Professor Nicholas Orme
MA DPhil DLitt Oxon FSA FRHistS
Honorary University Fellow
Please see this document for a complete list of publications by Professor Orme.
RESEARCH and TEACHING
Medieval and Renaissance English history, including social, religious, educational, literary, and cultural topics. The history of the Church in England, from early times to the present day. The South West of England.
Major Lectures and Conference Papers (last ten years)
2009 Medium Aevum conference, University of Oxford
2009 Medieval childhood conference, University of Sheffield
2009 Celtic seminar, University of Oxford
2009 Medieval culture seminar, University of Oxford
2009 North Devon History Society, Barnstaple
2009 Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, Bristol
2008 Early British swimming, British Library, London
2008 Harlaxton Medieval Symposium (paper to be published)
2008 Medieval Education Symposium, Bangor University
2008 Journeys in the Middle Ages Symposium, Balliol College, Oxford
2008 Commemorative history series, King’s Norton, Birmingham
2008 Medieval History Seminar, University of Oxford
2008 Augustinian Canons, University of Wales, Gregynog Hall
2008 750th Anniversary Conference, Salisbury Cathedral
2007 Two lectures, Medieval Childhood, University of Oxford, Rewley House
2006 Medieval Monasticism, University of Wales, Gregynog Hall
2006 Medieval Childhood, University of Kent
2004 Presidential Lecture, Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, Bristol
2004 Medieval Manuscript Seminar, University of London
2004 Institute of Education, University of London
2004 Conference on the Reformation, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
2004 Anglo-American Historical Conference, University of London
2003 History of Medicine Seminar, University of Oxford
2003 Harlaxton Medieval Symposium (paper published)
2003 Cornwall Heritage Trust, Bodmin
2002 Harlaxton Medieval Symposium (paper published)
2001 Symposium on Rites of Passage, University of York
2000 Script and Print Symposium at Exeter University (material published)
2000 Medieval Seminar, University of London
1999 Leeds Medieval Congress
1999 Harlaxton Medieval Symposium (material published)
2009 University of Tampere, Finland
2009 University of Helsinki, Collegium of Advanced Studies, Finland
2008 University of Victoria, British Columbia
2008 Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver
2008 Georgetown University, Washington DC
2005 University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2004 Osborne Library, University of Toronto
2004 Laval University, Quebec
2004 Concordia University, Montreal
2004 Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
2002 Two graduate seminars, University of Arizona, Tucson
2002 Medieval Academy of America, New York
2002 Holy Faith Church, Sante Fe, New Mexico
2002 Hill Monastic Library St John’s University, Minnesota
2002 Graduate Seminar, City University of New York
2002 Dept. of English, Arizona State University
2002 Center for Medieval Studies, University of Minnesota
2002 Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University, Phoenix
2002 Center for Early Modern Studies, University of Minnesota
PERSONAL HISTORY AND ACADEMIC CAREER
Magdalen College, Oxford, open exhibitioner, 1959. School of Modern History, Distinction in the Preliminary Examination, 1960. College prizes, 1961 and 1962. First class, final honours school, 1962. BA, 1962. MA, 1966. DPhil, 1969. DLitt, 1986. DD, 2008.
University of Exeter, Department of History, tutor 1964, lecturer 1965, senior lecturer 1977, reader 1980, professor 1988. Emeritus professor, 2007–.
Visiting Posts, Fellowships, and Awards
Visiting research fellow, Merton College, Oxford, 1982. Research fellow, Nuffield Foundation, academic year 1991-2. Research fellow, Leverhulme Trust, academic year 1993-4. Visiting scholar, St John’s College, Oxford, 1997. Union-Pacific Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota, 1998. Research leave fellowship, British Academy, academic year 1998-9. Distinguished visiting lecturer, University of Arizona, autumn 2002. Lansdowne Visiting Scholar, University of Victoria BC, 2005.
Hon. Canon, Truro Cathedral, 2006.
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, 1973. Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, 1982. Member, Institute of Learning and Teaching, 2000. Member, Ecclesiastical History Society, 1994.
Corresponding fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, by election, 2003.
Member of Council, Devonshire Association, 1985-96. Hon. Editor, Devon and Cornwall Record Society, 1988-1999. Chair of Council and Vice-President, Devon and Cornwall Record Society, 1996-2000; remaining Vice-President, Member of Council, and Member of the Editorial Committee. Member of Council, Somerset Record Society, 1995-. President, Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1997-8. President, Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, 2003-4. President, Devon History Society, 2003-6. President-elect, The Devonshire Association, 2011-12.