Dr Stuart Brookes joins the People and Place team on 1 November. Stuart specialises in comparative landscape studies in early medieval Europe, and will be taking over the role of spatial analysist from Brian Buchanan who is leaving to take up an Assistant Professorship at Eastern Washington University at the end of the year. Stuart’s recent work has concentrated on the landscape archaeology of Anglo-Saxon civil defence, the structure of governance and administration in early medieval states, and travel and communication in Anglo-Saxon England, published as Beyond the Burghal Hidage: civil defence in Anglo-Saxon England (with John Baker, 2013), Landscapes of Defence in the Viking Age (with J. Baker and A. Reynolds, 2013), Travel and Communication in Anglo-Saxon England (in prep). He is looking forward to working closely with the team as it enters the next exciting stage.
Dr Brian Buchanan, Dr Sue Harrington, Prof Sarah Semple, Dr Stuart Brookes