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Julia Steuart Barrow, MA, St Andrews, DPhil, Oxford
Position: Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies and Professor in Medieval Studies
Email: j.s.barrow@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)113 343 4394
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Summary of research interests:
Church history between the eighth and the thirteenth centuries, especially English episcopal charters and administration c.1000-c.1300, and the career structure of the medieval clergy in Western Europe c.800-c.1250. A developing area of interest is the concept of 'reform' and the extent to which this term can be applied in approaching the history of the western church in the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth centuries. She has also worked on urban topography in the high middle ages, on the connections between the forgery of charters and history writing in the twelfth century, and on Bede's use of biblical exegesis in his Historia Ecclesiastica.

Research supervision:
I am currently supervising two PhD theses at Nottingham, one looking at the inhabitants of Lincoln Cathedral close in the fifteenth century and the other comparing Anglo-Norman and Byzantine clergy in the eleventh and early twelfth centuries. I would be happy to undertake supervision in the general area of my research interests outlined above.

Publications:
Publications include English Episcopal Acta, vii: Hereford 1079-1234 (Oxford, 1993); English Episcopal Acta, 35: Hereford 1234-1275 (Oxford, 2009); St Wulfstan and his World, ed. Julia Barrow and Nicholas Brooks (Aldershot, 2005); Myth, Rulership, Church and Charters: Essays in Honour of Nicholas Brooks, ed. Julia Barrow and Andrew Wareham (Aldershot, 2008); 'Grades of ordination and clerical careers, c. 900-c.1200', in Anglo-Norman Studies, ed. C.P. Lewis (Woodbridge, 2008); 'How Coifi pierced Christ's side: a re-examination of Bede's Ecclesiastical History, II, chapter 13', Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 62 (2011), 693-706.

Richard Broome, BA, MA, Lancaster
Position: Website Editor, Institute for Medieval Studies
Email: hyrcb@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)113 343 3614
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Summary of research interests: Ph.D. research: Early Medieval France and Germany (Merovingian to early Carolingian periods); Concepts of community and otherness; Early Medieval Networks and Neighbours.

For more details see:
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/people/20046/institute_for_medieval_studies/person/2218/richard_broome

Melanie Brunner, MA, Augsburg, PhD, Leeds
Position: Lecturer, IMS and Project Editor, International Medieval Bibliography
Email: m.brunner@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)113 343 3615
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Summary of research interests:
Late medieval ecclesiastical history; interactions of theology, (canon) law and papal administration in the later Middle Ages; political culture and decision-making at the papal court in Avignon; the history of the mendicant orders, especially the Franciscans; ideals of voluntary poverty and religious reform.

Research supervision:
I am currently co-supervising PhD students working on the Franciscan conception of the Book, Franciscan soteriology and the formation of early Franciscan identity. I would be happy to supervise research on late medieval ecclesiastical history, especially the areas listed above.

Publications:
'Disorder, debts and excommunication: John XXII and the reform of the order of Grandmont', Journal of Medieval History 36 (2010), 341-358

'Zwischen Kurie und Königshof: Jacques Duèse, Bischof von Fréjus, sizilianischer Kanzler und künftiger Papst‘ in 1308 -- Eine Topographie historischer Gleichzeitigkeit, ed. Andreas Speer and David Wirmer (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2010), pp. 439-457

'Papal intervention in mendicant organisation: Pope John XXII and the Franciscans', in Franciscan Organisation in a Mendicant Context: Formal and Informal Structures of the Friars' Lives and Ministry in the Middle Ages , ed. Michael Robson and Jens Röhrkasten (Münster: LIT Verlag, 2010), pp. 353-375

'Poverty and charity: Pope John XXII and the canonization of Louis of Anjou', Franciscan Studies 69 (2011), 231-256

'Johannes XXII. als Reformer? Päpstliche Verwaltungspolitik und Ordensreform von oben‘, in Johannes XXII: Bedingungen und Konsequenzen seines Pontifikats, ed. Hans-Joachim Schmidt and Martin Rohde (forthcoming 2013)

