Historical Writing and Political Discourse
With specific interests in Medieval Chronicles, Advice to Princes literature, Political Writing, and Genealogies.
Research themes: Uses of the Past, Kingship, Inheritance and Legitimacy, Origin Myths, Anglo-Scottish Relations, and Medieval Political Thought.
Fifteenth-Century Literature and Medieval Drama
With specific interests in Manuscripts and Early Book Culture, Medieval Scribes, Medieval Mystery and Morality Plays, Chronicles, Arthurian Literature, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Lydgate, John Hardyng, Thomas Malory, John Rous, and the relationship between literature and art.
Research themes: Identity, Chivalry, Sovereignty, Spectatorship, Fortune, Political Consciousness, Storytelling.
Mermaids in Literature, Art and Culture
With specific interests in the cultural development of the mermaid across time, medieval mermaids, mermaids of the British Isles, literature, folklore, and art.
Research themes: mythical creatures, blue humanities, landscape and identity formation, folklore, island identities, gender
Mermaids of the British Isles: A Cultural History, c. 450-c. 1500
LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)
October 2016 - April 2018
John Hardyng's Chronicle: An Edition of the Second Version
ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL
February 2011 - March 2013
Professor James Simpson
Project: The Chronicle of John Hardyng (edition)
External: Harvard University, Boston, MA
Collaborative edition of the first version of John Hardyng's Middle English verse Chronicle.
AHRC and BBC
Project: AHRC-BBC New Generation Thinkers
Production of many BBC Radio 3 programmes and a BBC Arts film.
Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Project: Agincourt 1415-2015
Public Event to commemorate the 600th Anniversary of Agincourt.
Medieval Chronicle Society
Project: 7th International Conference on the Medieval Chronicle
Organisation and hosting of The 7th International Conference on the Medieval Chronicle.
The National Trust
Project: The Interlude of Youth
Collaborative project involving Liverpool researchers staging a production of The Interlude of Youth at Rufford Old Hall. The results of the project fed into Liverpool postgraduate work.
Project: Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death
Academic consultant for BBC4 documentary series produced by Matchlight and presented by Helen Castor.
The British Library
Project: Multispectral Imaging Project
Multispectral Imaging of two manuscripts held at The British Library
Dr Erik Kwakkel
Project: Medieval Manuscripts
Organisation and delivery of a postgraduate research workshop on Medieval Manuscripts.
Project: Medieval Collections
Collaborative 'Medieval Day' event organised and knowledge of medieval manuscripts used to date and provide further information about collections.
The Open University
Project: Net Generation Survey
External: UK Economic and Social Research Council
Coordination of Liverpool strand of the Net Generation Survey.
Project: English as a Discipline
Liverpool Centre for Life Long Learning Study.