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Last Name
University of York
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medieval literature, Old English literature, Old English poetry, medievalism, Old English medievalism, nationalism, ethno-nationalism, museum studies, museum history, history of archaeology, digitisation, heritage, coproduction
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About Me

I joined the Department of Archaeology in York in 2022 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the AHRC-funded Avebury Papers project. I’m responsible for coordinating the digitisation process of the multi-media Avebury archive, building narrative pathways into the digital collection, and facilitating the creative reuse of archival materials.

Before joining York, I taught medieval literature at the University of Reading, Queen Mary University, and King’s College London, facilitated family learning workshops at museums and art galleries around London, and was the Digital Media volunteer coordinator for the Courtauld’s ambitious photographic digitisation project.

I completed my AHRC-funded PhD at King’s, writing on how newspapers, television documentaries, and museum staff and volunteers bring together early medieval literature and the Sutton Hoo Mound 1 ship burial to create narratives about past and present social and political identity.

Recent Publications

I have published an article on ethnonationalism and medievalism in 20th and 21st century print media for postmedieval (2021), and on Old English poetry in archaeological museum displays for the Old English Medievalism edited volume (forthcoming, 2022).

I’m now adapting and adding to my thesis research, incorporating new work on cinema and contemporary poetry, for a monograph The Making of Sutton Hoo.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
England, Britain
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, England, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Higher Ed, Libraries & Archives, Literary History, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Museums, Public History