When you come to applying for a PhD, you're often only a couple of months into your Master's programme, and it can all be a bit overwhelming. In December 2020, Caroline Batten, Alexandra Vukovich, and I wrote a blog post for the Oxford Medieval Studies blog, with our top three tips. The post was following … Continue reading Applying for a PhD in Medieval Studies
I have recently written a blog post about Leeds International Medieval Congress for the Irish Humanities Alliance, for their 'Busy Season' series: Lectures have ended, exams are corrected, just what do academics do all summer? Fieldwork and research, write books and articles, organise and attend conferences, update next year’s courses, supervise postgraduate dissertations, overhaul websites… For … Continue reading I Know What The Medievalists Did Last (and Every) Summer….
I've recently written a post for the Birkbeck Pilgrim Libraries Network, which you can read over at their website. Here's an extract from the introduction: The co-opting, or re-presenting, of other pilgrimage or travel texts is an integral aspect of pilgrimage writing. This doesn’t mean that pilgrim writings are simply generic – in fact this essential … Continue reading Whose Words? Blog for Pilgrim Libraries
I've just written a blog for Teaching the Codex, the manuscript pedagogy initiative I run with my colleague, Dr Tristan Franklinos. We are launching a series called 'Teachable Features', as a resource for teachers to give quick demonstrations, as well as for anyone interested in learning about manuscripts who does not have immediate access to … Continue reading Teachable Features 1: Binding Error, MS Bodl. 565
Every year, the Oxford German Network runs a series of reading groups for local secondary schools. Yesterday I led the first of the sessions - in at the deep end with some Middle High German in the form of the Nibelungenlied. The groups will continue for the next three weeks. Kafka is up next. In preparation … Continue reading The Nibelungenlied, or Making a Medievalist