Sicily Project takes off
Mon 27th October 2014

Sicily in Transition a joint project between University of York and Rome (Tor Vergata) began on 1 Sep 2014 under the direction of Alessandra Molinari (Rome) and Martin Carver York). For outline report on the first season see

On the Pilgrim Trail - Tarbat on TV this Christmas
Mon 16th December 2013

Look out for Triple Echo's PILGRIM TRAIL featuring famous Highland hillwalker Cameron MacNeish striding from Iona to Portmahomack -- where he meets us. Broadcast on BBC 2 Scotland 26 December (Boxing Day) at 1815 with part 2 at 1830 on 27 December. Also on iplayer, Sky and Freesat.

MERC at Pilsen 4-6 Sep 2013
Mon 16th December 2013

Great meeting for medievalists at EAA Pilsen. MERC functioning well and looking good for the future. Look forward to seeing you all at Istanbul 8-12 September 2014

MERC merges with EAA
Sat 07th September 2013

At its meeting on 4 sep 2013 MERC (Medieval Europe Research Committee) resolved to integrate fully with EAA (Europe Association of Archaeologists), follow its procedures and have a resence at its conference every year. We are now gearing up for Istanbul, where we are hoping for lots of sessions on the first and second millennia AD. Please contact Dries Tys (Dries.Tys [at] or go to our MERC facebook group.

Book of the Year
Wed 09th January 2013

MAKING ARCHAEOLOGY HAPPEN nominated for Book of the Year in Current Archaeology's Awards for 2013.

If you'd like to vote for it go to:-

before 15th Feb

pip pip!

Post 9 Sep 12
Sun 09th September 2012


Look out for Radio 3 programmes in October

  • Three Alpha Females (Wasperton, Bidford on Avon and Swallowcliffe Down)
  • Raedwald's Queen
  • Aetheflaed, Lady of the Mercians - and Field Marshall
Post 29 Aug 12
Wed 29th August 2012


The Medieval Europe Research Congress was successfuly recreated at Heksinki. The congress (held at York in 1992, Brugges in 1997, Basel in 2002 and Paris in 2007) will be held from now on as an integrated part of the EAA Conference. Next one is at Pilzen in 2013.