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Robin Fleming


Robin Fleming

Telephone: 617-552-8484

Office Location: Stokes Hall, Room S325


Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1984

Fields of Interest

Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England; material culture

Academic Profile

Professor Fleming teaches courses on late Roman and early medieval history, the Vikings, ancient and medieval historical writing, and material culture. She has written on the political history of Viking, Anglo-Saxon, and Anglo-Norman England; early medieval material culture and osteoarchaeology; historical writing in the early Middle Ages; English law before the Common Law; Domesday Book; and nineteenth-century medievalism. She is currently investigating Britain in the century before and after Rome’s fall, attempting to determine how Roman ways of life, identity, burial, and status marking changed once the Roman economy collapsed and connections to the wider Roman world began to unravel.  She has received grants or fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Harvard Society of Fellows; the Bunting Institute; the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies at Harvard University; and the Guggenheim Foundation. She is a fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Royal Historical Society, and the London Society of Antiquaries.

In 2006 she received the first annual Boston College Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Faculty Mentoring Award. She is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow.

For a complete list of Professor Fleming’s publications and vita, see:

Representative Publications