Dr Jane Kershaw

Research Profile

Current Activities

ERC Starting Grant (2019 – ongoing) Silver and the Origins of the Viking Age. This 5-year project will address one of the enduring questions of medieval studies - the origins of the Viking Age (c. 750-1050 AD) - through an interdisciplinary (archaeological, archaeometric and numismatic) study of silver from early Viking-Age Scandinavia. It aims to provide the first large-scale, systematic and empirically-based answers to the outstanding questions of where, when and why the Viking Age began.

I keep an active research blog here

 

Research Awards

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (Britain’s Viking Silver Hoards) 2017 – 2019

British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship (The Bullion Economy of Viking England) 2012-2017

Junior Research Fellowship, Balliol College, Oxford 2012-14

Randall MacIver Studentship in Archaeology, Queen’s College, Oxford 2010-11

 

Podcasts

In our Time (BBC Radio 4) with Melvyn Bragg discussing the Danish impact on 9th and 10th century England. 

Publications
  • Silver, Butter, Cloth Monetary and Social Economies in the Viking Age

    Kershaw, J, Sindbæk, S
  • An early medieval dual-currency economy: bullion and coin in the Danelaw

    Kershaw, J
  • The ‘People of the British Isles’ project and Viking settlement in England

    Kershaw, J, Røyrvik, EC
  • Viking Art - Art History - Oxford Bibliographies

    Graham-Campbell, J, Kershaw, J
  • Aspects of Bullion Exchange in Scandinavian England, in Turner, Owen and Waugh eds. Shetland and the Viking World

    Kershaw, J
    Edited by:
    Owen, O, Waugh, DJ
  • More
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