Ms Deirdre O’Sullivan

dmo.jpgLecturer in Medieval Archaeology

BA (National University of Ireland), MPhil (Durham)

Tel: 0116 252 2607



Deirdre O’Sullivan is Lecturer in Archaeology in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History. A graduate in History and Archaeology, her MPhil research dealt with the Early Christian Archaeology of Cumbria. She has previously worked as a field archaeologist and as a post-excavation researcher at Durham and St Andrews. At Leicester she was responsible for introducing and running a Masters programme in Post Excavation Skills, and has directed fieldwork projects at St Bees Priory, Cumbria, the early Christian monastery on Lindisfarne (Holy Island) Northumberland, and locally at the post-medieval pottery manufacturing centre at Ticknall, Derbyshire.

Current research work has been centred on the archaeologies and histories of the Dissolution and on friaries.



See details of the recent and on-going project centred on religion in the city of Leicester, titled Mapping Faith and Place.



I am involved in both campus-based and distance learning teaching and course design.

Selected Recent Publications

(with R Young) 1995 Lindisfarne: Holy Island London: Batsford/English Heritage (second edition due 2011).

The ‘Little Dissolution’ of the 1520s, Post Medieval Archaeology 40 (ii) (2006) 1-32

(with R Young) 'The Flint', N Thomas (ed.) Snail Down Wiltshire Archaeology and Natural History Society 2005 (2006)

Space silence and shortage on Lindisfarne: the archaeology of asceticism. in H Hamerow and A McGregor (eds.) Image and Power in the Archaeology of Early Medieval Britain. Essays in Honour of Rosemary Cramp Oxford: Oxbow (2001) 33-52

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