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Robin Fleming is a medieval historian, professor of history at Boston College, and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. She has written several books focusing on the people of Roman Britain and Anglo-Saxon England, using archaeological evidence to supplement written records.[1][2]

Robin Fleming
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. 1977, Ph.D. 1984)
AwardsMacArthur Fellow (2013)
Scientific career
FieldsMedieval history
InstitutionsBoston College
Doctoral advisorC. Warren Hollister
Other academic advisorsDenis Bethell, Harold Drake

Early life and educationEdit

Fleming received her B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1977 and 1984.[2]

Career and honorsEdit

She has been the recipient of awards honoring her groundbreaking research: Matina S. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard (2009–2010),[3] Member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (2002–2003),[4] Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation (2002),[5] Fellow of the Bunting Institute at Harvard (1993–94),[6] and Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows (1986–89).[7]

She is a fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Royal Historical Society, the London Society of Antiquaries,[8] and the Medieval Academy of America.[9]



  • Fleming, Robin (2011). Britain After Rome: The Fall and Rise, 400-1070. Penguin. ISBN 9780140148237.[10]
  • Fleming, Robin (2004). Kings and Lords in Conquest England. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521526944.
  • Fleming, Robin (1998). Domesday Book and the Law: Society and Legal Custom in Early Medieval England. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 052163038X.[11]

Selected papersEdit


  1. ^ Graham, Ruth (October 6, 2013). "MacArthur 'genius' Robin Fleming on using archaeology to write history". Boston Globe. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Robin Fleming". MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Robin Fleming", Fellows, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
  4. ^ Institute for Advanced Study, "2002-2003 Members, Visitors and Research Assistants" [1]
  5. ^ Fellows, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Memorial Foundation
  6. ^ Joe Mathews, "Locals Named as Bunting Fellows", Harvard Crimson, July 13, 1993 full text
  7. ^ "Current and Former Junior Fellows"
  8. ^ "Faculty (Robin Fleming)". Boston College. Retrieved 2015-01-18.
  9. ^ "2015 Fellows of the Medieval Academy", official blog, January 19, 2015
  10. ^ Shippey, Tom (17 March 2011). "Tom Shippey reviews 'Britain after Rome' by Robin Fleming". London Review of Books. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  11. ^ Fischer, Katherine Drew (Winter 1999). "Domesday Book and the Law: Society and Legal Custom in Early Medieval England (review)". Journal of Interdisciplinary History. 30 (3): 498–499.

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