Dr. James Wilson

Cusanus Institut, Domfreihof 3, 54290 Trier


2011-2012 Studium der Geschichte, University of Nottingham
2008-2011 Studium der Geschichte, Aberystwyth University

Wissenschaftliche Abschlüsse

2020 PhD, Queen Mary – University of London
2012 Master, University of Nottingham
2011 Bachelor, Aberystwyth University

Beruflicher Werdegang

07-12/2021 Stipendiat am Trierer Kolleg für Mittelalter und Frühe Neuzeit

  • James Wilson, [Monograph at present entitled] Medieval Syria and the Onset of the Crusades: the political word of bilad al-sham 1050-1128 (under contract with Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2022).
  • James Wilsson, Article: “The “ʿasākir al-Shām”: Medieval Arabic historiography of the Siege, Capture and Battle of Antioch during the First Crusade 490-491/1097-1098”, Al-Masāq (2021): 1-38. Word count: 13,080, Available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/09503110.2020.1845521
  • James Wilson, Article: “The ransom of high-ranking captives, tributary relationships and the practice of diplomacy in northern Syria 442-522/1050-1128”, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (forthcoming).


  • The ransom of elite captives in Syria prior to and during the early Crusading period, IHR Crusades Seminar London, 7. June 2021.
  • The Zengid dynasty, uxoricide and narratives of ideal rule, SSCLE 2021 PhD and ECR Online Conference, 30. June 2021.