Sally Crawford FSA

Dr Sally Crawford FSA

Senior Research Fellow

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


Tel: +44 (0)1865 278240

Fax: +44 (0)1865 278254

E-mail: sally.crawford@arch.ox.ac.uk

Co-Director, HEIR (Historic Environment Image Resource)

Fell Fund Researcher in Visual and Material Culture Studies

blog: http://archaeologyarchivesoxford.wordpress.com/blog/

  • Research Interests

  • History of British archaeology in the 19th and 20th century with a special interest in:
    • Stuart and Peggy Piggott
    • Paul Jacobsthal
    • Christopher Hawkes
    • O.G.S. Crawford
  • Archaeological archives
  • Lantern slide and glass plates, particularly the relationship between place, the viewer and the viewed, and evolution of landscapes visible through photographic images.
  • The archaeology of childhood
  • Anglo-Saxon archaeology
    • Early Anglo-Saxon life course, including age, sickness and social representations
    • Early Anglo-Saxon mortuary rituals

Primary Geographic Area

Northern Europe

Current Activities/Projects

  •  Monograph Series General Editor: Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past. http://www.sscip.org.uk/
  •  Co-Director, HEIR (Historic Environment Image Resource): creating an interdisciplinary research database providing information on changing monuments, landscapes, and environments, based on Oxford University’s early lantern slide and glass plate collections. http://archaeologyarchivesoxford.wordpress.com/heir-project/. Funded by the Reva and David Logan Foundation, the Fell Fund, and Citizen Science Alliance (£250,000).
  • Researcher: Scoping Survey of Visual and Material Cultures archives in the Humanities and Social Science Divisions. Funded by the Fell Fund.
  • Series General Editor: Studies in Early Medicine. http://disease.nottingham.ac.uk/doku.php?id=studies_in_early_medicine
  •  Co-Director, Jacobsthal Project: investigating the life and work of the German wartime refugee archaeologist Professor Paul Jacobsthal: http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/jacobsthal.html. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Reva and David Logan Foundation (£50,000).

Exhibitions

Persecution and Survival: A Wartime Refugee’s Story, The Gallery, Oxford Town Hall & Museum, 15 January to 10 March 2012

Selected Publications

  •  2011 Early Anglo-Saxon England Shire ‘Living Histories’ Series
  •  2011 Oxford University Press Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology (ed., with D. Hinton and H. Hamerow) Oxford: Oxford University Press
  •  2010 Bodies of Knowledge: Cultural Interpretations of Illness and Medicine in Medieval Europe (ed: with Christina Lee) Studies in Early Medicine 1, BAR International Series 2170
  •  2009 Daily Life in Anglo-Saxon England Greenwood Publications
  •  1999 Childhood in Anglo-Saxon England Stroud: Sutton publishing.

Complete publications

Forthcoming

  • 2014: European Celtic Art: Festschrift in Honour of Vincent Megaw, Oxbow Books (with C. Gosden and K. Ulmschneider)
  • 2014: Ark of Civilization: Oxford and refugee academics in the arts during WWII, Oxford University Press (with J. Elsner and K. Ulmschneider)
  • 2014: The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood, Oxford University Press (with D. Hadley and G. Shepherd)
  • 2014: ‘The Oxford Philological Society 1939-45 – “The Bund”?’, in S. Crawford, J. Elsner and K. Ulmschneider (eds.) Ark of Civilization: Oxford and refugee academics in the arts during WWII, Oxford University Press (with K. Ulmschneider)
  • 2014: ‘The Cheshire Cat: Paul Jacobsthal and Oxford’, in S. Crawford, J. Elsner and K. Ulmschneider (eds.) Ark of Civilization: Oxford and refugee academics in the arts during WWII, Oxford University Press (with K. Ulmschneider)
  • 2014: ‘‘Leopold Bloom I’ and the Hungarian Sword Style’, in C. Gosden, S. Crawford and K. Ulmschneider (eds.): European Celtic Art: Festschrift in Honour of Vincent Megaw, Oxbow Books (with K. Ulmschneider)
  • 2014: ‘Introduction to Celtic Art in Europe: making connections’, in C. Gosden, S. Crawford and K. Ulmschneider (eds.): European Celtic Art: Festschrift in Honour of Vincent Megaw, Oxbow Books (with C. Gosden and K. Ulmschneider)
  • 2014: ‘Children in the picture: early photographs of archaeological sites’, in S. Crawford and D. Hadley (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood, Oxford University Press (with K. Ulmschneider)

