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.
I’m currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tübingen. The overall framework of my research is that of authority: how it was negotiated between different levels of power, how it operated in practice, and how it transformed between the earlier and later Middle Ages. To that end, my current research is focused on the relationship between bishops and kings between the late ninth and late eleventh centuries. In general terms, I am particularly interested in the production and use of documentary material, and in the relationship between life histories and historical processes.
My teaching and research interests lie in the history of western Europe in the early and high Middle Ages. To date, my work has focused on themes of kingship and governance with an emphasis on the role of ritual and symbolic display. I recently published a new biography of King Æthelred ‘the Unready’, which was awarded the Longman-History Today prize for best ‘scholarly but accessible’ book. Future projects include a study of forgery and historical memory in western Europe at the turn of the first millennium, to be published by Princeton University Press; a popular history of the Normans, to be published by John Murray; and an edition of the Anglo-Saxon charters from continental houses.
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.
I am an Historian of the Middle Ages, working as ‘Akademischer Rat’ (which is corresponding to a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer) at the University of Cologne. My focus is on Northern European History (England, Scandinavia, as well as the Reich), especially in the 10th and 11th centuries. I am mainly interested in the depiction of history and how contemporaries viewed their own time and their immediate past.
My field of research is the study of pragmatic aspects of early medieval literate culture, particularly early record-keeping practices and modes of memorialization. My doctoral thesis (Centre for Medieval Studies in the University of Toronto, 2008) is an analysis of the composition and preservation of Worcester Cathedral’s Conquest-era archive. I currently teach undergraduate courses on the Vikings in European History and Culture (University of Trinity College of the University of Toronto), the History of Early and Later Medieval Europe and the History of Anglo-Saxon England (Glendon College of York University); I have also taught in the Department of History of Trent University-Oshawa. I have contributed electronic text markup and data development for Professor A. P. M. Orchard’s “Mapping Anglo-Saxon Poetry Project” (University of Toronto) and pre-Conquest English charter data to Professor Michael Gervers’ DMC-DEEDS Project.
I’m an independent researcher and early medieval historian based in Leeds. My research covers various aspects of cultural continuity and change in the late Merovingian and early Carolingian worlds, focusing particularly on the eighth century and on aspects of identity, community and otherness. I’m especially interested in hagiography and the process of conversion from paganism to Christianity. Available to review books/articles on these or related topics. Please email me to discuss: firstname.lastname@example.org
My work relates to two principal themes or research interests. I work on the history of English law in the central middle ages, and have published and spoken on the cultural and social history of law, as well as one specific legal texts. I also work on the cultural and social history of religion, and have worked on both Benedictine monasticism and the work and impact of the episcopate.
I am a historian interested in East-Central and Eastern European History. My focus lies on the relations and entanglements of these areas with the German lands, especially in the Age of Enlightenment and the ‘Age of Extremes’. Another focus of my work are digital methods and the concepts of Open Science and Citicen Science in the field of historical research. After several years as research assistant at Chemnitz University of Technology (Institute of European History, Institute of European Studies), I work as head of the divison “Saxonica” (since 2016) and vice head of the department “Manuscripts, Rare Prints, and Saxony” (since 2017) at Saxon State and University Library (SLUB), Dresden.