I am a medieval historian working preferably on the peripheries of medieval latin Europe (Scandinavia, Central Europe). I have written my PhD thesis on the cult and veneration of St Erik of Sweden following his way from a local saint around Uppsala in the late 12th century to the royal patron of the Swedish realm in the 15th. For my PostDoc project I turned to late medieval Bohemia and am currently working on the ruling praxis of Wenceslaus IV (“the Lazy”) during the last decade before his dethronement as king of the Holy Roman Empire.
I am a historian of medieval religion, with particular interests in women’s and gender history, and the history of Central Europe. I am currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Aalborg University, and also hold an honorary research fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, I was a Teaching Fellow in Medieval History at the University of Edinburgh (2016-2019) and a Teaching Fellow in Medieval History at the University of Leeds (2015-2016).
I am a scholar of cultural, religious and intellectual history, early modern and medieval literary and linguistic culture. My publications and research are concerned with the cultural space of eastern, central, and southern Europe, particularly, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Bohemia, Poland, Croatia, Hungary, and Rus. In research and teaching, I deal with topics that include the history of and approaches to language, writing, and literacy; pre-modern historical writing and historical methods; Slavic (Cyrillic, Glagolitic, and Latin) and Greek paleography and cryptography; projects and theories of universal language; and Russian medieval and modern literature and culture. As a medievalist, I am convinced that the mapping of pre-modern Europe into the modern East – West divide creates unnecessary gaps between fields of knowledge that are inherently interconnected and impedes a dialogue between scholars who find themselves working in artificially bounded sub-disciplines. In my research and professional service I try to remedy this situation. In my teaching, I examine medieval literary and historical topics in the context of modern society and help students see their importance in the development of contemporary culture, politics, and social norms. I focus on the study of reading strategies of imaginative texts that leads to the advanced understanding of literature as part of cultural history.
Chaucer and late medieval literature.
Late Medieval English and French Literature, Medieval Philosophy and Theology, Critical Theory, and Continental Philosophy
Hi I’m Callum a 4th year undergrad studying history at Carleton University in Ottawa. I mainly focus in my studies on the early medieval, late roman period and the societal changes bought about by the Napoleonic wars and the industrial revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries.
I am a part-time AHRC-funded (WRoCAH) PhD student at the University of York. My thesis examines medieval household objects and spaces by examining traces of their use, significance, and meaning in late medieval probate documents. I am particularly interested in probate inventories as a source and in developing innovative methodological approaches to these documents. I am also a part-time administrator and visiting lecturer at the University of Chester.
Late Medieval & Early Modern Mediterranean Literature. Iberian Theater and Diplomacy.
Late medieval literature and culture, courtly culture, hunting, animals, games.