- Professor - Edwards Chair in Medieval History (History)
R306 Level 3
10 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QH
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
I am currently working on projects which address the centrality of saints’ cults in medieval life from two convergent perspectives. One, Roman Martyrs in the Medieval Imagination is grounded in the premise that gender and sanctity were complementary, but fundamentally different ways of organising, expressing and debating power relations. The other, Christianity in Fragments, locates saints’ relics at the intersection of material culture and the cultural history of medieval Christianity and thereby substitutes objects for texts as the main field of enquiry.