Lesley Abrams

Tutorial Fellow, Balliol College, and CUF in Medieval History, Faculty of History, University of Oxford, England

Research Interests: the cultural, political, social, and economic life of the Scandinavian settlements overseas, with a particular interest in religious identity and conversion to Christianity.

  • lesley.abrams (a) balliol.ox.ac.uk

Meggen Gondek

PhD, Reader in Archaeology, University of Chester, England

My research on the carved monuments of early medieval (c. AD 400-1100) Scotland and Northern Europe works to develop new theoretical and practical approaches to these monuments in Scotland and further afield.

  • e-mail: m.gondek (a) chester.ac.uk
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Judith Jesch

Professor of Viking Studies, School of English Studies, University of Nottingham, England.

Catrin Haberfield

MA student, pre-1550 English Literature at Somerville College, Oxford, England

My research interests include the interaction between manuscript culture and runic epigraphy, specifically in regards to Northumbrian objects.

  • e-mail: catrin_h (a) hotmail.co.uk

Annette Jones

PhD Student, Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, School of English Studies, University of Nottingham, England.

  • e-mail: ikristi (a) hotmail.co.uk

Kelly Kilpatrick

PhD, Research Fellow, Institute for Name-Studies, School of English, University of Nottingham, England

My primary research interest is medieval place-names in Britain and Ireland. In addition, I study early medieval Insular and Scandinavian sculpture, with a focus on Pictish, Irish and Anglo-Saxon artwork and iconography.

  • e-mail: kelly.kilpatrick (a) nottingham.ac.uk

Joanne Kirton

PhD student, University of Chester, England

I am currently working on my thesis which examines Cheshire’s early medieval sculptural corpus with the aim of exploring these monuments within the physical and cognitive landscape, drawing on themes of memory, biography and assembly.

  • e-mail: j.kirton (a) chester.ac.uk

Adrián Maldonado

PhD, Lecturer in Archaeology, University of ChesterI mainly study death and burial in the early Christian period in Scotland, but have co-authored museum redisplay consultation reports for two early medieval monastic sites in Scotland for Historic Scotland. I have begun to develop this research into peer-reviewed publications. My main research interests around sculpture include the conversion to Christianity, sculpture as memory and commemoration, and the materiality of stone in the early medieval period.

  • e-mail: a.maldonado ( a ) chester.ac.uk

Amy R. Miller

PhD, Independent Researcher, Warwickshire, England.

My primary research interest is in pre-Conquest sculpture in England and the Isle of Man, although I am interested in early medieval sculpture and architecture more broadly. I am also interested in the Danelaw as a political and economic entity, especially in its relationship to its neighbors. My thesis focus at the University of Toronto was the sculpture at Gosforth, Cumbria, and I am currently publishing my doctoral research.

  • e-mail: amy.miller ( a ) utoronto.ca

Anne Sassin Allen

PhD, Sessional Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University, England

My research broadly covers the iconography, construction, use and perception of memorial sculpture and monumental architecture in Britain and Ireland during the early medieval and Norman periods. In particular, my interest lies in Insular, Scandinavian and Romanesque works, which my thesis addressed through such themes as landscape use, memory and craftsmanship in the castles and ecclesiastical structures of South Wales, c. 950-1200.

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Lyndsey Smith

PhD candidate, History of Art, University of York

Lyndsey’s research interests are narrowed specifically to the ivories created in Anglo-Saxon England during the 6th-12th centuries. Her PhD examines the ivories of John Beckwith’s 1972 Ivory Carvings in Early Medieval England in context with leading scholarship in order that a more developed sense of how/when/where these ivories fit into the overriding tendency to group them with other periods/trends of production on the Continent. Her thesis focuses on these ivories in Art Historical and Anglo-Saxon historiography, their style and iconography, the medium of ivory and its economic worth both to medieval patrons and museum goers today, and most importantly, constructing a new evaluation of Anglo-Saxon ivories in the 21st century. Her wider research interests include the transference of ideas and artistic trends, religion vs secularism in the medieval art world, and the impact of ivory on public collections and ivory trade in the 21st century.

Heidi Stoner

MA, Department of History of Art, University of York, England

I work on source material primarily in Anglo-Saxon England although much of my comparative material is insular and Anglo-Scandinavian. I will be looking at figural sculpture (as an Art Historian) and work in depth with the iconographic of stone. I am hoping to be able to expand the corpus of ‘kingly’ imagery to include stone monuments be demonstrating how some of the monuments show a kingly ideal in the form of the figural depictions of Christ.

  • e-mail: Heidi.L.Stoner (a) gmail.com
  • e-mail: hls520 (a) york.ac.uk
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Howard Williams

Professor of Archaeology, University of Chester, England

My work investigates a broad range of aspects to the archaeology of early medieval death, burial and commemoration (c. AD 400-1100) focusing on Anglo-Saxon England and Viking Scandinavia. I co-direct Project Eliseg, investigating a ninth-century AD cross-shaft from north Wales. I am the lead archaeologist within the collaborative cross-disciplinary research project ‘The Past in its Place’, investigating the literary and material commemoration of the dead in and around English and Welsh cathedrals, ancient habitations and landscapes.

  • e-mail: howard.williams (a) chester.ac.uk
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