Uni-Tübingen

Dr. James M. Harland

Research associate

Office Address
CRC 923 "Threatened Orders"
Keplerstrasse 2 (NE wing), Room 180
D-72074 Tübingen
+49 7071 29-77645
james.harlandspam prevention@philosophie.uni-tuebingen.de

 

 

Office hours
nach Vereinbarung per Mail

Project
F01 – East Roman Empire

Website
http://jmharland.hcommons.org/


Project withing the CRC 923

Working title: Transformation through Threat

Project F01 will operationalize the paradigm of transformation by means of an exemplary object of investigation. For this purpose, a diachronic analysis of the late Roman monarchy(ies) in the period from the 5th to the 7th century is planned, which will focus on specific phases of threat and re-ordering and thus make the analytical potential of the CRC approach particularly fruitful for questions about the conceptualization of epochal transitions.


Research interests

  • Solidarity, commons, convivialism.
  • Research in and about social movements
  • Theories of practice
  • Critical migration research
  • Critical urban research

Curriculum Vitae

Since January 2020
Research Fellow

at the CRC 923 "Threatened Order. Societies under Stress" (Subproject F01)

2019
Research Fellow,

DFG Centre for Advanced Studies “Migration and Mobility in Late Antiquity,” Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen

2018
Associate Lecturer in History

Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

2017
Ph.D. History

University of York, (funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council) Thesis: Deconstructing Anglo-Saxon Archaeology: A Critical Enquiry into the Study of Ethnicity in Lowland Britain in Late Antiquity (c. 350–600).

2014 bis 2018
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of History, University of York

2013
Medieval Studies (M.A.)

University of York. Thesis: The Saxons in the Roman Imaginary: Changing Perspectives in the Late Antique West. Winner of the York Centre for Medieval Studies Thesis Prize

2012
(Hons.) English (B.A.)

University of Leicester. First Class Honors


Publications

Monographs

  • Ethnic Identity in Early Anglo-Saxon Archaeology. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press (In Vorbereitung).

Edited Books

  • (with Matthias Friedrich) Interrogating the ‘Germanic’: a category and its use in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Berlin, New York 2020 (Ergänzungsbände zum Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde 123).

Book Chapters & Papers

  • Anthropological Theory and Historians: Moving Beyond Texts, in B. Effros (Hg.), Archaeology for Historians: Why Material Evidence is Changing How We Understand the Early Middle Ages (in preparation).
  • A Habitus Barbarus in Sub-Roman Britain?, in: J. M. Harland & M. Friedrich (Hg.), Interrogating the 'Germanic'. A Category and its Use in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, Berlin/New York 2020, S. 167–188.
  • (with Matthias Friedrich) Introduction: The 'Germanic' and its Discontents, in: J. M. Harland & M. Friedrich (Hg.), Interrogating the 'Germanic'. A Category and its Use in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, Berlin/New York 2020, S. 1–18.
  • ‘Memories of Migration? The “Anglo-Saxon” burial costume of the fifth century AD,’ in: Antiquity 93.370 (2019), S. 954–969.
  • ‘Imagining the Saxons in Late Antique Gaul,’ in M. Hardt, M. Augstein & B. Ludowici (Hg.), Sächsische Leute und Länder: The Naming and Localising of Group Identities in the first Millennium AD. Neue Studien zur Sachsenforschung 10. Braunschweig 2019, S. 45–56.
  • ‘Rethinking Ethnicity and “Otherness” in early Anglo-Saxon England,’ in: Medieval Worlds 5 (2017), S. 113–142.
  • ‘“Race” in The Trenches: Anglo-Saxons, ethnicity, and the misuse of the medieval past,’ The Public Medievalist: Race and Racism in Middle Ages, 02/17/2017 (Online-Zugriff).

Reviews and conference reports

  • (with V. Egetenmeyr) ‘The “Self” and the “Other”: The Construction and Perception of “Otherness” in Late Antiquity. International Workshop: Kiel, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, 23.–25.11.2016, in: Bolletino di Studi Latini 47.1 (2017), S. 324–329.

Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • ‘Memories of Migration? The “Anglo-Saxon” burial costume of the fifth century AD,’ Antiquity 93.370 (2019), 954–969.
  • ‘Rethinking Ethnicity and “Otherness” in early Anglo-Saxon England,’ Medieval Worlds 5 (2017), 113–142.

Articles in Edited Volumes

  • ‘Imagining the Saxons in Late Antique Gaul,’ in M. Hardt, M. Augstein and B. Ludowici (eds.), Sächsische Leute und Länder: The Naming and Localising of Group Identities in the first Millennium AD. Neue Studien zur Sachsenforschung 10. Braunschweig: Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum, Braunschweig 2019.

Public Scholarship

Conference Reports

  • Egetenmeyr, V. and Harland, J.M., ‘The “Self” and the “Other”: The Construction and Perception of “Otherness” in Late Antiquity. International Workshop: Kiel, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, 23-25 Novembre 2016, Bolletino di Studi Latini 47.1 (2017), 324-329.

