Staff research: medieval history

Staff in the Department of History with a research interest in the area of medieval history.

Dr Arezou Azad

Dr Arezou Azad

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

Medieval Central Asia, Afghanistan and Iran, with a particular interest in cities, religious practices, social diversity and historiography

Dr Chris Callow

Dr Chris Callow

Lecturer in Medieval History

History and archaeology of early medieval western Europe, the Vikings and medieval Iceland and Scandinavia

Dr Miriam Muller

Lecturer in Medieval History
Welfare Tutor Department of History

Social and economic history of later medieval England.

Dr William Purkis

Dr William Purkis

Reader in Medieval History

Medieval religious cultures (c.1000–c.1300), crusading, pilgrimage and monasticism.

Professor Naomi Standen

Professor of Medieval History

Pre-modern China, comparative, world and global history, borders, cross-cultural interaction, politics and society.

Professor Robert Swanson

Emeritu Professor of Medieval History

The late medieval church and society, especially in England.

Dr Katharine Sykes

Dr Katharine Sykes

Lecturer in Anglo-Saxon History

Early and central middle ages, gender and sexuality, religious communities and families.

Dr Simon Yarrow

Dr Simon Yarrow

Senior Lecturer in Medieval History

Religion and society in the early and central middle ages, religious and political culture, gender and identity.

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