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Dr Emily Joan Ward

Dr Emily Joan Ward

Moses and Mary Finley Research Fellow, Darwin College

External Director of Studies for History, Wolfson College

Darwin College
Silver Street

Cambridge CB3 9EU

Biography:

I have held a Finley Research Fellowship at Darwin College since October 2017. I am currently preparing my doctoral research for publication and working on a new project on male adolescence and the barriers between childhood and adulthood in the central Middle Ages. I am also external Director of Studies for history students at Wolfson College.

My PhD, on the topic of "Child Kingship in England, Scotland, France and Germany, c.1050-1250", was supervised by Prof Elisabeth van Houts (Emmanuel College, Cambridge) and funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grant. I held a Scouloudi Doctoral Fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research in London between October 2016 and March 2017. 

Research Interests

Medieval European History, Childhood and Adolescence, Medieval Rulership, Comparative History

 

Teaching

I have supervised for the following papers:

  • Paper 3 - British Political History, 1050-1509
  • Paper 14 - European History, 900-c.1215

I have taught HAP college classes on Public History and Concepts of Childhood.

I was a guest lecturer at the University of East Anglia in 2018 on the second-year module 'Norman and Plantagenet England, 1066-1340' and lectured at Anglia Ruskin University in 2015 for a second-year literature module on 'The History of the Book'.

Other Professional Activities

Postgraduate convenor of the IHR Earlier Middle Ages seminar (September 2016 - June 2017).

Co-convenor of the Central and Late Medieval Graduate Workshop (October 2014 - June 2016).

Keywords

  • Medieval British History
  • Economic, Social History

Key Publications

'Child kingship and notions of (im)maturity in north-western Europe, 1050-1262', Anglo-Norman Studies, 40 (2018), 197-211.

'"Uerax historicus Beda": William of Malmesbury, Bede and "historia"', in Discovering William of Malmesbury, eds. Rodney Thomson, Emily Dolmans and Emily Winkler (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2017), pp. 175-87.

'Anne of Kiev (c.1024–c.1075) and a reassessment of maternal power in the minority kingship of Philip I of France', Historical Research, 89 (2016), 435-53.

Other Publications

Book Reviews:

Elizabeth M. Tyler, 'England in Europe: English Royal Women and Literary Patronage, c.1000-c.1150', TMR: The Medieval Review (April 2018).

Melissa Pollock, 'The Lion, the Lily, and the Leopard: The Crown and Nobility of Scotland, France, and England, and the Struggle for Power (1100-1204)', Royal Studies Journal, 4, no. 1 (2017), 41-3.

Christian Raffensperger, 'Reimagining Europe: Kievan Rus' in the Medieval World', Ex Historia, 7 (2015), 115-118.