Dr Adrian Maldonado

  • Project Support Officer (Archaeology)

telephone: 01413305745
email: Adrian.Maldonado@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

My main research is on mortuary practice and religious conversion, particularly through the archaeology of the late Iron Age, early monasticism and medieval Christianity. My doctoral research, entitled Christianity and Burial in Late Iron Age Scotland, AD 400-650 was the first full-length treatment of burial practices in first millennium AD Scotland. I am particularly interested in the way myth and memory become sedimented on the landscape over time, for instance through my work on the afterlife of the Roman Antonine Wall. My current research concerns the phenomenon of monasticism in northern Britain and the way rituals of belief emerges both from scripture and existing ideas of the sacred in any given locality.

I also have a growing interest in more contemporary matters, and blog about the archaeology in/of/as pop culture at almostarchaeology.com. These have led to speaking engagements and increasingly, published material; for instance, I have spoken on the archaeology of video games at the National Museum of Scotland and was commissioned to write a Digital Review on archaeology news reporting online for Advances in Archaeological Practice

Research Projects

SERF Project

My current post as Project Support Officer mainly involves facilitating the outputs for SERF, the major research project in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow over the last decade. As the fieldwork stage has now concluded, this mainly involves managing the remaining post-excavation strategy, consolidating the archive, maintaining progress on a series of monographs led by various team members and contributing to research articles.

Glasgow Iona Research Group

Alongside my Project Support Officer role I am also Research Asociate for the Glasgow Iona Research Group, a collective of scholars from across the College of Arts with various research interests centring on the island of Iona in Argyll and Bute. Along with Ewan Campbell, I have been writing up the unpublished excavations of the late Prof Charles Thomas on Iona and continue to work towards the upcoming Iona Research Strategy.

Creating Material Worlds

Developed a research group with postdoctoral colleagues to investigate theories of identity in archaeology. With generous funding from the University Chancellor's Fund, this led to a lecture series, a symposium and finally an edited volume published with Oxbow in 2016.


Teaching

I teach at all levels from first-year to Masters in both Archaeology and Celtic & Gaelic. The courses I am most closely involved with include:

  • The Archaeology of Scotland
  • Celtic Civilisation 1a and 1b
  • The Picts and the Formation of Alba
  • MLitt Celtic and Viking Archaeology (core and optional modules)

Additional Information

Consultancy

I also work closely with heritage agencies including Historic Environment Scotland to carry out specialist research on properties in care, including statements of significance and contributions to the Scottish Archaeological Resource Framework. Most recently I assisted Dr Katherine Forsyth's research ahead of the redisplay of early medieval carved stone collections at Iona and Kirkmadrine

Peer review

I was Reviews Editor for Scottish Archaeological Journal 2013-2015.


Publications

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Number of items: 17.

2016

Maldonado, A. (2016) Death and the formation of early Christian Scotland. In: Ó Carragáin, T. and Turner, S. (eds.) Making Christian Landscapes in Atlantic Europe. Cork University Press: Cork, pp. 225-245. ISBN 9781782052005

Maldonado, A. (2016) The serialized past: archaeology news online. Advances in Archaeological Practice, 4(4), pp. 556-561. (doi:10.7183/2326-3768.4.4.556)

Pierce, E. , Russell, A., Maldonado, A. and Campbell, L. (Eds.) (2016) Creating Material Worlds: the uses of identity in archaeology. Oxbow Books Ltd.: Oxford. ISBN 9781785701801

Maldonado, A. (2016) Barrows and the conversion of the landscape at Forteviot, Perthshire. In: Edwards, N. (ed.) Converting the Isles: Converting Landscapes. Brepols: Turnhout. (In Press)

Maldonado, A. (2016) Dying a Pict: Barrows, Carved Stones and the Landscape. Series: Groam House Lectures. Groam House Museum: Rosemarkie. (Unpublished)

Maldonado, A. (2016) Materialising the afterlife: the long cist in early medieval Scotland. In: Russell, A., Pierce, E., Maldonado, A. and Campbell, L. (eds.) Creating Material Worlds The Uses of Identity in Archaeology. Oxbow Books Ltd.: Oxford, pp. 39-62. ISBN 9781785701801

Maldonado, A. and Russell, A. (2016) Introduction: creating material worlds. In: Pierce, E., Russell, A., Maldonado, A. and Campbell, L. (eds.) Creating Material Worlds: The Uses of Identity in Archaeology. Oxbow: Oxford, pp. 1-15. ISBN 9781785701801

2015

Maldonado, A. (2015) The Early Medieval Antonine wall. Britannia, 46, pp. 225-245. (doi:10.1017/S0068113X15000124)

Maldonado, A. (2015) Ann Preston-Jones & Elisabeth Okasha, Early Cornish sculpture (Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture volume XI). Antiquity, 89(346), pp. 1005-1006. (doi:10.15184/aqy.2015.72) [Book Review]

Maldonado, A. (2015) Sarah Semple (2013), Perceptions of the Prehistoric in Anglo-Saxon England: Religion, Ritual and Rulership in the Landscape. European Journal of Archaeology, 18(1), pp. 180-184. (doi:10.1179/146195714X13820028180720) [Book Review]

Maldonado, A. (2015) David Clarke, Alice Blackwell and Martin Goldberg, Early Medieval Scotland: Individuals, Communities and Ideas, NMS Enterprises Ltd. Review of Scottish Culture, 26, pp. 150-152. [Book Review]

2013

Maldonado, A. (2013) Early medieval burial in Scotland: new questions. Medieval Archaeology, 57(1), 001-034. (doi:10.1179/0076609713Z.00000000013)

2012

Dunbar, L.J. and Maldonado, A. (2012) A long cist cemetery near Auchterforfar Farm, Forfar, Angus - Christian or pre-Christian? Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal, 18, pp. 63-80.