2013

  • 'Settlement and Social Differentiation: 700-1100' in P. Stafford (ed.) A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland c.500-c.1100, 432-445. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • (with W. Morrison) ‘Reassessing toys in the archaeological assemblage: a case study from Dorchester on Thames’ Childhood in the Past 6/1, 52-65.
  • ‘Medieval and Anglo-Saxon childhoods’ in H. Montgomery (ed) Oxford Bibliographies Online: Childhood Studies. Oxford University Press.
  • ‘Baptism and infant burial in Anglo-Saxon England’. In Cochelin, I. and Smyth, K. (eds) Medieval Life-cycles: Continuities and Change, 55-80. Turnhout: Brepols.

2012

  • Persecution and Survival: the Paul Jacobsthal Story (with K. Ulmschneider) Archaeology Archives Oxford, Oxford
  • (with K. Ulmschneider): ‘Writing and experiencing internment: rethinking Paul Jacobsthal’s internment report in the light of new discoveries’, in H. Mytum and G. Carr (eds.): Prisoner of War: Archaeology, Memory, and Heritage of 19th- and 20th- Century Mass Internment, 223-238. New York: Springer Publications.

2011

  • Early Anglo-Saxon England, Shire ‘Living Histories’ Series
  • Oxford University Press Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology (with D. Hinton and H. Hamerow) Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • (with K. Ulmschneider) (trans and ed) ‘Childhood, Art and Education in Late Nineteenth Century Berlin: an Autobiographical Account’ Invited paper, Childhood in the Past 4 11-30
  • (with K. Ulmschneider) : 'Post-war identity and scholarship: the correspondence of Paul Jacobsthal and Gero von Merhart in the Oxford Jacobsthal archive', European Journal of Archaeology 14 (1-2) 231-250.
  • ‘The disposal of dead infants in Anglo-Saxon England from c.500-1066: An overview’, in M. Lally & A. Moore (eds.) (Re)Thinking the Little Ancestor: New perspectives on the archaeology of infancy and childhood. Archaeopress: BAR International Series 2271, pp75-84.
  • 'The Archaeology of the Anglo-Saxon life course: overview' in Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology, S. Crawford, D. Hinton and H. Hamerow (eds) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 625-640.

2010

  • Bodies of Knowledge: Cultural Interpretations of Illness and Medicine in Medieval Europe. (ed: with Christina Lee) Studies in Early Medicine 1, BAR International Series 2170
  • (with Katharina Ulmschneider) ‘Paul Jacobsthal’s Early Celtic Art; his anonymous co-author, and National Socialism: new evidence from the archives. Antiquity 85, 327: 1-13
  • (with Christina Lee) ‘Introduction’ in S. Crawford and C. Lee (eds) Bodies of Knowledge: Cultural Interpretations of Illness and Medicine in Medieval Europe. Studies in Early Medicine 1, BAR International Series 2170. 1-4
  • with K. Ulmschneider: ‘Life between the nations – the wartime correspondence of German Refugee archaeologist Paul Jacobsthal’, British Archaeology 115, 30-33.
  • ‘The nadir of Western medicine? Texts, contexts and practice in Anglo-Saxon England’, in S. Crawford and C. Lee (eds) Bodies of Knowledge: Cultural Interpretations of Illness and Medicine in Medieval Europe. Studies in Early Medicine 1, BAR International Series 2170, 41-52.
  • ‘Infanticide, abandonment and abortion in the Graeco-Roman and Early Medieval World: Archaeological Perspectives' in L. Brockliss and H. Montgomery, eds, Childhood, violence and the Western Tradition SSCIP Monograph 1, Oxbow, 59-64
  • ‘Our race had its childhood’: the use of childhood as a metaphor in Post-Darwinian explanations for Prehistory’ Childhood In the Past 3: 107-122.
  • ‘Food, fasting and starvation: food control and body consciousness in Early Anglo-Saxon England’ in M. Henig and N. Ramsay, eds, Intersections: the archaeology and history of Christianity in England, 400-1200. Papers in Honour of Martin Biddle and Birthe Kjolbye-Biddle, 99-105. Archaeopress.
  • 'Differentiation in the Later Anglo-Saxon burial ritual on the basis of mental or physical impairment: a documentary perspective’, in J. L. Buckberry and A. K. Cherryson (eds.), Later Anglo-Saxon Burial, c.650 to 1100AD. Oxford: Oxbow, 91-100.

