The SPMA was founded in 1966 with the aim of promoting the archaeology of late medieval to industrial society in Britain, Europe and those countries influenced by European colonialism. The Society now covers the archaeology of the period up to the present day. To achieve this aim the Society publishes the biannual journal Post-Medieval Archaeology, and a twice yearly newsletter, as well as regular monographs, and holds conferences and meetings.
Saturday 23 November 2013
The SPMA’s next conference, ‘Conflict in Context: Archaeologies of War 1618 - 1918’, will be held at the Museum of Liverpool in September 2014. The Call for Papers is now open.
Monday 11 November 2013
Wednesday 30 October 2013
18 December 2013
26 September — 28 September 2014
Edited by Peter Pope and Shannon Lewis-Simpson
Can we approach European expansion to the Americas and elsewhere without colonial triumphalism? A research strategy which automatically treats early establishments overseas as embryonic colonies produces predictable results: in retrospect, some were, some were not. Post-Medieval archaeology has much to contribute to our understanding of the gradual drift of ordinary people - the cast of thousands, anonymous or almost-forgotten behind the famous names of history.