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Natalie Anderson, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: The Tournaments of Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519): Chivalry, Ideology and Literature at the Habsburg Court
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Darren Barber, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: The Heirs of Alcuin: Educational Standards and Career Advancement in Ninth-Century Carolingian Europe
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Julia Barrow, Professor in Medieval Studies

+44 (0)113 343 4394

Medieval ecclesiastical history 8th-13th century (particularly England); clergy; bishops and episcopal administration; charters; forged charters; historical writing.
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Catherine Batt, Senior Lecturer in Medieval Literature

+44 (0)113 343 4758

Medieval literature: in particular translation studies, gender studies, romance, hagiography, devotional literature, Anglo-Norman, Hoccleve, Malory, medievalism, material culture.
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Katherine Baxter, Visiting Research Fellow / Curator of Archaeology, Leeds Museums and Galleries

Cistercians in Yorkshire (particularly Kirkstall Abbey); the archaeology of the Middle East; human remains in museum collections.
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Nigel Bibby, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: Vernacular proverb collections in Medieval Britain: Their contents, structure, purpose and inter-relationships
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Robert D. Black, Professor of Renaissance History

The Italian Renaissance; Florentine history; 15th-century Italian historiography; Renaissance education.
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Ros Brown-Grant, Professor of Late Medieval French Literature

+44 (0)113 343 3491

All aspects of medieval literature; manuscript studies; iconography; gender/sexuality in the Middle Ages
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Melanie Brunner, Lecturer in Medieval Studies / Project Editor, International Medieval Bibliography

+44 (0)113 343 3615

Lecturer in Medieval Studies and Project Editor, International Medieval Bibliography.
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Esther Burton, School Education Service Manager

+44 (0)113 343 3620

In addition to my work for the School of History and IMS I am also the Education Service Functional Manager for Quality Assurance (Arts).
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Phil Cardew, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Leeds Beckett University

Icelandic saga narrative (with a particular interest in the family and legendary sagas), Old and Middle English poetic and prose narrative, historical linguistics, folklore.
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Wendy Childs, Emeritus Professor of Later Medieval History

Medieval European economic history, particularly international trade; England in the 13th and 14th centuries
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Marta Cobb, Teaching Fellow / Senior Congress Officer, International Medieval Congress

Late Middle English literature, especially Langland, Chaucer and Chaucer reception, Female mysticism, including Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich, Heritage management and education, The portrayal of witchcraft in literature, medieval to modern
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Pietro Delcorno, Post-doctoral researcher Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI) School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Post-doctoral Research Fellow Personal research project: "Crossing the Alps with Dante: Preaching the Commedia in Fifteenth-Century Europe" (NWO Rubicon grant)
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William Flynn, Lecturer in Medieval Latin

+44 (0)113 343 3723

Interactions among liturgy, music and theology; elementary music and grammar instruction to 1200; music and Latin palaeography; music theory to 1300; Hildegard of Bingen.
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Jane Flynn, Visiting Research Fellow / Notre Dame Sixth Form College, Leeds

Music and pedagogy up to c 1650; Keyboard music; Vocal and instrumental improvisation mid-14th-mid-17th centuries; Machaut; English liturgical music.
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Eva Frojmovic, Lecturer

My interests relate principally to questioning and widening the western canon. I research medieval manuscript illumination, Jewish art, and cross-cultural encounters.
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Rachael Gillibrand, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: The Materiality of Physical Impairment: Mobility & Daily Living Aids in the late Medieval West. Rachael is also interested in broader elements of the non-conformist body.
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Kaan Gorman, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: The Relationship between the Medieval English Laity and the Evolution of the Carthusian Order in England, c. 1178-1500.
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Alaric Hall, Lecturer in Medieval English Literature

+44 (0)113 343 4761

Alaric's research focuses on Britain and Scandinavia, 500-1600. He is also working on medievalism, particularly in modern Icelandic culture.
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Sunny Harrison, PhD Candidate

The Text and Reception of De medicina equorum by Jordanus Ruffus: Animal-care Practitioners and the Horse as Non-Human Patient
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Joyce Hill, Emeritus Professor of Medieval Literature

+44 (0)113 343 4739

Anglo-Saxon Benedictine Reform and its impact on ecclesiastical and cultural life.
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Andrew Holden, Student Education Service Officer (Taught Postgraduate)

