This year’s Michaelmas Term may look a little different than usual, but it’s still going to be jam-packed with exciting medieval events! As everyone gets ready for the new academic year, we’re delighted to introduce you to this year’s brilliant OMS team.
OMS Comms Officer: Dr Caroline Batten
Caroline is Stipendiary Lecturer in Early Medieval English at St Edmund Hall, and also teaches Old English at Worcester, St John’s, and Trinity Colleges. Her work examines medicine, magic, and the body in Old English and Old Norse literature. If you’d like to get in touch with OMS, add your events to our calendar and Medieval Matters emails, or pitch a post for this blog, please feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
MSt Medieval Studies Mentors: Dr Alexandra Vukovich and Dr Mary Boyle
Alexandra is a British Academy Research Fellow in Byzantine and Eurasian History at St Edmund Hall, where her research spans the period from Early Rus, the Mongol period, Muscovy, and the early Tsardom of Russia. At Teddy Hall, Alex teaches the European and World History papers and has lectured and convened Master's modules in Byzantine, Eurasian, and Eastern European history at the History Faculty and at the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, respectively. She also co-convenes the New Critical Approaches to the Byzantine World Network at TORCH. Masters students can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Mary is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Medieval and Modern Languages and (from October) a JRF at Linacre College, working on nineteenth-century Anglophone and Germanophone medievalism. She teaches on the various medieval German papers and is one of the organisers of Teaching the Codex. Mary is a graduate of Oxford’s Medieval Studies MSt and completed a joint German and English DPhil. She’s excited to return to Oxford after finishing an Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at Maynooth University. Master’s students can reach her at email@example.com
Social Media Officer: Llewelyn Hopwood
Llewelyn is a second-year DPhil at the English Faculty specialising in Celtic languages and writing a thesis on sound and auditory perception in medieval Wales. Llewelyn looks after the Twitter and Facebook, so for anything related to OMS’s online presence, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. He recently wrote a blog post for OMS about appreciating medieval literature in times of coronavirus.
Graduate Convenors: Sarah Bridge and Scott Moynihan
Sarah is a third-year DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages. She works on Anglo-Norman, Middle English, and Latin literature, focusing on manuscript studies, multilingualism, and translation. Graduate students can get in touch with her at email@example.com.
Scott is a DPhil at the History Faculty, whose research examines interreligious diplomacy during the Crusades. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events Organiser: Tom Revell
Tom is the virtual events and technical support arm of the Oxford Medieval Studies team, and a second-year DPhil specialising in compositional technique in Old English poetry. If you have need support with TEAMS, Zoom, or virtual events in general, please don’t hesitate to email him at email@example.com.
We’re led by the fearless Co-Directors of OMS, Dr Francis Leneghan and Prof. Henrike Lähnemann, and this year’s Director of the MSt in Medieval Studies, Prof. Mark Williams.
For more medieval matters from Oxford, have a look at the website of the Oxford Medieval Studies TORCH Programme and the OMS blog!