|Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green. third from the left
Miranda read archaeology at Cardiff University for her BA degree. She undertook a postgraduate Masters study for an M.Litt.
on the Religions of Civilian Roman Britain at Oxford University, and was awarded a doctoral scholarship at the Open
University, where she completed a PhD thesis entitled The Wheel as a Cult-Symbol in the Romano-Celtic World.
has been fortunate enough to have been invited to lecture all over the world, at universities in many European countries and
in venues as far apart as Toronto and Sydney, and at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and the Walters Art Gallery,
Baltimore. She is a regular contributor to summer schools at the University of Complutense, Madrid and is a member of the
Committee for the Study of Celtiberian Iconography. In 2004, she was invited to deliver the prestigious annual Kroon Lecture
at the University of Amsterdam.
Until recently professor of archaeology at Newport University, Miranda's teaching experience
ranges from leading undergraduate courses on Roman Britain and Iron Age Europe to managing and contributing to Newport's MA
in Celto-Roman Studies. She has supervised more than twenty PhD and MPhil students to successful completion.
The work undertaken for her Masters and Doctoral degrees has formed the bedrock
upon which Miranda has built her subsequent research, which focuses on the ritual and symbolic aspects of later British and
European prehistory and the western Roman provinces. She has published extensively on 'the Celts' and, more recently, she
has pursued research in the social anthropological perspectives on ancient religion and ritual. Her most recent books include
Exploring the World of the Druids (1997), Pilgrims in Stone (a study of the stone iconography from the Gallo-Roman
healing sanctuary at Fontes Sequanae in Burgundy) (1999), Dying for the Gods. Human Sacrifice in Iron Age and Roman Europe
(2001), An Archaeology of Images. Iconology and Cosmology in Iron Age and Roman Europe (2004), and (with Stephen
Aldhouse-Green) The Quest for the Shaman. Shape-Shifters, Sorcerers and Spirit-Healers of Ancient Europe (2006).
Her newest book, Boudica Britannia (October 2006), represents a departure from Miranda's usual 'religious arena'
of research, being a study of early Roman Britain, with the focus upon the iconicity of Boudica herself.
media contributions include: Time Team, Meet the Ancestors and Melvyn Bragg’s In Our
Recent publications include:
2006. Boudica Britannia. London: Pearson Longman.
2005. The Quest for the Shaman. Shape-Shifters,
Sorcerers and Spirit-Healers of Ancient Europe. London: Thames & Hudson (with Stephen Aldhouse-Green).
An Archaeology of Images. London: Routledge.
2001. Dying for the Gods. Human Sacrifice in Iron Age and
Roman Europe. Stroud: Tempus.
Green, Miranda J. Aldhouse 1999. Pilgrims in Stone. Stone images from the Gallo-Roman
healing sanctuary of Fontes Sequanae. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports (IS) 754.
Green, Miranda J. 1999.
Back to the Future: resonances of the past in myth and material culture. In A. Gazin-Schwartz & C. Holtorf (eds.), Archaeology
and Folklore. London: Routledge, pp. 48-66
Green, Miranda J. 1998. God in man’s image: thoughts on the genesis
and affiliations of some Romano-British cult-imagery, Britannia 29, 17-30
Green, Miranda J. 1998. Vessels of
Death: sacred cauldrons in archaeology and myth. Antiquaries Journal 78, 63-84
Green, Miranda J. 1998. Humans
as ritual victims in the later prehistory of western Europe. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 17:2, 169-189
Miranda J. 1998. Crossing the boundaries: triple horns and emblematic transference. European Journal of Archaeology
Green, Miranda J. 1997. Exploring the World of the Druids. London: Thames & Hudson
Miranda J. 1997. Images in opposition: polarity, ambivalence and liminality in cult-representation. Antiquity 71, 898-911