University of Hertfordshire

Dr Ceri Houlbrook

Lecturer

Ceri Houlbrook

Dr Ceri Houlbrook

Lecturer

Postal address:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom

Publications

  1. 2021
  2. Building Magic: Ritual and Re-enchantment in Post-Medieval Structures

    Houlbrook, C. & Davies, O., 21 Sep 2021, Palgrave Macmillan. 179 p. (Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  3. Entry in progress

    'Ritual Litter' Redressed

    Houlbrook, C., 1 Sep 2021, (Submitted) Cambridge University Press. (Elements)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  4. Sustaining and Substituting the Sacred: The coin-trees of Britain and Ireland

    Houlbrook, C., 12 Apr 2021, In: Folklore: An Electronic Journal of Folklore. 81, 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. Unlocking the Love-Lock: The history and heritage of a contemporary custom

    Houlbrook, C., 15 Jan 2021, Berghahn Books. 260 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  6. 2020
  7. Finding Love: The Materialities of Love-locks and Geocaches

    Houlbrook, C. & Parker, A., 25 Sep 2020, In: Journal of Material Culture.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. The Love-Lock Charm: Folklore and fashion

    Houlbrook, C., 1 Jul 2020, In: Tradition Today. 1, 9, p. 23-32 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. 2019
  10. From Popular Culture to Popular Custom, and Back Again: A love-lock's tale

    Houlbrook, C., 1 Dec 2019, In: Coolabah. 27, p. 4-19 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  11. Review of Alan Cleaner’s The Letters of Dora Harcourt: Concerning the Customs and Traditions of Whitehaven in 1820

    Houlbrook, C., Nov 2019, In: Folklore. 130, 4, p. 423-424 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  12. Entry in progress
  13. Ritually Recycling the Landscape

    Houlbrook, C., 5 Sep 2019, The Routledge Handbook of Memory and Landscape. De Nardi, S., Orange, H., High, S. & Koskinen-Koivisto, E. (eds.). Routledge, p. 392-399 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  14. ‘The Stone Axe from Way Back’: A Mutable Magical Object in Folklore and Fiction

    Houlbrook, C., 11 Jun 2019, In: Folklore. 130, 2, p. 192-202 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  15. 2018
  16. Des pieces de monnaie au cadenas: Un spectre des depots contemporains

    Houlbrook, C., 1 Dec 2018, In: Techniques & Culture. 70

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  17. The Roots of a Ritual: The magic of coin-trees from religion to recreation

    Houlbrook, C., 4 May 2018, Palgrave Macmillan. 320 p. (Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  18. Revealing the Ritually Concealed: Custodians, Conservators, and the Concealed Shoe

    Houlbrook, C. & Shawcross, R., 19 Apr 2018, In: Material Religion. 14, 2, p. 163-182 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  19. The Concealed Revealed: The ‘afterlives’ of apotropaic deposits

    Houlbrook, C., 1 Apr 2018, In: History Workshop Journal. 85, p. 195-216 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  20. Why money does grow on trees: The British coin-tree custom

    Houlbrook, C., 2018, Divina Moneta: Coins in religion and ritual. Routledge, p. 87-107

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  21. 2017
  22. Lessons from Love-Locks: The archaeology of a contemporary assemblage

    Houlbrook, C., 30 Nov 2017, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Material Culture. 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  23. The Other Shoe: Fragmentation in the Post-medieval home

    Houlbrook, C., 1 May 2017, In: Cambridge Archaeological Journal. 27, 2, p. 261-274

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  24. 2016
  25. Review of Charles Watkins’ Trees, Woods and Forests: A social and cultural history

    Houlbrook, C., 15 Nov 2016, In: Time & Mind. 9, 4, p. 357-359

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  26. Saints, Poets, and Rubber Ducks: Crafting the Sacred at St Nectan’s Glen

    Houlbrook, C., 11 Nov 2016, In: Folklore. 127, 3, p. 344-361

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  27. From guard cats to shoes up chimneys: how to protect your home from witches, fairies … and burglars

    Houlbrook, C., 20 Jul 2016, The Conversation.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  28. Review of M. D. J. Bintley’s Trees in the Religions of Early Modern England

    Houlbrook, C., 6 May 2016, In: Time & Mind. 9, 2, p. 169-170

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  29. ‘Because other people have done it’: Coin-trees and the aesthetics of imitation

    Houlbrook, C., 1 Jan 2016, In: Journal of Contemporary Archaeology. 2, 2, p. 309-327

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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