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The Department would like to congratulate our former PhD student, Dr Laura Slater, who has been appointed Fulford Junior Research Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford from October 2017

last modified Sep 06, 2017 10:17 AM

She is currently working on the ERC-funded research project 'Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures' ( at the University of Oxford. Laura completed her AHRC-funded PhD in the department (King's, 2013) and has since held postdoctoral teaching or research positions at the University of Cambridge, University College London, Trinity College Dublin and the University of York.

A volume of essays co-edited with Dr Joanna Bellis, Representing War and Violence 1250-1600, was published in 2016 by Boydell & Brewer. She was awarded a 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, to support the completion of her forthcoming first monograph, Art and Political Thought in Medieval England c. 1150-1350.