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The Society for Medieval Archaeology Awards

January 5, 2008


THE SOCIETY FOR MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY exists to further the study of the period from the 5th to the 16th century A.D. by publishing a journal of international standing dealing primarily with the archaeological evidence, and by other means such as by holding regular meetings and arranging conferences. While maintaining a special concern for the medieval archaeology of Britain and Ireland, the society seeks to support and advance the international study of this period (as broadly defined above) in Europe. It also aims to serve as a medium for co-ordinating the work of archaeologists with that of historians and scholars in any other discipline relevant to this field.

Research Awards
The Society administers three research funds, and members are invited to apply by the end of January each year for grants awarded in March or April.

The Eric Fletcher Fund was established in 1984, and is available to individual members of the Society, with preference given to younger members, wishing to undertake personal archaeological research. Applications for assistance to attend relevant conferences, or for study tours, are also invited. Awards do not normally exceed £500.

The Sudreys Fund was set up in 1992 to offer an annual award or awards totalling in the region of £500 for travel related to research in the field of Viking studies. The award is not available for the completion of post-graduate dissertations. Sudreys travel grants are available five weeks before the start of the journey so that full advantage may be taken of reduced fares, etc.

The Medieval Archaeology Research Grant was established in 1990 and offers a single award of up to £2000. Applicants must be individual members of the Society wishing to carry out personal research. Excluded are the costs of any excavation or the payment of academic fees.

Applicants should download an application form  (Microsoft Word format) and return it to the Honorary Secretary.

Joining the Society for Medieval Archaeology
Membership is open to all on payment of an annual subscription. Click here for an APPLICATION  and DIRECT DEBIT  FORM.

Membership enquiries are also managed by the Society’s printers W.S. Maney and Son. If you should like to join, you can also write to the Society for Medieval Archaeology, Maney Publishing, Suite 1c Joseph’s Wall, Hanover Walk, Leeds, LS3 1AB.

On joining new members will receive the current journal. The subscription year runs from 1st April, and the journal is published in the following spring. Most back numbers of Medieval Archaeology and of the Monograph Series are still available.

Membership Rates
For personal members  £25  $45 
For full-time registered students  £15  $27 
For retired members  £20  $35 
Family membership  £25  $45 

Family membership entitles an adult couple and direct dependants under the age of 21 to full privileges of membership and one copy of the journal; two retired members of a single household may also register for membership and one copy of the journal for the price of one.

Overseas Membership

Overseas members paying in sterling should add £5 to their annual subscription to cover the additional cost of postage.


One Comment leave one →
  1. alwayswanderin permalink
    January 8, 2009 7:25 pm

    Thank you for the great resources! I am currently an undergrad in the states looking into medieval archaeology, so this was neat to find!

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