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.


  • 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)

Other Publications


  • Cooijmans, Christian. Monarchs and Hydrarchs: The Conceptual Development of Viking Activity across the Frankish Realm (c. 750-940) (Abingdon: Routledge, 2020). https://www.routledge.com/9780367202149

Book Chapters

  • Cooijmans, Christian. “Hostile in Tent: Reconsidering the Roles of Viking Encampment across the Frankish Realm,” in Viking Camps: Case Studies and Comparisons (Abingdon: Routledge, 2023), 147-167. https://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003347682-9.

  • Cooijmans, Christian. “Viking Dorestad: A Haven for Hydrarchy?” in Dorestad and its Networks: Communities, Contact and Conflict in Early Medieval Europe (Leiden: Sidestone Press, 2021), 19-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/xbme-xq10.

  • Cooijmans, Christian. “An Adversary for the Ages: The Historiography of Viking Activity in the Late Medieval Low Countries – A Preliminary Survey,” in The North as Home (London: Norvik Press, 2019), 12-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/30e5-me40.

Journal Articles

Edited Volumes

Book Reviews

  • Cooijmans, Christian. Frisians of the Early Middle Ages (ed. J. Hines and N. IJssennagger-van der Pluijm), 2021,” Speculum 98:3 (2023): 883-884. https://doi.org/10.1086/725641.

  • Cooijmans, Christian. Onvoltooid verleden (Lisa Demets), 2020,” The Medieval Low Countries 9 (2022): 181-184. https://doi.org/10.1484/j.mlc.5.134622.

  • Cooijmans, Christian. Viking-Age Slavery (ed. M. Toplak, H. Østhus, and R. Simek), 2021,” Óenach: Reviews 11 (2022): 9-15. https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:44497.

  • Cooijmans, Christian. Gaelic Influence in the Northumbrian Kingdom (Fiona Edmonds), 2019,” English Historical Review 136:581 (2021): 1014-1016. https://doi.org/10.1093/ehr/ceab093.

  • Cooijmans, Christian. “Frisians and their North Sea Neighbours (ed. J. Hines and N. IJssennagger), 2017,” English Historical Review 134:568 (2019): 667-669. https://doi.org/10.1093/ehr/cez077.


Blog Posts


    • Fellow – Royal Historical Society

    • Fellow – Society of Antiquaries of London

    • Fellow – Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

    • Committee Member / Editor – Scottish Society for Northern Studies

    • Contributor – International Medieval Bibliography, University of Leeds

    • Member – Viking Society for Northern Research

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