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Harold Mytum - Trustee

mytumHarold Mytum is Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology in the University of Liverpool, and Director of its Centre for Manx Studies. He has a wide range of teaching and research interests, from later prehistory to early medieval period in western Britain and Ireland, and aspects of global post-medieval and historical archaeology. 

Ongoing research projects include the Iron Age and native Roman settlement of south-west Wales, with a focus on the inland promontory fort of Castell Henllys where he is also actively involved in reconstruction and public interpretation. A parallel project reviewing understanding of the Manx ‘long Iron Age’ involves re-excavation of several sites first investigated by Gerhard Bersu during World War 2. 

Post-medieval archaeology research has a primary focus on memory and commemoration, with graveyard recording projects in Wales, Ireland, England and the Isle of Man. Comparative monument analysis is also being conducted in Australia and North America. Another current research theme is conflict archaeology, with a particular focus on civilian internment. Recent fieldwork has been at Knockaloe, the largest civilian internment camp of the war.

Recent publications

Duffy, S. and Mytum, H. 2015 A New History of the Isle of Man Vol. 3. The Medieval Period 1000 – 1406, 480 pp, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool

Mytum, H. 2013 Monumentality in Late Prehistory: Building and Rebuilding Castell Henllys Hillfort. Springer, New York.

Mytum, H. 2013 Mytum, H. and Carr, G.  Prisoners of War: Archaeology, Memory and Heritage of 19th- and 20th-century Mass Internment. Springer, New York. 

Mytum, H. 2004 Mortuary Monuments and Burial Grounds of the Historic Period. New York, Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

Other roles

Vice-president of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. 


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