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About Howard M. R. Williams

I am Professor of Archaeology at the University of Chester. My archaeological research interests focus on death, burial and commemoration, particularly for the early medieval period (c. AD 400-1100) in Britain, NW Europe and Scandinavia. I am interested in the relationships between material culture, monuments and landscape in the construction and negotiation of memories, focusing on mortuary practices. I also explore the roles of portable artefacts, materials and substances, tombs, sculpture, architecture and settlements as media and environments for memory work and performance.


Present Professor of Archaeology, University of Chester

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Mortuary Archaeology, Early Medieval Archaeology, Archaeologies of Memory, Community and Public Archaeology, and History and Theory of Archaeology

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Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
  • Elected Member of the Internationales Sachsensymposion
  • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

Contact Information

Department of History and Archaeology,
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester CH1 4BJ


Mortuary Archaeology - Early Medieval (24)

Mortuary Archaeology - Themes (7)