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Professor Sarah Foot

Canon Professor Sarah FootQualifications

MA, PhD (Cambridge)

Role or Position

Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History

Email address

sarah.foot@chch.ox.ac.uk

Academic Background

Educated at Newnham College Cambridge. Research Fellow then Fellow and Tutor, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge 1989-93; Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Professor of Early Medieval History at University of Sheffield, 1993-2007.

Undergraduate Teaching

History of the Western Church, 1050-1350; The English Church and Mission, 597-754

Research Interests

Medieval monasticism, particularly Anglo-Saxon monasteries and women in religion. Wider interests in the early medieval Church and society and the invention of the English and in historiography and historical theory. Current projects: An edition of the Anglo-Saxon Charters of Bury St Edmunds Abbey for the British Academy, with Kathryn A Lowe; a major study of the life and work of the Venerable Bede.

Publications include

Veiled Women: the Disappearance of Nuns from Anglo-Saxon England (2 vols, Ashgate, 2000)
Monastic Life in Anglo-Saxon England c. 600-900 (Cambridge University Press, 2006)
Æthelstan: the First King of England (Yale University Press, 2011)
The Oxford History of Historical Writing, II 600-1400, ed. with Chase F. Robinson (Oxford University Press, 2012);
The Sage Handbook of Historical Theory, ed. with Nancy Partner (Sage Publications, 2013)
Bede’s Church, Jarrow Lecture 2012 (St Paul’s Church, Jarrow, 2013)

Hobbies

Travel, music, wine and laughter

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