In Preparation

  • Ethnic Identity in Early Anglo-Saxon Archaeology. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
  • Harland, J. M. and Friedrich, M. (eds.), Interrogating the ‘Germanic’: a category and its use in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.  Reallexicon der Germanischen Altertumskunde. Berlin; New York: De Gruyter
  • Harland, J. M., ‘Anthropological Theory and Historians: Moving Beyond Texts,’ in B. Effros (ed.), Archaeology for Historians: Why Material Evidence is Changing How We Understand the Early Middle Ages. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Harland, J. M. & Friedrich, M., ‘Introduction: the “Germanic” and its Discontents,’ in J. M. Harland & M. Friedrich (eds.), Interrogating the ‘Germanic’: a category and its use in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.
  • Harland, J. M., ‘A Habitus Barbarus in Sub-Roman Britain?’ in J. M. Harland & M. Friedrich (eds.), Interrogating the ‘Germanic’: a category and its use in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.

Organization of conferences/panels & Classes taught

Conferences/ Workshops

Conference Organisation

  • The Genetic Turn in Early Medieval Migration Research: Challenging the Re-emergence of Biological Essentialism in Historical Identity Studies,' Tübingen, April 2020
  • Material Narratives in Late Antiquity, Panel Series at the Leeds International Medieval Congress, July 2019
  • Interrogating the 'Germanic': A Category and its use in late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, University of York, 13-15 May 2016

Keynote Lectures

  • ‘The Northwestern Provinces in Crisis: Some reflections on Julian's campaigns on the Rhine and the economic reorientation of Britain and Northern Gaul,' Antikeseminar der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, November 2019
  • ‘A Comparative Approach to Lowland Britain and Northern Gaul,’ Migration Kolloquium, DFG Kollegforschergruppe, “Migration and Mobility in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages’, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, April 2019
  • ‘The Archaeology of the Aduentus Saxonum: Rethinking Ethnicity in Britain during the so-called “Migration Age”,’ School Research Seminar, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, October 2018
  • ‘Deconstructing Anglo-Saxon Archaeology: an introduction,’ Institute for Historical Research Interdisciplinary Seminar on Medievalism, May 2018
  • ‘Rethinking Ethnicity in Britain During the “Migration Period”,’ Mittelalterseminar der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, January 2018
  • ‘The End of Roman Rule and the Adventus Saxonum: rethinking ethnicity in post-Roman Britain,’ Roman Archaeology Research Seminar, University of Newcastle, February 2017

Conference Papers

  • The Northwestern Provinces in Crisis: Julian’s Campaigns on the Rhine and the Reorientation of the Late Roman Economy, Universität Innsbruck, November 2019
  • ‘Militarisation in Unexpected Places? Rethinking ethnicity and the post-Roman transition at the early Anglo-Saxon cremation cemetery of Spong Hill, Norfolk,’ Early Medieval Militarisation: An Archaeological Perspective, Freiburg, November 2018
  • ‘Memories of Migration? So-called “Anglo-Saxon” Burial Costume of the Fifth Century,’ Leeds International Medieval Congress, July 2018
  • With Katherine Fliegel (Manchester), ‘Britain and the Transformation of the Roman World: Rethinking Rupture, Ideology, and Time,’ Theoretical Archaeology Group, Cardiff, December 2017
  • ‘Comparing Britain and Northern Gaul: New Approaches to the Transformation Problem,’ Die Umgestaltung der römischen Welt–Neue Perspektiven, bekannte Probleme/The Transformation of the Roman World Reconsidered, Alfried-Krupp-Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, October 2017
  • ‘Problematizing “Otherness” in Early Anglo-Saxon Archaeology,’ “Self and “Other”: The Construction and Perception of “Otherness” in Late Antiquity, Kiel, November 2016
  • ‘The Saxons in the Roman Imaginary: Changing Perspectives in Late Antique Gaul,’ 66th Internationales Sachsensymposion, Leipzig, September 2015
  • ‘The Ethnic Problem in Anglo-Saxon Archaeology: towards a Derridean deconstruction,’ International Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 2015

Classes taught

  • 'The Northwestern Provinces in Crisis: some reflections on Julian's campaigns on the Rhine and the economic reorientation of Britain and Northern Gaul,' Antikeseminar der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, November 2019
  • ‘A Comparative Approach to Lowland Britain and Northern Gaul,’ Antikekolloquium, DFG Kollegforschergruppe, “Migration and Mobility in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages’, University of Tübingen, April 2019
  • ‘The Archaeology of the Aduentus Saxonum: Rethinking Ethnicity in Britain during the so-called “Migration Age”,’ School Research Seminar, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, October 2018
  • ‘Deconstructing Anglo-Saxon Archaeology: an introduction,’ Institute for Historical Research Interdisciplinary Seminar on Medievalism, May 2018
  • ‘Rethinking Ethnicity in Britain During the “Migration Period”,’  Mittelalter-Kolloquium, University of Tübingen, January 2018 ‘The End of Roman Rule and the Adventus Saxonum: rethinking ethnicity in post-Roman Britain,’ Roman Archaeology Research Seminar, University of Newcastle, February 2017