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Centre for Medieval Studies

We promote interdisciplinary study of the Middle Ages by bringing together specialists from several different subject areas to collaborate in research and graduate teaching.

Promoting interdisciplinary study of the Middle Ages by bringing together specialists from several different subject areas within Cardiff University to collaborate in research and graduate teaching.

We aim to promote interdisciplinary study of the Middle Ages, bringing together specialists from several different subject areas within the University to collaborate in high-quality research and graduate teaching. Members of the Centre include staff and postgraduate students from the Schools of History, Archaeology and Religious Studies, English, Communication and Philosophy and Welsh.

We run a regular programme of research seminars, providing a focus for collaboration and discussion as well as an opportunity to bring scholars to the University from overseas. Our academic and social events are open to, and well supported by, non-University medievalists in the region.

Academic staff

Dr Jenny Benham

Dr Jenny Benham

Lecturer in Medieval History

Email
benhamj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5648
Dr David Callander

Dr David Callander

Lecturer

Welsh speaking
Email
callanderd@caerdydd.ac.uk
Professor Sioned Davies

Professor Sioned Davies

Emerita Professor

Welsh speaking
Email
daviessm@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5321
Professor Peter Edbury

Professor Peter Edbury

Emeritus Professor

Email
edbury@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Dylan Foster Evans

Dr Dylan Foster Evans

Head of School

Welsh speaking
Email
fosterevansd@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4951
Dr Rob Gossedge

Dr Rob Gossedge

Dean of Undergraduate Studies for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Senior Lecturer

Email
gossedgera@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5618
Dr Ben Jervis

Dr Ben Jervis

Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, Head of Archaeology and Conservation

Email
jervisb@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5611
Dr Bronach Kane

Dr Bronach Kane

Senior Lecturer in Medieval History

Email
kaneb@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5620
Dr Megan Leitch

Dr Megan Leitch

Reader

Email
leitchm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0406
Dr Eve MacDonald

Dr Eve MacDonald

Lecturer in Ancient History

Email
macdonaldg1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 9682
Professor Helen Nicholson

Professor Helen Nicholson

Professor of Medieval History

Email
nicholsonhj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4250
Professor Carl Phelpstead

Professor Carl Phelpstead

Professor

Email
phelpsteadc@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4245
Dr Sara Pons-Sanz

Dr Sara Pons-Sanz

Reader

Email
pons-sanzs@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6128
Professor Shaun Tougher

Professor Shaun Tougher

Professor of Late Roman and Byzantine History

Email
toughersf@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6228
Dr Paul Webster

Dr Paul Webster

Exploring the Past Coordinator

Email
websterp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5610
Dr David Wyatt

Dr David Wyatt

Reader in Early Medieval History, Civic Mission and Innovation Lead

Email
wyattd1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0404

Postgraduate students

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Donna Marshall

Research student

Email
marshalldm@cardiff.ac.uk
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Jessica Shales

Research student

Email
shalesjg@caerdydd.ac.uk
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Dewi Alter

Research student

Email
alterds@caerdydd.ac.uk
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Charlotte Pruce

Research student

Email
prucecs@cardiff.ac.uk
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Arthur Usher

Research student

Email
ushera@cardiff.ac.uk
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Elisabeth Jones

Research student

Email
jonesel17@cardiff.ac.uk

Upcoming events

DateTimeTitleSpeaker
1 February 202217:30CMS Seminar: “Chaucer and Arabic Science”Dr Shazia Jagot, University of York
8 March 202216:00-17:00PG workshop on publishing first monographs/edited collectionsMeredith Carroll, commissioning editor at MUP
8 March 202217:30Book launch for Dr Jenny Benham’s new bookWith Dr Levi Roach of Exeter
26 April 202217:30CMS seminarDr Owain Wyn Jones, Bangor University
To be confirmedTo be confirmedHenry Hoyn LectureDr Lindy Brady, University College Dublin