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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Jamie Wood

I am a Principal Lecturer in History in the School of History and Heritage and School Director of Learning and Teaching. I specialise in the social and cultural history of the late antique and early Medieval Mediterranean, particularly Spain. I’ve worked 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. 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. I became a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and from January-June 2014 I was a visiting lecturer at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz. I have also researched at the Universities of Salamanca, Santander and Granada in Spain. In May 2015 I became a visiting fellow of the John Rylands Research Institute, at the University of Manchester, working on a project entitled “To be the neighbour of San Pedro: Divine Judgement in tenth century northern Spain”.   In terms of teaching, I’m particularly interested in the role of active, inquiry-based and online 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 Fellow and Academic Associate of the Higher Education Academy.

Department Responsibilities

I am School Director of Learning and Teaching. I co-convene the core first year module The Historian's Craft. At second year level I lead a module called The Rise of Islam: Religion, culture and war in the Middle East in Late Antiquity and co-convene From Caesar to Arthur: The Rise and Fall of Roman Britain. At third year level I teach a module called The Goths: Barbarians through History. I also do bits and pieces of teaching on other undergraduate and MA modules. I convene an MA module on hagiography (Saints and Scholars) and lead my own module on the Fall of the Western Roman Empire. I’m interested in supervising dissertations on late antique and early medieval history (pre-1000), particularly on education and learning, history-writing, violence in social relations, Spain, the Goths, and identity construction and manipulation. FEEDBACK HOURS (2018-19): Tuesdays, 3-5.

Subject Specialism

Early Medieval History, Late Antiquity, Historiography, Violence and Education, Spain, Goths and Romans


  • PhD Classics and Ancient History — University of Manchester, 2007
  • MA Medieval History — University of Manchester, 2003
  • BA (Hons.) History — University of Manchester, 2001


  • Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of Manchester) — Leverhulme Trust,
  • Research Travel Funding (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain): £1600 — AHRC,
  • Doctoral Funding Award (University of Manchester) — AHRC,
  • MA Funding Award (University of Manchester) — AHRB,

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Research Projects

  • Formative Spaces: Making monks in early medieval Iberia — awarded £3885 by British Academy-Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant in 2016
  • To be the neighbour of San Pedro: Divine Judgement in tenth century northern Spain — awarded £4500 by John Rylands Research Institute Visiting Fellowship (University of Manchester) in 2015
  • New Techniques and Technologies for Text-Based Disciplines — awarded £12327 by Gutenberg Lehrkolleg (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) in 2014
  • Talking Xerte: students producing interactive learning resources (with Dr Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo, University of Lincoln) — awarded £1500 by Fund for Educational Development (University of Lincoln) in 2014
  • Making Digital History: students as partners in online learning, teaching and research — awarded £5000 by Higher Education Academy (Digital Literacies in the Disciplines) in 2013
  • Building primary source repositories online: a scoping exercise — awarded £2000 by Higher Education Academy (History Discipline) in 2013
  • T&L (tagging and learning): Developing digital literacy through social bookmarking — awarded £1300 by Higher Education Academy (Changing the Learning Landscape) in 2013
  • Theology and Religious Studies looking outwards: knowledge transfer as a strategy for learning and assessment in the T&RS; curriculum (with J Zavos and K. Stuerzenhofecker, University of Manchester) — awarded £1500 by Higher Education Academy (Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series Grant; Philosophical and Religious in 2012
  • Developing teaching skills for teaching assistants and new lecturers in History (with Dr M. Jones, University of Manchester and Dr C. Armstrong, Manchester Metropolitan University) — awarded £1500 by Higher Education Academy (Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series Grant; History) in 2011
  • Teaching pre-modern history: e-learning challenges and opportunities (with Dr A. Luizzo-Scorpo) — awarded £1500 by Higher Education Academy (Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series Grant; History,) in 2011
  • I3 - Inquiry, Independence and Information. Using IBL to Encourage Independent Learning in IT Students (with Dr M. Griffiths and Dr M. Kutar, University of Salford) — awarded £1500 by Higher Education Academy (Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series Grant; Computing) in 2011
  • Cognitive violence and social reproduction in late ancient Christianity: a preliminary study (University of Mancester (with Professor K. Cooper, University of Manchester) — awarded £7000 by British Academy (Small Research Grant) in 2011
  • Greek and Latin papyri as generative learning objects (with Professor K. Cooper, University of Manchester) — awarded £1950 by Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology (Small Grant Funding) in 2008

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