Camedieval is the blog for the Cambridge Medieval History Graduate Workshop (formerly GEMS and CALM), a student-led workshop in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Our editors/workshop convenors are all PhD students. Find out more about us and our research interests below!

Our workshop is a friendly space for postgraduate students to present their academic research to an audience of their peers, to refine works in progress, and to practice the art of delivering academic papers. We are also encourage submissions which stretch our conception of “medieval” in time or space, from late antiquity to modern reception and from Scandinavia to the Middle East and beyond, or which deal with the methodological or historiographical practice of medieval history. 

We see our blog as an extension of our workshop. Like the workshop, it’s a a place for graduate medievalists to practice the skills of our trade in a safe and informal way. But it’s also a more expansive sort of space that allows medievalists to explore ideas, methodologies, and sources in ways they cannot in seminars or formal academic publications. Our blog is a place to grapple with the political and personal connections between medieval history and modernity. It is a place to talk through your ideas on a particularly knotty bit of text or methodology that you’re struggling with, or to simply explore a topic that fascinates you!

Thinking of submitting? Visit our Submit page for more information. Already know what you want to write? Click the submit button at the bottom of the page.

Jake Stattel

Convenor, Early Medieval History

PhD, History

Jake’s researches political and social shifts in early medieval Britain, particularly surrounding the Danelaw and the viking legacy in England. 

Fiona Knight

Convenor, Late Medieval History

PhD, History

Fiona’s research concerns emotions and patient-practitioner relationships in late medieval English medicine.

Kate Falardeau

Convenor, Early Medieval History

PhD, History

Kate works on early medieval liturgical manuscripts and religious cultures.

Matthias Bryson

Convenor, Late Medieval History

PhD, History

Matthias researches the veneration of English and Welsh saints in late medieval English liturgy.


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