The Leicester Medieval Research Centre

Postdoctoral and Visiting Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr Ben Parsons

  • AHRC Early Career Fellow (2013) in English: Violence in the Medieval Classroom
  • Ben is now a Lecturer in English at Leicester

Dr Peter Darby

  • British Academy Post Doctoral Fellow (2010-13) in History: Heresy and Orthodoxy in the works of Bede
  • Peter is now a Lecturer in History at the University of Nottingham

Dr Helen Foxhall Forbes

  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (2009-11) in History: Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England (c. 650-c. 1100): the social context of theology
  • Research Associate on the Leverhulme Trust Research Programme 'The Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain: evidence, memories, inventions' (2011-12)
  • Helen now holds a permanent post as Senior Lecturer in Early Medieval History at the University of Durham

Dr Chris King

  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2007-10) in Archaeology and Ancient History: Voices of Dissent: an archaeological and topographic analysis of urban nonconformist communities in England and America
  • 'House and society in an English provincial city: the archaeology of urban households in Norwich, 1370-1700' (PhD)
  • Chris now holds a permanent post as Lecturer in Late Medieval and Historical Archaeology at the University of Nottingham

Honorary Visiting Fellows 

Dr Morn Capper

  • Research Associate on the Leverhulme Trust Research Programme 'The Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain: evidence, memories, inventions' (2012-16)
  • Morn is now a Lecturer in Archaeological Heritage at the University of Chester 

Dr Jackie Hall

  • Consultant Cathedral Archaeologist, Peterborough Cathedral. MRC Honorary Visiting Fellow (2014-2018): Medieval Archaeology, especially post Conquest church buildings and sculpture

Professor April Harper

  • State University of New York, Oneonta. MRC Honorary Visting Fellow (2012): Medieval Social and Gender History, the History of Sexualities

Mag. Alexandra Kaar

  • MRC Honorary Visting Fellow (2016). Alexandra Kaar has worked on a critical edition of the charters of Emperor Sigismund of Luxembourg at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, before working as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Vienna

Dr Omar Khalaf

  • Department of Language Sciences, Ca' Foscari University of Venice. MRC Honorary Visiting Fellow (2013): From Frennsche into Englisshe: Anthony Rivers and the introduction of French moral literature in fifteenth-century England
  • Dr Khalaf got his PhD in Germanic Philology with a dissertation on the edition of the Middle English poem known as "Alexander and Dindimus". He works at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, where he won two research fellowships, and he teaches Historical Linguistics and Philology and Editing. His primary interests are Old and Middle English literatures, philology, codicology and linguistics. He is currently investigating the transmission of French moral literature in 15th-century England through the translations of Earl Rivers.

Professor Lilla Kòpar

  • Catholic University of America, British Academy Visiting Fellow (2007): Intercultural dialogue and the formation of cultural identity in the 10th- and 11th-century Anglo-Scandinavian Communities

Dr Joshua Westgard

  • British Academy Visiting Fellow (2007): The continuations of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History: An edition and study

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