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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Staff and Governance

To contact the IMEMS administrative office please use the following details:

E: admin.imems@durham.ac.uk

T: 0191 334 2974

Core Staff

The day-to-day running of IMEMS is the responsibility of the Core Executive Committee, comprising the Director and Associate Directors and the Administrator. 

Dr Derek Craig, BA (hons), PhD

Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41120
Room number: 017

Contact Dr Derek Craig

Biography

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 major Research Grants to the project from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Headley Trust, and the Pilgrim Trust. Since then I have prepared ten volumes in the series for publication, and am presently working on several more, in collaboration with the authors, and under the direction of Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp and Professor Sarah Semple.

Publications

Edited volumes in the Corpus series

•Hawkes, J. & Sidebottom, P., 2018. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, XIII, Derbyshire and Staffordshire (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy) ISBN 978-0-19-726621-2.

•Everson, P. & Stocker, D., 2015. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, XII, Nottinghamshire (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy) ISBN 978-0-19-726595-6

•Preston-Jones, A. & Okasha, E., 2013. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, XI, Early Cornish Sculpture (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy) ISBN 978-0-19-726565-9

•Bryant, R., 2012. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, X, The Western Midlands (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy) ISBN 978-0-19-726515-4

•Bailey, R.N., 2010. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, IX, Cheshire and Lancashire (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy) ISBN 978-0-19-726462-1

•Coatsworth, E., 2008. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, VIII, Western Yorkshire (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy) ISBN 978-0-19-726425-6. [with Ken Jukes]

• Cramp, R., 2006. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, VII, South-West England (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy) ISBN 0-19-726334-8. [with Ken Jukes]

• Lang, J., 2001. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, VI, Northern Yorkshire (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy) ISBN 0-19-726256-2. [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). ISBN 0-19-726188-4

• 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) ISBN 0-19-726129-9. [taking over from Dr Eric Cambridge]

Edited works: contributions

• 2017. `Richard N. Bailey's publications', in E. Cambridge & J. Hawkes (ed.), Crossing Boundaries: interdiscilinary approaches to the art, material culture, language and literature of the early medieval world (Oxford & Philadelphia: Oxbow Books), 281–284.

• 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

Research Groups

Department of Archaeology

Research Projects

Department of Archaeology

  • Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture

Full Executive Committee

Our Full Executive Committee is made up of the Core Executive Committee, listed above, plus a number of executive members including:


International Advisory Board

We are extremely fortunate to have be able to call on the help and guidance of colleagues from around the world who help to shape and guide our direction, strategy and international reach. Our current Advisory Board members are: