College: College of Humanities
Research Centre/Unit: The Centre for Medieval Studies
Vesperal salutations. I am currently in the final year of my PhD research into the uses of Gregorian eschatology within ecclesiastical apocalyptic literature during the period surrounding the first millennium, under the expert supervision of Prof. Sarah Hamilton and Prof. Simon Barton. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Keele where I received 1st Class Dual Honours in Music and History, as well as the 2009 Wedgwood History Dissertation award. I stayed on at Keele to complete an AHRC funded Mres degree in medieval history, supervised by Dr Kate Cushing, for which I was awarded a distinction (1st Class) and the Regina Oppman award. It was during my research into my 3rd year dissertation and Mres that I developed an interest in interpreting, and interpretations of, the form and nature of eschatological theology expressed within a range of apocalyptic literature composed by early medieval ecclesiastics (though I do stretch all the way back to the late third century at times). Keen to continue my studies whilst moving back to the South-West, I applied for, and was lucky to receive, a University of Exeter, College of Humanities Studentship in 2010 (expired, Oct. 2013) which has enabled me to research and write full-time. I am now based in Taunton, where I retain a keen interest in all things musical whilst frequenting some of the best beaches in north Devon and Cornwall for the occasional surf.