Past PhD Graduates

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Supervisor & Year of award

Brigid Ehrmantraut (Junior Research Fellow, St John's College, Cambridge) Interpretatio Hiberniana: classical influences in Medieval Irish depictions of otherworldly characters Prof Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, 2023
Dara Hellman Gereint and its Welsh contexts Prof Paul Russell, 2023
Claudia Hoßbach Þá varð hlátr mikill: on the role of laughter in Old Norse saga literature Prof Rosalind Love, 2023
Brittany Hanlon 'Hwonnw We Ðonne Ne Gemotad?'; Narrative strategies in tenth–and eleventh–century English Property Disputes Prof Rory Naismith, 2023
Alisa Valpola-Walker The legendary saga as a medium of cultural memory: a study of AM 589a–f 4to and AM 586 4to Prof Judy Quinn, 2023
Lee Colwill Gender and Genre in Medieval Chivalric Rímur Prof Judy Quinn, 2022
Eric Ania Haley-Halinski (Community Library Assistant, Cambridge) Birds and Humans in the Old Norse World, c. 600-1500 AD Prof Judy Quinn, 2022
Francesco Colombo The Young Sigurðr Section of the Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda (GKS 2365 4to): Compositional History and Interpretative Reading Prof Judy Quinn, 2022
Calum Platts Competing influences: Francia, Rome and the English in the seventh century Dr Rory Naismith, 2021
Anouk Nuijten Critical editions of Aided Ailella ⁊ Conaill Chernaig and Aided Cheit Maic Mágach with translations, textual notes and commentary Prof Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, 2021
Alex Sigston 'Second-stage' Iowerth: textual change and development in medieval Welsh legal texts Prof Paul Russell, 2021
Sven Rossel A survey of the Latin manuscript fragments in Danish collections with special consideration given the gospel books of the Archdiocese of Lund Dr Elizabeth Rowe, 2021
Alice Taylor-Griffiths Studies in Medieval Irish Legal Ancillary Material Prof Paul Russell, 2020
David McCay (Research Associate, ASNC) The 'Dindshenchas' in the Book of Leinster Prof Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, 2020
Albert Fenton The Function of Writs in England before the Norman Conquest Prof Simon Keynes, 2020
James McIntosh The Appeal and Reception of the Legend of Saint Eustace in Early Medieval England and Medieval Scandinavia Prof Rosalind Love, 2020
Brynja Þorgeirsdóttir (Lektor, Háskóli Íslands) Emotions in Njals Saga and Egils Saga: Approaches and Literary Analysis Dr Judy Quinn, 2020
Thomas Grant Craftsmen and Wordsmiths: An Investigation into the Links Between Material Crafting, Poetic Composition and Their Practitioners in Old Norse Literature Dr Judy Quinn, 2020
Emma Knowles (Associate Lecturer in English, University of Sydney) 'And eall worulde gesceaft': Re-reading the Natural World in Old English Biblical Poetry Dr Richard Dance, 2019
Benjamin Allport (Visiting Fellow, University of Bergen) The Regional Communities of Viking Age Norway and Their Contribution to Socio-Political Dynamics, c.900-1050 Dr Elizabeth Rowe, 2019
Tom Lynch (Reading Room Supervisor, British Library) Making Miracles in Central Medieval England Dr Rosalind Love; 2019
Katherine Olley (Assistant Professor in Viking Studies, University of Nottingham) Kinship and Narrative in Old Norse Literature: Parent-Child Relations in Mythic-Heroic Texts Dr Judy Quinn; 2019
Rebecca Shercliff (Junior Research Fellow, St John's College, Cambridge) A Critical Edition of 'Tochmarc Ferbe' with Translation, Textual Notes and Literary Commentary Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2019
Rebecca Thomas (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bangor) Perceptions of Peoples in Early Medieval Wales Dr Alison Bonner; 2019
Conan Doyle (Assistant Professor of Medieval English, Charles University, Prague) Anglo-Saxon Medicine and Disease: A Semantic Approach Dr Debby Banham; 2018
William Norman The Classical Barbarian in the 'Íslendingasögur' Dr Elizabeth Rowe, 2018
Jonathan Hui (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Hong Kong) The Matter of Gautland Dr Judy Quinn; 2018
Harriet Soper (Simon and June Li Fellow & Tutor in English Literature, Lincoln College, Oxford) A Count of Days: The Life Course in Old English Poetry Dr Richard Dance; 2018
Caitlin Ellis (Associate Professor of Nordic History, University of Oslo) The Identity and International Relations of Orkney and Dublin in the Long Eleventh Century Dr Elizabeth Rowe; 2018
David Callander (Lecturer, School of Welsh, Cardiff University) Dissonant Neighbours: Progression and Radiality in Welsh and English Poetic Narrative to c. 1250 Prof. Paul Russell and Dr Richard Dance; 2017
Rebecca Merkelbach (Assistant Professor of Scandinavian Studies, University of Tübingen) Dólgr í byggðinni: The Literary Construction and Cultural Use of Social Monstrosity in the Sagas of Icelanders Dr Judy Quinn; 2017
Myriah Williams (Lecturer in Celtic Studies, University of California, Berkeley) Studies in the Black Book of Carmarthen Prof. Paul Russell; 2016
Sarah Waidler (Lecturer, NYU) The Hagiographer and His World: The Writing of Saints' Lives in Ireland during the Central Middle Ages Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2016
Benjamin Guy (Assistant Professor in Celtic, 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
Joanne Shortt Butler Narrative structure and the individual in the Íslendingasögur: motivation, provocation and characterisation Dr Judy Quinn; 2016
Maria Teresa Ramandi Inside the translator's workshop: The Old Icelandic Translation of the Latin Legend of St Agnes 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

