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Dr Stephen Hewer BA, MPhil, PhD

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow Institute of Irish Studies


Personal Statement

I am mainly a researcher at the Institute of Irish Studies, but I also provide some teaching. My research is on medieval legal and social discriminations, the intersections of power and of disadvantages, medieval groups and identities, and how those have been (mis)portrayed in modern histories. My Leverhulme project is focused on the experiences and socio-legal status of minorities under medieval English rule during a time of 'hardening' English identity (c.1150-1300).

Funded Fellowships

  • Minorities under English Rule: Gaels in Ireland and Flemish in England 1150- 1300 (Leverhulme Trust, 2021 - present)