+44 (0)113 343 6770

Responsible for all areas of the School's Taught Postgraduate Provision.
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Martina Häcker, Visiting Research Fellow

History of the English Language; Medieval letter writing, rhetoric and education; Vernacular translations and adaptations of Latin texts; Depiction of women in medieval texts.
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Emilia Jamroziak, Professor of Medieval Religious History, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3592

Medieval European and British religious history 12-15th c.; monasticism, frontiers and borders in medieval Europe.
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Jonathan Jarrett, Lecturer in Early Medieval History

0113 343 6745

Power and authority in the medieval world, especially on frontiers; the Frankish frontier in Spain (Catalonia), the Carolingian Empire, coinage and numismatics, diplomatic and humanities computing
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Marie Jones, Student Education Service Officer (Assessment)

+44 (0)113 343 3582

Assessment, mitigating circumstances, special circumstances, extensions, exam boards, disciplinary actions and attendance monitoring.
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Sami Kalliosaari, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: King and Emperor: the development of the ideology of sacred kingship in England and Ottonian Germany from the ninth to eleventh centuries
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Catherine Karkov, Professor of Art History

My research centres on early medieval art, especially Anglo-Saxon art, with a particular focus on questions of voice, gender, identity, nationalism and the postcolonial Middle Ages.
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Jack Litchfield, IMS PG Researcher

Medieval Chivalric Culture; Violence and Masculinity; Treatment of Wounds and the Perception of Scarring Among Fifteenth Century English Knights.
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Graham Loud, Professor of Medieval History;

+44 (0)113 343 3601

The Normans in southern Italy (and more generally south Italian history 10-13th century, especially social and ecclesiastical); papal history and Italian ecclesiastical history,10th-13th centuries.
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Daniel Lyons, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: 12th Century decoration of St Mary's Church, Gloucestershire.Bibliography: My interest in all things medieval sprang from a love of wending my way along the highways and byways of Merry England, visiting all the churches along the route and sto
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Andrea Mancini, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: Preaching and Penance in the Age of Observance. The Summa Confessorum of Nicholas of Osimo and the Economic Ethics of Observant Francisans in Late Middle Ages
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Iona McCleery, Associate Professor in Medieval History

+44 (0)113 343 4500

Medieval Iberian History; history of medieval medicine; healing miracles; medieval food and eating.
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Rory McTurk, Emeritus Professor of Icelandic Studies

+44 (0)113 343 4726

Old and Modern Icelandic language and literature, Old and Middle English language and literature, Irish (Gaelic) language and literature, Old Norse mythology, Viking history, modern literary theory.
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Peter Meredith, Emeritus Professor of Medieval Drama

Art and literature have always been at the centre of my interest in the Middle Ages; the history of the English language; local history
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Stephen A. Moorhouse, Visiting Research Fellow

All aspects of archaeology in the British Isles, especially landscape and settlement archaeology in Yorkshire, both religious and secular
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Daniele Morossi, IMS PG Researcher

Venice, the Byzantine Empire and Norman Southern Italy (11th-12th centuries); Byzantium and the West (11th-12th centuries); Venetian Mediterranean trade (11th-12th centuries)
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Richard Morris, Visiting Research Fellow / Professor for Conflict and Culture, University of Huddersfield

Archaeological study of churches and buildings, the historical geography of parish churches, approaches to the archaeology of medieval and early modern battles
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Alan V. Murray, Senior Lecturer in Medieval Studies and Editorial Director, International Medieval Bibliography

+44 (0)113 343 3617

The Crusades and the Latin East; Medieval Warfare, Tournaments and Chivalry; The Medieval Baltic Region; History and Literature of Medieval Germany.
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Axel E W Müller, Director, International Medieval Congress

+44 (0)113 343 3614

Origins of firepower; Late medieval fields of conflict, the reception of the Middle Ages from the 18th century to the present day (in heritage industries, film, TV, fiction and everyday life).
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Ioannis Papadopoulos, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: The Idea of Rome in Late Antiquity, The Concept of Utopia in the Late Roman Empire, The Idea of the City - Public Space and the Sacred in Rome During Late Antiquity
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Guy Perry, Teaching Fellow in Medieval History and Deputy Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3601

French-speaking aristocracy, the Mediterranean and the Crusades
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Francesca Petrizzo, IMS PG Researcher

The Normans in Southern Italy and Syria, the Crusades, the Hauteville Family, Family History, Military History, Gender History.


