MemberJoost Snaterse

…2018-present PhD Candidate, Medieval History, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

2017-2018 MSc Late Antique, Islamic & Byzantine Studies (distinction), University of Edinburgh, UK

2015-2017 MRes Historical Studies (cum laude), Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
2016 Exchange student at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

2012-2015 BA History (cum laude), Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands…

PhD Candidate in Medieval History at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands My doctoral research is on the role of charitable institutions and the care for the body in late antique and middle Byzantine urban centres.

MemberYvonne Seale

I am an Assistant Professor in the History Department of the State University of New York-Geneseo, where I teach courses with a focus on medieval history, women’s history, and the digital humanities. I earned my BA in History, Ancient History and Archaeology from Trinity College Dublin, and my MLitt in Mediaeval History from the University of St Andrews. I obtained my PhD in History from The University of Iowa in 2016. Follow me on Twitter at @yvonneseale or email me at

MemberChristian Cooijmans

PhD in Scandinavian Studies – University of Edinburgh (2018)
MSc in Medieval History – University of Edinburgh (2013)
BA in Language and Culture Studies (Medieval and Celtic Studies Track) – Utrecht University (2012)

Chris studied medieval history at Utrecht University, Trinity College Dublin, and the University of Edinburgh, and was a recent Postdoctoral Fellow at Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH). His current research at the University of Liverpool explores the reach and repercussions of viking activity across the Frankish realm, as well as its subsequent, premodern historiography.

MemberKatherine Cross

…PhD, Medieval History, University College London 2014

MSt, Medieval Studies, Balliol College, University of Oxford 2009

BA (Hons), History, Balliol College, University of Oxford 2008…

I am a historian of the Early Middle Ages interested in ethnic identity, religious conversion, and comparative approaches. I have just published my first book, Heirs of the Vikings: History and Identity in Normandy and England, c. 950 – c. 1015 (YMP, 2018), and recently co-curated Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions at the Ashmolean Museum. I am currently Postdoctoral Researcher on the Empires of Faith project at the British Museum, and I teach early medieval history at the University of Oxford.

MemberChristopher Woolgar

…BA (History and Archaeology): University of Southampton

PhD (Medieval History): University of Durham

Diploma in Archive Administration: University of Liverpool…

C.M. Woolgar, ‘Medieval Food and Colour’ Journal of Medieval History 44, no. 1 (2018): 1-20

C.M. Woolgar, ‘What Makes Things Holy? The Senses and Material Culture in the Later Middle Ages’, in R. Macdonald, E. Murphy and E. Swann, eds., Sensing the Sacred in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (London, 2018), pp. 60-78

C.M. Woolgar, ed., The Elite Household in England, 1100-1550. Harlaxton Medieval Studies XXVIII (Donington, 2018)

C.M. Woolgar, ‘Heirlooms and the Great Household’, in idem, ed., The Elite Household in England, pp. 432-55…

I have a long-standing interest in the history of the everyday, especially in the medieval period, in patterns of documentation and in editorial work. My current research focuses on the objects of daily life, their significance and the meaning of material culture in the later Middle Ages. I have written about the medieval great household, sensory perception, food and diet, and published editions of medieval household accounts, and episcopal wills and inventories. I spent more than 30 years working as an archivist, latterly as Head of Special Collections at the University of Southampton Library, and I have interests in political, military and official papers – and in the study of diplomatic more generally. I have been the editor of the Journal of Medieval History since 2009. I have just completed an edition, with Barbara Harvey, of The States of the Manors of Westminster Abbey, c.1300-1422, to be published by the British Academy in its Records of Social and Economic History series in 2019.