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Professor James Clark

Research supervision



I welcome doctoral proposals on any aspect of church, intellectual and religious life in the later Middle Ages and pre-Reformation  period. Particular interests include (but are not confined to) monastic culture, the universities after Wyclif, the reception of the classics and the production, transmission and reading of books in manuscript and early print.


Current PhD projects:


Desmond Atkinson:


Cardinal Archbishop John Morton as late medieval prelate


Joyce Beelman


Oxford, Bodl., MS A 42, and learning and spirituality at the English houses of Fontevraud


Edwina Thorn


Nicholas Trevet and ThomasWaleys’ commentaries on Augustine’s De ciuitae Dei and later medieval approaches to antiquity


Harriett Webster


The Chronicon Anglicanum  of Ralph of Coggeshall




Harriett Webster


AHRC Postdoctoral project assistantship, University of Southampton, 2012


David Harry


Teaching Fellowship in Medieval History, University of Bristol, 2012


Mark Kauntze


Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University, 2009