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Rethinking the Medieval Frontier is a network project, based at the University of Leeds but reaching right across the UK and beyond. These are the people who are currently network members. Perhaps you would like to join in? Get in touch with Jonathan Jarrett at!

NameTitleSchoolJob titleAreas of expertise
Emma CavellDrUniversity of SwanseaSenior LecturerBritish social history in the high Middle Ages
Hajnalka HeroldDrUniversity of ExeterSenior Lecturer in Historical ArchaeologyEarly Middle Ages in Europe and beyond; archaeometry
Jonathan JarrettDrUniversity of LeedsAssociate Professor in Early Medieval Historyfrontiers everywhere, especially in the Iberian Peninsula around the year 1000; charters and diplomatic; numismatics
Andrea MarianiDrCITCEM: Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar Cultura, Espaço e MemóriaResearcherMedieval fortification; the diocese of Porto (Portugal); the micro-region of Brianza (Italy); ancient road networks; living history and experimental archaeology
Alex MetcalfeDrUniversity of LancasterSenior Lecturer in Islamic and Middle Eastern HistoryMuslim and Norman Sicily and the Middle East; power and people in Muslim and Christian zones; entangled and comparative histories
Alan V. MurrayDrUniversity of LeedsSenior Lecturer in Medieval StudiesCrusades and the Latin East; Medieval Warfare, Chivalry and Tournaments; Medieval German Language and Literature; the Medieval Baltic region
Andy SeamanDrCardiff UniversitySenior LecturerArchaeology of early medieval Wales and western Britain
Naomi StandenProfessor EmeritusRetired scholarNortheastern Eurasia in global contexts, with a primary focus on regions that lie within what is now China, North Korea and Mongolia
Catarina Madureira VillamarizProfessorUniversidade Nova de LisboaAssistant Professorart history, religion
Luca ZavagnoDrBilkent UniversityAssistant ProfessorByzantine history and archaeology, early Islamic history and Cypriot and Eastern Mediterranean history from the 6th to the 10th century