The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

Our Journal

Post-Medieval Archaeology is an international journal reflecting the increasingly broad scope of post-medieval archaeology today, including landscapes, artefact studies, vernacular architecture and industrial archaeology. From 2014 the Journal is published triannually, including a new annual supplement offering a summary of post-medieval fieldwork in Britain and Ireland, and the Journal encourages a vibrant multi-disciplinary approach to the past. We encourage papers that draw on a wide range of material, textual, iconographic and scientific evidence, as well as engaging in the latest theoretical debates.

The Editors of Post-Medieval Archaeology welcome original papers of national and international significance that match the aims and scope of the journal. The contents of the submission should be original work that has not been previously published nor submitted for publication elsewhere. All contributions are reviewed anonymously by independent referees. We also welcome shorter Notes, up to 3,000 words in length, on topics related to current research. We publish an annual review of post-medieval archaeology in Britain and Ireland, reporting on the considerable quantity of high quality fieldwork being undertaken throughout the British and Irish Isles.

It is a condition of publication that papers become the copyright of The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology. Funding by grant is not a prerequisite for publication, but contributors presenting papers arising from developer-funded work and from nationally funded organizations in Britain will be asked to contribute to the page preparation and printing costs.

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The editorial team at Post-Medieval Archaeology, the journal of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology is looking to recruit new Assistant Editors. Post-Medieval Archaeology is an international journal, covering a range of subjects, which illustrates the increasingly broad scope of post-medieval archaeology today, including pottery, glass, metalwork, fortifications, vernacular architecture, landscape studies and industrial archaeology. The Society covers this period up to the present day.

An Assistant Editor’s role is to liaise with authors, arrange peer-review, and guide articles through the initial editorial stages of scholarly publication. This is a great opportunity to get involved in one of the leading journals in the field. To apply for the position, please send a CV and a short letter outlining any relevant editorial or professional experience to by 21 March 2019. 

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Co-Editors: James Dixon and Katherine Fennelly

Assistant Editors:

Laura McAtackney, Penny Crook, Greig Parker, Þora Petursdottir, Karen Swope