Register of MBS members' interests and queries
On this page MBS members can insert notices bringing their research interests to the attention of others who might have a similar interest, or asking for information and assistance on a particular aspect of the study of brasses and incised slabs or related monuments. Entries will be left on the website for a period of one year only (though at the end of the year members may update or renew their entry).
Please remember, unpublished research is wasted research, so share your findings with other members in a more permanent format, either through the Transactions or Bulletin.
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Entries on register
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Many MBS and CMS members may associate me first and foremost with chrysom effigies after my article in Church Monuments vol. XV, yet this is not my main area of research. My first degree was in English, which may explain my use of literary sources in my work. My MA dissertation on the presentation of children in Middle-
However, I am not solely preoccupied with medieval children. My main interest is iconographical, and my publications to date range in subject matter from fourteenth-
My most recent line of research focusses on the danse macabre in north-
Dr Sophie Oosterwijk FSA e-
Janet Whitham and Jane Houghton (entry February 2005)
We began our extensive study of chalice brasses and indents under the impression that they would form a short research project, which would fit neatly onto sheets of A4 paper, well five box files of information and illustrations later, many rubbings, rolls of film and umpteen bytes of digital data and images …our study is an on-
Indents of many lost chalice brasses survive in many East Anglian Churches. Since we began search for chalice brasses and indents several examples have now been hidden from view including the brass at Aldbourne Wilts, under a new floor, and chalice indent at Reedham, Norfolk now under a new tower floor, and indents at St. Michael Coslany, Norwich, now permanently covered and four indents at Fressingfield, Suffolk now under a sea of blue fitted carpet. Other indents are under threat from creeping fitted carpets and re-
We have created a database list of chalice brasses and indents, both extant and lost and are in the process of compiling a collection of rubbings of brasses and indents and a database of digital images of direct photographs, rubbings and antiquarian notes of surviving and lost examples. Any help would be greatly appreciated, particularly in obtaining images of brasses and indents now covered and further details of lost examples.
Janet Whitham: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Houghton email email@example.com
David Griffith (entry dated August 2006)
My current research project looks at the nature and function of vernacular texts in non-
* I have a handful of inscriptions which point to the existence of communities (or individuals) not using Latin, English, French, or Anglo-
* I am examining dialectal and linguistic features of inscriptions in light of what is known about regional centres of production for brasses and slabs and would be pleased to hear from anyone working in this area or anyone who has examples.
* I would be particularly interested to learn about inscriptions (in the vernacular languages and in Latin) which refer to books and book ownership.
* An important aspect of the study is the use of inscriptional materials by members of what might be called the lower social orders. I would be interested to hear of inscriptions comparable to the Smith brass at Brightwell Baldwin.
* Finally, I am collecting inscriptions from obit brasses such as that found on the reverse of the palimpsest at Shipton-