Recent PhD Topics
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Current PhD students
Italy and Cyprus: Reciprocal artistic relations (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries)
Being Noble - Elite society, culture and identity in the Sasanian Empire
'The use of Ritualized Acts in late Medieval Mystical Texts'
"An exploration into the building, development, and continuation of the environment of Durham Cathedral"
'The process of Sasanian diplomacy'
'Italian queens in the 9th and 10th centuries'
'Fairy in Mediaeval English and Scottish Literature'
The practices, perceptions and representations of death, burial and the dead in the archaeology of Scandinavia and in the Sagas
"Flemings in Scotland: An Analysis of Flemish-Scottish Relations in the Fifteenth Century"
"Bettered by the Borrower" ?: the use of extracts from English Twelfth Century historical writing
Gender Representation, Apophatic Theology and the English Mystics
'Legal Aspects of the Works of John of Salisbury'
“The Assize of Mort d’Ancestor in the Late Twelfth and Early Thirteenth Centuries.”
'Grotesque in Late Medieval Scottish and English Literature'
'A Gothic State? Medievalism and British National Identity, 1800-1850'
'Religious Depictions: Written Representations of Anglo-Norman Churchmen (1066 - 1135)'
'The Role of Holy War in Islamic and Christian Eschatology'
'Holy Queens and Pious Ladies: the political patronage of religious institutions by elite women c. 750-1000'
‘Reading Dante and Paul in the 14th-Century’
"Matters in Britain: King Arthur and the Politics of Sovereignty in Medieval Scotland"
Depictions of Sainthood in Anglo-Norman Hagiography
‘Kingship, Counsel and Service: Ideas and Practice of Government in Scotland (1424-1513)’
'Political Oaths in England'
'Law & honour in medieval Iceland and France'
Elections within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the tenth and eleventh centuries
The Experience of Converted Prostitutes in the Monastero di Santa Elisabetta delle Convertite in Late Renaissance Florence
'The Iconography of St. John the Baptist in Medieval England, c. 1300-1550'
'Mapping the real and imaginary geographies of Britain in mediaeval romance'
'Death in Anglo-Saxon Hagiography'
A late mediaeval confession manual, it's author and context
Blessed are those who weep: the Gift of Tears in the High-Late Middle Ages
Dancing With Death: Following the trail of supernatural tales to danse macabre
Middle Britain from the Tenth to the Twelfth Century
Law and Legal Disputes in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Anjou
'Curing the Common Soul: Rethinking Byzantine heresy with particular focus on literary motifs (10th-12th century)'
'The English Villon'
Sick Soul, Sick Body: Fourth Latern Council and hospitals in 13th century Narbonne and Siena
Flodoard of Rheims and his Annals
'Misbehaving Women: The Alewife, the Gossip and the scold in Art 1300-1500'
Saints' Cults and Hagiography in Early Medieval Wurzburg and St Gall
"The transmission of Latin and vernacular ad status sermons in the early thirteenth century".
The Latin Translations of Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls
'From the University to the Convent: Perceptions of Female Religious Life in the Letters of Master Jordan of Saxony'
Honorius II (Pope) and His Ecclesiology