Michael Lewis

Head of Portable Antiquities & Treasure
Learning & National Partnerships
British Museum
Coordinating Editor of Aspects of non-professional metal detecting in Europe
E-mail: mlewis@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk
Page: http://britishmuseum.academia.edu/MichaelLewis

Short biographical information:

Dr Michael Lewis is Head of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and Co-curator of Medieval Europe: a British Museum international touring exhibition. He has a particular interest in archaeological small finds of the medieval period and has also published widely on the Bayeux Tapestry. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and a Freeman of the Company of Arts Scholars.

List of publications:

‘Les emaux religieux de Limoges decouverts en Angleterre’, Cahiers LandArch 2015, No. 11.

Saints and their Badges: saints’ lives and medieval pilgrim badges (Greenlight, 2014).

The PAS – A Rather British Solution: the mandatory reporting and voluntary recording of archaeological objects in England and Wales’, in A. S. Lagerlöf, Who Cares? Perspectives on Public Awareness, Participation and Protecting in Archaeological Heritage Management, European Archaeological Council, Occasional Paper 8 (Swedish National Heritage Board 2013), 17-21.

‘Leaden dolls, books and seals: fresh insights into post-medieval material culture provided by finds recorded through the Portable Antiquities Scheme’ in D. Cranstone, H. Harnow, P. Belford & L Høst Madsen (eds.), Across the North Sea: later historical archaeology in Britain and Denmark, c.1500-2000 AD (University Press of Southern Denmark, 2012), 93-103.

with G. Owen-Crocker & D. Terkla, New Research on the Bayeux Tapestry: proceedings of a conference at the British Museum (Oxbow, 2011).

with A. Richardson & D. Williams, ‘Portable Antiquities and their Potential for Understanding the Past’, in G. R. Owen-Crocker & M. C. Hyer (eds.), The Material Culture of Daily Living in the Anglo-Saxon World (University of Exeter Press, 2011), 231-57.

with G. Egan, K. Leahy, J. Naylor & S. Worrell, A Decade of Discovery: proceedings of the Portable Antiquities Scheme Conference 2007 (British Archaeological Reports, 2010).

The Real World of the Bayeux Tapestry (The History Press, 2008).

‘Identity and Status in the Bayeux Tapestry: the iconographic and artifactual evidence’, Proceedings of the Battle Conference 29 (2007), 100-120.