Recent PhD Graduates

Name & Contact Details

Supervisor & Year of award

Myriah Williams Studies in the Black Book of Carmarthen Prof. Paul Russell; 2016
Sarah Waidler The Hagiographer and His World: The Writing of Saints' Lives in Ireland during the Central Middle Ages Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2016
Rosalind Lintott A Reassessment of the Sources for Catalogues of the Plinian Monstrous Races in Encyclopaedic Geography Texts, c.1130-c.1250 Dr Rosalind Love; 2016
Benjamin Guy (Research Associate, ASNC) Medieval Welsh Genealogy: Texts, Contexts and Transmission Prof. Paul Russell; 2016
Julia Bolotina Medicine and Society in Anglo-Saxon England: The Social and Practical Context of 'Bald's Leechbook' and the 'Lacnunga' Dr Debby Banham; 2016
Radu Razvan Stanciu Attitudes Towards Paganism in Middle Irish and Old Norse Narratives of the Trojan War Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Dr Judy Quinn; 2016
Eoghan Ahern The Imagery of the Natural World in Bede: Hagiography, Exegesis and History Dr Rosalind Love; 2016
Joanne Shortt Butler The Portrayal of Ójafnaðarmenn and Ofsamenn in the Íslendingasögur Dr Judy Quinn; 2016
Maria Teresa Ramandi Latin and Norse in Medieval Icelandic Culture: A Comparative Analysis of Some Translated Saints' Lives Dr Elizabeth Rowe; 2016
Sara Lackner Changing Texts, Changing Textual Communities: Manuscript Context and Meaning in Some Tales from the Yellow Book of Lecan Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2016
Alice Hicklin Hostages in Anglo-Saxon England and its Neighbours Prof. Simon Keynes; 2016

Rosalind Bonté (Publishing Manager, Brepols Publishers)

Coversion and Coercion: Cultural Memory and Narratives of Conversion in the Norse North Atlantic Dr Elizabeth Rowe; 2015
Robert Gallagher (University of the Basque Country) Latin Literary Culture in the Age of Alfred the Great and Edward the Elder Dr Rosalind Love; 2015

Eleanor Heans-Glogowska

The Longest Saga of Olafr Tryggvason and the Development of Historical Writing in Scandinavia Dr Elizabeth Rowe; 2015

James Lloyd

The role of the Reeve in the local administration of Anglo-Saxon England Prof. Simon Keynes; 2015
Silva Nurmio (Postdoctoral Researcher at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Celtic Studies) Studies in Grammatical Number in Old and Middle Welsh Prof. Paul Russell; 2015

Christine Voth (Lecturer in Medieval Studies, University of Goettingen)

An Analysis of the Anglo-Saxon Manuscript, London, British Library, Royal 12.D xvii and its Context in the Re-emergence of Manuscript Dr Debby Banham; 2015

Desirée Goverts

A Linguistic and Stylistic Analysis of the Bóroma Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2014
Helen Oxenham

Perceptions of femininity in early Irish Society

Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2014

Veronica Phillips (Library Assistant, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, University of Cambridge)

Exile and Exilic Spaces in Medieval Irish Literature Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2014

Naomi Bennett (NZ Treasury Research Department)

The Christology of the Anglo-Saxon Homilies Dr Rosalind Love; 2013
George Younge (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of York) British Library Cotton Vespasian D. xiv: an Old English Manuscript in its Anglo-Norman Context Dr Richard Dance; 2013

Natalia Petrovskaia

Medieval Welsh Perceptions of the Orient Prof. Paul Russell; 2013

Emily Osborne (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia)

Thinking Outside the Hall: The conceptual boundaries of Skaldic verse Dr Judy Quinn; 2013

Christine Bolze

Forms and Functions of the Verb 'to be' in the Old English Gospels Dr Richard Dance; 2013

Philip Dunshea (Lecturer, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge)

The Brittonic kingdoms of the Old North Dr Fiona Edmonds; 2012

Jeffrey Love (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Stockholm)

Reception of Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century Dr Judy Quinn; 2012

Deborah Potts

A Cognitive Approach to the Analysis of the Extant Corpus of Kennings for Poetry Dr Judy Quinn; 2012

Megan Cavell (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Durham)

Representations of Weaving and Binding in Old English Poetry Dr Richard Dance; 2012

Kelly Randell

Kings Over the Water: Narrative Structure in Some Middle Welsh Prose Tales. Prof. Paul Russell; 2012

Brittany Schorn (Research Associate on the Interpreting Eddic Poetry Project at St John’s College Research Centre, Oxford)

How can his word be trusted? Speaker and authority in Old Norse wisdom poetry Dr Judy Quinn; 2011

Peter Evan

The Necrology of Ælfwine's Prayerbook and Late Anglo-Saxon Monastic Culture Prof. Simon Keynes; 2011

Nicholas Sparks (Resident Tutor in History at St. John's College, University of Sydney & Honorary Associate to the Medieval and Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney)

Textual Histories of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: The Alfredian Common Stock Prof. Simon Keynes; 2011

Levi Roach (Lecturer, University of Exeter)

Meetings of the Witan, 871-978 Prof. Simon Keynes; 2011
Matthias Ammon

Pledges and agreements in Old English
- A semantic field study

Dr Richard Dance; 2011
Robert Crampton 'Fingal Cloinne Tanntail' and its literary contexts Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2011
Paul Gazzoli (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge) England and Scandinavia in the later 11th Century Dr Fiona Edmonds; 2011

Anna-Maria Machado-Matheson
(Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies)

Madness in Early Irish law and literature Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2011

Deborah Hayden (JRF, Christ Church, Oxford)

  Prof. Paul Russell; 2010

Eleanor Barraclough (Lectureship in Medieval Literature, English Department at Durham University)

Cultural Memory and the Semiotics of Space in the Íslendingasogur

Dr Judy Quinn; 2010

Denis Casey (European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced

Medieval Irish Kingship

Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2009

Rosa Maria Fera (Teaching Associate, Gonville and Caius College)

Visual perception in Old English literature Dr Richard Dance; 2009

Helen Imhoff (Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies)

Representation of pagans in Irish literature Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2009
Rory Naismith (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Clare College) History and Coinage in Southumbrian England, c. 750-865 Prof. Simon Keynes and Dr Mark Blackburn; 2009

Carys Underdown

Studies in the Welsh Preposition: AFTER Prof. Paul Russell; 2009

Elizabeth Boyle (Lecturer, NUI Maynooth)

Medieval Irish eschatology: sources and scholarship

Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2008
Helen Foxhall Forbes (Lecturer, University of Durham)

The development of the notions of penance, purgatory and the afterlife in Anglo-Saxon England

Dr Rosalind Love; 2008

Jean Rumball

Anglo-Saxon Exiles and Outlaws Dr Richard Dance: 2008

Fiona Salisbury (Rhys Student,
Jesus College, Oxford)

Dialogue in Middle Welsh Narrative Prose Prof. Paul Russell; 2008
Benjamin Snook

The Literary Dimensions of Anglo-Saxon Royal Diplomas from Edward "the Elder" to Aethelred "the Unready"

Dr Rosalind Love; 2009

David Woodman (Research Fellow, Robinson College)

The Charters of the Northern Religious Houses Prof. Simon Keynes: 2008

Alison Bonner (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Celtic, Oxford)

The scale, context, and implications of the manuscript transmission of Pelagius' Ad Demetriadem Dr Rosalind Love; 2007

Emily Lethbridge (Rannis-funded project, Reykjavík)

Narrative in the three versions of Gísla saga Surssonar Dr Judy Quinn;: 2007

Eric Denton

Tenth-Century Anglo-Latin Hagiography: Ramsey and the Old Minster, Winchester Dr Rosalind Love; 2006

Alderik Blom (University of Oxford)

Lingua Gallica: Studies in the Languages of Late Antique Gaul Prof. Paul Russell; 2006

Flora Spiegel

Creation Theology in Anglo-Saxon Literature Dr Rosalind Love; 2006

Geraldine Parsons (Department of Celtic, University of Glasgow)

Contextualising Acallam na Senórach Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh: 2006
Timothy Bolton

