A Summer in review



Its been a long and stressful summer. Projects are moving along and there should be more news to share on one of those projects in the next couple months. Other projects set in motion this summer may take a year or more to run their course. So the articles I’m sharing below are just some of my reading that stood out as being useful, along with my some relevant medieval history books.

My new publication! This is based on a presentation I have at Kalamazoo in 2011.

Ziegler, M. R. (2016). Plague in Bede’s Prose Life of Cuthbert. In The Sacred and the Secular in Medieval Healing (pp. 65–77). Routledge.


Williamson, T. (2015). Environment, society and landscape in Early Medieval England. Boydell Press.

Hamerow, H. (2012). Rural Settlements and Society in Anglo-Saxon England. Oxford University Press. 

Curently reading: Tim Clarkson (2016) Scotland’s Merlin: A Medieval Legend and It’s Dark Age Origins. John Donald/Birlinn. (Not directly related to a project, but good, fun reading.)


Christodoulopoulos, G., Theodoropoulos, G., Kominakis, A., & Theis, J. H. (2006). Biological, seasonal and environmental factors associated with Pulex irritans infestation of dairy goats in Greece. Veterinary Parasitology, 137(1-2), 137–143. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2005.12.012

Feldman, M., Harbeck, M., Keller, M., Spyrou, M. A., Rott, A., Trautmann, B., et al. (2016). A high-coverage Yersinia pestis Genome from a 6th-century Justinianic Plague Victim. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 1–31.

Kenward, H. (1999). Insect remains as indicators of zonation of land use and activity in Roman Carlisle, England. Reports from the Environmental Archaeology Unit (Vol. 99, pp. 1–30).

Ferraguti, M., la Puente, J. M.-D., Roiz, D., Ruiz, S., Soriguer, R., & Figuerola, J. (2016). Effects of landscape anthropization on mosquito community composition and abundance. Scientific Reports, 6, 1–9. http://doi.org/10.1038/srep29002

Jones, L., & Nevell, R. (2016). Plagued by doubt and viral misinformation: the need for evidence-based use of historical disease images. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 1–6. http://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30119-0

Caron, A., Cappelle, J., Cumming, G. S., de Garine-Wichatitsky, M., & Gaidet, N. (2015). Bridge hosts, a missing link for disease ecology in multi-host systems. Veterinary Research, 46(1), 1–11. http://doi.org/10.1186/s13567-015-0217-9

Purcell, N. (1996). Rome and the management of water: environment, culture and power. In G. Shipley & J. B. Salmon (Eds.), Human Landscapes in Classical Antiquity (pp. 103–119). London: Routledge.

Christie, N. (1996). Barren fields? Landscapes and settlements in late Roman and post-Roman Italy. In G. Shipley & J. B. Salmon (Eds.), Human Landscapes in Classical Antiquity (pp. 144–160). London: Routledge.

Scheidel, W. 2015. Death and the City: Ancient Rome and Beyond. Available at SSRN 2609651. http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2609651

O’Sullivan, A. (2008). Early medieval houses in Ireland: social identity and dwelling spaces. Peritia, 20, 225–256.

Bousema, T., Griffin, J. T., Sauerwein, R. W., Smith, D. L., Churcher, T. S., Takken, W., et al. (2012). Hitting Hotspots: Spatial Targeting of Malaria for Control and Elimination. PLoS Medicine, 9(1), e1001165–7. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001165

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  1. Scotland’s Merlin attracts me: this Lailoken must be the one King Suibne met in his flying madness. Seamus Heaney in Sweeney Astray englished the name Lailoken as Alan. Must read this. Thank you

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