Marta K D Cobb, BA, Brown, MA, PhD, Leeds
Position: Senior Congress Officer, International Medieval Congress
Email: m.k.d.cobb@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)113 343 3614
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Summary of research interests:
Late Middle English literature, especially Langland, Chaucer and Chaucer reception, Margery Kempe, Julian of Norwich, also heritage management and education.
Charlotte Eichler, BA, Nottingham, MA, Nottingham
Position: Editorial Assistant, International Medieval Bibliography
Email: c.l.eichler@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)113 343 3615
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Also an editor for the China Policy Institute at Nottingham University & freelance proof-reader/copy-editor.
William T Flynn, BMus, Rochester, MMus, Edinburgh, MA, PhD, Duke
Position: Lecturer in Medieval Latin
Email: w.flynn@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)113 343 3723
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Summary of research interests:
Interactions among liturgy, music and theology; elementary music and grammar instruction to 1200; music and Latin palaeography; music theory to 1300; Hildegard of Bingen.

Publications include:
Medieval Music as Medieval Exegesis, a performing edition of Hildegard of Bingen’s O frondens virga, articles on music and liturgy and a chapter on Liturgical Music in the Oxford History of Christian Worship.
Sami Kalliosaari, MA, Turku
Position: Editorial Assistant, International Medieval Bibliography
Email: hy09spk@leeds.ac.uk
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Summary of research interests: Ph.D. research: I am interested in the development of the tradition of early medieval Christian kingship in Anglo-Saxon England. I am looking at how the expectations of Christian kingship were expressed in royal and ecclesiastical sources (including written and visual material), and how these ideals were later interpreted ideologically. I am also interested in kingship in Ottonian Germany.

For more details see:
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/people/20046/institute_for_medieval_studies/person/2151/sami_kalliosaari

Lauren Moreau, BA, Plymouth State, MA, PhD, Leeds
Position: Congress Officer, International Medieval Congress
Email: l.a.moreau@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)113 343 3614
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Summary of research interests:
John of Salisbury; the reception of the Policraticus in the later Middle Ages; the use of quotations in sermons; rhetoric; the use of authority; manuscripts; ecclesiastical history of the high and later Middle Ages.

Axel E W Müller, Dipl. Ubers., Mainz, MA, Leeds, FRHistS
Position: Director, International Medieval Congress
Email: a.muller@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)113 343 3614
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Summary of research interests:
The reception of the Middle Ages in the 18th and 19th Century; modern approaches to the Middle Ages, Heritage and Public History; study of the past by non-university experts (in the heritage industries, civic trusts, museums, libraries, archives); presentation of the past to different audiences (museum, film, television, historical fiction, everyday life), origins of firepower in Western Europe; Late medieval fields of conflict.

Current projects include:
Survey of Medieval Studies in the UK, a project on origins of firepower, looking at the later medieval development of artillery and explosives, its uses and contributions to changes in society, an article on the emergence of scholarly and popular fascination with Middle English texts for a handbook of Victorian Medievalism, and a study on the public perception of the medieval period and the motivating factors which encourage individuals to pursue further study in the fields of Medieval Studies.

Fellow, Royal Historical Society
Corresponding Member, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien, Universität Salzburg
External Expert Advisory Board Member, CENDARI - Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure
Advisory Board Member, Forschungstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte, Katholische Universität Eichstätt (FOVOG)
Member of Co-operative for the Advancement of Research through a Medieval European Network (CARMEN)
Member of Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society
Member of International Arthurian Society
Member of Yorkshire Archaeological Society
Member of Historical Association
Member of the Centre for Heritage Research, University of Leeds

Alan V Murray, MA, PhD, St Andrews, FRHistS
Position: Editorial Director, International Medieval Bibliography, Programme Director for the MA in Medieval Studies and Senior Lecturer in Medieval Studies
Email: a.v.murray@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)113 343 3615
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Main research interests:
•  The Frankish States and Settlement in Palestine and Syria, 1095-1291.

•  The Crusades to the Holy Land (especially warfare and logistics).

•  The Conquest and Christianisation of the Baltic Region (12th-14th Centuries).

•  Medieval Chronicles, Language and Communication (esp. issues of orality, vernacular, use of Bible).

•  Chivalry and Tournaments.

Research supervision:
Dr Murray currently supervises students working on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the Thirteenth Century, Production of Armour in the Later Middle Ages, and Recruitment of English Soldiers in the Hundred Years' War, but would be happy to supervise research in any of the areas listed above.

External academic and professional activity:
•  Editorial Board Member, Medieval Prosopography and Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean.

