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Faculty of History 8The following members of the Faculty of History are willing to supervise in their areas of expertise, as indicated (the College is shown in the case of Fellows):

There are also medieval historians in other Faculties; for example, historical geographers in the Department of Geography, legal historians in the Faculty of Law, historians of religion in the Faculty of Divinity, historians of art and architecture in History of Art, and historians of medieval literature, and Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic historians in the Faculty of English. There are also usually several Research Fellows, who are available for consultation and occasionally act as supervisors. Every effort is made to provide all MPhil graduates with the research supervision and advice their interests require.

Prof David Abulafia (Caius)
The Medieval Mediterranean

Medieval English and European History, c. 1100-1450, especially religion, gender, culture

Dr Julie Barrau (Emmanuel)
English and European History, c. 1050-1250, especially intellectual and political. 

Dr Nora Berend (St Catharine's)
Medieval European History (including Central Europe)

Dr Chris Briggs (Selwyn)
Economic, Social, and Demographic History of Britain

Dr Caroline Burt (Pembroke)
British and European Political and Social History, 1200-1500

Dr Rosemary Horrox (Fitzwilliam)

Late Medieval English Political and Constitutional History

Professor David Ibbetson (Clare Hall)
Medieval English Legal History

Prof Simon Keynes (Trinity)
Anglo Saxon History

Prof Rosamond McKitterick (Sidney Sussex)

Early Medieval European History and Palaeography

Mr Richard Partington (Churchill)
Late Medieval British, Political and Military History

Dr David Pratt (Downing)
Anglo-Saxon History

Dr Magnus Ryan (Peterhouse)
Medieval Political Thought

Dr Peter Sarris (Trinity)
Early Medieval European, Byzantine and Islamic History

Dr Andrew Spencer (Corpus Christi)
Medieval English Political History

Prof Elisabeth Van Houts (Emmanuel)
Early Medieval European and Anglo-Norman History

Dr Carl Watkins (Magdalene)
Medieval English and European History, especially lay piety   c.900-1300

Dr Teresa Webber (Trinity)
Palaeography, Codicology and Medieval book history

Dr David Woodman (Robinson)

Anglo-Saxon History and Diplomatic

Dr Neil Wright (History)
Medieval Latin

Please note that this list is subject to change and not all academics listed will be able to Supervise every year. All Graduate Students on the MPhil in Medieval History will be allocated a supervisor whose research interests are aligned with their own.