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Four Research Successes

Posted on 22 December 2010

Members of the department receive major research awards from four different funders worth just over £350,000 in total.

Three members of the department were awarded research funding in December.

Professor Bill Sheils, Head of Department, received a two-year research grant of £101,619 from the Leverhulme Trust for the continuation of his previously successful AHRC-funded project on Clerical Taxation in England and Wales. Dr Maureen Jurkowski will be the full-time research assistant on the project which will look at clerical taxation in the Northern Province of the English church.

Dr Dee Dyas and the Christianity and Culture team secured two grants: £177,000 from the Jerusalem Trust and £38,000 from the University's Strategic Initiative Fund. These recognise the achievement and value of the knowledge transfer work they do, and will fund their next DVD on Cathedrals and Monasteries as well as help them develop their consultancy work.

Professor Mark Ormrod and other colleagues at the Centre for Medieval Studies secured a grant of £35,000, their share of a larger collaborative grant, from the Mellon Foundation for their work on Petitions and Petitioning in late medieval England.