Professor James Clark

Biography

My training in medieval and  pre-Reformation history began as an undergraduate at Bristol under the guidance of Anthony Tuck, Ronald Hutton and, briefly, when a visiting professor, Geoffrey Elton. It was continued at New College, Oxford, where I completed a DPhil under the supervision of Jeremy Catto. As a Junior Research Fellow and British Academy Posdoctoral Fellow at Brasenose College, I remained in Oxford until 2001. I joined the History Department at Bristol in 2001/2, progressing to a personal chair in 2010/11. I came to the History Department at Exeter in April 2013. I was elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2008. I am a founder member of the editorial board of the Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies (Brepols). Since 2012/13 I have been Chair of the Management Board of the South West & Wales Universities Consortium which is bidding for an AHRC Doctoral Training Programme. In 2013/14 I will be Distinguished Visiting Professor in Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.