Dr Harriett Webster
Dr Harriett Webster BA, MA, PhD
Lecturer in Medieval History
Tel: 01570 424809
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Postgraduate Admissions Tutor for History and Medieval Studies
BA, Historical Studies, University of Bristol
MA, Medieval and Early Modern History, University of Bristol
PhD, Medieval History, University of Bristol
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant on AHRC-funded project ‘City Witness: Place and Perspective in Medieval Swansea’ at the University of Southampton
Taught at the Universities of Bristol and Southampton from 2010 - 2014
Fellow of the Highr Education Academy
I teach History and Medieval Studies.
At Level 4, I am module co-ordinator for ‘Crusading in the Middle Ages’. I also contribute towards the team-taught units ‘The Medieval World’, ‘War in History’, 'Writing History', and 'Doing History'.
At Level 5, I am the module co-ordinator for the compulsory skills unit AHSK 5001 to which I also contribute. I also convene and teach two other modules entitled ‘Medieval Europe’ and ‘Medieval Britain’.
At Level 6 I offer a module entitled ‘Identity and Myth: The Normans and their World’, and supervise undergraduate dissertations on a wide variety of topics.
Finally, I supervise a number of postgraduate students at MA and PhD level.
My research interests lie in the field of medieval historical narratives, memory, and the communities which produced them. I have published an article on medieval memory and oral testimony, and am currently working on two new editions of monastic histories: 'The Annals of Dunstable Priory' and The Chronicon Anglicanum from Coggeshall Abbey in Essex.
I am also interested in the possibilities offered by the Digital Humanities. I have published an online digital edition and translation of texts relating to Medieval Swansea (www.medieval Swansea.ac.uk), and am currently looking to future developments for the ‘Monastic Wales’ website (www.monasticwales.org).
H. Webster, ‘Mediating memory: recalling and recording the miracles of St Thomas Cantilupe’, Journal of Medieval History, vol. 41 (2015)
The Annals of Dunstable Priory, ed. H. Webster, trans. D. Preest (Woodbridge, 2018)
H.Webster, 'The rescustitation of the twice-hanged Man: miracles and the body in medieval Swansea', Body Matters: Exploring the MAteriality of the Human Body, ed. L. Attala, L. Steel, and K. Zinn (Cardiff, 2019)