Finding the Fifth Century in Britain

A database of graves and cemeteries in use between 350–550 CE

As a Data Fellow, Janet Kay 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. She will use this database in later iterations of her course ART361 “The Art and Archaeology of Plague.”

CDH Grant History

  • 2021–2022 Data Fellowship
  • 2018–2019 Dataset Curation