•  Invitations to speak at conferences, seminars and invited lectures, e.g. Budapest (2007), Aalborg (2007), Copenhagen (2007), Krems (2007), Tallinn (2008), St Louis (2009), Odense (2009), Birmingham (2010), Miami (2010), Reichenau (2010).

•  External examiner for research degrees at Southern Denmark University, University of St Andrews, Central European University.

•  Reviews in Crusades, English Historical Review, Jahrbuch für Volksliedforschung, History, Journal of Baltic Studies, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Mediaevistik, Medieval Life, Medieval Prosopography, Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire, Speculum, Times Higher Education, War in History.

Main publications (selection):

(1) The Frankish States and Settlement in Palestine and Syria, 1095-1291

The Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem: A Dynastic History, 1099-1125 (Oxford: Prosopographica & Genealogica, 2000), viii + 280pp; ‘A Note on the Origin of Eustace Grenier', Bulletin of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East 6 (1986), 28-30; ‘The Origins of the Frankish Nobility of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1100-1118', Mediterranean Historical Review 4 (1989), 281-300; ‘The Title of Godfrey of Bouillon as Ruler of Jerusalem', Collegium Medievale 3 (1990), 163-78; ‘Dynastic Continuity or Dynastic Change? The Accession of Baldwin II and the Nobility of the Kingdom of Jerusalem', Medieval Prosopography 13 (1992), 1-27; ‘Baldwin II and his Nobles: Baronial Factionalism and Dissent in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1118-1134', Nottingham Medieval Studies 38 (1994), 60-85; ‘Ethnic Identity in the Crusader States: The Frankish Race and the Settlement of Outremer', in Concepts of National Identity in the Middle Ages, ed. S. Forde, L. Johnson and A.V. Murray (Leeds: Leeds Studies in English, 1995), pp. 59-73; ‘A Little-Known Member of the Royal Family of Crusader Jerusalem in William of Malmesbury's Gesta Regum Anglorum', Notes and Queries 241 (1996), 397-99; ‘How Norman was the Principality of Antioch? Prolegomena to a Study of the Origins of the Nobility of a Crusader State', in Family Trees and the Roots of Politics: The Prosopography of Britain and France from the Tenth to the Twelfth Century, ed. K. S. B. Keats-Rohan (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 1997), pp. 349-59; ‘Daimbert of Pisa, the Domus Godefridi and the Accession of Baldwin I of Jerusalem', in From Clermont to Jerusalem: The Crusades and Crusader Societies, 1095-1500, ed. A.V. Murray (Turnhout: Brepols, 1998), pp. 81-102; ‘Mighty Against the Enemies of Christ: The Relic of the True Cross in the Armies of the Kingdom of Jerusalem', in The Crusades and Their Sources: Essays Presented to Bernard Hamilton , ed. John France and William G. Zajac (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998), pp. 217-38; ‘The Prosopography and Onomastics of the Franks in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1099-1187', in Onomastique et parenté dans l'Occident médiéval, ed. K. S. B. Keats-Rohan and Christian Settipani (Oxford: Prosopographica et Genealogica, 2000), pp. 283-94; ‘De Nederlanden en de Koninkrijk Jeruzalem in de vroege twaalfde eeuw: Politieke en dynastieke belangen', Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis 113 (2000), 167-81; ‘William of Tyre and the Origin of the Turks: On the Sources of the Gesta Orientalium Principum', in Dei Gesta per Francos: Etudes sur les croisades dédiés à Jean Richard / Crusade Studies in Honour of Jean Richard, ed. Michel Balard, Benjamin Z. Kedar and Jonathan Riley-Smith (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001), pp. 217-29; ‘Kingship, Identity and Name-Giving in the Family of Baldwin of Bourcq', in Knighthoods of Christ: Essays on the History of the Crusades and the Knights Templar presented to Malcolm Barber, ed. Norman Housley (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), pp. 27-38; ‘The Origin of Money-Fiefs in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem', in Mercenaries and Paid Men: The Mercenary Identity in the Middle Ages, ed. John France (Leiden: Brill, 2008), pp. 275-86; ‘Norman Settlement in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1099-1131', in Archivio Normanno-Svevo 1 for 2008 (2009), 61-85; ‘The Demographics of Urban Space in Crusade-Period Jerusalem, 1099-1187', in Urban Space in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period, ed. Albrecht Classen (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2009), pp. 205-23; ‘Construir Jerusalén como capital Cristiana: Topografía y población de la Ciudad Santa bajo el dominio franco en el siglo XII', in Construir la Ciudad en la Edad Media, ed. Beatriz Arízaga Bolumburu and Jesús Ángel Solórzano Telechea (Logroño, 2010), pp. 91-110.

