Kate Falardeau

PhD Candidate
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Kate Falardeau

Kate holds a BA in Art History from Reed College (2019) and an MPhil in Medieval History from the University of Cambridge (2020). Kate’s MPhil was supported by a Sperling Studentship funded by Reed College and King’s College. They received a second Sperling Studentship for their PhD research. Their MPhil dissertation analyzed the possible relationships between liturgy, devotion, and gender in tenth-century Winchester evident in the contemporary cult of St Æthelthryth, a liturgical manuscript, and a devotional manuscript. They are currently researching Bede's Martyrology for a PhD in History. Kate co-convenes the Medieval History Graduate Workshop and the Workshop of Memory and Emotions at the University of Cambridge.

Kate studies European manuscripts from 800 to 1200 with an interdisciplinary approach, with especial reference to liturgy, devotional practice, and gender.

First Year Faculty of History Transition and Induction Programme: 15 supervisions, 2 seminars

Part II, Paper 1, Historical Argument and Practice: 1 seminar on ‘Gender’ (co-taught), 1 seminar on ‘Memory’ (co-taught), 1 seminar on ‘Religion’

1 thematic seminar for first year undergraduates (based on Part II, Paper I, Historical Argument and Practice), on ‘Memory’

‘Manuscript Copies of Bede’s Martyrology: Dynamic, Communal Histories’, Western Michigan University, Medieval Institute, 2022 International Congress on Medieval Studies, Building Christian Communities session, 14th May 2022.

‘Writing history with Bede’s Martyrology, 800–1200’, University of Cambridge, Faculty of History, Graduate Research Day, 21st April 2022. 

The Manuscript Presentation and Material Afterlife of Bede’s Martyrology: A Case Study’, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 17th annual Marco Manuscript Workshop: Interventions, 4th February 2022. 

The Image of St Æthelthryth in the Benedictional of Æthelwold: Gendered History Writing in Benedictine Winchester’, University of Cambridge, Gender & Sexuality Workshop, 19th October 2021. 

‘Deciphering the Possible Use(s) of Fragmentary Copies of Bede’s Martyrology’, University of Bristol, Centre for Medieval Studies, From Fragment to Whole: Interpreting Medieval Manuscript Fragments, 17th September 2021. 

‘Gender, Space, and Communal History in Ninth- and Tenth-Century Additions to the Book of Nunnaminster’, Western Michigan University, Medieval Institute, 2021 International Congress on Medieval Studies, Christian Liturgy session, 11th May 2021.

‘The Consecration of Widows in CCCC 163’, University of Cambridge, Gender & Sexuality Workshop, 27th April 2021.

‘Gender, Space, and Communal History in Ninth- and Tenth-Century Additions to the Book of Nunnaminster’, University of Cambridge, Graduate Early Medieval Seminar, 3rd December 2020. 

‘Reliquary Image: Salvation, Enclosure, and the Book in the Frontispiece Illustration of the New Minster Liber Vitae’, University of York, Centre for Medieval Studies Graduate Conference, 23rd June 2020. 

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‘Gender, Space and Communal History in Tenth-Century Additions to the Book of Nunnaminster’, The Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies 11 (2022) (Forthcoming). 

‘The Consecration of Widows in CCCC 163’, Mediaevalia 44 (2023) (Forthcoming).