James Bruhn received his BA in anthropology and history from the University of Colorado (Magna Cum Laude), and his MA and PhD in British Roman Archaeology from the University of Durham. Originally from the northeast of Scotland, he is a specialist on Roman Frontiers in northern Britain and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Newcastle upon Tyne. Dr. Bruhn has spoken at numerous academic conferences in North America and Europe, has authored a scholarly book on Roman Archaeology and has written book chapters in several scholarly publications including the Seventy Great Inventions of the Ancient World by Brian Fagan. He has excavated along the Antonine Wall and has tutored small groups on his specialty. Additionally, Dr. Bruhn has organized and been the speaker in several conferences about Roman Britain.
Tours Led by James Bruhn
- Wales and Roman England TourJune 2 - 16, 2023 | James Bruhn Travel through the Welsh and English countryside to view the remnants of prehistoric, Roman, medieval and industrial sites. Explore the World's largest prehistoric copper mine, Great Orme; Segontium Roman Fort; medieval St. Davids Bishop's Palace and Cathedral; and the Castles and Town Walls of Edward I at Caernarfon, Conwy, Beaumaris and Harlech, all UNESCO sites.
- Through the Glass Darkly: An Archaeological Pub Crawl of EnglandSeptember 17 - 29, 2023 | James Bruhn With only five others, travel from northern York to the Salisbury plains. Explore prehistoric stone circles, glorious abbeys, Hadrian’s Wall, medieval castles, and enjoy a private tour of Vindolanda Roman Fort. Meals and overnights in traditional pubs and historic inns, where we will touch pint mugs with local people while we savor delicious regional delicacies, washed down with the region’s best samples of the British brewer’s art.