About

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.

Education

 
University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Doctor of Philosophy, Centre for Medieval Studies  (2008).
Thesis Title:  “Memoranda and Memoria:  Assessing the Preservation of Acta at Eleventh-Century Worcester.”
Advisory committee:  Prof. Andy Orchard (supervisor), Prof. Michael Gervers, Prof. Brian Stock.
Master of Arts, Centre for Medieval Studies (2000).
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Bachelor of Arts, Department of History (1997).
Lawrence University; Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.
Coursework towards BA in Liberal Arts (1980–1981).
 

Publications

 
Review of Domesday Now:  New Approaches to the Inquest and the Book (edited by David Roffe and K. S. B. Keats-Rohan. The Boydell Press, 2016) for The Medieval Review (Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan University Library, Scholarly Publishing Office, URL:  https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/tmr/article/view/23838/29528), published 12 July 2017.
 

Review of The Newburgh Earldom of Warwick and its Charters, 1088 – 1253 (edited by David Crouch, with Richard Dace. Publications of The Dugdale Society, vol. 48. Published by The Society in association with The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, 2015) for The Medieval Review (Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan University Library, Scholarly Publishing Office, URL:  https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/tmr/article/view/23258/29053), published 17 January 2017.

“Augustine of Canterbury and the Conversion of the Anglo-Saxons (c. 595)”, in Great Events in Religion: an Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History. Andrew Holt and Florin Curta, eds. 3 vols. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2016), 305 – 7.

Review of Bouchard, Constance Brittain, ed. Three Cartularies from Thirteenth-Century Auxerre. (Medieval Academy Books, No. 113. Toronto, Canada / Buffalo, NY / London, UK: University of Toronto Press, 2012) for The Journal of Medieval Latin 24 (Turnhout, Belgium:  Brepols for the Medieval Latin Assoc. of North America), 285 – 8.

Review of Epigraphic Literacy and Christian Identity: modes of written discourse in the newly Christian European North (edited by Kristal Zilmer and Judith Jesch.  Turnhout:  Brepols, 2012), for The Medieval Review (Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan University Library, Scholarly Publishing Office, URL:  https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/18949), published 19 Sept. 2014.

Review of Practice in Learning:  the Transfer of Encyclopaedic Knowledge in the Early Middle Ages (edited by Rolf H. Bremmer Jr. and Kees Dekker.  Storehouses of Wholesome Learning II / Mediaevalia Groningana, new series 16.  Paris/Leuven/Walpole, MA:  Peeters, 2010), for The Journal of Medieval Latin 23 (Turnhout, Belgium:  Brepols for the Medieval Latin Assoc. of North America), 6 – 9.

 
Review of Along the Oral-Written Continuum:  Types of Texts, Relations and their Implications (edited by Slavica Ranković, Leidulf Melve and Else Mundal.  Turnhout:  Brepols, 2010), for The Medieval Review (Bloomington, IN:  Medieval Studies Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University; URL:  https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/13656), published 19 October 2011.
 
Review of Strategies of Writing:  Studies on Text and Trust in the Middle Ages (edited by Petra Schulte, Marco Mostert and Irene van Renewoude.  Turnhout:  Brepols, 2008), for The Medieval Review (Bloomington, IN:  Medieval Studies Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University; URL:  https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/7234), published 28 May 2010.
 

Review of English Episcopal Acta 33, Worcester 1062 –1185 (edited by M. Cheney, David Smith, Christopher Brooke and Philippa Hoskin.  Oxford:  Oxford UP, 2007), for The Medieval Review (Bloomington, IN:  Medieval Studies Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University; URL:  https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/6730), published 18 February 2010.

 
Entries for “Worcester”, “Hwicce”, “Bishop Wulfstan of Worcester”, “Mercia” and “Domesday Book” in The Early Peoples of Britain and Ireland:  an Encyclopedia.  Dr. Chris Snyder, General Editor.  Oxford:  Greenwood International, 2008.
 
“Kick Ass and Take Names:  Presenting the York Cycle’s Christ before Pilate as a Meditation on Power and Authority.”  Early Theatre, Volume 3 (2000), 229–33 (available online at http://digitalcommons.mcmaster.ca/earlytheatre/vol3/iss1/16).
 

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