Dr. Javier Williams

Dr. Javier Williams



Academic Qualifications and Research
2012 – 2021 University of Leicester
PhD in Archaeology and History
Early Visigothic Period Belt-Buckles. Status Markers and Symbols of Identity?
Supervisor: Prof. Neil Christie. Examiners: Prof. Gisela Ripoll, Dr. Deidre O’Sullivan

2005 – 2009 University of London
BA in Classical Studies (2:1 honours)
Classics, Royal Halloway. DL

2003 – 2007 University of Leicester
MSc in Museum Studies
Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester. DL.
Science of materials in object conservation: The case of archaeological numismatic collections
Marked with distinction and recommended for publication.

1989 – 1994 Universidad Iberoamericana
BA in Industrial Design (Mexico City)
Awarded scholarship for academic excellence

Additional Education
2017 University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education
Course: The Fall of Rome

2000-2003 University of Leicester
Postgraduate Diploma in Archaeology and Ancient History
School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester. Distance learning.
Certificate awarded with distinction

Williams, Javier G., (2005) ‘Las Acuñaciones Reales Visigodas’, in Alfaro, C., Marcos, C., and Otero, P., XIII Congreso Internacional de Numismática-Madrid 2003-Proceedings I, Madrid, pp. 1269-1279.

Other Professional Experience
TV and Film executive producer and writer with 30 years of high-level experience.

Current Research Interests
Visigothic Material Culture, Late Antiquity and Early Mediaeval Period, Visigothic Spain, Visigothic Numismatics, Merovingian France, Material Culture Studies, Dress and Identity

Papers and Posters presented
February 2019 ‘Visigothic Coinage. Standing up to the Empire.’
ACCLA, Los Angeles, Skirball Centre.

June 2018 TEDx Talk ‘Nos hemos convertido en dioses’ (We have become gods)

June 2017 ‘Early Medieval Germanic Jewelry: Ornament or Symbol?’.
Image presented in the 2017 PhD Depictions, University of Leicester.

November 2016 ‘Visigoths. Interpreting the Meseta Cemeteries of Central Spain. Late 5th and early 6th century necropoleis within the archaeological and historical context.’
University of Leicester, School of Archaeology and Ancient History Postgraduate Fest

June 2015 ‘We Wear What We Want to Be’.
Image presented in the 2015 PhD Depictions, University of Leicester.

November 2013 ‘Early Visigothic Period Grave Assemblages. Tracing the New Social Fabric in the Spanish Peninsula After the Roman Empire’.
University of Leicester, School of Archaeology and Ancient History Postgraduate Fest

May 2012 ‘Portable Wealth After the Fall of the Western Roman Empire’.
Poster presented at the 2012 Festival of Postgraduate Research, University of Leicester.

2003, ‘Acuñaciones Reales Visigodas / Visigothic Royal Coinage’
Poster in the XII International Numismatic Congress, Madrid.

– Spanish (mother tongue)
– English (proficient, CPA)
– Italian (intermediate)
– French (intermediate)
– Knowledge of German and Latin