Staff Profile:Professor Anne Lawrence-Mathers


Undergraduate teaching
I contribute to the History Part 1 core module on Journeys through History, 2, focusing on medieval magic, science and medicine. I also offer an Option on 'Merlin the Magician.' At Finals level, I teach an Option on 'Medieval Magic,' and a Special Subject on 'Saints and Miracles', as well as a Year Two Option on Women in the Medieval World. I also supervise dissertations on medieval topics, especially within cultural, social and women's history.

Postgraduate supervision
I have supervised 6 PhDs to completion and am currently supervising 10 theses. Subjects include: the Concept of the magician in twelfth-century England; Addresses to angels in English Books of Hours; Peter Lombard and medieval demonology; Experiencing miracles; Mental illness in the medical works of Constantine the African; and Representations of pregnancy and childbirth in medieval England.

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Tel. 0118 378 7659

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Research Statement
I am a member of the Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies at Reading, and been its Director in 2005-07 and 2013-17. I am also a member of the Organising Committee of the Research Group for Health Humanities.

My research interests centre on medieval magic and science, and on the interfaces and interactions between the two. This is exemplified by my monograph on The True History of Merlin the Magician and by articles on the roles of astronomy, astrology and computus in monastic chronology. Following research undertaken whilst I held an AHRC Research Leaders Fellowship I am currently completing a monograph on Medieval Meteorology.

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