Dr Duncan Wright

Academic Staff & Senior Lecturer

Duncan is Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer, Archaeology and Heritage, and is responsibility for research, teaching, and staff and student wellbeing across the subject area. He is a medievalist specialising in settlement, landscape, and conflict, and is particularly interested in the archaeology of north-west Europe. Duncan’s work often marries documentary, anthropological, and topographic material, with archaeological data to explore the articulation of power and authority in the medieval landscape. At BGU he delivers teaching on these themes, as well as theoretical and practical approaches to archaeology, supervises undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations, and is Director of the Lincoln Archaeological Fieldschool. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter.

You can access Duncan’s ORCID profile here.

Monographs

Creighton, O.H. and Wright, D.W. 2016: The Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press

Wright, D.W. 2015: ‘Middle Saxon’ Settlement and Society: The Changing Rural Communities of Central and Eastern England

 

Edited Volumes

Wright, D.W. and Creigton, O.H. (eds) 2016: Castles, Siegeworks and Settlements: Surveying the Archaeology of the Twelfth-century, Oxford: Archaeopress

 

Articles

Willmott, H. and Wright, D.W. 2020 (in press): ‘Rethinking early medieval ‘productive sites’: trade, wealth and worship at Little Carlton, East Lindsey’, The Antiquaries Journal 100.

Wright, D.W. and Bromage, S. 2020: ‘Landscapes of Lordship: Searching for Laughton’s Anglo-Saxon elite’, Current Archaeology 360, 50-52.

Wright, D.W. 2019: ‘Crafters of kingship: smiths, elite power, and gender in early medieval Europe’, Medieval Archaeology 63 (2), 271-297.

Wright, D.W. 2016: ‘Investigating an Elite Landscape: Archaeological survey at Bromfield Priory, Shropshire, Shropshire History and Archaeology 91, 41-50

Wright, D. W. Creighton, O.H., Fradley, M. and Trick, S. 2016: ‘Ritual, Power and Conflict on the Fen-edge: Burwell Castle in Context’ Landscape History 37 (i), 25-50

Wright, D.W. 2015: ‘Shaping Rural Settlements: The Early Medieval Inheritance of the English Village’, Landscapes 16 (ii), 1-21

Wright, D. W. 2015: ‘Early Medieval Settlement and Social Power: The Middle Saxon ‘Home Farm’, Medieval Archaeology 59, 24-46

Wright, D. W. 2015: ‘The Church and the Land: Settlement and Economy in Early Medieval England’ in J. Sanchez Pardo, and M. Shapland (eds) Churches and Social Power in Early Medieval Europe, Brepols, 216-228

Wright, D.W., Creighton, O.H., Trick, S. and Fradley, M. 2015: ‘Fieldwork in Conflict Landscapes: Surveying the Archaeology of the Anarchy’, Medieval Archaeology 59, 313-319

Wright, D. W., Fradley, M. and Creighton, O. 2015: ‘The Ringwork at Cam’s Hill, near Malmesbury: Archaeological Investigation and Landscape Assessment’, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 108, 33-46

Wright, D. W., Fradley, M., Trick, S. and Creighton, O. 2015: ‘Castle Carlton, Lincolnshire: The Origins and Development of a Castle and Medieval New Town’, Medieval Settlement Research 30, 25-33

Wright, D.W. and Fradley, M. 2013: ‘Decoding an Elite Landscape: Power and Patronage at Hailes, Gloucestershire’ Church Archaeology 17, 29-36

Wright, D. W. 2010: ‘Restructuring the 8th-century Landscape: Planned Settlements, Estates and Minsters in Pre-Viking England’, Church Archaeology 14, 15-26

Wright, D. W. 2010: ‘Tasting Misery Among Snakes: The Situation of Smiths in Anglo-Saxon Settlements’, Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 20, 131-136

 

Reviews

Williamson, T. Environment, Society and Landscape in Early Medieval England: Time and Topography in Cambridge Archaeology Journal 24 (2014), 563-564

Gittos, H. Liturgy, Architecture, and Sacred Places in Anglo-Saxon England, in Church Archaeology 16 (2012), 95-96

S. Wrathmell (ed.) Wharram: A Study of Settlement on the Yorkshire Wolds XIII- A History of Wharram Percy and its Neighbours, in The Archaeological Journal 169 (2012), 585-586

Flatman, J. Becoming an Archaeologist: A Guide to Professional Pathways, in The Archaeological Journal 169 (2012), 589

Hamerow, H., Hinton, D.A., and Crawford, S The Oxford Handbook of Anglo- Saxon Archaeology, in Church Archaeology 15 (2011), 65-67

Ó Carragáin, T. Churches in Early Medieval Ireland: Architecture, Ritual and Memory, in Church Archaeology 14, 86-87