Susan Oosthuizen FSA is Emeritus Professor of Medieval Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests lie in the origins and development of early medieval and medieval landscapes, and in the evolution of systems of governance.[1]

Susan Oosthuizen

Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
ThesisThe development of the rural landscape of the Bourn Valley, south Cambridgeshire, c.600-1100 AD (2003)
Academic work
Sub-disciplineMedieval archaeology
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge


Oosthuizen completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Southampton, her Master's degree at SOAS, University of London, and her PhD at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.[1] She also holds a PGCE from the University of Cambridge.

Elected to an Emeritus Fellowship of Wolfson College, Cambridge from January 2019, she was previously a Governing Body Fellow of the College from 2002 to 2018.[1] She holds a National Award for History Teaching in Higher Education, awarded by LTSN for History, Archaeology and Classics, The Historical Association, History at the Universities Defence Group, and The Royal Historical Society. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.[2]

She was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA) on 7 June 2007[3], and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS) in 2015.

Select publicationsEdit

  • Oosthuizen, S. 2019. The Emergence of the English. Arc-Humanities Press, York. ISBN 978-1641891271
  • Oosthuizen, S. 2017. The Anglo-Saxon Fenland. Oxbow, Oxford. ISBN 978-1911188087
  • Oosthuizen, S. 2016. 'Beyond Hierarchy: Archaeology, common rights and social identity'. World Archaeology 48 (3). 381–394. doi:10.1080/00438243.2016.1180261
  • Oosthuizen, S. 2016. 'Culture and Identity in the Early Medieval Fenland Landscape'. Landscape History 37(1). 5–24. doi:10.1080/01433768.2016.1176433
  • Oosthuizen, S. 2016. 'Review article: Recognising and Moving on from a Failed Paradigm: The case of agricultural landscapes in Anglo-Saxon England c.400–800'. Journal of Archaeological Research 24(2). 179–227. doi:10.1007/s10814-015-9088-x
  • Oosthuizen, S. 2013. 'Beyond Hierarchy: The archaeology of collective governance'. World Archaeology 45(5). 714–729. doi:10.1080/00438243.2013.847634


  1. ^ a b c "Professor Susan Oosthuizen PhD FSA FRHistS". Wolfson College, Cambridge. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Professor Susan Oosthuizen". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Fellow's Directory: O". Society of Antiquaries of London. Retrieved 28 September 2018.