Current Research Postgraduates
Dr Pam Graves, MA PhD FSA FSA Scot
Pam Graves has worked in Urban Archaeological Units in York (YAT), Lincoln (CLAU) and Newcastle, on subjects ranging from medieval religious houses in their landscape settings, to artefact research, and GIS. Her specialisations are urban archaeology and the development of a mercantile culture in Northern Europe, religious practice and architecture in both the medieval and post-medieval periods; medieval window glass; and archaeological theory, especially the analysis of ritual. Some of these themes have been developed in lecture courses: Dust to Dust: death, burial and ritual, C12th-C19th; Sex and Shopping: the archaeology of urban life and work, C12th-C18th: and may be studied in depth in the Durham MA in Archaeology (Historical Strand). She has written on the built environment as an expression of the political enfranchisement of urban communities; and art and architecture as an index to the variety of religious practice in the middle ages.
Pam's current research is developing integrated material culture and theoretical approaches to the body in historical contexts, to sensory archaeology, and to special deposition in the medieval and post-medieval periods. She has a paper in the February 2008 issue of Current Anthropology, "From an Archaeology of Iconoclasm to an Anthropology of the Body: Images, Punishment and Personhood in England, c.1500-1660". She is working on "Sensing and Censing: aspects of Aroma in Medieval Religious Practice"; and "The Echo from the Well: closure deposits of ecclesiastical wells following the Reformation".
Her work on Newcastle, and mercantilism in the North Sea/Baltic Sea rims is in preparation as two volumes: a multi-period assessment of the archaeology of Newcastle, co-authored with David Heslop, Tyne and Wear Archaeological Officer; and a single-authored volume, North Sea Capital: Newcastle, the making of a Mercantile Community, which examines the period from the 11th through to the early 19th centuries. A case study of the relationship between radical religion and the built environment has been published as "Building a New Jerusalem: A group of merchant houses in seventeenth-century Newcastle upon Tyne, England", in the International Journal of Historical Archaeology volume 13:4 for 2009.
The analysis, re-use and archaeological deposition of architectural stonework features in contributions by Dr Graves to Finds from the Well at St Paul-in-the-Bail, Lincoln, edited by Jenny Mann (2008).
Pam has served on the editorial boards of the Scottish Archaeological Journal (see former Glasgow Archaeological Journal); and the Archaeological Journal. She has served as an ordinary Member of Council for the SOCIETY FOR MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY, the SOCIETY FOR POST-MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY, and the ROYAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE. She is Archaeological Consultant to the Dean and Chapter of DURHAM CATHEDRAL and is currently involved in a project to record and analyse the buildings of the former Prior's Lodgings, including an extensive palimpsest of medieval graffiti in the former Prior's Chapel.
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- Graves, CP (2001). The Window Glass of the Order of St Gilbert of Sempringham: A York-Based Study. York: Council for British Archaeology.
- Graves, CP (2000). The Form and Fabric of Belief an archaeology of the lay experience of religion in medieval Norfolk and Devon. British Archaeological Reports, British Series No. 311: Oxford: Archaeopress.
- Kemp, RL & Graves, CP (1996). The church and Gilbertine priory of St. Andrew, Fishergate. York: YAT/Council for British Archaeology.
- Graves, CP (2008). Architectural fragments. In Finds from the Well at St Paul-in-the-Bail, Lincoln. Mann, J Oxford: Lincoln Archaeological Studies, Oxbow Books. 9: 20-22.
- Mann, J & Graves, CP (2008). Discussion. In Finds from the Well at St Paul-in-the-Bail, Lincoln. Mann, J Oxford: Lincoln Archaeological Studies, Oxbow Books. 9: 79-92.
- Graves, CP (1997). Social space in the English medieval parish church. In Anthony Giddens: critical assessments volume 4. Bryant, C & Jary, D London: Routledge. 262-288.
- Graves, CP (1996). The Window Glass. In Further Excavations at the Dominican Priory, Beverley, 1986-89. Foreman, M Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press. Sheffield Excavation Reports No. 1: 126-144.
Edited works: contributions
- Graves, CP (2003). Civic Ritual, Townscape and Social Identity in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Newcastle upon Tyne. In Archaeologies of the British: Explorations of identity in Great Britain and its colonies 1600-1945. Lawrence, S London New York: Routledge. 31-54.
- Graves, CP (2002). The Development of Towns in the North. In Past, Present and Future the Archaeology of Northern England. Brooks, C., Daniels, R. & Harding, A. Durham: Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland. Research Report 5: 177-184.
- Graves, CP (2002). Window glass. In Spynie Palace and the Bishops of Moray: history, architecture and archaeology, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Monograph. J. Lewis & D. Pringle Series 21: 132-7.
Journal papers: academic
- Bailiff, IK, Blain, S, Graves, CP, Gurling, T & Semple, S (2010). Uses and recycling of brick in medieval and Tudor English buildings: insights from the application of luminescence dating and new avenues for further research. The Archaeological Journal 167: 165-196.
- Graves, CP (2009). Building a new Jerusalem the Meaning of a Group of Merchant Houses in Seventeenth-Century Newcastle upon Tyne, England. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 13(4): 385-408.
- Graves, CP (2008). From an Archaeology of Iconoclasm to an Anthropology of the Body Images, Punishment and Personhood in England, 1500-1660. Current Anthropology 49(1): 35-57.
- Graves, CP (2007). Sensing and believing: exploring worlds of difference in pre-modern England-a contribution to the debate. World Archaeology 39(4): 515-531.
- Graves, CP (2005). Canon William Greenwell and his contemporaries the history of British archaeology in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology 15(2): 45-49.
- O'Connor, A & Graves, CP (2003). Canon Greenwell (1820-1918) and his contribution to archaeological research. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology 13(2): 28-30.
Journal papers: online
- Graves, P & Rollason, L (2010). The Medieval Prior's Chapel at Durham: its development and use. Monastic Research Bulletin 16: 24-41.
- North East Research Group
- Ritual, Religion, Belief and Place Research Group
- Canon Greenwell and the Development of Archaeology in the North of England
- Durham Medieval Archaeologists (DMA)
- Luminescence dating of bricks from medieval buildings
- Medieval Women’s Lives in England
- North Sea Capital: Newcastle, the Making of a Mercantile Community