David Wilson#

David Wilson
Email:dmw 'at' mcb.net
Membership Number:1302
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions
  • 1992 Honorary Professor UCL
  • 1977-1992: Director, The British Museum
  • 1971: Professor of Medieval Archaeology, Univ. London (UCL)
  • 1964: Reader in Medieval Archaeology, Univ. London (UCL)
  • 1955: Assistant Keeper, British Museum
  • 1954: Assistant in Research, Univ. Cambridge
  • 1953: BA Univ. Cambridge (later MA and LittD)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Early medieval archaeology in Europe, particularly Anglo-Saxon and, primarily, Viking
  • Historiography of medieval archaeology in Scandinavia
  • Historicism in northern European art, with special reference to medieval period
  • Museum history

Honours and Awards

  • Fellow of British Academy, Hon. Fellow (inter alia); Royal Norwegian Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Royal Irish Academy. Hon Member: German Archaeological Institute
  • Knight Bachelor (UK); Knight, 1st class, Northern Star (Sweden)
  • Gold Medal of Society of Antiquaries of London
  • Honorary doctorates, Univs. of: Pennsylvania, Oslo, Stockholm, Aarhus, Nottingham, Birmingham, Liverpool and Leicester
  • Honorary Fellow: UCL; St John’s College, Cambridge, and Foundation Fellow: Univ of Birmingham.

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