Professor Julia Crick
MA, PhD (Cantab), FRHist.
Honorary University Fellow
In September 2012 I moved to King's College London to take up the post of Professor of Palaeography and Manuscript Studies. I retain my links with Exeter, not least through the award of an AHRC Research Grant (2014-17) to reassess and digitise Exon Domesday, the draft of Domesday Book kept in Exeter Cathedral Library and Archive.
- Medieval British history;
- Geoffrey of Monmouth and British history;
- prophecy, historical ideology and origin legends;
- land and power in Anglo-Saxon England;
- medieval palaeography;
- cross-cultural relations in medieval Britain;
- late Saxon and early Norman Exeter.
I was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship 2008-10 to work on a project entitled `Script and Forgery in England to A.D. 1100' and I am currently working on a series of papers to bring this research to completion.
Current administrative posts in Exeter (2011/12)
Coordinator, Postgraduate Taught students (History)
Member, Board of Studies, M.A. in Medieval Studies
Member, History Learning and Teaching Committee.
Editorial activities and other work for external bodies
Member, British Academy - Royal Historical Society Joint Committee on Anglo-Saxon Charters (2002-)
Elected Member, Advisory Board, International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (2008-11)
Chair, Publication Prize Committee, International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (2009-11)
Interim Second Vice-President, International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (July-December 2011)
Editorial Boards, Arthurian Literature and Anglo-Saxon (both current); Early Medieval Europe (to January 2008)
Fellow, Royal Historical Society
Member, International Arthurian Society, International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, Medieval Academy of America
External examining: taught programmes
Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Tripos, Cambridge (Parts I and II): 2000-3
M.A. in Medieval Studies, Birkbeck, University of London: 2001-3
B.A. in History, University of Nottingham: 2004-7
M.A. in History, University of Nottingham: 2005-7
External examining: research degrees
Ph.D University of Cambridge 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011; University of St Andrews 2008, 2012; University of Leeds 2010; King's College London 2011; University of Helsinki 2012.
M.Phil. University of Nottingham 2006
Current Position: Professor of Palaeography and Manuscript Studies, King's College London
I read Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic and History at the University of Cambridge. After graduating, I undertook doctoral research on the medieval reception of the History of Geoffrey of Monmouth. I held the posts of Unofficial Fellow (JRF), then Tutor and Fellow, at Gonville and Caius College before resigning to take up a permanent position in Exeter in 1992. Having been appointed as Lecturer in the former Department of History and Archaeology, I became a Senior Lecturer in 2001 and Associate Professor in 2007. In Michaelmas 2000 I was affiliated for a term to the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, Cambridge, as a Research Associate.
I served on the editorial board of the Blackwells journal Early Medieval Europe from 1999-2007. I was elected to sit on the Advisory Board of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists from 2008-11, and am currently serving as Acting Second Vice-President. I have been a member of the Royal Historical Society-British Academy Joint Committee on Anglo-Saxon Charters since 2002. I was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for the period 2008-10, during the tenure of which I delivered the fifth G.O. Sayles Lecture on Mediaeval History at the University of Aberdeen. In May 2011 I attended the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo MI as Richard Rawlinson Congress Speaker http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/research/rawl/speakers.html.