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Matthew is an Associate Lecturer in medieval literature and history at Flinders University. His research focuses on historiography, cultural memory, and the transmission of historical narrative across time and place. With research specialities in the history of early medieval England and in Scandinavian saga literature, he has published numerous articles on various aspects of society and culture in England and Scandinavia in the Middle Ages, and their intersections. His first monograph, a biographical study of English queens in the years 850-1000, was published in the Routledge Lives of Royal Women series in 2024. A second monograph based on his doctoral thesis is in preparation, also for publication with Routledge. Matthew is an Early Career Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS) (2023) and an Early Career Fellow of the Australian Historical Association (AHA) (2024).

Matthew is assistant editor of the Brepols published series East Central Europe, 476–1795, reviews editor for the Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association (AEMA), and Communications Officer for ANZAMEMS.

Research Interests

  • Cultural Memory & Exchange
  • Early Medieval England (Anglo-Saxons)
  • Early Medieval Monarchy
  • Icelandic Sagas
  • Medieval Iceland
  • Medieval Literature
  • Pre-Modern English Queenship
  • The Middle Ages
  • Vikings and Viking Age History

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, English Kingship in the Saga Age: Memory, Transmission and the Evolution of Narrative

Award Date: 27 Oct 2022

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