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Dr Helen Birkett

Research supervision

I am open to discussing research proposals on any relevant subject given my research expertise. I am especially happy to consider working with candidates with interests in the following areas:

  • Medieval religious, intellectual and cultural history c.1000-1300, particularly in the British Isles
  • The interaction of orality and literacy, and the creation of documents
  • The historical contextualisation of narrative texts, especially hagiography
  • Medieval communication

If you are interested in working with me, please send an e-mail outlining your proposed project along with a CV and a sample of your work.

Research students

I currently co-supervise the following students:

  • Tom Chadwick (constructions of Norman identity)
  • Jessica Desmond (later medieval miserichords)