I am Senior Lecturer in History in the School of Humanities. I specialise in the social and cultural history of the late antique and early Medieval Mediterranean, particularly Spain. My monograph, The Politics of Identity in Visigothic Spain: Religion and Power in the Histories of Isidore of Seville, was published with Brill in 2012. I’ve published in journals including Early Medieval Europe, the Journal of Early Christian Studies and the European Review of History (for more details see the link at the foot of the page). I work on history-writing, identity, education, cultural memory, and violence in this period and am currently developing a project on the role of violence in education from 100-700 CE. I’d be interested in supervising PhD, MA and undergraduate dissertations in any of these areas.
I am currently working on a project at the John Rylands Research Institute at the University of Manchester entitled To be the neighbour of San Pedro, which examines three tenth century Spanish manuscripts in the John Rylands Library special collections.
From January-June 2014 I was a visiting lecturer in Theology at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany) and I have been a visiting researcher at the universities of Salamanca, Santander and Granada in Spain.
In October 2011 I finished a Leverhulme Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship entitled ‘Cultivating Conflict in Late Roman Spain’ in Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester and then taught there for 18 months. I have also lectured in History, Classics and Ancient History, and Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the Universities of Sheffield, Warwick and Liverpool.
In terms of teaching, I’m particularly interested in the role of active and inquiry-based pedagogies in higher education. From 2007-2009 I worked as an educational developer at the Centre for Inquiry-based learning in the Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield. I am a Fellow and Academic Associate of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Further information on Jamie’s Qualifications and Research can be found HERE.