Management Group

Members

Dr Arezou Azad

Dr Arezou Azad

Lecturer in Medieval History
Chair, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages

Department of History

I am a historian of medieval Central Asia, Afghanistan and Iran, with a particular interest in cities, religious practices, social diversity and historiography.

Dr Victoria Flood

Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

Department of English Literature

My research focuses on the relationship between text, territory, and regional and national political identities, and I am currently working on a project on the transmission of fairy narratives between England, Wales and continental Europe, c. 1180-1400, with a particular focus on treatments of the phantom or spectral body. 

Dr Elizabeth L'Estrange

Dr Elizabeth L'Estrange

Lecturer in History of Art
Head of Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies

Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies

My teaching and research focuses on the art and culture of the late medieval and early modern period, especially illuminated manuscripts and book culture, and French and Burgundian court art. Within these areas, I work specifically on women as subjects and consumers of visual cultures, text-image relations, and the querelle des femmes. My research addresses, for instance, questions of maternity, ...

Dr Daniel Reynolds

Dr Daniel Reynolds

Lecturer in Byzantine History

Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies

Daniel Reynolds is Lecturer in Byzantine History with research interests in the material and visual culture of the Byzantine empire, the Byzantine and early Islamic Levant (c.350-c.1099), “iconoclasm” and the history of peasant and non-elite communities (c.400-1000).  He is also currently co-director of the project “At the Crossroads of Empires:  the Longobard Church ...

Dr Philippa Semper

Dr Philippa Semper

Lecturer in English

Department of English Literature

My work centres on Old English language and literature and the interaction between text and image in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts; I also write about and teach modern fantasy literature and its relationships with medieval texts.

Professor Naomi Standen

Professor of Medieval History

Department of History

I am a medieval historian who works on northern Eurasia in global contexts, with a primary focus on regions that lie within what is now China, North Korea and Mongolia. I work with texts, with archaeologists and with medievalists studying all parts of the globe, and have been particularly interested in borders, frontiers and borderlands and the people who live in and around such places.

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Dr Katharine Sykes

Dr Katharine Sykes

Lecturer in Anglo-Saxon History

Department of History

I am a historian of the early and central middle ages, with particular interests in gender and sexuality, religious communities, and families.

Professor Chris Wickham

Professor of Medieval History

Department of History

I study Medieval history, 400-1250, especially Italy and comparative history

Postgraduate representative and EMREM liaison

As well as the Committee, CeSMA is made up of a number of affiliates and doctoral students.