Staff research interests: religious history

Staff in the Department of History with a research interest in the area of religious 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 Elaine Fulton

Dr Elaine Fulton

Reader in History Teaching (Higher Education)
Head of Department of History
Deputy Director of Education, College of Arts and Law

Early-modern Catholic reform, early-modern politics, man and environment in early-modern Europe

Dr David Gange

Dr David Gange

Senior Lecturer in History

Cultural history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain.

Dr Simone Laqua-O'Donnell

Dr Simone Laqua-O'Donnell

Senior Lecturer in European History
Head of Postgraduate Studies (Taught)

Early modern German history, gender and reformation; the history of modern missions, children and childhood

Dr Noah Millstone

Birmingham Fellow

Political, religious, intellectual and cultural history of early modern Europe.

Dr William Purkis

Dr William Purkis

Reader in Medieval History

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

Dr Manu Sehgal

Lecturer in South Asian History

Modern and contemporary history of South Asia and the political and social history of the British Empire.

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 Jonathan Willis

Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History

The English reformation, history and theology of late-medieval and early modern Europe.

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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