Dr Hajnalka Herold

Senior Lecturer in Historical Archaeology


Extension: 4351

Telephone: 01392 264351

I am an archaeologist with two principal fields of interest, the study of the early Middle Ages in Europe and beyond (c. AD 400–1100), and the archaeometric and experimental analysis of pottery from various geographical and chronological backgrounds.

My recent work has included the study of élite settlements in central Europe from the 9th and 10th centuries AD, with a particular focus on connections to the Carolingian and Byzantine worlds; the investigation of aspects of the archaeology of the Avar Khaganate and its relation to former Roman sites; as well as the examination of connections between the production technology of early medieval ceramic artefacts and the identity of their producers/users. I also have an interest in the perception and 'use' of the early medieval past in the modern period and the contemporary world, primarily with regard to national, regional, and ethnic identities. For further information see the Research tab.

External Appointments

  • Member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Peer Review College, United Kingdom (appointed for a second term of three years from January 2018)
  • Reviewer/selection panel member for the European Commission, the Irish Research Council, the Fulbright Commission, the Czech, Polish, and Hungarian Science Funds, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, the Central European University, and the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development
  • Council member for the Society for Medieval Archaeology, United Kingdom
  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
  • Member of the International Sachsensymposion – Research network for the archaeological study of the Saxons and their neighbouring peoples
  • Committee member for MERC – Medieval Europe Research Community
  • Reviewer for the publishing houses Brill, Routledge, Equinox, Medieval Institute Publications/Arc Humanities Press, and BAR Publishing, as well as the journals Antiquity, Archaeometry, Medieval Archaeology, STAR: Science & Technology of Archaeological Research, Archaeologia Austriaca, and Acta Archaeologica Carpathica
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom

Recent publication

academia.edu profile