Staff Profile:Professor Brian Kemp

Teaching on Medieval Latin and Palaeography Module for MA (Res) in Medieval Studies
Areas of Interest:
Medieval British History, especially ecclesiastical and monastic history; editing of medieval texts; medieval papacy; church monuments of all periods; medieval sigillography.
Research groups / Centres:

Vice-president of The Church Monuments Society and former President; member of the Council of The Canterbury and York Society, and of The Pipe Roll Society; member of the British Academy project committees on The Acta of Henry II, and on English Episcopal Acta.

President of The Friends of Reading Abbey; member of the Oxford Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches; member of the Executive Committee of the Royal County of Berkshire Churches Trust; member of the Standing Conference on Archives of Berkshire Record Office.


Publications include editions of Reading Abbey Cartularies, 2 vols. (Royal Historical Society,1986-7); four volumes of Salisbury Episcopal Acta (British Academy, English Episcopal Acta, vols. 18-19, 36-37, 1999-2000, 2011); Twelfth-century English Archidiaconal and Vice-archidiaconal Acta (Canterbury and York Society, 2002); English Church Monuments (Batsford, 1980); a booklet on Church Monuments, new edition (Shire Books, 2010). In addition, numerous articles on medieval English ecclesiastical and monastic history, etc.

Currently working on the episcopal acta of Jocelin of Wells, bishop of Bath (1206-42), and Roger of Salisbury, bishop of Bath and Wells (1244-47), for the British Academy.

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