The Oxbow Books End-of-Year Sale!

We’re happy to announce that starting today and continuing through the end of the year, over 200 Oxbow Books titles will be offered at great sale prices on casemateacademic.com! This is the perfect time to pick up a gift for your favorite scholar, or purchase that title you’ve had your eye on for a while….

Council for British Archaeology South-East AGM and Conference

Don’t forget to book your place at the 2014 CBA South-East AGM and Conference! The conference will take place on Saturday 1st November in the Huxley Lecture Theatre at the University of Brighton. Click here for full details of the conference and how to book your place. The theme will be ‘Aspects of Pre-History in…

20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists

From the 10th to the 14th September 2014, the European Association of Archaeologists’ 20th Annual Meeting was held in Istanbul. Oxbow was represented at EAA 2014 by Managing Editor Julie Gardiner, accompanied by Dr Mike Allen, Series Editor for our new Studying Scientific Archaeology series (and Julie’s husband by pure coincidence). We had just a…

Mythological Motifs: Tests Set for Men to Win Brides

Thanks to a suggestion from my friend and colleague Chris Collard, I included in my new Dictionary of Classical Mythology an “Index of Recurring Motifs”, so that anyone interested in the subject could easily trace a particular mythical theme through all its manifestations. When I was asked to write this blog, it seemed a good…

Searching for Gold – by Marianne Vedeler

Marianne Vedeler is Associate professor in Archaeology at Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. Her research and publications focus on clothing, style and costume accessories from the Middle Ages. Her latest title for Oxbow Books, Silk for the Vikings, is a study of the production, trade and consumption of silk during the Viking Age….

The Medieval Ecclesiastical Vice – a Virtue?

Author Toby Huitson takes a look back at what inspired him to write his new book, Stairway to Heaven: The Functions of Medieval Upper Spaces. “I’m sorry to disappoint you, if you didn’t get the witty pun – this post isn’t about medieval misdemeanours, but instead all about a hidden aspect of medieval architecture, the…

Mike McCarthy’s ‘The Romano-British Peasant’ nominated for Best Book of 2013 award by Current Archaeology

The nominations are in for this years’ Current Archaeology Awards and we are delighted that Mike McCarthy’s The Romano-British Peasant (Oxbow Books, 2013) has been nominated for the Best Book award. Also nominated is Julian Bowsher’s Shakespeare’s London Theatreland (Museum of London Archaeology, 2012), available from Oxbow Books. We are also delighted to see Nat Alcock…

Warwick Rodwell explores the history of the Coronation Chair and the Stone of Scone, following the conservation of the Chair ahead of the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen’s coronation

This year we are celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the coronation of HM The Queen, which took place in Westminster Abbey on 2 June, 1953. In common with all coronations since the fourteenth century, the anointing and crowning took place with The Queen seated in the Coronation Chair. To mark the Diamond Jubilee, the Chair…