Crossing Paths or Sharing Tracks? Future directions in the archaeological study of post-1550 Britain and Ireland.

Edited by Audrey Horning and Marilyn Palmer

The chapters in this volume derive from a conference held at the University of Leicester in April 2008 and sponsored by the Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group, the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology and the Association for Industrial Archaeology.



General Introduction- Audrey Horning and Marilyn Palmer

Foreword: Crossing Paths or Sharing Tracks?- Mathew Johnson

Section One: Of Practice and Paradigm

Introduction- Audrey Horning and Marilyn Palmer

1. The Dialectics of Scale in the Historical Archaeology of the Modern World-
Charles E. Orser
2. An Amorphous Farrago? The Contribution of Industrial Archaeology- David Gwyn
3. People Versus Machines or People and Machines? Current Research Directions within British Post-medieval and Industrial Archaeology- Mike Nevell
4. A Review of the Archaeological Contribution to the Understanding of the Industrial Past- Shane Gould
5. Twenty Years A'growing: University-based Teaching and Research of Historical Archaeology on the Island of Ireland- Colin Breen
6. Irish 'Post-medieval' archaeology: Time to Lose our Innocence?- Tadhg O'Keeffe
7. Encouraging Interest in the Recent Past- Tony Crosby
8. Post-Medieval Archaeology: A Personal Perspective- Paul Courtney
9. An Archaeological Avant-Garde- James Dixon

Section Two: Analytical Approaches

Introduction- Marilyn Palmer and Audrey Horning

10. Science for Historic Industries - Glass and Glassworking- Sarah Paynter and David Dungworth and Justine Bayley
11. Bones of Contention: Why Later Post-Medieval Faunal Assemblages in Britain Matter- Richard Thomas
12. Finds, Deposits, and Assigned Status: New Approaches to Defined Relationships- Michael Berry
13. Haulbowline Island, Cork Harbour, Ireland, c. 1816-1832: A new Archaeological Perspective on Ireland's 'Coloniality'- Colin Rynne
14. English Industrial Landscapes - Divergence, Convergence and Perceptions of Identity- Paul Belford
15. Historic Landscape Characterisation, More Than a Management Tool?- Caron Newman
16. The Whitehaven Coast 1500-2000 - Post-Medieval, Industrial, and Historical Archaeology?- David Cranstone
18. The Changing Countryside: The Impact of Industrialisation on Rural Settlement in the 18th and 19th Centuries- Richard Newman
19. Understanding Landscape: Inter-disciplinary Dialogue and the Post-Medieval Countryside- Chris Dalglish

Section Three: Of People and Things

Introduction- Audrey Horning and Marilyn Palmer

20. Lancashire Cotton Mills and Power- R N Holden
21. Material Concerns: The State of Post-Medieval Finds Studies
Geoff Egan
22. The View From Afar: International Perspectives on the Analysis of Post-1750 Ceramics in Britain and Ireland- Alasdair Brooks
23. Post-1550 Urban Archaeology in a Developer-funded Context: An Example from Grand Arcade, Cambridge- Craig Cessford
24. Rematerialising Metropolitan Histories? People, Places and Things in Modern London- Nigel Jeffries, Alastair Owens, Dan Hicks, Rupert Featherby and Karen Wehner
25. Underneath the Arches: The Afterlife of a Railway Viaduct- Emma Dwyer
26. 'You knew where you were:' An Archaeology of Working Households in Turn-of-century Cheshire- Eleanor Casella
27. Pulling the Threads Together: Issues of Theory and Practice in an Archaeology of the Modern World- Stephen Mrozowski

Conclusion: The Way Forward?- Marilyn Palmer and Audrey Horning

Published by Boydell Press in 2009.
Hardback, 438pp, 80 b/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781843834342

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