Medievalists at Leicester

Many academic staff contribute to the research and teaching of Medieval Studies at Leicester. Brief research details relating to medieval topics are provided below; more detailed information can be found by clicking on the staff member's name.

Details of current and recent post graduate research students and their medieval projects can be found here.

Staff and Fellows

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Prof Neil Christie

MRC Director

Late Antiquity; early medieval archaeology, especially Italy and Britain; urbanism and landscape change njc10@le.ac.uk

Dr Philip A Shaw

Deputy MRC Director

Old English and other early Germanic languages ps209@le.ac.uk


Dr James Bothwell

English medieval political and social history jsb16@le.ac.uk
Dr Jose Carvajal Lopez Islamic archaeology (eastern Mediterranean - Persian Gulf); medieval Iberia jccl2@le.ac.uk
Dr David Clark

Medieval gender and sexuality dc147@le.ac.uk
Professor Emeritus Chris Dyer

Social, economic, and landscape history cd50@le.ac.uk
Dr David Edwards

Landscape archaeology, especially in North Africa
dne1@le.ac.uk
Professor Emeritus Norman Housley

Crusading and crusading ideas
hou@le.ac.uk
Dr Richard Jones

People and the land between c. 400 and c. 1500 AD rlcj1@le.ac.uk
Dr Susan Kilby

Peasants' relationships with the landscape in the later Middle Ages, manorial administration, palaeography sk565@le.ac.uk
Dr Andy Merrills

The history and culture of late antiquity, especially North Africa
ahm11@le.ac.uk
Alex Moseley

Medieval paleography (and digitisation thereof) and archaeology am14@le.ac.uk
Deirdre O'Sullivan

Medieval archaeology, friaries
dmo@le.ac.uk
Dr Ben Parsons


English Language and Theory
bp62@le.ac.uk
Professor Joanna Story Early medieval European history, archaeology, manuscript studies and epigraphy js73@le.ac.uk
Dr Richard Thomas

The archaeology of animal bones and human-animal relationships rmt12@le.ac.uk
Dr Matthew Tompkins


Late medieval rural, social and economic history, palaeography
mllt1@le.ac.uk
Dr Jan Vandeburie Knowledge exchange and cross-cultural interaction in the 12th- and 13th-century Mediterranean, crusades, pilgrimage, and travel writing jv102@le.ac.uk

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Insular Manuscripts

International Network grant to study medieval manuscripts made by Anglo-Saxon or Irish scribes between AD 650 and 850

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Flood and Flow

Flood risk in Britain: Richard Jones runs a project to study river flooding and water/land management during the period c.700-1100AD.

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