Supervisor: Dr Jeremy Goldberg
My research interests include late medieval material culture, notions of home and domesticity, the material culture of 'burgeis' houses, and source critical approaches to probate inventories.
My thesis 'Objects, Space, and the Household in Late Medieval Probate Inventories', will investigate domestic life in late medieval England through the lens of probate inventories. This research aims to critically outline the production and use of inventories registered at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury and will advocate for new methodological approaches to these texts.
Taking a novel, qualitative approach to inventories I am examining the use, meaning, and agency of household objects, the differentiation and use of space in late medieval houses, and how different members of the household interacted with these objects and spaces.
This research aims to both broaden and complicate current understandings of late medieval domesticity.