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A graduate of medieval history from the universities of Melbourne and Edinburgh, Katie Stevenson's main research interests centre on culture as a mode of communication in the exercise of power in the late Middle Ages. She is particularly interested in the fifteenth century and mostly works with Scottish source materials. She has researched and written on chivalric culture in late medieval Scotland and, in particular, its role in political life; the cultural life of the royal courts (including gift-giving practices, court rituals and pastimes); the development of the role of officers of arms (heralds); and the orders of chivalry in late medieval Europe. She has recently written the late medieval volume of the New History of Scotland series published by Edinburgh University Press, entitled Power and Propaganda: Scotland, 1306-1488. Katie is also interested in the relationship between chivalry and emerging identities in late medieval Europe and in the commemoration of late medieval events in modern and contemporary Scotland. Katie’s current research project, The Power of Pedigree: The Stewart Dynasty and the Foundations of Royal Authority is an exploration of the relationship between dynasticism and propaganda in the creation, assertion and maintenance of authority.
Katie Stevenson teaches a broad range of themes in late medieval European history and offers specialised teaching on England and Scotland in the fifteenth century; Renaissance Scotland; chivalry and elite culture; and medieval St Andrews.
For a full list of Katie Stevenson’s publications please see her profile on Research@StAndrews
Journal Articles and Chapters in Books
I am happy to supervise research students working on any aspect of late medieval history (broadly c.1300-c.1560) relating to Scotland, England, the Low Countries and France.
Current Research Students:
Morvern French, Flemish material culture in medieval Scotland
Amy Eberlin, The Flemish in Late Medieval Scotland
Arran Calvert, The Cathedral at Durham (with Stephanie Bunn, School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies)
Rory MacLellan, Patronage of the Knights Hospitaller in the British Isles, c.1300-1400
Anne Rutten, Textual Communication in the Reigns of Robert II and Robert III of Scotland, 1371-1406
Completed Research Students:
Liz Hanna, Arthur and the Politics of Sovereignty in Medieval Scotland (with Rhiannon Purdie, School of English)
Participates in the teaching of subhonours Scottish and Mediaeval History and offers the following Honours course:
Participates in the teaching of the following Postgraduate courses: