Centre for Mediaeval and Early Modern Law and Literature


Professor Lorna Hutson
Merton College, University of Oxford
Law and rhetoric; evidential paradigms in fiction and drama.

Professor John Hudson
School of History, University of St Andrews
Law, lordship and literature from the 9th to the 13th century in England and France.

Dr Rachel E. Holmes 
CRASSH/English and Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
Transnational and comparative early modern European law and literature, with a particular interest in marital and sexual contracts.


Dr Margaret Connolly
School of English, University of St Andrews
Reading and book and manuscript ownership among 16th century English lawyers.

Dr Fabio Corigliano
Department of Law, University of Teramo
Philosophy of administrative law, leibnizian philosophy of law and intersections between law and literature (and cinema).

Professor Bradin Cormack
Department of English, Princeton University
Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British literature as it relates to early legal culture.

Dr Alex Davis
School of English, University of St Andrews
English Literature and culture of the 16th and 17th centuries: the legacy as metaphor.

Maxine Esser
Ph.D. Candidate, Mediaeval History
John of Salisbury and Law.

Dr Will Eves (Assistant to the Directors of the ILCR)
School of History, University of St Andrews
The use and development of medieval English common law.

Dr Justine Firnhaber-Baker
School of History, University of St Andrews
Power, law, government and violence in the later Middle Ages, especially in France.

Dr Dustin McKinley Frazier
Department of English and Creative Writing, University of Roehampton
Anglosaxonism, nationhood, state formation.

Dr Kate Hammond
Brill Publishers, Leiden
Family Conflict in Ducal Normandy, c. 1025-1135; power and Institutions.

Cory Hitt
Ph.D. Candidate, Mediaeval History
Law & honour in medieval Iceland and France.

Professor Robert Houston
School of History, University of St Andrews
Scottish and English social history, 1550-1800.

Dr Toria Johnson
Department of English, University of Birmingham
The cultivation of pity on the early modern English stage.

Dr Doyeeta Majumder
Department of English, Shiv Nadar University
Tyranny and usurpation, history of political thought, 20th century political theory, intellectual history.

Dr Matthew McHaffie
Department of History, King’s College London
Mediaeval lordship, power, charters, legal history, early modern France.

Dr Maria Sequeira Mendes
School of Cinema and Theatre, Lisbon Polytechnic Institute
Shakespeare, medieval judicial procedures, law and literature, literary theory; currently working on the topic of flattery.

Julianne Mentzer
Ph.D. Candidate, English, University of St Andrews
The Rhetoric of Early Modern Friendship.

Professor Bill Miller
Law School, University of Michigan
Blood feuds, revenge, retribution and the law of the talion in Iceland; law and emotion.

Professor Steve Murdoch
School of History, University of St Andrews
The development of maritime law; legal studies of cases of privateering and piracy.

Dr Jamie Page 
Department of History, Durham University
Crime, justice, and law, prostitution, sexuality and gender.

Dr Jane Pettegree
School of English & The Music Centre, University of St Andrews
Legal accommodations of insanity in early modern Europe.

Dr Jacqueline Rose
School of History, University of St Andrews
Political and religious ideas of early modern Britain, the Church of England during the Long Reformation.

Dr Akihiko Shimizu
School of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures, University of Edinburgh
Character writing, Ben Jonson, passions, performance.

Zoë Sutherland
Ph.D. Candidate, English, University of St Andrews
Individualism as an ethics of interpretation in Ben Jonson.

Sarah White
Ph.D. Candidate, Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Process and procedure in the thirteenth-century Court of Canterbury.

Dr Andrew Zurcher
Faculty of English/Queen’s College, University of Cambridge
Legal history; Elizabethan colonial and military activity in Ireland.