The Imperial Rule of Cnut the Great: a Re-examination of the Nature of his Hegemony in England and Scandinavia

Prof. Simon Keynes; 2005

Malasree Home

The Peterborough Chronicle and the writing of history in the Twelfth Century Dr Richard Dance; 2005

Catherine Rooney

The Manuscripts of the Works of Gerald of Wales Prof. David Dumville; 2005

Bridgitte Schaffer (Napa Valley
College, California)

Royalty and the Church in Britain and Ireland to A.D. 1050 Prof. David Dumville; 2005

Kaele Stokes

Welsh kingship and governance in a European context 383-1063 Prof. David Dumville; 2005

Peter Stokes (Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London)

Vernacular Script and Book-Production in Eleventh-Century England Prof. David Dumville; 2005

Lisa Collinson (Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Aberdeen)

Entertainment in Kings' Sagas Dr Judy Quinn; 2004
Paula de Fougerolles Breton History: The Archbishopric of Dol, A.D. 849-1199 Prof. U.-R. Blumenthal (Catholic University of America); 2004
Sara Pons-Sanz (Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster)

Law and literature: Old Norse vocabulary in the works of Wulfstan, Archbishop of York (1002-23) and shop of Worcester (1002-16), with particular focus on the legal terms

Dr Richard Dance; 2004

Elinor Teele

The Heroic Tradition in the Old English Riddles Dr Richard Dance; 2004

Chris Abram (Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame)

English Influence in the Literature of the Medieval Church in Scandinavia Dr Rosalind Love; 2003
Patricia Boulhosa (Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge)

Icelanders and the Early Kings of Norway: The Evidence of Legal and Literary Texts

Dr Judy Quinn; 2003

Claudia Di Sciacca (Linguistics, Philology and Letters, University of Udine)

The 'Synonyma' by Isidore of Seville as a source in Anglo-Saxon England

Dr Rosalind Love; 2003

Clare Downham (School of Language and Literature (Celtic) University of Aberdeen)

The Viking-Age Towns of Ireland Prof. David Dumville; 2003
K Megan McGowan A political geography of Ireland in the Early Middle Ages Prof. David Dumville; 2003

Rebecca Rushforth

The eleventh- and early twelfth-century manuscripts of Bury St Edmunds abbey Prof. David Dumville; 2003

Emily Thornbury (Department of English, University of California, Berkeley)

Visual imagery in Old English poetry Dr Rosalind Love; 2003

Fiona Winward

Colour terms in early Welsh Literature Dr Oliver Padel; 2003

Sheila Boll (The AHRB Centre of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen)

Foster-Kin in Conflict: Fosterage as a Character Motivation in Medieval Irish Literature Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2002

Hérold Pettiau (University of Luxemburg)

Aspects of Episcopacy in Seventh-Century Western Europe Prof. David Dumville; 2002
Alison Powell Verbal Parallels in Andreas and its Relationship to Beowulf and Cynewulf

Dr Andy Orchard and Dr Rosalind Love; 2002

Manish Sharma (Department of English, Concordia University)

Crossing Boundaries: the theme of transgression in Old English poetry Dr Rosalind Love; 2002

Marteinn Sigurðsson (Department of Nordic Philology, University of Copenhagen)

The Myth of Tyr and Fenrir Dr Judy Quinn; 2002

Clare Lynch

Enigmatic Diction in Old English Biblical Poetry Dr Andy Orchard; 2001

Janie Steen

An Analysis of Classical Rhetoric in Old English Poetry Dr Andy Orchard; 2001

Aaron Kleist (Department of English, Biola University, California, USA)

The Development of Aelfric's Doctrine of Free Will in the 'Sermones Catholici' Dr Andy Orchard; 2000

Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (Department of Irish, National University of Ireland, Cork)

The 'Libera...sicut liberasti' in Insular Tradition Prof. Michael Lapidge; 2000
Oliver Traxel (English Philology, University of Göttingen) Language, Writing and Textual Interference in Post- Conquest Old English Manuscripts: the Scribal Evidence of Cambridge, University Library, Ii. 1. 33 Dr Andy Orchard; 2000


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