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Dr Paul Webster

Dr Paul Webster

Exploring the Past Coordinator

School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Email
websterp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5610
Campuses
5.44, John Percival Building
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Research interests

I am the co-ordinating lecturer for the Exploring the Past adult learners' progression pathway, a partnership between the university's School of History, Archaeology and Religion and the Division of Continuing and Professional Education:

Pathway to a degree in History, Archaeology or Religion - Part-time courses for adults - Cardiff University

I am also a lecturer in medieval history, and my research and teaching focus on kingship, religion and the cult of the saints.

Biography

Roles

2019- the present: Exploring the Past Pathway Co-Ordinator and Lecturer in Medieval History, Cardiff University

2015-2019: Exploring the Past Pathway Co-Ordinator, Cardiff University (0.5)

2013-2015: Lecturer in Medieval History, Cardiff University (0.5 and 0.3)

2007-2013: Teaching Associate, Cardiff University, Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Qualifications

2007: Ph.D., 'King John's Piety, c.1199-c.1216', Peterhouse, University of Cambridge

2002, M.Phil in Medieval History, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge

2001, B.A. in History, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, 1st class honours

Schools/University attended

1998-2007: Peterhouse, University of Cambridge

1990-1997: Cardiff High Schools

Professional memberships

Member of the Pipe Roll Society

Member of the Royal Studies Network

Speaking engagements

2017 - Thomas Becket Lecture - Canterbury Christ Church University: "St Thomas Guard my Realm": Becket's Shrine, The King and the Politics of Sanctity

Publications

2021

2020

2019

2017

2016

2015

  • Webster, P. 2015. King John and religion. Studies in the History of Medieval Religion. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press.

2013

2012

2011

2008

Teaching

I currently offer the following Part Two modules:

  • Kingship: Image and Power, c.1000-1399

I contribute to the following Part One modules:

  • Medieval Worlds
  • History in Practice I: Questions: Frameworks and Audiences
  • History in Practice II: Sources: Evidence and Argument

I contribute to teaching the following Part Two modules:

  • Exploring Historical Debate
  • Dissertation

I have also taught the following modules:

  • 'The Devil's Brood': The Angevin Kings of England c.1154-c.1272

My research focuses on kingship, religion and the cult of the saints, with particular focus on the period from the twelfth to the fourteenth centuries. My principal publications focus on King John and on royal interaction with the cult of St Thomas Becket.

Supervision

Medieval history, especially kingship, religion and the cult of the saints, with particular focus on the period from the twelfth to the fourteenth centuries.