2009

  • Daily Life in Anglo-Saxon England Greenwood Publications
  • Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 16 (ed. with H. Hamerow) Oxford, Oxford University Committee for Archaeology
  • ‘The Dictionary of Old English, The archaeology of ritual landscapes, and the burial ritual in Early Anglo-Saxon England’. Florilegium 26: 207-33
  • 'The ontology of play things: theorizing a toy stage in the “biography” of objects' in Childhood in the Past 2, 55-70
  • ‘Youth before 1000’, in Clifford J. Rogers (ed) Medieval Warfare and Military Technology: An Encyclopedia, Oxford, OUP

2008

  • Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 15 (ed, with H. Hamerow) Oxford, Oxford University Committee for Archaeology.
  • 'Chapter 26: Settlement and Social Differentiation: 700-1100' in P. Stafford (ed.) Blackwell's Companion to Early Medieval Britian 432-445
  • 'Childhood studies and the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past', Childhood in the Past, 1, 5-16 (with Carenza Lewis).
  • 'Special burials, special buildings? An Anglo-Saxon perspective on the interpretation of infant burials in association with rural settlement structures.' in Krum Bacvarov (ed) Babies Reborn; Infant/Child Burials in Pre- and Protohistory (BAR International Series s1832). Oxford: Archaeopress p 197-204.
  • 'Archaeological resource assessment of Oxfordshire: Early Medieval period' (with A. Dodd) for The Thames Solent Research Frameworks in Archaeology: the Early Medieval Period

2007

  • Children, Childhood and Society.  IAA Interdisciplinary Series Vol. I: Studies in Archaeology, History, Literature and Art (with G. Shepherd). B. A.R. International Series 1696, Oxford, Archaeopress.
  • ‘Companions, co-incidences or chattels? Children and their role in early Anglo-Saxon multiple burials’. In Crawford, S. and Shepherd, G. (eds) Children, Childhood and Society. IAA Interdisciplinary Series Vol. I: Studies in Archaeology, History, Literature and Art. B.A.R. International Series 1696  Oxford, Archaeopress, p.83-92.
  • (with G. Shepherd) ‘Children, childhood and society: an introduction’. In Crawford, S. and Shepherd, G. (eds) Children, Childhood and Society. IAA Interdisciplinary Series Vol. I: Studies in Archaeology, History, Literature and Art. B.A.R. International Series 1696. Oxford, Archaeopress, 1-4.
  • 'Gomol is snotorest: growing old in Anglo-Saxon England'. In Henig, M. and Smith, T. J. (eds.) Collectanea Antiqua: Essays in Memory of Sonia Chadwick Hawkes. B.A.R. s1673. Oxford, Archaeopress, 53-60.

2006 and earlier

2006

‘Worcester, the search for the Anglo-Saxon origins of the cathedral’ Current Archaeology 204, 652-55 (with C. Guy)

2004

‘Votive deposition, religion and the Anglo-Saxon furnished burial ritual’ World Archaeology vol. 36 (1): 87-102 The Object of Dedication

2003

‘Research issues in the Post-Roman to Conquest period in Warwickshire’ for the West Midlands Research Frameworks in Archaeology: post Roman period at www.archa-ant.bham.ac.uk/wmrfa/seminar4

‘Anglo-Saxon Women, Furnished Burial, and the Church’ in Women in Religion in Medieval England ed D. Wood Oxbow, Oxford, 1-13

2002

‘Archaeology and documentary sources; a biocultural approach to Anglo-Saxon medicine’ in The Archaeology of Medicine: Papers given at a session of the annual conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group held at the University of Birmingham on 20 December 1998 ed. R. Arnott, B.A.R. International Series 1046 (2002) p101-104 (with T. Randall)

2000

‘Children, grave goods and social status in Early Anglo-Saxon England’ in Children and Material Culture ed J. Sofaer Derevenski. Routledge, 169-179

‘A late Anglo-Saxon sculptural fragment from Worcester Cathedral’ in Transactions of the Worcestershire Archaeological Society Third Series Vol. 17, 345-348

1999

Childhood in Anglo-Saxon England Stroud: Sutton publishing.