Maldonado, A. (2012) Review: 'Pictish Progress: New Studies on Northern Britain in the Early Middle Ages' by S. T. Driscoll, J. Geddes and M. A. Hall (eds). Innes Review, 61(2), pp. 96-101. (doi:10.3366/inr.2012.0036) [Book Review]

Campbell, E. and Maldonado, A. (2012) The Pictish cemetery and other features. In: Driscoll, S. and Campbell, E. (eds.) Royal Forteviot: Forteviot in the 1st and 2nd Millennia AD. Series: CBA Research Reports. Council for British Archaeology: York. (Unpublished)

2011

Maldonado, A. (2011) What does early Christianity look like? Mortuary archaeology and conversion in Late Iron Age Scotland. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 33(1-2), pp. 39-54. (doi:10.3366/saj.2011.0023)

2008

Maldonado, A. (2008) Review of: The Pictish Symbol Stones of Scotland, edited by Iain Fraser. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 30(2), pp. 215-217. (doi:10.3366/E1471576709000473) [Book Review]

This list was generated on Fri Aug 18 06:00:25 2017 BST.
Number of items: 17.

Articles

Maldonado, A. (2016) The serialized past: archaeology news online. Advances in Archaeological Practice, 4(4), pp. 556-561. (doi:10.7183/2326-3768.4.4.556)

Maldonado, A. (2015) The Early Medieval Antonine wall. Britannia, 46, pp. 225-245. (doi:10.1017/S0068113X15000124)

Maldonado, A. (2013) Early medieval burial in Scotland: new questions. Medieval Archaeology, 57(1), 001-034. (doi:10.1179/0076609713Z.00000000013)

Dunbar, L.J. and Maldonado, A. (2012) A long cist cemetery near Auchterforfar Farm, Forfar, Angus - Christian or pre-Christian? Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal, 18, pp. 63-80.

Maldonado, A. (2011) What does early Christianity look like? Mortuary archaeology and conversion in Late Iron Age Scotland. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 33(1-2), pp. 39-54. (doi:10.3366/saj.2011.0023)

Books

Maldonado, A. (2016) Dying a Pict: Barrows, Carved Stones and the Landscape. Series: Groam House Lectures. Groam House Museum: Rosemarkie. (Unpublished)

Book Sections

Maldonado, A. (2016) Death and the formation of early Christian Scotland. In: Ó Carragáin, T. and Turner, S. (eds.) Making Christian Landscapes in Atlantic Europe. Cork University Press: Cork, pp. 225-245. ISBN 9781782052005

Maldonado, A. (2016) Barrows and the conversion of the landscape at Forteviot, Perthshire. In: Edwards, N. (ed.) Converting the Isles: Converting Landscapes. Brepols: Turnhout. (In Press)

Maldonado, A. (2016) Materialising the afterlife: the long cist in early medieval Scotland. In: Russell, A., Pierce, E., Maldonado, A. and Campbell, L. (eds.) Creating Material Worlds The Uses of Identity in Archaeology. Oxbow Books Ltd.: Oxford, pp. 39-62. ISBN 9781785701801

Maldonado, A. and Russell, A. (2016) Introduction: creating material worlds. In: Pierce, E., Russell, A., Maldonado, A. and Campbell, L. (eds.) Creating Material Worlds: The Uses of Identity in Archaeology. Oxbow: Oxford, pp. 1-15. ISBN 9781785701801

Campbell, E. and Maldonado, A. (2012) The Pictish cemetery and other features. In: Driscoll, S. and Campbell, E. (eds.) Royal Forteviot: Forteviot in the 1st and 2nd Millennia AD. Series: CBA Research Reports. Council for British Archaeology: York. (Unpublished)

Book Reviews

Maldonado, A. (2015) Ann Preston-Jones & Elisabeth Okasha, Early Cornish sculpture (Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture volume XI). Antiquity, 89(346), pp. 1005-1006. (doi:10.15184/aqy.2015.72) [Book Review]

Maldonado, A. (2015) Sarah Semple (2013), Perceptions of the Prehistoric in Anglo-Saxon England: Religion, Ritual and Rulership in the Landscape. European Journal of Archaeology, 18(1), pp. 180-184. (doi:10.1179/146195714X13820028180720) [Book Review]

Maldonado, A. (2015) David Clarke, Alice Blackwell and Martin Goldberg, Early Medieval Scotland: Individuals, Communities and Ideas, NMS Enterprises Ltd. Review of Scottish Culture, 26, pp. 150-152. [Book Review]

Maldonado, A. (2012) Review: 'Pictish Progress: New Studies on Northern Britain in the Early Middle Ages' by S. T. Driscoll, J. Geddes and M. A. Hall (eds). Innes Review, 61(2), pp. 96-101. (doi:10.3366/inr.2012.0036) [Book Review]

Maldonado, A. (2008) Review of: The Pictish Symbol Stones of Scotland, edited by Iain Fraser. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 30(2), pp. 215-217. (doi:10.3366/E1471576709000473) [Book Review]

Edited Books

Pierce, E. , Russell, A., Maldonado, A. and Campbell, L. (Eds.) (2016) Creating Material Worlds: the uses of identity in archaeology. Oxbow Books Ltd.: Oxford. ISBN 9781785701801

This list was generated on Fri Aug 18 06:00:25 2017 BST.