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Professor Roberta Gilchrist FBA

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About this Fellow

Medieval and social archaeology, particularly gender and religion; burial, magic and religious communities, including nunneries, monasteries, hospitals, Norwich Cathedral and Glastonbury Abbey



Current post

  • Professor of Archaeology and Research Dean, University of Reading

Past Appointments

  • Consultant Archaeologist, Norwich Cathedral, 1993 - 2005
  • President, Society for Medieval Archaeology, 2004 - 2007
  • Keeley Fellow, Wadham College University of Oxford, 2008 - 2009
  • Professor of Archaeology and Head of School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading, 1996 - 2015
  • Professor of Archaeology, University of Reading, 1996
  • , University of East Anglia, 1990 - 1995
  • Professor of Archaeology and Research Dean, University of Reading, 2015


Requiem. The Medieval Monastic Cemetery in Britain (with B Sloane). (Museum of London Archaeology Service Monograph) 2005

Norwich Cathedral Close: the Evolution of the English Cathedral Landscape (Boydell) 2005

Gender and Material Culture: the Archaeology of Medieval Religious Women (Routledge) 1994

Medieval Life: Archaeology and the Life Course (Boydell) 2012

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