Worked in Stone

Worked in Stone: Completing the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture

Worked in Stone is a Durham Archaeology initiative to complete the seminal Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture. The project brings together an outstanding interdisciplinary team from several UK universities: Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp and Professor Sarah Semple from the University of Durham, Professor Jane Hawkes and Professor Julian Richards from the University of York, Professor Jo Story from Leicester University and Dr Helen Gittos from the University of Oxford.

Website: http://www.ascorpus.ac.uk/index.php

worked in stone

Worked in Stone is the new phase of the Corpus. The Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture identifies, records and publishes in a consistent format, English sculpture dating from the 7th to the 11th centuries. Much of this material was previously unpublished, and is of crucial importance in helping identify the earliest settlements and artistic achievements of the Anglo-Saxon/Pre-Norman English. The Corpus documents the earliest Christian field monuments from free-standing carved crosses and innovative decorative elements, to grave-markers.

In 2018 the project won substantial funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to enable its completion. Across 2018 to 2020 the team will complete full coverage of every Anglo-Saxon sculpture in England, bringing to press remaining published volumes on Derbyshire and Staffordshire (XIII), the East Midlands (XIV), Cambridgeshire (XV) and Norfolk and Suffolk (XVI). In addition, working with the Archaeological Data Service, researchers will complete the online release of the full catalogues for every region and archive the data so it remains readily accessible as a free resource for academics and the public alike.

Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp and Professor Sarah Semple from the University of Durham, Professor Jane Hawkes and Professor Julian Richards from the University of York, Professor Jo Story from Leicester University and Dr Helen Gittos from the University of Oxford.

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