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Oxford Medieval Studies is one of the largest forums in the world for interdisciplinary research on the Middle Ages, bringing together over 200 academics and a large body of graduate students. The period of a thousand years from c.500 to c.1500 saw huge social change, political upheaval, technological revolution, intellectual debate, and artistic innovation across Europe and the wider world. In Oxford, medieval studies link disciplines such as Archaeology; Art History; Byzantine Studies; Classics; English; History; European, Middle- and Far-Eastern languages; Music; Philosophy; Theology and Religion; and work with heritage sites and institutions such as the Ashmolean Museum and the Bodleian Library. It also offers an interdisciplinary Master’s degree in Medieval Studies.

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Download here the current Medieval Studies booklet (Spring 2024).




Medieval Studies Postholders

For a full list including research fellows, stipendiary lecturers and doctoral students cf. the Faculty pages

English Postholders: Prof. Laura Ashe; Prof. Helen Barr; Prof. Mishtooni Bose; Prof. Charlotte Brewer; Prof. Kantik Ghosh; Prof. Jane Griffiths; Prof. Siân Grønlie; Prof. Simon Horobin; Prof. Carolyne Larrington; Prof. Francis Leneghan; Prof. Heather O’Donoghue; Prof. Andy Orchard; Prof. Nicholas Perkins; Prof. Annie Sutherland; Prof. Marion Turner; Prof. Daniel Wakelin; Prof. Mark Williams

History Postholders: Prof. Rowena Archer; Prof. Stephen Baxter; Prof. Fanny Bessard; Prof. John Blair; Prof. Margaret Coombe; Prof. Ian Forrest; Prof. Peter Frankopan; Prof. George Garnett; Prof. Helen Gittos; Prof. Helena Hamerow; Prof. Catherine Holmes; Prof. Marek Jankowiak; Prof. Geraldine A. Johnson; Prof. Matthew Kempshall; Prof. Conrad Leyser; Prof. John Nightingale; Prof. Natalia Nowakowska; Prof. Mark Philpott; Prof. Amanda Power; Prof. Gervase Rosser; Prof. Hannah Skoda; Prof. Julia Smith; Prof. Lesley Smith; Prof. Benjamin Thompson; Prof. Ida Toth; Prof. Christopher Tyerman; Prof. Julia Walworth; Prof. John Watts

MML Postholders: Prof. Daron Burrows; Prof. Simon Gilson; Prof. Geraldine Hazbun; Prof. Henrike Lähnemann; Prof. Elena Lombardi; Prof. Sophie Marnette; Prof. Loreto Romero; Prof. Francesca Southerden; Prof. Almut Suerbaum; Prof. Helen Swift; Prof. Annette Volfing; Prof. Sam Wolfe

Music Postholders: Prof. Karl Kügle; Prof. Elizabeth Eva Leach; Prof. Christian Leitmeir

Theology Postholders: Prof. Philip Booth; Prof. Sarah Foot; Prof. William Wood

Oriental Studies Postholders: Prof. Umberto Bongianino; Prof. Julia Bray; Prof. Alain George; Prof. Jennifer Guest; Prof. Nadia Jamil; Prof. Jeremy Johns; Prof. Marianna Klar; Prof. Christopher Melchert; Prof. Christian Sahner; Prof. Luke Treadwell; Prof. Shelagh Vainker; Prof. Theo van Lint

Philosophy Postholders: Prof. Cecilia Trifogli

Bodleian Libraries: Dr Andrew Dunning; Dr Matthew Holford; Dr Martin Kauffmann

Steering Group

Dr Andrew Dunning (Bodleian Library), Prof. Peter Frankopan (Byzantine Studies), Prof. Christian Leitmeir (Music), Prof. Elena Lombardi (MML Italian, Director MSt Medieval Studies), Prof. Sophie Marnette (MML French), Prof. Lesley Smith (History), Prof. Francesca Southerden (MML Italian), Prof. Cecilia Trifolgi (Philosophy)

OMS Officer

Dr Luisa Ostacchini (Comms Officer, Mentor MSt Medieval Studies)


Prof. Henrike Lähnemann (MML German), Prof. Lesley Smith (History)

Archived Medieval Studies booklets:  Autumn 2023Summer 2023Spring 2023 | Autumn 2022 | Summer 2022 | | Spring 2022 Autumn 2021 Summer 2021 | Spring 2021 | Autumn 2020 | Summer 2020 | Spring 2020Autumn 2019 | Summer 2019 | Spring 2019 |  Autumn 2018 | Summer 2018 | Spring 2018 | Autumn 2017 | Summer 2017 | Spring 2017 | Summer 2016 | Spring 2015

Contact: medieval@torch.ox.ac.uk




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