24 December 2022

My academic publishing to December 2022 through international academic publisher Peter Lang. Linguistics, Archaeology and Education

Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics - 54 volumes

(Including the sub-series Literary and Cultural Stylistics

Studies in Historical Linguistics - 9 volumes

Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic - 3 volumes

Studies in European Archaeology - 1 volume

Digital Learning and the Future- 1 volume

PLUS an inherited series English Corpus Linguistics - 20 volumes

06 February 2021

The Sunday Telegraph 7th February 2021 has published an article on my literary criticism of Billy Bunter: Academic says the fictional character would be a more relatable hero for youngsters because of his imperfections. My original articles are in Literary Encyclopedia, on Billy Bunter and on author Charles Hamilton

22 January 2021

My articles published by Literary Encyclopedia on Billy Bunter and author Charles Hamilton (Frank Richards). 

23 December 2020


Buckingham Journal of Language and Linguistics has published volume XIII for 2020. 

18 October 2019

Bede's Death Song


My article "Bede's Death Song" published in The Literary Encyclopedia. I make the point that the song is not in fact by Bede but is somewhat earlier than his death in AD735.

21 May 2019

Joined the editorial board for Studies in Linguistics and Literature.

Engaged now or recently in validation work for University of Lancaster (Blackpool and the Fylde College), University of Surrey (University Centre Farnborough), University of Aberdeen and University of Chichester (ESE Milan).

09 April 2019

Article: J R R Tolkien's Farmer Giles of Ham, published in The Literary Encyclopedia.

07 November 2018

My article on "The Owl and the Nightingale" has been published by The Literary Encyclopedia. I'm convinced the poem was composed after the death of Henry III and before the coronation of Edward I, so 1272-1274.

10 October 2018

Paper The Languages of Blick Mead in the Mesolithic and Neolithic given at Amesbury History Centre Friday 5th October 2018.

23 May 2018

Dennison Research Grant

Awarded a Dennison Research Grant in connection with the Blick Mead Stonehenge excavation. The research funds are a benefaction by economist Prof Stanley Dennison (1912-1992)

22 May 2018

Published by The Literary Encyclopedia, my articles on Tom Brown's Schooldays and its author Thomas Hughes.

25 March 2018

Blick Mead: Exploring the 'First Place' in the Stonehenge Landscape

The first volume in the new academic monograph series "Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic" (series edited by David Jacques and Graeme Davis) has been published. The Blick Mead dig of this project is Current Archaeology Research Project of the Year 2018.

24 February 2018

22 November 2017

My article on William Dunbar's Dance of the Seven Deadly Sins "Off Februar the fyiftene nycht" published by The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 November 2017. 

19 February 2017

 My Stonehenge MOOC is available here.

"Brexit" speeds into the global lexicon

The Sunday Times has written an article for the OU's Open Learn. "Brexit is both an English language phenomenon and a global language phenomenon".

08 October 2016

Mesolithic Sussex Flint

The Mesolithic flint I found at Arlington, now entered in the Portable Antiquities Scheme database. Described as "A fragment of flint bladelet, possibly a piece of debitage or an unfinished microlith blank, Mesolithic, 8000-4500BC. The tertiary flake has been truncated at the proximal end, removing the bulb of percussion though, the rippling remains visible on the ventral side. The dorsal side is marked by a longitudinal ridge created by previous flake removals to either side. There is no retouch present on the object, though there is some damage to the edges of the flake."

25 September 2016

"Harry Potter. El misterio de un éxito irresistible", La Nacion Domingo 25 de Septeimbre 2016.
"Probablemente Rowling acertó en el equilibrio entre un mundo suficientemente familiar para que los chicos lo entiendan -la escuela- y un mundo suficientemente diferente para que resulte excitante: el Colegio Hogwarts de Magia y Hechicería", apunta el lingüista Graeme Davis, profesor de Humanidades en la Universidad de Buckingham, Gran Bretaña. "También acierta Rowling al no mostrar una actitud protectora y superior frente a sus lectores. Hay cuestiones morales difíciles en las novelas de Harry Potter, especialmente en las últimas, y los adolescentes las valoran. Quizás lo atractivo sea la progresión de las novelas a medida que Harry crece, porque presentan un lenguaje y temas más complejos que incitan a los niños a leer cosas que no son propias de su edad", reflexiona el especialista en literatura inglesa y autor de dos libros sobre Harry Potter... 

10 March 2016

University of Buckingham links with Fara Heim

University of Buckingham has agreed a link with Icelandic-Canadian explorers Fara Heim to investigate the history and archaeology of Hudson Bay and Hudson Strait. Graeme Davis is a project advisor for Fara Heim.

Stonehenge may be mentioned in 8th Century poem

An 8th Century poem, thought to have been written about Bath, could be the oldest surviving text to describe Stonehenge, an academic has claimed.
Mediaeval language expert Dr Graeme Davis said the poem could pre-date a previous text by several hundred years.
The poem, called The Ruin, mentions stones called "the old ones" or the "elders" and describes a warm spring similar to one found at Blick Mead.
Nearby Amesbury was recently named the oldest continuous settlement in the UK.
The town, including Stonehenge, has been continually occupied since 8820BC, experts have found.

The Dialect of Our Sussex Ancestors

Article by Graeme Davis
published in Sussex Family Historian
March 2016.

12 January 2016

Arthur Ransome and the dialect of Norfolk

Article published in Buckingham Journal of Language and Linguistics 8 (2015), 79-98. University of Buckingham publication of the week. Reviewed The Times 4th January 2016, including editorial.

06 May 2013

Selected Poems of the Russian Symbolists: Bryusov, Akhmatova and Mandelstam. Three eBook shorts.

Three Kindle eBooks:

Nine Poems of Valery Bryusov (Selected Poems of the Russian Symbolists: Bryusov, Akhmatova and Mandelstam).
Fifteen Poems of Anna Akhmatova (Selected Poems of the Russian Symbolists: Bryusov, Akhmatova and Mandelstam).
Eleven Poems of Osip Mandelstam (Selected Poems of the Russian Symbolists: Bryusov, Akhmatova and Mandelstam).

The Origin of Surnames

Guest lecture at the Society of Genealogists, 20th April 2013, within the conference "Medieval Genealogy".

05 February 2013

Eight Titles by Graeme Davis Published through Amazon KDP

Historical Perspectives on the Development of English: The History of the English Language in Seven Texts

The Baird Letters - Letters of Gilbert Baird of Auchmedden

Driver H Taylor’s “In Memory of Our Nigh...

A Brit in Iceland

The Red Rag Vol 1 No 1 October 1916

A Brit in Greenland

A Literary Study of Andreas

Mary Ann Beard's The Church Lane Ghost

10 December 2012

A Literary Study of Andreas

2012 Kindle book by Graeme Davis on the Anglo-Saxon poem Andreas, reprinting a 1988 University of St Andrews (Scotland) dissertation.

26 November 2012

Historical Perspectives on the Development and Spread of English

Article by Graeme Davis published The Buckingham Journal of Language and Linguistics volume V, 2012.

20 March 2012

"Break That Brick Wall!"
Article by Graeme Davis in Family History Monthly 207 April 2012.

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