Maureen Mellor

Member of Common Room

Department for Continuing Education

Maureen Mellor is an archaeologist with a special interest in the material culture of interiors and in medieval diet.  She has over thirty years’ experience, working with the products of English and European clay industries in field archaeology and in museums.  She teaches and lectures at the University’s Department for Continuing Education and is currently researching medieval food and foodways, collaborating with the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol.  She has written an overview on ‘commerce and industry’ for The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Late Medieval Archaeology in Britain and recently contributed to ‘Percy Manning, the man who collected Oxfordshire’, a centenary collaboration between The Ashmolean museum, The Bodleian libraries and the Pitt Rivers museum. She acts as Reader for Historic England on relevant medieval projects.

She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London, and an active member of The Diet Group, which meets twice yearly in Oxford, and the court of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars, linking the Art world and collections to scholarship.

Recent publications

Maureen Mellor, Seeing the Medieval Child: evidence from household and craft in D. M. Hadley and K. A. Hemer (eds) Medieval Childhood Archaeological Approaches, Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2014, pp75-94.

Graham Keevil, Maureen Mellor and Judith Curthoys, The Allestree Library at Christ Church, Oxford and its Tiled Pavement, Oxoniensia vol. 79, 2014, pp. 31-45.

Maureen Mellor, Pots and Tiles of the Middle Ages, Paul Holberton, London, 2014.