Dr Derek Craig, BA (hons), PhD
I originally qualified in photography, and worked on archaeological excavations in Colchester, Southampton and London for about eight years. I did my first degree in Medieval Archaeology at University College London. I came to Durham to do research on early medieval sculpture under Professor Rosemary Cramp, and my doctoral thesis was on the pre-Conquest sculpture of Dumfries and Galloway in south-west Scotland. I became research assistant on the CORPUS OF ANGLO-SAXON STONE SCULPTURE project in 1994 (initially funded by the British Academy, and subsequently through two major Research Grants to the project from the Arts and Humanities Research Council). Since then I have prepared four volumes in the series for publication, and am presently working on several more, in collaboration with Ken Jukes and the authors, and under the direction of Professor Cramp.
Edited volumes in the Corpus series
•Bryant, R., 2012. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, X, The Western Midlands (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy)
•Bailey, R.N., 2010. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, IX, Cheshire and Lancashire (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy)
•Coatsworth, E., 2008. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, VIII, Western Yorkshire (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy) [with Ken Jukes]
• Cramp, R., 2006. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, VII, South-West England (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy) [with Ken Jukes]
• Lang, J., 2001. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, VI, Northern Yorkshire (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy) [including extensive signed and unsigned sections]
• Everson, P. & Stocker, D., 1999. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, V, Lincolnshire (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy)
• Tweddle, D., Biddle, M. & Kjølbye-Biddle, B., 1995. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, IV, South-East England (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy) [taking over from Dr Eric Cambridge]
Edited works: contributions
• 2006. `The later carved stone assemblage', in C. Lowe, Excavations at Hoddom: an early ecclesiastical site in south-west Scotland (Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland), 123–133.
• 2006. `Magdalen Field, West Tanfield: a possible eremitic site in Yorkshire', in M. Meek (ed.), The Modern Traveller to Our Past: Festschrift in honour of Ann Hamlin (Dublin: DPK), 94–99.
• 2004. Six articles on Ida (d 559/60), king of Bernicia; Osric (d 634), king of Deira; Osric (d 729), king of Northumbria; Oswald [St Oswald] (603/4–642), king of Northumbria; Oswine [St Oswine, Oswin] (d 651), king of Deira; Oswiu [Oswy] (611/12–670), king of Northumbria, in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, edited by H.C.G. Matthew & B. Harrison (Oxford: Oxford University Press), vol. 29 (Hutchins–Jennens), 188–9, and vol. 42 (Osborne–Pate), 61–2, 62, 76–9, 93–4, 94–7.
• 1997. `The sculptured stones', in P. Hill, Whithorn and St Ninian: the excavation of a monastic town 1984–91 (Stroud: The Whithorn Trust, Sutton Publishing), 433–41.
• 1997. `The provenance of the early Christian inscriptions of Galloway', in P. Hill, Whithorn and St Ninian: the excavation of a monastic town 1984–91 (Stroud: The Whithorn Trust, Sutton Publishing), 614–19.
• 1997. Sections on early historic archaeology and sculpture, in Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Eastern Dumfriesshire: an archaeological landscape (Edinburgh: The Stationery Office), 221, 243, 245–6, 252–7.
• 1994. `The early medieval sculpture of the Glasgow area', in A. Ritchie (ed.), Govan and Its Early Medieval Sculpture (Stroud: Alan Sutton Publishing), 73–90.
• 1991. `Pre-Norman sculpture in Galloway: some territorial implications', in R.D. Oram & G.P. Stell (eds.), Galloway: land and lordship (Edinburgh: Scottish Society for Northern Studies), 45–62.
Journal papers: academic
• 2003. Review of J. Hawkes, The Sandbach Crosses: sign and significance in Anglo-Saxon sculpture (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2002), in Antiquaries Journal, 83 (2003), 502.
• 1991. `Sculptured stones from Hoddom, 1991', Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society, 66 (1991), 27–34.
Research Interests (when time permits!)
• Early medieval sculpture in Norfolk
• Early medieval sculpture in southern Scotland
• Early medieval archaeology in Britain and Ireland, particularly the evidence for the early Christian church