Dr Laura Gazzoli

Contact Information

Department of ASNC
9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Email: lag51@cam.ac.uk

Departmental and College Responsibilities

  • Honorary Research Associate
  • Former British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow (2012-15)

Academic Interests

  • The Vita Anskarii (new edition and translation)
  • Scandinavian history, c. 800-1200
  • Hamburg-Bremen and its northern mission
  • Manuscripts and textual criticism
  • Ethnicity and identity in early medieval Europe

Selected Publications

Erik Ejegod’s International Connections and the Beginnings of the Cult of Cnut’, in Steffen Hope, Mikael Manøe Bjerregaard, Anne Hedeager Krag and Mads Runge (eds.), Life and Cult of Cnut the Holy: The first royal saint of Denmark, Archaeological and Historical Studies in Centrality (Odense City Museum: Odense, 2019), 84–9.


Viking Armies and their Historical Legacy across England’s North-South Divide, c. 790–c. 1100’, in Jennifer Jahner, Emily Steiner and Elizabeth M. Tyler (eds.), Medieval Historical Writing: Britain and Ireland, 500–1500 (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2019), 157–71.


History, Antiquarianism, and Devotion in the Transmission of the Life of Anskar’, in Nils Holger Petersen, Mia Münster-Swendsen, Thomas Heeøll-Holm and Martin Wansgaard Jürgensen (eds.), Ora Pro Nobis II: Space, Place and the Practice of Saints’ Cults across the Reformations (The National Museum: Copenhagen, 2019), 47–64.


Monk and Bishop, Missionary and Martyr: Different Approaches to the Sanctity of St Ansgar’, in Andreas Bihrer and Fiona Fritz (eds.), Heiligkeiten. Konstruktionen, Funktionen und Transfer von Heiligkeitskonzepten im europäischen Früh- und Hochmittelalter, Beiträge zur Hagiographie 21 (Franz Steiner: Stuttgart, 2019), 31–44.


Anglo-Danish Connections and the Origins of the Cult of Knud’, Journal of the North Atlantic Special Volume 4: Across the Sólundarhaf: Connections between Scotland and the Nordic World: Selected Papers from the Inaugural St Magnus Conference 2011 (Eagle Hill: Maine, USA, 2013), 69–76.


Denemearc, Tanmaurk ala, and confinia Nordmannorum: The Annales regni Francorum and the Origins of Denmark’, Viking and Medieval Scandinavia 7 (Brepols: Turnhout, 2011), 29–43.