Personal profile

Biography

I am a GTA in the History, Geography and Social Sciences department, I received my BA in History with Politics from Edge Hill University and my MA in Medieval Studies from the University of York. My supervisors are Lindy Brady and Alisdair Dobie.

 

Research Interests

My work focuses on historical and literary connections across the high and late medieval British Isles, I work with material in Middle English, Medieval Irish, Middle Welsh, Old French, Scots and Latin. My primary focus is on the various uses of historical narratives in political rhetoric and what these can reveal about identity. I am also interested in border societies and medieval political processes, especially with regards to violence and post-conflict societies.

 

Teaching

I teach across the BA History degree programme at Edge Hill. In particular, I am responsible for teaching on modules on medieval and early modern history.

 

Modules

Spring 2024

HIS1011 - Dawn of Modernity

HIS1017 - History & Society: Theory, Practice & Impact

 

Academic Qualifications

Medieval Studies MA, Identies in Flux: Crisis and the Border in the Lanercost Chronicle, University of York

Award Date: 20 Oct 2023

 

History with Politics BA, Digital Archives and Anti-Jacobitism - Reconstructing a Sense of Visual Political Communication 1688-1747, Edge Hill University

Award Date: 22 July 2022

 

Languages

Modern

English  (Native)

German (Intermediate)

Dutch (Basic Reading)

French (Basic Reading)

Spanish (Basic Reading)

Welsh (Basic Reading)

Medieval

Middle English (Advanced)

Old Scots (Advanced)

Latin (Intermediate)

Old French (Intermediate)

Old Irish (Beginner)

Scripts

Textura (Intermediate)

Anglicana (Intermediate)

Chancery Hand (Intermediate)

Insular Miniscule (Intermediate)

Secretary (Beginner)

Research Communication

I often seek opportunities to present my work at conferences and in other similar engagements.

 

Prior events include:

April 2023 - The End of the World or a New Beginning: Negotiating New Realities in Post Edwardian North Wales, SCRAMS, University of York

 

November 2023 - The Dream of Emperor Maxen: Seminar Discussion, North West Medieval Studies Reading Group

 

November 2023 - Ambiguity and Ways of Comprehending the Other: Gaels, Scots and Marchers in the Lanercost Chronicle, SCRAMS, University of York

 

Future events include:


May 2024 - Bad Reputation: Weaponising Gossip in the Insular Plantagent World, Edge Hill History Society, Edge Hill University


May 2024 - One Step Beyond: Borderland Spaces of Paranormal Activity in the Lanercost Chronicle, 'Exploring the Boundaries' HIGS PGR Conference, Edge Hill University

 

June 2024 - Masculinity as a Remedy to Misgovernance in Political Prophecy in the Fourteenth Century British and Irish Isles, Gender and Medieval Studies Conference, University of Lincoln

 

July 2024 - Identities in Flux: Crisis on the Border in the Lanercost Chronicle, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Keywords

  • P Language and Literature
  • Medieval
  • D History General and Old World
  • Medieval