The purposes of this site
This is the webpage of John Schofield, FSA, MiFA, Ph D, urban archaeologist and architectural historian. For 34 years up to 2008, I worked at the Museum of London, mainly on the excavation and publication of development sites in the City of London. I am now an independent specialist with the following interests:
- Study of the City of London from Roman times to the present
- Research and publication of several large archaeological excavations of the 1970s and 1980s in the City of London which I am responsible for
- I am the Cathedral Archaeologist for St Paul's Cathedral
- I am also Secretary of the City of London Archaeological Trust (CoLAT)
- I am editor of the series of books Studies in the Archaeology of Medieval Europe, published by Equinox Press
- and I am involved in three journals: Reviews Editor of the Transactions of the London and Middlesex Society, and on the editorial committees of the London Journal and of Architectural History, the journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.
Some of these activities are detailed in the links on the left of this page.I hope to develop this site as a resource of archaeological information about the City of London and its region from Roman times to the present. This will largely comprise links to existing web resources where more information can be found. I am available as consultant for certain kinds of project. I am interested in, and could discuss involvement in, Conservation Management Plans for small and large archaeological sites in Britain or elsewhere in the world. I have experience of integrating archaeology into development plans in several foreign countries, and am particularly interested in the fast-growing larger cities of the developing world; how they can grow and prosper while taking adequate care of their own heritage, so that their heritage is a source of pride as well as a cultural and economic asset.