Janet Kay

Data Fellow

Janet Kay

Janet Kay is an Associate Research Scholar in the Department of Art and Archaeology. Her interdisciplinary work uses burial practices, bioarchaeology, and the environmental sciences to study the history of Roman and early medieval Britain. As a Data Fellow, she plans to complete her database of graves and cemeteries in use between 350–550 CE in Britain—a period and region for which there are no contemporary written sources. The database is the core of Kay’s book-in-progress, which studies how burial practices in Britain in the long fifth century reflected people’s relationships to their own history. Kay holds B.A.s in Archaeology and History from Boston University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Boston College.