Identities: Scandinavian Jewellery in England. Oxford University Press. Accompanied by a free, illustrated on-line catalogue, hosted by the Archaeological Data Service: http://dx.doi.org/10.5284/1012709

Kershaw, J & G. Williams. Forthcoming. Silver, Butter, Cloth: Monetary and Social Economies in the Viking Age. Oxford University Press.

Articles and chapters

Kershaw, J. Forthcoming. ‘Introduction’. In J. Kershaw & G. Williams (eds.) Silver, Butter, Cloth: Monetary and Social Economies in the Viking Age. Oxford University Press.

Kershaw, J. Forthcoming. ‘Gold as a Means of Exchange in Scandinavian England (c. 850-1050 AD)’. In J. Kershaw & G. Williams (eds.) Silver, Butter, Cloth: Monetary and Social Economies in the Viking Age. Oxford University Press.

Kershaw, J. 2017. An early medieval dual-currency economy: bullion and coin in the Danelaw. Antiquity 91 (2017) 173-90.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2016.249

Kershaw, J. & E. Royrvik. 2016. The People of the British Isles and Viking settlement in England. Antiquity 90: 1670-80.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2016.193 

Kershaw, J. 2016. Aspects of bullion exchange in Scandinavian England, in V. Turner and O. Owen (eds.) Shetland and the Viking World. Proceedings of the Seventeenth Viking Congress. Shetland Heritage Publications, 279-86.

Kershaw, J & J. Graham-Campbell. 2016. Viking Art. Oxford Bibliographies in Art History (online resource).

Kershaw, J. 2015. Scandinavian-style metalwork from southern England: new light on the ‘First Viking
Age’ in Wessex, in R. Lavelle and S. Roffey (eds.) Danes in Wessex: The Scandinavian Impact on Southern England, c.800-c.1100. Oxbow, 87-108.

Kershaw, J. 2009. Culture and gender in the Danelaw: Scandinavian and Anglo-Scandinavian Brooches. Viking and Medieval Scandinavia 5, 295-325.

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