Material Sanctity and the Eucharist in Carolingian Theology and Experience
Supervisor: Dr Mary Garrison
Carolingian and early medieval history, especially pertaining to theology, thought and devotional practice, constitute my primary research interests. Currently, my research addresses eighth- and ninth-century ideas of holiness through attitudes towards the Eucharist as expressed in theological discourse and as shaped by experience of interactions with it, both in the performance of the Mass liturgy and in broader cultural spaces, such as hagiography.
Memory and communication were the foci of my prior research which explored the role of memory in both the epistolary practices and preservation underpinning the letter-collection of the ninth-century monk and abbot Lupus of Ferrières.