Doctoral researchers

Current research students include:

History and Cultures

  • Frances Durkin, Crusade preachers: Identities and impact (PhD, part-time, 2009– ) 
  • Patrick Haines, The medieval regulars and their libraries: St Augustine’s, Canterbury, and the Abbey of St Mary of the Meadows, Leicester (MPhil, 2010– )
  • Bernadette McCooey, Farming practices in medieval Iceland (PhD, 2011– ) 
  • Michael Rush, Cultural transition and the origins of the kingdom of the East Angles (PhD, 2008–  )
  • Carol Southworth, Pluralism and stability in the close: The canons of Lichfield Cathedral in the last quarter of the fifteenth century (MPhil, part-time, 2007– )
  • Michael Tivey, ‘Ideology’ in the pontificate of Gregory VII (MPhil, 2010– )
  • Sheila Waddington, Herefordshire:  A study of its late Anglo-Saxon institutions and their British origins (PhD, 2009– )

Ancient History, Classics and Archaeology (AHCA)

  • Stacey Blake, Admiration or competition: Byzantine visual culture in western European courts (497–1204) (PhD, 2010– )
  • Eve Davies, From womb to the tomb: The Byzantine life course, 6th–12th century (PhD, 2008– )
  • Rebecca Day, Trade and contact between the late Roman – early Byzantine empire and south India and Sri Lanka (PhD, 2009–  )
  • Ruth Driver, Temple conversion and cultural, ritual and topographic memory in Alexandria, Cyrene and Carthage (MPhil, part-time, 2008– )
  • Julia Galliker, Byzantine textile production (PhD, 2008– )
  • Andriani Georgiou, The Empress and Saint Helena as a symbol in Byzantium: Text and image between the fourth and fifteenth centuries (PhD, 2008– )
  • Peter Jancar, The middle Byzantine aristocracy (PhD, 2008– )
  • Ioanna Koukouni, Capitanea Valiso, Castrum Dicti Loci: Military architecture on north Chios island, 10th–16thcenturies (PhD, 2007– )
  • Christos Malatras, Byzantine society in the fourteenth century (PhD, 2009– )
  • Phil Murgatroyd, The road to Manzikert: Agent-based modelling in medieval military logistics (PhD, 2007– )
  • Seyit Őzkutlu, Emporium of the east: Famagusta and its harbour from 1211 to 1607 (PhD, 2010– )
  • Daniel Reynolds, The impact of Islamic expansion on Byzantine monasticism and pilgrimage in the ‘Holy Land’, 650–950 C.E. (PhD, 2009– )
  • Mike Saxby, Remilitarising the Byzantine imperial image: A comparative analysis of evidence from numismatic and other media, 963–1461 (PhD, part-time, 2009– )
  • Roger Sharp, The outside image: A comparative study of external architectural display of middle Byzantine structures on the Black Sea littoral (PhD, part-time, 2001– )
  • Frouke Schrijver, The early Palaiologan court, 1261–1354 (PhD, 2008– )
  • Kyle Sinclair, Byzantine war-writing, c.900–1204 (PhD, 2008– )
  • Emma Southon, The early medieval family, c.300–c.800 (PhD, 2008– )
  • Elisavet Tzavella, The urban and rural landscape in early and middle Byzantine Attica, Greece (PhD, 2007– )
  • Carlo Virgilio, Florence, Byzantium and the Ottomans (14391481): Politics and economics (PhD, 2009– )
  • Laura Whitehouse, Gendering burial assemblages in early Anglo-Saxon England (MPhil, 2009– )
  • Eirini Zisimou, The Church’s involvement in the economic life of the early Christian Greek towns (PhD, 2009– )

Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

  • Rachel Davies, The Virgin Mary in Montpellier codex motets (PhD, 2008– )
  • Rommany Jenkins, The origin and role of sospiro in the poetry of Guido Cavalcanti (PhD, 2009– )

English

  • Anna Gottschall, The Paternoster in late medieval England (PhD, 2006– )
  • Andy Hyde, Power and sexuality in Old English literature (PhD, PT, 2008– )
  • Ruba Jweihan, Arabic learning in Chaucer (PhD, part-time, 2008– )
  • Aysegul Keskin Colak, Satire and the twelfth-century Renaissance (MPhil, 2009– )
  • Lisa Kranzer, A comparative study of Reformation pamphlets in German and English (PhD, 2010– )
  • Emily Rozier, The late medieval galaunt tradition in England: The form and function of a satirical youth figure (PhD, 2008– )
  • Mary Ward, Imaginary landscapes in Old English literature (PhD, PT, 2009– )


Recent postgraduate research students

History and Cultures

Ancient History, Classics and Archaeology (AHCA)

Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

  • Rachel Davies, The role of women in medieval French secular music (MPhil, 2007) 

English