Projects per year
I am a historian of the Middle Ages with expertise in the history of the crusades, medieval historiography, and the literature and languages of medieval western Europe.
My primary field of research is the history of the crusades, with a particular focus on crusading ideology, terminology, and historiography. I also have a long-standing interest in the Third Crusade and the relationships between the numerous written accounts that it inspired.
My PhD thesis, which I completed at the University of Cambridge in 2016, explored the impact of the crusading cross on western crusade terminology across a variety of languages and in different regions between c. 1095 and c. 1250. I am currently adapting this thesis for publication under the provisional title 'The Crusading Cross in Language, Thought and Practice, c. 1095–c. 1300'.
PhD, University of Cambridge
Oct 2012 → Apr 2016
Award Date: 28 Jan 2017
Master, University of Sydney
Mar 2010 → Mar 2012
Award Date: 1 Nov 2012
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Sydney
Mar 2007 → Nov 2009
Award Date: 7 May 2010
Lecturer in English, University of SydneyJan 2018 → Jan 2020
- D111 Medieval History
- Medieval Historiography
- Medieval Religion
- Medieval Languages
- DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
11/04/21 → 10/04/22
Kane, J. H., Apr 2019, Parergon, 36, 1, p. 211–13 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Book/Film/Article reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
The conquest of the Holy Land by Salah al-Din: A critical edition and translation of the anonymous Libellus de expugnatione Terrae Sanctae per SaladinumBrewer, K. & Kane, J. H., 2019, London: Routledge. 278 p. (Crusade Texts in Translation)
Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review1 Citation (Scopus)
Kane, J. H., 1 Jan 2018, In: Journal of Medieval History. 44, 1, p. 56–82 27 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Tieszen, Charles, Cross Veneration in the Medieval Islamic World: Christian Identity and Practice under Muslim RuleKane, J. H., 2018, Parergon, 35, 1, p. 203–4 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Book/Film/Article reviewOpen AccessFile
Kane, J. H., Dec 2017, Journal of Religious History, 41, p. 561–63 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Book/Film/Article review