Carleton Fall History Lefler Lecture focused on the Rise and Fall of Roman Britain

October 18, 2016

Carleton College’s Fall History Herbert P. Lefler Lecture will be presented by Robin Fleming, Boston College professor of history, on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 305. The talk, entitled “Plants, Animals, and the Rise and Fall of Roman Britain,” attempts 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.

Fleming teaches courses in the History Department at Boston College on late Roman and early medieval history, the Vikings, ancient and medieval historical writing, and material culture. Her interests and writing include 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 19th-century medievalism.

A 2013 MacArthur Fellow, Fleming has also received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Harvard Society of Fellows, the Bunting Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study at 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.

This event is sponsored by the Carleton College Department of History, with support from the Herbert P. Lefler Lectureship Fund. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4217. Leighton Hall is located off College Street on the Carleton campus and is also accessible via Highway 19 in Northfield.