‘The Worcester Cathedral Chapter House Coemeterium: a reply’ in The Recorder: published by the Worcestershire Archaeological Society 59, 14

‘Children, death and the afterlife in Anglo-Saxon England’ in C. Karkov, (ed) The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England: basic readings in Anglo-Saxon England New York: Garland publishing

‘Strict monks who excelled at industry’ in S. Dennison, (ed) British Archaeology 44, 16

2 entries in The Blackwell encyclopaedia of Anglo-Saxon England ed. M. Lapidge et al

1998

‘The Cathedral Chapter House’, The Worcestershire Recorder 57, 13

‘Excavations at Worcester Cathedral Chapter House 1997’ in Archaeology at Worcester Cathedral; Report of the 8th Annual Symposium 8, 3-4

1997

‘As Normans tore down Anglo-Saxon Cathedrals’ in British Archaeology 29, 7 (with C. Guy).

1996

'Britons, Anglo-Saxons and the Germanic burial ritual' in Migrations and Invasions in Archaeological Explanation ed J. Chapman and H. Hamerow BAR international series 664 1997, 45-72

'Preliminary report on Excavations at Bridgnorth Castle 1995' in CBA 9 Midlands Archaeology, 49-52

1993

‘Children, death and afterlife’ Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 6, 83-92

'An Anglo-Saxon Cemetery near West Hendred, Oxon' Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 6, 113-124 (With H. Hamerow and C. Mortimer)

1991

‘When do Anglo-Saxon children count?’ Journal of Theoretical Archaeology 2, 17-24.

1989

''The Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Chimney, Oxfordshire'. Oxoniensia 54, 45-56 (With J. Blair and M. Harman)

1986

'A Roman Villa at Chilswell Farm, Boar's Hill, Oxon'. Oxoniensia 51, 189-192 (With N. Donald)

Reviews

2013

Fleas, flies and friars: children's poetry from the Middle Ages. Nicholas Orme. For: Childhood In The Past, An International Journal, 6/1, 69-70.

2012

The Material Culture of Daily Living in the Anglo-Saxon World. Clegg Hyer, Maren and Gale R. Owen-Crocker (eds) Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2011. For: The Medieval Review TMR 12.10.34 http://hdl.handle.net/2022/14797. ISSN: 1096-746X

2011

Disability in the Middle Ages: Reconsiderations and Reverberations J. Eyler (ed). For Social History of Medicine Advance Access published November 23, 2011 doi 10. 1093/shm/hkr154

2010

Youth and age in the Medieval North S. Lewis-Simpson (ed.). For Early Medieval Europe 18, 121-123

2009

Making Women’s Medicine Masculine Monica Green, Oxford University Press The Medieval Review TMR ID 09.10.26

Death, Memory and Burial in Early Medieval Britain Howard Williams. For Speculum 84: 505-507. Cambridge University Press

2008

Death, Memory and Burial in Early Medieval Britain Howard Williams, Routledge. For The Medieval Review

Catalogue des Manuscrits de l’abbaye Saint-Maurice de lervaux/Luxembourg by Jean Mallet, and André Thibaut, Bibliotheca Manuscripta Monasteriourum Belgii II: Brepols Publishers, Turnhout 2006. For The Medieval Review

The Conversion of Britain: Religion, Politics and Society in Britain c.600--800 by Barbara Yorke. Religion, Politics and Society in Britain Series. Harlow: Pearson Longman, 2006. For H-Albion, H-Net Reviews, April

2007

Leprosy in Medieval England by Carole Rawcliffe. For The Medieval Review, TMR ID: 07.05.31. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan University Library, Scholarly Publishing Office

2003

Margaret Pole by H. Church Times 2003

2002

Review of Medieval Childhood by Nicholas Orme in Church Times 2002

2002

Review of Medieval Childhood by Nicholas Orme in Reviews in History no255, http//www.ihr

1998

Review of The Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Empinghaam II: Rutland: Excavations carried out between 1974 and 1975 by J. Timby in Archaeological Journal 155: 406

1996

Review of Clasps, Heketspanner, Agraffen by J. Hines in J.B.A.A. 149, 110-111

1995

Review of A Second Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Food and Drink: production and distribution by A. Hagen in  Medieval Archaeology 39, 353-354

1994

Review of Anglo-Saxon Paganism by D. Wilson. Antiquaries Journal 72

1996

Review of Anglo-Saxon Medicine by D. Cameron English Historical Review 441, 408

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