conference notes

Witchcraft, Magic, and the Supernatural in the Ancient World

A one-day symposium, ‘Witchcraft, Magic, and the Supernatural in the Ancient World’, was held at the University of Bristol on Friday 4th December 2015. The event was organised by Dr Louise Wilson (Bristol), from The Figure of the Witch Project with Professor Ronald Hutton, and featured the speakers Professor Daniel Ogden (Exeter), Professor Andrew Gregory… Continue reading Witchcraft, Magic, and the Supernatural in the Ancient World

Medieval buildings

Guest post: Medieval Colleges of the University of Cambridge

Today I have the pleasure to present a guest post on six of Cambridge’s medieval colleges, written especially for this blog by my very good friend Jonathan Goddard. Jonathan is a fellow Bangor alumnus, an almost Cambridge native (he moved there from Cornwall aged 3 and a half!), and travel writer – you can find him… Continue reading Guest post: Medieval Colleges of the University of Cambridge

London · Medieval buildings · Medieval history

Terrain and Topography: The Middle Ages as Home

On Friday I had a meeting on the Strand for The Academic Book of the Future Project. I decided to take the number 15 bus from my native East London, not just for reasons of practicality (it would essentially deliver me door-to-door for a modest sum, plus the weather was good for once, making the Tube… Continue reading Terrain and Topography: The Middle Ages as Home

The Academic Book of the Future

The Academic Book of the Future: exploring academic practices and expectations for the monograph

Well hello there! Apologies for my absence – I’ve moved house, moved PhD (transferred to Bristol in order to follow my lovely supervisor), and started a new job – so it’s been an extraordinarily busy and exciting start to 2015! As well as a final year PhD student, I’m also now a Research Associate at UCL,… Continue reading The Academic Book of the Future: exploring academic practices and expectations for the monograph

King Arthur · PhD · The Arthurian Legend · The Arthurian Tradition

Interview: Arthurian Literature and Legend, Postgraduate Studies, Career Advice

When Georgie Norgate, one of my lovely undergraduate students, approached me to ask if she could interview me for a new student radio show she was starting up, I was flattered.  Actually I experienced a whole range of involuntary reactions in quick succession, from horror (I HATE my voice); to curiosity (what’s it like being on the… Continue reading Interview: Arthurian Literature and Legend, Postgraduate Studies, Career Advice