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Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Miranda J. Aldhouse Green
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.

Miranda 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.
 
Research

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 Time.

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).

2004. 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

Green, Miranda J. 1998. Crossing the boundaries: triple horns and emblematic transference. European Journal of Archaeology 1:2, 219-240.

Green, Miranda J. 1997. Exploring the World of the Druids. London: Thames & Hudson

Green, Miranda J. 1997. Images in opposition: polarity, ambivalence and liminality in cult-representation. Antiquity 71, 898-911

Miranda J. Aldhouse Green
Professor Green on the left

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ISBN13: 9781405811002. Dec 2006

The Celtic World 1996
ISBN: 0415146275 1996. Routledge

Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend 1992
ISBN 0500279756. 1992 Thames and Hudson

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