(2) The Crusades to the Holy Land

(editor) The Crusades: An Encyclopedia, 4 vols (Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2006); ‘Questions of Nationality in the First Crusade', Medieval History 1 (1991), 61-73; ‘The Army of Godfrey of Bouillon, 1096-1099: Structure and Dynamics of a Contingent on the First Crusade', Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire 70 (1992), 301-29. Reprinted in Medieval Warfare, 1000-1300, ed. John France (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2006), pp. 423-52; ‘Coroscane : Homeland of the Saracens in the Chansons de Geste and the Historiography of the Crusades', in Aspects de l'épopée romane: Mentalité - idéologies - intertextualités , ed. Hans van Dijk and Willem Noomen (Groningen: Forsten, 1995), pp. 177-84; ‘The Chronicle of Zimmern as a Source for the First Crusade: The Evidence of MS Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Cod.Don.580', in The First Crusade: Origins and Impact , ed. Jonathan Phillips (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997), pp. 78-106; ‘Walther Duke of Teck: The Invention of a German Hero of the First Crusade', Medieval Prosopography 19 (1998), 35-54; ‘Hochmittelalterlich er Kreuzzug als frühneuzeitliche Adelslegitimation: Die schwäbisch-rheinländischen Teilnehmer des Ersten Kreuzzugs in der Chronik des Grafen Froben Christoph von Zimmern ', in Herrschaft und Legitimation: Hochmittelalterlicher Adel in Südwest-Deutschland, ed. Sönke Lorenz and Stephan Molitor (Leinfelden-Echterdingen: DRW-Verlag, 2002), pp. 171-85; ‘Ein Herzog von Teck als Teilnehmer des Ersten Kreuzzugs? Ein Beitrag zur süddeutschen Geschichtsschreibung der Kreuzzugsbewegung?', in Schriftenreihe des Stadtarchivs Kirchheim unter Teck 28 (2002), 137-56; 'Prosopography', in Palgrave Advances in the Crusades , ed. Helen J. Nicholson (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), pp. 109-29; ‘Money and Logistics in the Armies of the First Crusade: Coinage, Bullion, Service and Supply, 1096-99', in Logistics of Warfare in the Age of the Crusades , ed. John Pryor (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006), pp. 229-49; ‘Zum Transfer von Zahlungsmitteln bei Kreuzzugsexpeditionen: Überlegungen zur Logistik des Kreuzzuges Kaiser Friedrichs I. (1189-1190)', in Transfer: Innovationen in der Zeit der Kreuzzüge. Akten der 4. Landauer Staufertagung, 27.-29. Juni 2003, ed. Volker Herzner and Jürgen Krüger (Speyer: Verlag der Pfälzischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, 2007), pp. 25-37; 'Barschaft und Beute: Komposition und Entstehung des “Barbarossa-Schatzes” im Umfeld des Dritten Kreuzzugs', in Vom Umgang mit Schätzen, ed. Elisabeth Vavra and Thomas Kühtreiber (Wien: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2007), pp. 231-47; 'Finance and Logistics of the Crusade of Frederick Barbarossa', in In Laudem Hierosolymitani: Studies in Crusades and Medieval Culture in Honour of Benjamin Z. Kedar, ed. Iris Shagrir, Ronnie Ellenblum and Jonathan Riley-Smith (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), pp. 357-67; 'National Identity, Language and Conflict in the Crusades to the Holy Land, 1096-1192', in The Crusades and the Near East, ed. Conor Kostick (forthcoming 2010).

