Publications

Books

Ethnic Identity and the Archaeology of the aduentus Saxonum (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2021)

Endorsements of Ethnic Identity and the Archaeology of the aduentus Saxonum:

“This monograph is a timely discussion of the reasons why heavy reliance on ethnic interpretations of grave artefacts (which has closed out substantial discussion of other interpretative possibilities) remains problematic. In critiquing the tenacious reluctance of some scholars to abandon this longstanding paradigm, James Harland’s analysis is both nuanced and balanced. The book’s prose is lucid and accessible, the argument is thoughtful and well supported with historical and archaeological evidence, and this monograph makes a most welcome addition to the field.” Professor Bonnie Effros, University of British Columbia

Interrogating the ‘Germanic’: a category and its use in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Ergänzungsbände zum Reallexicon der Germanischen Altertumskunde 123. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2020. (co-edited with Matthias Friedrich)

Reviews of Interrogating the ‘Germanic’:

“…[The volume] is one of the most important volumes published in the twenty-first century and should be read by all scholars working on the European early Middle Ages. It will, hopefully, lead to more careful enquiries into the past”. Dr. Richard Broome, Sehepunkte 21.5, 2021. http://www.sehepunkte.de/2021/05/35088.html

“… the volume is a fine reevaluation”. Prof. Dr. George Walkden, Journal of Germanic Linguistics, forthcoming 2021.

Articles

‘Introduction: The “Germanic” and its Discontents,’ in M. Friedrich and J.M. Harland (eds.), Interrogating the ‘Germanic’: a category and its use in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Ergänzungsbände zum Reallexicon der Germanischen Altertumskunde 123, pp. 1–18. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2020 1–18. (co-written with Matthias Friedrich)

‘A Habitus Barbarus in Sub-Roman Britain?,’ in M. Friedrich and J.M Harland (eds.), Interrogating the ‘Germanic’: a category and its use in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Ergänzungsbände zum Reallexicon der Germanischen Altertumskunde 123, pp. 167–188. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2020.

‘Imagining the Saxons in Late Antique Gaul,’ in M. Augstein and M. Hardt (eds.), Sächsische Leute und Länder: Benennung und Lokalisierung von Gruppenidentitäten im ersten Jahrtausend. Neue Studien zur Sachsenforschung 11, pp. 45–56. Brunswick: Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum, 2019.

Memories of Migration? The Anglo-Saxon Burial Costume of the fifth century AD, Antiquity 93, no. 370 (2019): 954–969.

‘Rethinking Ethnicity and “Otherness” in Early Anglo-Saxon England, Medieval Worlds 5 (2017): 113–142.

Conference Reports

‘Report: The ‘Self’ and the ‘Other’: Construction and Perception of ‘Otherness’ in Late Antiquity. International Workshop: Kiel, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, 23–25 November 2016,’ Bolletino di Studi Latini 47.1 (2017), 324–329. (co-written with Veronika Egetenmeyr)

Reviews

‘Neue Wege der Frühmittelalterforschung – Bilanz und Perspektiven. Edited by Walter Pohl, Maximilian Diesenberger and Bernhard Zeller.’ Early Medieval Europe 29. no. 4 (2021): 636–639.