Publications at the Society of Antiquaries of London

The Society has an active publishing programme, producing both academic and general books, either under our own imprint or in association with other publishers and research organisations.

Our Current Publications

  • Salon & Other Newsletters

    The Society of Antiquaries of London has three newsletters you can sign up to to receive updates from.

    Salon – A fortnightly digest of news from the heritage sector.

    General Newsletter – The latest news, events and facts from the Society.

    Family Newsletter – Focused on our outreach and educational activities for schools and families.

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  • Antiquaries Journal

    In addition to books and monographs, the Society publishes the Antiquaries Journal. The Antiquaries Journal is published as an online journal on the Cambridge Journals Online website and has a printed volume in September every year. It is distributed free to Fellows of the Society, and first view articles are available free for a limited period immediately after publication and thereafter by subscription or pay per view.

    Find out more about the Antiquaries Journal

  • Monographs and Other Titles

    We welcome enquiries from those who wish to produce their own publication as a monograph under the Society of Antiquaries’ imprint.

    Browse a list of our Monographs and other titles, with details for many of the titles listed available.

    We are also in the process of making our monographs available online as Open Access publications.

    Find out more about Monographs

  • Archaeologia

    Archaeologia, or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity, was published between 1770 and 1991 as a print journal. Articles from the old series of Archaeologia may be accessed via this site.

    Archaeologia was relaunched in 2023 as an Open Access online-only publication. Articles from the new series can be accessed here.

    Find out more about Archaeologia

Open Access Publications

As part of its commitment to the widest dissemination of research the Society is digitising its backlist of research reports and other monographs and making these available as open access (OA) publications through Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) and the Archaeology Data Service (ADS).

Featured Publications

  • Read about some of our featured publications

    SAL catalogue book coverCatalogue of Paintings in the Collection of the Society of Antiquaries of London

    J A Franklin, B Nurse and P Tudor-Craig

    ISBN: 978-1-909400-19-1 | Distributor: Brepols Publishers

    The paintings owned by the Society of Antiquaries of London are important for the quality of some of the individual paintings and for the collection as a whole. Before England’s National Portrait Gallery was founded, the Society pioneered the study of royal portraiture, seeking to establish the true likenesses of the Tudor and Plantagenet monarchs and some of their continental counterparts. In the words of Sir Roy Strong, the Society’s early portraits are ‘of the utmost national importance … next to the Royal Collection, the most important series of early sixteenth-century royal portraits to survive as a group’.

    This fully illustrated catalogue, wedded to meticulous scholarship and the results of the latest scientific dating techniques, ensures that the art historical world now has access to art that will be studied and discussed for many years to come.

    Inventory of King Henry VIII book coverThe Inventory of King Henry VIII: textiles and dress

    Edited by Maria Hayward and Philip Ward

    ISBN: 978-1-905375-42-4 |
    Distributor: Brepols Publishers

    The Inventory of King Henry VIII: textiles and dress has been awarded the Historians of British Art book prize for the best multi-authored book published in 2012. The splendidly illustrated monograph contains nine chapters contributed by Fellows and other textile history specialists on the ways in which textiles were made and used by Henry VIII and his court, from the elaborate tents and pavilions of The Field of Cloth of Gold and the linen used at table or for the royal beds, to the vestments and altar clothes made for the participants in divine worship in the Chapel Royal, not to mention over 2,000 pieces of tapestry. The book was edited by Fellow Maria Hayward and Philip Ward under the General Editorship of our Fellow David Starkey, produced by our Fellow Kate Owen and published by our Society in partnership with Brepols. The book shares the award with The English Prize: the capture of the Westmorland, edited by Maria Dolores Sanchez-Jaurequi Alpanes and Scott Wilcox.

    Read more in SALON: Issue 313.

    Book cover of William Morris's Kelmscott bookWilliam Morris’s Kelmscott: Landscape and History

    Edited by Alan Crossley, Tom Hassall and Peter Salway

    ISBN-13: 978-1-905119-13-4 (hdbk); ISBN-13: 978-1-905119-14-1 pbk | Distributor: Oxbow Books

    Kelmscott Manor is forever linked with the name of William Morris, pioneer conservationist and utopian socialist, designer and father of the Arts and Crafts tradition. The manor played a crucial role in shaping his thought: at the climactic moment of his futuristic novel, News from Nowhere, Morris lifts the latch of the Manors garden gate and finds his personal holy grail. Morris was drawn by the organic relationship between Kelmscott and its landscape: the linkage of stone walls and roof tiles to the geology and the soil, and the honest toil of the people to the agricultural cycle .

    The fruits of the Kelmscott Landscape Project established in 1996 by the Society of Antiquaries of London, the owners of Kelmscott Manor today, this book is a multi-faceted examination of Kelmscott’s history. Archaeology, from prehistory to the present day, the architectural development of the Manor before and after Morris knew it, and the art that the village and Manor have inspired all received rich, illustrated coverage. The result is a vivid portrait of a Thames-side village transformed by its association with Morris, a book which demonstrates the rich connections between culture and landscape in a particular place.

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