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Dr Bronach Kane 

Education and Qualifications

2000-2003   BA (Hons) First Class, Modern History, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB)

2003-2004   MA in Medieval History, University of York

2004-2008  PhD in Medieval History, University of York

Career Overview

2011-13 Lecturer in Medieval History, Bath Spa University

2009-12 Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Queen Mary University of London (transferred to Bath Spa University in 2011)

2008-9 Power Junior Research Fellow, IHR, Senate House

2008-9 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, IASH, University of Edinburgh

2008  Research Assistant in Medieval History, ‘Cause Papers in the Court of York’, digitization project, University of York

Teaching Profile

My teaching focuses primarily on later medieval social, cultural and economic history, with emphasis on gender, sexuality, and lay-Church relations. I have taught a number of modules on gender, masculinity and women’s history, exploring continuity and change in these areas, both in terms of historiography and social practice. My work also concentrates on the role of the Church in social, economic and religious contexts, as well as the relationship between the institutional Church and the laity. I would be happy to supervise students in any of these areas, and particularly on gender and social history.

Selected Awards and Prizes

2012 - 2013 University Research Fellowship, Promising Researcher Award, Bath Spa University

2009 – 2012 Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship, Queen Mary, University of London

2008 EHS Power Fellow, Junior Research Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, London

2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh

2004-2007  AHRC Doctoral Research Award

2003   University Master’s Studentship, University of York

2003   Harford Montgomery Hyde Prize, Best Performance, Single Honours Modern History, Queen’s University, Belfast

2003   Lewis Warren Prize, Queen’s University, Belfast

Membership and External Activity

PhD external examiner, Complutense University, Madrid, 2013

Convenor of European History, 1150-1550, IHR Seminar, Senate House, London (by invitation)

QMUL member of the Centre for the History of the Emotions, Queen Mary, University of London (2000-12)

Member of the Social Church Research Network (by invitation) - annual research workshops organised by Dr Ian Forrest (Oriel College, Oxford) and Dr Sethina Watson (University of York)

Member of the American Historical Association

Member of the International Society for Cultural History

Member of the Canterbury and York Society

Notable Achievements

Organiser, ‘Intimacy, Power and Authority in European Perspectives’, Royal Historical Society symposium, Bath Spa University, 2013 (funding – Royal Historical Society)

Organiser of annual Gender and Medieval Studies conference, Bath Spa University, 2013 (funding  – Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature)

Organiser of ‘The Experience of Neighbourliness in Europe, 1200-1700’, Bath Spa University, 2013

(funding – Economic History Society; Royal Historical Society)