Prof Miranda Aldhouse-Green - PhD, FSA, FHEA
M.J Aldhouse-Green (in press) Style over content: schematism and surrealism in Romano-British cult-iconography, in T. Maier and P. Tillessen eds. Archaeological Imaginations of Religion. Budapest: Archaeolingua.
M.J Aldhouse-Green (in press) Twinning and Pairing: rethinking number in the Roman provincial imagery of Gallia and Britannia, in K. Patton ed. Gemini and the Sacred. Twins and Twinship in Religion and Myth. I.B. Tauris Inc.
M.J Aldhouse-Green (2013 in press) Formal Religion, in c. Haselgrove ed. Oxford Companion to the European Iron Age.
M.J Aldhouse-Green (2012) Singing Stones. Contextualising Body-Language in Romano-British Iconography. Britannia 43.
M.J Aldhouse-Green (2010) Caesar’s Druids. Yale
Miranda Aldhouse-Green (2006) Boudica Britannia. Pearson Longman.
Abstract - This book is an exploration of Boudica, the first female British monarch documented in literature. Her legendary resistance to the Romans in AD60/61 has provided the opportunity to examine the events leading up to, during and following the Boudican Rebellion within a context of contesting ideologies, colonialism and subversion that resonate with recent and contemporary political and social issues.
Miranda Aldhouse-Green (2004) An Archaeology of Images. Iconology and Cosmology in Iron Age and Roman Europe. Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
Abstract - Drawing on archaeology and social anthropology, this book investigates the various meanings with which images may have been imbued and, in so doing, questions the usual interpretation of statues, reliefs and figurines as passive objects. Rather, such images are viewed as artefacts, charged with meanings that allowed their producers and consumers to engage in discourse about identities, ideologies and perceptions of earthly and other worlds.
Miranda Aldhouse-Green (2004) Crowning Glories: Languages of Hair in Later Prehistoric Europe. Proceedings of The Prehistoric Society. December, Vol 70.
Abstract - In most societies, the presentation of human hair makes statements about projections of self, belonging, and difference. Drawing upon analogies from living traditions where hair makes an important contribution to symbolic grammars of personhood, this paper seeks to explore the evidence for symbolism associated with head- and body-hair in later European prehistory.
Miranda Aldhouse-Green (2004) Chaining and Shaming: Images of Defeat. From Llyn Cerrig Bach to Sarmitzegetusa. Oxford Journal of Archaeology. August, Vol 23, No 3, pp 319-340.
Abstract - This paper addresses issues relating to the archaeology of physical restraint and the symbolisms of humiliation, particularly within the contexts of warfare and conquest in Iron Age and Roman Europe. This topic necessarily encompasses aspects of ancient slavery, though the latter is not the main focus of the paper.
Miranda Aldhouse-Green (2001) Cosmovision and Metaphor: Monsters and Shamans in Gallo-British Cult-Expression. European Journal of Archaeology. Vol 4, No 2, pp 203-232.
Abstract - The repertoire of cult-iconography produced in Gaul and Britain during thr Iron Age and Roman periods contains an assemblage of images that are a blend of human and animal forms, generally seen as depictions of deities or as expressive of cult-perceptions. This paper provides a critical re-analysis of this body of evidence and presents models of meaning associated with liminality, transformation and ancient shamanism.