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Ms Alice Forward 


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Position:PhD Archaeology

Academic History

BA Archaeology, Nottingham 2004
MA Archaeological Research, York 2005
PhD at Cardiff University from 2009 (AHRC funded)

PhD Research

Working Title: The ceramic evidence of life and economic networks from 12th to 17th century settlement sites in South Glamorgan

My research is primarily focused on medieval and early post-medieval ceramics in south Glamorgan. A significant area of this has led to the re-evaluation of medieval ceramic production in the region using microscopic and petrographic analysis. Due to the nature of ceramic production and consumption in the 12th to 17th centuries in south Glamorgan my research has also taken me across the Bristol Channel to Somerset and North Devon where many of the medieval and early post-medieval ceramics found on sites in south Glamorgan are produced.
As well as a study of the ceramic material I have also been engaged in research on the nature and role of secular settlements in south Glamorgan, considering the internal economic relationships within and between manorial estates as well as the wider connectivity represented by town and country.  

Start Date: October 2009

First Supervisor: Professor John Hines

Second Supervisor: Dr Alan Lane

Publications

Hines, J. and Forward, A., (forthcoming), ‘Cosmeston, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales: Multiple narratives of rural settlement and power’, in eds J. Klápšte and P. Sommer, Hierarchy in Rural Settlement Ruralia 9. Brepolis.

Cooper N. and Forward, A., (in prep.), ‘The Early Anglo-
Saxon Pottery’ in N. Finn, Excavations At Eye
Kettleby
Cooper, N.J. and Forward, A., 2012 'The Early to Middle Anglo-Saxon pottery' in R. Buckley and N. Cooper (eds) Excavations at Sanvey Gate, Leicester 2004-2006 Volume 2: The Specialist Reports. ULAS Report No. 2012-000vol2

Forward, A., MacIntosh, A. and Patrick, J., 2009 ‘Lockington, Warren Farm’ note in Transaction of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society 83. 256-257.

Cooper, N.J. and Forward, A., 2009 'The Early to Middle Anglo-Saxon pottery' in M. Morris, N. Cooper and R. Buckley (eds.) Life and Death in Leicester's North-east Quarter: Excavation of a Roman Town House and Medieval Parish Churchyard at Vine Street, Leicester (Highcross Leicester) 2004-2006 Volume 2: The Specialist Reports, 98-100. ULAS Report No. 2009-134

Forward, A. and Morgan, G.C., 2009 'The industrial residues' in M. Morris, N. Cooper and R. Buckley (eds.) Life and Death in Leicester's North-east Quarter: Excavation of a Roman Town House and Medieval Parish Churchyard at Vine Street, Leicester (Highcross Leicester) 2004-2006 Volume 2: The Specialist Reports, 98-100., 355-357 ULAS Report No. 2009-134

Cooper, N.J. and Forward, A., 2009 'The Early to Middle Anglo-Saxon pottery' in R. Buckley, N.J. Cooper and J. Browning (eds.) The Excavation of St. Peter's Church and Graveyard, Vaughan Way Leicester, 2004-2006. Volume 2: The Specialist Reports, 43-47. ULAS Report No. 2009-158Vol2.

Forward, A., Morgan, G.C., and Prior, D., 2009 'The industrial residues' in R. Buckley, N.J. Cooper and J. Browning (eds.) The Excavation of St. Peter's Church and Graveyard, Vaughan Way Leicester, 2004-2006. Volume 2: The Specialist Reports, 157. ULAS Report No. 2009-158Vol2.

Cooper, N.J. and Forward, A., 2009 'The Early to Middle Anglo-Saxon pottery' in R. Buckley and N. Cooper (eds) Urban Life in Leicester: An Archaeological Excavation at Freeschool Lane, Leicester 2004-2006 Volume 2: The Specialist Reports, 29-35. ULAS Report No. 2009-140vol2.

Forward, A. and Morgan, G.C., 2009 'The industrial residues' in R. Buckley and N. Cooper (eds) Urban Life in Leicester: An Archaeological Excavation at Freeschool Lane, Leicester 2004-2006 Volume 2: The Specialist Reports, 276-7. ULAS Report No. 2009-140vol2.

Additional Information


Teaching
Greek and Roman archaeology 1st yr undergraduate module, seminar teaching.
Medieval Archaeology 1st yr undergraduate module seminar teaching.
Post-excavation course supervisor, undergraduate summer practical.

Societies
Council member
Medieval and Later Pottery Research Group 2010 to present

Normal member
Medieval Archaeology
Medieval Settlement Research Group

Conferences

Organiser: Medieval and Later Pottery in Wales Conference in association with Sian Iles (Curatorial assistant) at the National Museum of Wales 2010. Stoking the Kiln

Conference Papers:
May 2010 - 14th Century Crisis conference, Cambridge:The deserted medieval village at Cosmeston,Vale of Glamorgan
March 2011 - MLPW Stoking the Kiln, Cardiff: Cross Channel Trade; Traditions of North Somerset and Devon ceramics in South Wales
October 2011 - Ruralia IX conference: Hierarchy in Rural settlement, Vorarlberg, Austria: Cosmeston, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales: Multiple narratives of rural settlement and power.
June 2012 - MPRG conference Ceramics on the Edge, Douglas, Isle of Man: Marginality in south Glamorgan; a ceramic study

Other work
I was involved in two excavation seasons with the Cosmeston Community Archaeology Project (2010-2011) supervising excavations work in the first year and for the second I took on the job of Finds Officer which continued through into the 4 week post-excavation course. As part of the 2012 season I helped set up and manage the site blog (www.cosmestonarchaeology.co.uk) developing the online presence for the project.
I have also been involved in the initial phase of Hillfort Heritage Project, working with local school groups as part of SHARE with schools.