Visiting Associate Professor in Medieval History, Department of History, Harvard University, Mass, USA, 2015 - 2016
Site Director for University of Nottingham, Midlands-3-Cities AHRC Doctoral Training Programme, 2013-14
Director of Research, School of Humanities, 2013-14
Associate Professor and Reader in Medieval Archaeology, 2009 - present
Archaeology Editor, Early Medieval Europe, 2009- 2011
Visiting Professor of Medieval History and Archaeology, Department of History, Harvard University, Mass., USA, September 2007 to February 2008.
Lecturer in Medieval Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham, UK, 2004 - 2008.
Chercheur (temp.), CNRS, University of Tours, France, February to April 2004.
British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton, UK, October 2000 to February 2004.
Director of the Flixborough Anglo-Saxon settlement post-excavation and publication project (funded by English Heritage), Humber Field Archaeology, September 1995 to October 2000.
PhD in Archaeology (University of Durham), July 1995.
BA (Hons) in Archaeology (University of Durham), June 1990.
The development of societies in northwest Europe, between Late Antiquity and the Central Middle Ages (AD 400 and 1300), with particular reference to landscape and settlement archaeology, and coastal communities.
I am on research leave between end January 2015 and end June 2016, so I will not be teaching undergraduates or MA modules during this period.
The range of my undergraduate teaching covers the archaeology of northern and western Europe in the Middle Ages, between c. AD 400 and 1500. I convene and teach on the following modules:
V61121 - Introduction to Medieval Archaeology (10 credits)
Q3107S - The Viking World (10 credits)
V62209 - Medieval Britain (10 credits)
V63345 - The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England (20 credits)
At MA and MA by Research levels I teach the following 30-credit options for the V64ST1 and V64ST2 options.
V64ST - Britain and West Francia from the Carolingians to the Crusades, AD 600-1200
V64ST - The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England.
Teaching prizes and commendations:
Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for academic year 2007-8, from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Harvard University Teaching Commendation for course, 'Material Cultures: England and France, AD 600-1200', in Fall semester 2007 -8, from the Dean of Social Sciences (D. Cutler) and the Dean of Harvard College (D. Pilbeam).
Supervision of PhD and MRes students:
I supervise PhD and MRes students on a range of themes, mostly in relation to early medieval northern Europe, between c. AD 400 and 1400. These themes have included, rural settlement dynamics, trade and exchange, the development of ports and urban centres, coastal societies, and aspects of representation of the past. My PhD students have focused their studies geographically on England, Wales, Flanders, northern France, Spain, the North Atlantic and Saudi Arabia. See my research summary below.
Between 2004 and the present, I have undertaken five principal research projects, and participated in two principal international network projects:
- The writing of a book on Northwest Europe in the Early Middle Ages, AD 600-1200, for Cambridge University Press, funded by the British Academy and the AHRC. The book presents a comparative archaeological analysis of societies in England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Rhineland Germany, between the seventh and twelfth centuries, funded by the British Academy. (see publications and www.cambridge.org/9781107037632 ).
- The survey and excavation of a fifth- to twelfth-century central place at Stavnsager, northeast Jutland, Denmark, seemingly covering 150 hectares, funded by the British Academy (see Stavnsager).
- The co-ordination of the early medieval working group, with Prof. Martin Carver (University of York), for the Maritime and Marine Historic Environment Research Framework for England (English Heritage/University of Southampton) since July 2009, and the publication of a research assessment and agenda for the early medieval period (see publications).
- The Leffinge Pilot project, examining the nature of early medieval settlement and society in coastal Flanders, Belgium (see Leffinge).
- The Flixborough Anglo-Saxon settlement project, funded by English Heritage - all four volumes have been published in 2007 and 2009, and a digital archive is to be published on the ADS - AHDS digital archive. (See Flixborough Anglo-Saxon Settlement).
- Les Elites du Haut Moyen Age network project (2003-2009)
- La Competition dans les societes du Haut Moyen Age network project (2009-2015).
Supervision of PhD and MRes students:
I supervise PhD and MRes students on a range of themes in relation to early medieval northern Europe, between c. AD 400 and 1400. These themes have included, rural settlement dynamics, trade and exchange, the development of ports and urban centres, coastal societies, and aspects of representation of the past. My PhD students have focused their studies geographically on England, Wales, Flanders, northern France, Spain, the North Atlantic and Saudi Arabia.
My PhD students who have been awarded their Doctorates since 2010: Gareth Davies, Edward Oakley, Imogen Tompsett, Anne Sassin, Alexander Mirrington, Dayanna Knight ( as principal supervisor); Kristopher Poole, Rebecca Reynolds (as secondary supervisor)
PhD students who have submitted their theses and await examination: Diane Wren (Loveluck, principal supervisor).
Current PhD students: Alaa Alrawaibah, Craig Dicken, Marisoly Alvarez, Anja Rohde (as principal supervisor); Suzy Harrison; Neil Hall (as secondary supervisor)
Current MRes/MA by Research students: Hillery Harrison, Paul Wright, Solenn Troadec.
I will continue supervising PhD students during my current Research leave (end Jan 2015 - June 2016)
LOVELUCK, C., 2016. Chronology and time: northern European coastal settlements and societies, c. AD 500-1050. In: GASKELL, I and CARTER, S.A., eds., Oxford Handbook of History and Material Culture: World Perspectives Oxford University Press. (In Press.)
C. LOVELUCK, 2016. Specialist artisans and commodity producers as social actors in early medieval Britain, c. AD 500-1066. In: A. MOLINARI, R. SANTANGELI VALENZANI and L. SPERA, eds., L'Archeologia Della Produzione A Roma, Secoli V - XV: Collection de L'Ecole Francaise de Rome No. -- Ecole Francaise de Rome. (In Press.)
C. LOVELUCK, 2015. The dynamics of portable wealth, social status and competition in the ports, coastal zones and river corridors of northwest Europe, c. AD 650-1100. In: S. GIOANNI, V. LORE and R. LE JAN, eds., Acquerir, Prelever, Controler: Les Ressources en Competition (400-1100): La competition dans les societes du haut Moyen Age IV, Haut Moyen Age No. --- Brepols. (In Press.)
LOVELUCK, C and O'SULLIVAN, A, 2015. Travel, transport and communication to and from Ireland, c. AD 400-1100: an archaeological perspective. In: FLECHNER, R and MEEDER, S, eds., The Irish in Europe in the Early Middle Ages: Identity, Culture and Religion Palgrave MacMillan. (In Press.)