About

I am a proactive MA graduate with six years’ experience researching and studying Hildegard of Bingen’s works. I am now interested in pursuing a PhD project exploring Hildegard’s theology and medicine, and the converging influences on intellectual culture, medical cultures, and the lived experience of medical practice. I am also interested in gender and sexuality, the natural world and cosmology, and embodiment. I have spoken internationally on Hildegard and won funding to present my research. In my professional life I am an employability adviser meaning I have extensive admin experience and experience teaching university students of all levels.

Education

MA History, Distinction, University of Bristol, 2016 – 2018

  • Dissertation (87): ‘The Body of Salvation: The Material Presentation of Salvation in Hildegard of Bingen’s Ordo virtutum‘ supervised by Dr Ian Wei


BA History, 2:1, University of Bristol, 2012 – 2016

  • Dissertation (69): ‘Hildegard of Bingen’s Use of the Adam and Eve Motif in Scivias and Causae et curae: A Case Study in the Integration of her Spiritual and Temporal Thought’ supervised by Dr Anke Holdenried

Publications

‘Medieval Religious Women’ article for Introducing Medieval Christianity July 2020

Projects

Public Engagement

Conference Presentations

  • ‘Who Is She?: Hildegard of Bingen’s Apocalyptic Woman and the Crossed Boundaries of Women’s Bodies’, International Medieval Congress Leeds (July 2020, funded)

  • ‘The Many Voices of Hildegard’, Centre for Medieval Studies Conference, University of Bristol (February 2020)

  • ‘The Religious Significance of Food to Hildegard of Bingen’ Centre for Medieval Studies Conference, University of Bristol (February 2019)

  • ‘The Female Orgasm as Foreign Knowledge: Hildegard of Bingen’s Medical Theories’, Foreign Knowledge Conference, Ruhr-University Bochum (June 2018, funded) – summary published on H-Soz-Kult


Conferences Organised

  • International Medieval Sermon Studies Symposium, May – July 2018

  • Centre for Medieval Studies Conference, University of Bristol, June 2017 – Feb 2018

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