(3) The Conquest and Christianisation of the Baltic Region (12th-14th Centuries)

‘The Structure, Genre and Intended Audience of the Livonian Rhymed Chronicle', in Crusade and Conversion on the Baltic Frontier, 1150-1500 , ed. Alan V. Murray (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001), pp. 235-51; ‘Eesti keel Henriku kroonikas: Suulisus ja suhtlus XIII sajandi Liivimaa misjonis', Keel ja Kirjandus 8-9 (2009), 559-72; ‘Music and Cultural Conflict in the Christianization of Livonia, 1190-1290', in The Clash of Cultures on the Medieval Baltic Frontier, ed. Alan V. Murray (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009), pp. 293-305; ‘Henry the Interpreter: Language, Orality and Communication in the Thirteenth-Century Livonian Mission', in Crusading and Chronicle Writing on the Medieval Baltic Frontier: The Chronicle of Henry of Livonia, ed. Carsten Selch Jensen, Linda Kaljundi and Marek Tamm (Farnham: Ashgate, forthcoming 2010).

(4) Medieval Chronicles (see also previous section)

‘Voices of Flanders: Orality and Constructed Orality in the Chronicle of Galbert of Bruges', Handelingen der Maatschappij voor Geschiedenis en Oudheidkunde te Gent n.s. 48 (1994), 103-19; ‘Deutsche Anführer beim Ersten Kreuzzug in der Geschichtsschreibung der Frühen Neuzeit. Zur Kreuzzugsdarstellung der Zimmerischen Chronik', Zeitschrift für Württembergische Landesgeschichte 61 (2002), 145-57; ‘The Devil in Flanders: Galbert of Bruges and the Eschatology of Political Crisis', in Galbert of Bruges and the Historiography of Medieval Flanders, ed. Jeff Rider and Alan V. Murray (Washington, D.C., Catholic University of America Press, 2009), pp. 183-99.

(5) Literature, Chivalry, Heraldry

‘Reinbot von Durne's Der heilige Georg as Crusading Literature', Forum for Modern Language Studies 22 (1986), 172-83; ‘ Ich clage din edel kunst daz si ist verdorbin : Did Walther Really Lament for the Death of Reinmar?', Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 230 for 1993 (1994), 365-71; ‘The Arms of Emperor Otto IV: English Influence on German Heraldry', The Coat of Arms n.s. 11 (1995), 75-81; ‘Teaching Medieval Chivalry: Two Models of Knighthood in The World's Reward by Konrad von Würzburg', Bulletin of International Medieval Research 2-3 for 1996-97 (1997), 27-35; ‘Rumolt's Counsel and the Idea of Royal Responsibility in the Nibelungenlied and the Klage', Forum for Modern Language Studies 33 (1997), 142-55; ‘Der König und der Küchenmeister: Überlegungen zur Rolle Rumolts im Nibelungenlied', Nibelungenlied und Klage: Ursprung - Funktion - Bedeutung, ed. Dietz-Rüdiger Moser and Marianne Sammer (München: Institut für Bayerische Literaturgeschichte, 1998), pp. 395-410; ‘The Danish Monarchy and the Kingdom of Germany, 1197-1319: The Evidence of Middle High German Poetry', in Scandinavia and Europe 800-1350: Contact - Conflict - Coexistence, ed. Katherine Holman and Jon Adams (Turnhout: Brepols, 2004), pp. 289-307.

Rose Sawyer, BA, Leeds
Position: IMS Lectures Co-Ordinator and IMC Support
Email: jh09ras@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)113 343 3614
Additional details:
To be completed shortly.
Steven T Sharpe, BA (Hons), Leeds
Position: Congress Liaison Officer, Institute for Medieval Studies / Facilities Directorate
Email: s.t.sharpe@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)113 343 3619
Additional details:
To be completed shortly.
N Kivilcim Yavuz, BA, Istanbul Bilgi, MA, Leeds
Position: Editorial Assistant, International Medieval Bibliography
Email: mes2nky@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)113 343 3615
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Summary of research interests:
Besides several historical accounts of the Trojan War and literary works including characters from Troy, there is a long tradition of peoples and dynasties claiming Trojan ancestry throughout European history. From among the wealth of works, my research focuses on the early medieval historical narratives about Troy. My PhD thesis investigates the transmission and adaptation of the Trojan narrative in Frankish history between the sixth and eleventh centuries. I am particularly interested in examining the beginning and early development of the Trojan origin myth among the Franks and how the myth relates to the early medieval narratives on the Trojan War itself. My fundamental aim is to trace the continuity and differences, the similarities and influences among the works that include the story of Troy, especially among those that utilise the story in order to construct a Trojan genealogy for the Franks.

For more details see:
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/people/20046/institute_for_medieval_studies/person/2163/kivilcim_yavuz