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First Name
Last Name
Georgetown University
Website URL
medieval, Britain, Wales, Gaul, plague, environment, gender, Europe, disease
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About Me

Rachel Singer studies the environmental and gender history of early medieval northern Europe, particularly Wales and Merovingian Gaul. She has published on North African plague and on a sixth-century Frankish nuns’ rebellion. Her current projects focus on First-Pandemic plague in Britain, disaster in Gildas’ De excidio, and on the environmental impacts of conquest in Roman and medieval Wales.

Singer received her MPhil in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic from the University of Cambridge in 2022. She is currently a PhD student at Georgetown University.

Recent Publications

“Gregory’s Forgotten Rebel: The Portrayal of Basina by Gregory of Tours and its Implications.” Early Medieval Europe 30, no. 2 (2022): 185-208.

“The Black Death in the Maghreb: A Call to Action.” Journal of Medieval Worlds 2, no. 3-4 (2020): 115-23.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United Kingdom, Ireland, France
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, England, France, Ireland, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Environment, Gender, Medicine