Medieval Research at Leicester
Research in the Medieval Research Centre at Leicester is innovative, wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, covering many specialist disciplines, such as Old and Middle English, Manuscript Studies, the Crusades, and the genetic heritage of the Viking past.
We attract substantial external research grants (more than £1.75 million since 2008) from Research Councils and charities and are always looking to deepen and expand our research base through collaboration and network grants with colleagues in the UK and abroad.
HIGHLIGHTS: Recent Grants for Medieval Research at Leicester
- Leverhulme Trust International Network: Insular Manuscripts AD 650–850: Networks of Knowledge: (J Story, 2016–19)
- Leverhulme Trust Project Grant: Flood and Flow: Place-names and the changing hydrology of river-systems (R Jones, 2016–19)
- Leverhulme Trust Network Grant: Reconfiguring the Crusade in the Fifteenth Century: Goals, Agencies and Resonances (N Housley)
- Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship: Crusading and conciliarism, 1400–1500 (N Housley)
- AHRC Early Career Fellowship: Violence in the Late Medieval Classroom (B Parsons)
- JISC Digitisation and Content programme grant: Manuscripts Online: Written Early Printed Culture from 1000 to 1500 (O Da Rold)
- British Academy Post Doctoral Fellowship: Heresy and Orthodoxy in the works of Bede (P Darby)
- The Leverhulme Trust, Major Programme Award: The Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain: evidence, memories, inventions (J Story, P Shaw, R Jones, M Jobling, S James, S Brown and J Carroll)
- Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship: Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England (c. 650-c. 1100): the social context of theology (H Foxhall Forbes)
- AHRC Network Grant: SPASE: Sense of Place in Anglo-Saxon England (R Jones)
The MRC has a fund for Small Research Grants for Leicester Medievalists, aimed at supporting the work of our postgraduate students and early career fellows.