Dr James Gerrard
Lecturer in Roman Archaeology

  • Email: james.gerrard@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5502
  • Address: School of Historical Studies
    Armstrong Building
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU
    UK


Roles and Responsibilities

 

Undergraduate and post-graduate artefacts teaching

Degree Programme Directorfor V400 (Archaeology) VV14 (Ancient HIstory & Archaeology) and VV41 (History & Archaeology) 

Tutor for Undergraduate Admissions (Semester 2)

 

Qualifications

 

BA (Hons) 2000 Archaeology and Prehistory (Sheffield)

MA 2001 Archaeological Research (York)

PhD 2005 Pottery and the End of Roman Britain: the view from Somerset and Dorset (York)

 

Professional affiliations and memberships of academic societies

 

Associate Member of the Institute for Archaeologists

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Member of the Study Group for Roman Pottery

Member of the Roman Finds Group

Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society 

 

Previous Positions

Research Associate, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge (2009-2011)

Specialist in Roman material culture, Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd (London)  (2005-2010)


I have peer-reviewed articles for Britannia, The Archaeological Journal  and The McDonald Institute's Monograph Series. 



Research Interests 

My research and teaching interests are focussed on the end of the Western Roman Empire in Britain and Europe. I am especially interested in the relationship between material culture, economics and identity as well as the role of artefacts in archaeological interpretation.

Research Projects

My current and recent research projects include:

Post-Graduate Supervision I am happy to supervise topics relating to the late Roman and early medieval periods. Please contact me if you are thinking of coming to Newcastle for a research degree in any of these areas: 
  • Roman material culture (pottery, coins and other artefact types)
  • Roman or 'Dark Age' economics
  • Romano-British rural and urban settlement 
  • Hoarding
  • Roman London
  • The Roman / Early Medieval West Country
  • Artefacts and stratigraphic analysis
Industrial Relevance

I undertake the production of specialist finds reports, consultancy work and other projects for organisations working in the commercial archaeological and heritage sectors. Please feel free to contact me if you require advice or assistance in these areas.   


Projects

Undergraduate teaching

I currently lead these modules:

ARA1027 Introduction to Archaeology 

ARA2101 Artefacts

ARA3114/3115 Regionality and the Fall of Rome

I contribute to these modules:

ARA2012 Fieldwork and Archaeological Practice

ARA3023 Dissertation

Postgraduate Teaching

I currently lead these modules:

ARA8025 Advanced Seminar in Artefact Studies

ARA8026 Practical Artefact Analysis

Office Hours

My student office hours in Semester 1 2013 are Mondays 2pm-4pm and Tuesdays 3pm-4pm.