Dr Catherine Rider


Most of the modules I teach are informed directly by my own research interests.  My third-year course on 'Magic in the Middle Ages' covers a field where the scholarship is developing rapidly, and I continue to tweak the content of the module to respond to new developments.  The courses I co-teach on 'Medicine in Medieval and Early Modern England' and 'Sexualities' also reflect my interests in the history of medicine and of sex and marriage.  In all these courses I bring in documents and debates which I'm thinking about for my own research, and I also encourage students to explore their own interests.  It's really useful for me to read the primary sources with groups of enthusiastic and able students - they make me ask new questions and think harder even about familiar documents.


Modules taught