Emma Brownlee

Dr Emma Brownlee is a research fellow at Girton College, University of Cambridge. Her research focusses on burial practices in the early Middle Ages (5th-10th centuries AD), and how such burial practices varied across Europe. She combines geospatial and statistical approaches with historical evidence and anthropological theory, to examine themes of globalisation, relations between the living and the dead, and the evolution of funerary practices. She is currently working on a book, co-written with Alison Klevnäs and Astrid Noterman (University of Stockholm), which will compare the nature of burial practices across early medieval Europe, from Ireland to Hungary, Scandinavia to the Mediterranean.

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