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Federica Pich, Lecturer in Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3589

Early Modern and Renaissance literature and art; lyric poetry; chivalric poems; literature and visual arts; memory
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Ceri Pitches, Network Facilitator Rethinking Reform 900-1150

0113 343 2273

My AHRC-funded PhD research was in collaboration with the Science Museum Group, exploring performance perspectives on its Explainer role and tracing its lineage to C19 science lecturing practices.
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Dominic Powlesland, Visiting Professor / Director, Landscape Research Centre, Malton

Research interests include the archaeology of landscapes from the Palaeolithic to the present; practice and process in archaeological excavation; air-borne and ground based remote sensing; computer applications in archaeology; geospatial data integration
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G. Richard Rastall, Emeritus Professor of Historical Musicology

Richard Rastall read music at Christ’s College Cambridge, followed by the MusB in Composition and Musicology; then he took a doctorate at Manchester University. He came to Leeds in 1967 as an Assistant Lecturer, and retired in 2006 as Professor of Histori
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Hilary Rhodes, IMS PG Researcher

The Forgotten Crusades: The Northern Crusader, the Reconquista, & 13th century Models of Religious Conflict & Sozialpolitik
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Brian Richardson, Emeritus Professor of Italian Language

The late Middle Ages and Renaissance; the history of the Italian language; the history of the circulation of texts
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Florence Scott, Postgraduate Researcher

I am undertaking a PhD in Medieval Studies, entitled ‘Queenship and Conquest in Eleventh-Century England’.
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Abdul B Shaikh, Teaching Fellow in Islamic Studies

Arab and Islamic history and civilization; Abrahamic faiths, theology and philosophy; Judaism and Christianity
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Mustapha Sheikh, Lecturer in Islamic Studies; Co-Director of the Iqbal Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam

+44 (0)113 343 3422

Islamic legal theory and theology; Muslim reformist thought; Islamic Finance
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Elizabeth Sirriyeh, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3651

Islamic Studies, especially Sufism and Islamic reform, dreaming and dream interpretation in Islam, religion in Ottoman Syria.
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Trevor Russell Smith, IMS PG Researcher and Postgraduate Tutor

Thesis: National Identity, Propaganda, and the Ethics of War in English Historical Literature, 1327–77
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Michael Spence, Visiting Research Fellow

My main areas of interest are: medieval record-keeping; early documentary history of Northern England; economic history of northern monasteries, manuscript digitisation and digital humanities
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Pauline Stafford, Visiting Professor / Professor Emerita, School of History, University of Liverpool

British history pre 1100, in a comparative European framework, especially the period c 800-1100, and the history of women, especially elite women and queens.
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Matthew Treherne, Head of School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Professor of Italian Literature

+44 (0)113 343 8612

Dante and medieval literature; Tasso and Renaissance literature
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Iason - Eleftherios Tzouriadis, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: The development, use and significance of staff weapons in medieval Europe: circa 1300 to circa 1500
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Karen Watts, Curator Emeritus at the Royal Armouries and Professeur de Patrimoine et Archaeologie Militaire at the Ecole du Louvre

Arms and armour, tournaments and chivalry, dress and textiles, fifteenth-century art in England, France and Italy, and French military history
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Romina Westphal, IMS PG Researcher

Tapestries of the Late Middle Ages; Political Potential of Art; Gender and Patronage of Art; Hero Topos and Tapestries in Courtly and Civic Contexts; West-Central Europe
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Becky Williams, Senior Student Education Officer (Quality Assurance and Programme Support)

+44(0)113 343 3610

Responsible for all areas of quality assurance and programme support.
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Ian Wood, Professor of Early Medieval History

Late Roman culture; Barbarian kingdoms of the Dark Ages: Anglo-Saxon sculpture: Northumbrian monasticism: eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century historiography of the Barbarian Invasions.
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Victoria Yuskaitis, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: Anchorites in Shropshire: An Archaeological, Historical, and Literary Analysis of the Anchoritic Vocation
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