MemberKirsty Day

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).

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.

MemberJanna C

Janna Coomans is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Medieval History. She defended her dissertation (cum laude), titled “In Pursuit of a Healthy City: Sanitation and the Common Good in the Late Medieval Low Countries”, in June 2018. Her current research project explores the practices of various agents to promote communal wellbeing in the late medieval urban Low Countries. It is part of the ERC-funded interdisciplinary project “Healthscaping Urban Europe”. Her main research interests are the history of (public) health; social and urban history and more theoretical explorations of spatiality and materiality; as well as gender, medicine, crime, and urban governance.