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Professor Virginia Davis

Virginia

Professor of Medieval History

Email: v.g.davis@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8354

Profile

I did my BA and Ph.D. at Trinity College Dublin before moving to the University of Hull and then to Queen Mary University of London.

I have an MBA in Higher Education Management from the Institute of Education.  I was Head of the School of History for eight years before taking up my current role as Dean for Research in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science.

Research

Research Interests:

My research interests centre on the history of the medieval church and its relationship with society with particular reference to England c.1350-1540, drawing upon evidence from material culture as well as from written sources and utilising digital technologies to explore the material.

Interests include:

  • The English clergy in the late medieval ages
  • Religion in the medieval household
  • Women and Religion
  • Medieval education and educational institutions

Publications

Books

Selected Articles and Chapters

PhD Supervision

I welcome applications from candidates wishing to undertake doctoral research in the following areas:

  • Late medieval British ecclesiastical, social and educational history
  • Material and visual culture from the late middle ages
  • Medieval women
  • Medieval Irish history
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