Assignment 2 – instructions
Deadline: Thursday 4 pm Week 13.
Word limit: 1650 words.
Research question: In tombstones of ST James garden, compare the average death age of mature males and females.
(Only compare MATURE males and females who are above 18 years old.)
Assignment 2 will consist of a 1700 word report (excluding any bibliography and figure captions) on your project conducted on the Anglican cathedral St James cemetery.
The report will ideally include several elements
Introduction to your project and research questions;
Methodology – the data recording forms you used and description of your methods of gathering the data about the cemetery for your report;
a presentation of collected data on parts of the cemetery (much of this can be in tabulated form, thus not included in the word count);
typology of the gravestones;
an analysis of the data you collected, and interpretation of the information you have collected about the cemetery;
a project design for a proposed excavation of the cemetery including a sampling strategy based on your work as outlined in 1-7;
a plan for the consequent management of the monument based on your work; this should include a plan for public engagement with the research results and programme of work.
Useful wider reading for Assignment 2
Bartram, A. 1978. Tombstone lettering in the British Isles. Lund Humphries, London CN960.B29
Burgess, F. 1963. English churchyard memorials. Lutterworth Press, London Request at SJL as in remote store A. Code is POV F300.3.80 It is good for symbolism.
Curl, J. S. 1980. A celebration of death: an introduction to some of the buildings, monuments and settings of funerary architecture in the Western European tradition. Constable, London. NA6162.C97
Mytum, H. 2002. The dating of graveyard memorials: the evidence from the stones. Post-medieval Archaeology 36, 1-38 print only DA20.P2
Mytum, H. 2004. Mortuary monuments and burial grounds of the historic period. London: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers CC77.B8.M99 (sections also available in Google Books) A general, comparative, overview.
Mytum, H. 2006. Popular attitudes to memory, the body, and social identity: the rise of external commemoration in Britain, Ireland, and New England. Post-medieval Archaeology 40.1, 96-110 is available in print DA20.P2 and electronically via the library
Sharples, J. 1991. The Oratory, St. James’ Cemetery Liverpool : a guide to the building and its monuments. Liverpool: National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside. DA690.L8.8.O61.S53
Sharples, J. 2004. Liverpool. New Haven, Conn.; London: Yale University Press NA971.L7.S53 SHORT LOAN
Tarlow, S. 1999. Bereavement and commemoration: an archaeology of mortality. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. DA880.O6.T18
Tarlow, S. 2000. Landscapes of memory: The nineteenth-century garden cemetery. European Journal of Archaeology Vol. 3(2): 217-239
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