Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
University of Oregon
Website URL
medieval, Anglo-Saxon, food, games, humor
Additional Contact Information
Frequently available in the UK as well as the US.

Personal Info

About Me

I am a historian of medieval popular culture, including food, games, dance, humor, and networks, including precursors to modern social and pop-culture networks. In addition I have written about the Middle Ages as depicted by the Disney parks and in film.  I also co-author the Early English Bread Project.

Recent Publications

Fifteen Medieval Latin Parodies (2018)

Sin and Filth in Medieval Culture: The Devil in the Latrine (2012)

“Merriment, Entertainment, and Community in Anglo-Saxon Culture,” in The Daily Lives of the Anglo-Saxons, ed. C. Biggam, C. Hough and D. Izdebska  (2018)

*“The Fuller Brooch and Anglo-Saxon Depictions of Dance,” Anglo-Saxon England 45 (2016), 181-210

“Disney’s Castles and the Work of the Medieval in the Magic Kingdom,” in  Disney’s Medievalisms, ed. S. Aronstein and T. Pugh (2012)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Food History, Rural & Agrarian History, Women