Robert Gallagher (Lecturer, School of History, University of Kent)

Latin Literary Culture in the Age of Alfred the Great and Edward the Elder Dr Rosalind Love; 2015

James Lloyd

Reeves as Agents of Royal Government in the English Shires, from the Reign of Alfred to Domesday Book Prof. Simon Keynes; 2015
Silva Nurmio (Postdoctoral Researcher, Finnish Academy of Sciences, University of Helsinki) Studies in Grammatical Number in Old and Middle Welsh Prof. Paul Russell; 2015

Christine Voth (Lecturer, Quinnipiac University)

An Analysis of the Anglo-Saxon Manuscript, London, British Library, Royal 12.D xvii 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 (Reader Support Assistant, Cambridge University Medical Library)

Authority and Dispossession 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 (Lecturer in Medieval Literature, University of York) British Library Cotton Vespasian D. xiv: an Old English Manuscript in its Anglo-Norman Context Dr Richard Dance; 2013

Natalia Petrovskaia (Lecturer, Department of Languages, Utrecht University)

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

Philip Dunshea

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

Megan Cavell (Lecturer/Fellow, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham)

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 (Lecturer in Old Norse, Oxford)

How can his word be trusted? Speaker and authority in Old Norse wisdom poetry Dr Judy Quinn; 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 (Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter)

Meetings of the Witan, 871-978 Prof. Simon Keynes; 2011
Matthias Ammon (Head Librarian, German Historical Institute, London)

Pledges and agreements in Old English
- A semantic field study

Dr Richard Dance; 2011
Laura Gazzoli (EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Institute for Medieval Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences (2018-), previously British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow 2012-2015, ASNC) Anglo-Danish Relations in the Later Eleventh Century Dr Fiona Edmonds; 2011

Anna-Maria Machado Matheson
(Associate Professor, English Department, Université de Tours)

Madness as Penance in Medieval Gaelic Sources: A Study of Biblical and Hagiographical Influences on the Depiction of Suibne, Lailoken, and Mór of Munster Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2011

Helen Imhoff (Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies)

Representation of pagans in Irish literature Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2009
Rory Naismith (Professor of Early Medieval English History, ASNC, Cambridge) History and Coinage in Southumbrian England, c. 750-865 Prof. Simon Keynes and Dr Mark Blackburn; 2009

Elizabeth Boyle (Lecturer, NUI Maynooth)

Medieval Irish eschatology: sources and scholarship

Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 2008
Benjamin Snook (Head of History, Goldophin & Latymer School)

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

Dr Rosalind Love; 2009

David Woodman (Senior Tutor, Robinson College, Cambridge)

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

Emily Lethbridge (Research Lecturer, Department of Name Studies, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Reykjavík )

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

Eric Denton (Solicitor, Allen & Overy)

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

Alderik Blom (Professor, Philipps-Universität Marburg)

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

Geraldine Parsons (Lecturer, Celtic and Gaelic, University of Glasgow)

A Reading of Acallam na Senórach as a Literary Text Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh: 2006

Peter Stokes (Directeur d’études, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Université PSL, Sorbonne, Paris)

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

Lisa Collinson (Museums and Special Collections, 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 (Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University)

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
Patricia Boulhosa

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

Dr Judy Quinn; 2003

Claudia Di Sciacca (Associate Professor of Germanic Philology, University of Udine, Italy)

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

Dr Rosalind Love; 2003

Emily Thornbury (Associate Professor, Yale University)

Anglo-Saxon Poetics Dr Rosalind Love; 2003

Hérold Pettiau (University of Luxemburg)

Aspects of Episcopacy in Seventh-Century Western Europe Prof. David Dumville; 2002

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 Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork)

The 'Libera...sicut liberasti' in Insular Tradition Prof. Michael Lapidge; 2000
Oliver M Traxel (Professor of English Language and Linguistics, University of Stavanger) 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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