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Research Biography

Matthew is an Associate Lecturer in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. He researches cultural memory, historical narrative, and Anglo-Scandinavian acculturation in the tenth-thirteenth centuries. 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. He is currently working on his first monograph, a biographical study of English queens-consort in the years 850-1000, scheduled for publication the Routledge Lives of Royal Women series.

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

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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