Staff Profile:Dr Anne Mathers

Dr Anne Lawrence
Job Title:
Associate Professor

Undergraduate teaching
I contribute to the History Part 1 courses on Landmarks in History and Approaches to History, focusing on Anglo-Saxon England within the latter. At Finals level, I teach Option courses on Medieval Magic and on the culture of Anglo-Saxon England, as well as a Survey course on Women in the Medieval World. I also supervise dissertations on medieval topics, especially within cultural, social and women's history.

Postgraduate supervision
I would be glad to supervise any research student with interests relating to book history, manuscript illumination or literacy, within the period outlined above.

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Tel. 0118 378 7659

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Research Statement
My research interests are in the history of writing, book production and manuscript illumination in England and Normandy from the 10th to the 13th centuries. This includes particular emphases on the ownership and production of books by women, and on the role of books in creating and disseminating cultural identities in the medieval period. I have recently completed a study of the book collections, and scriptoria, of religious houses in Northern England, in order to analyse the nature of the cultural change experienced by the Northumbrian region in the century following the Norman Conquest. My current research focuses on religious women and their surviving books, again from the 10th to the 13th centuries, looking at issues of women's literacy and access to texts and scholarship. A new area in which I am developing research interests is that of medieval magical texts, and the books in which they survive.
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