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 Teaching Fellow in Medieval History at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Aalborg University (2019-2021), 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.

MemberRichard Sowerby

I am a Lecturer in Early Medieval Insular History at the University of Edinburgh. Before I came to Edinburgh in 2015, I had been the Osborn Fellow in Medieval History and Culture at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (2013-15), and had held temporary lectureships in medieval history at Balliol College, Oxford (2012-13) and St Hugh’s College, Oxford (2011-12). Most of my work to date has focused on the religious cultures of the early Middle Ages, looking at the way that beliefs and ideas changed and evolved during the period between c. 500 and c. 1000 CE. My first book, Angels in Early Medieval England (Oxford University Press, 2016) was awarded the inaugural Ecclesiastical History Society Book Prize, and the International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England Best First Monograph Prize. My current research explores the place of animals in medieval medicine, investigating both the ways that animals were cared for and the ways that they themselves were implicated in the processes of human medicine.