Brandon Fathy

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University of Leicester

Modelling an Emergent Town: Early Medieval Ipswich and its Context, AD 600-900

The EHS Bursary enabled me to expand my research by taking on an additional placement with Museum of London Archaeology to hone my post-excavation analysis skills and then professionally analyse archaeological archive material. My research investigates the history of the ‘great transformation’ to market economics in early English history. It does this by reconciling the relationship between markets and the manifold urban components that were just emerging in England’s oldest extant town, Ipswich. In this way, my research explores the very important transition as it happened in the mid to late Anglo-Saxon period. The EHS Bursary Scheme resourced my placement in London that empowers me to investigate Ipswich’s rich archaeological material and complete an exhaustive study of this important topic.