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Dr Claire Trenery


QM Model Administrator

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 5097


In my role as Model Administrator, I am responsible for re-devising the undergraduate history programme to incorporate Model modules, which are part of a university-wide initiative intended to broaden undergraduate student opportunities beyond higher education by augmenting their social capital and developing transferable skills.

I completed my PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2016 on the subject of ‘Miracles for the Mad: Representations of Madness in English Miracle Collections from the Long Twelfth Century’. My thesis explores the impact of the local institutional environment on the evolution of a saint’s cult, and the wider influence of twelfth-century medical developments on monastic representations of mad pilgrims. I have specialist knowledge of the growth of twelfth-century monastic institutions within the intellectual climate that accompanied the development of Scholastic learning in Western Europe. I am particularly interested in the history of gesture and the significance of bodily expression in medieval miraculous healing processes. My academic publications include:



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