Notes on Contributors
Joseph Browning is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford. His research interests include ethnographic approaches to Western art music and the transnational scene surrounding the Japanese shakuhachi. His work has appeared in Ethnomusicology Forum and the Journal of Musicology. His current British Academy project is an ethnographic study of organicism and vitalism in British contemporary classical music and sound art.
Louise D'Arcens is Professor in the Department of English at Macquarie University, where she is the departmental Director of Research. Her publications include the books Old Songs in the Timeless Land: Medievalism in Australian Literature 1840–1910 (UWA Press, 2011), Comic Medievalism: Laughing at the Middle Ages (Brewer, 2014) and the edited volumes The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism (Cambridge University Press, 2016), International Medievalism and Popular Culture (Cambria Press, 2014), and Maistresse of My Wit: Medieval Women, Modern Scholars (Brepols, 2004). She is currently writing World Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Global Textual Cultures (forthcoming 2020). She has also published chapters on medievalism and articles in journals such as Representations, Screening the Past, Studies in Medievalism and postmedieval. She is Director of the Macquarie University node of the Australian Research Council Centre for the History of Emotions.
Jane W. Davidson is Professor of Creative and Performing Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, The University of Melbourne. She trained in performance and psychology of music. She has worked as an opera singer, stage director, and academic. She currently researches music performance practice, expression, and emotion, and also arts, health, and creative ageing. She has been Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Vice-President of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, Editor of Psychology of Music, and is current President of the Australian Music Psychology Society.
Lindsay Diggelmann teaches medieval and early modern European history in the School of Humanities at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Along with the crusades, his research interests include the Anglo-Norman period of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, with a focus on representations of kingship in Anglo-Norman historical writing. Lindsay is also Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, in the Faculty of Arts at Auckland, a role that involves the development and implementation of strategies to improve teaching practices for the benefit of students and staff alike. He is interested in fostering the dissemination of scholarship in the Humanities and speaks frequently to community groups and non-academic audiences on topics of historical interest.
David C. Harvey is Associate Professor in Critical Heritage Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark, and Honorary Professor of Historical Cultural Geography at the University of Exeter, UK. His work focuses on the geographies of heritage, and has contributed to some key heritage debates, including processual understandings of heritage, extending the temporal depth of heritage, the outlining of heritage– landscape and heritage–climate change relations and the opening up of hidden memories through oral history. His recent works include The Future of Heritage as Climates Change: Loss, Adaptation and Creativity (edited with Jim Perry, Routledge, 2015) and Commemorative Spaces of the First World War: Historical Geography at the Centenary (edited with James Wallis, Routledge, 2018). He co-edits a Berghahn Book series Exploration in Heritage Studies, and writes the 'Geographies of Heritage' blog (<https://geographiesofheritage.wordpress.com/>). His ORCID number is 0000-0002-1499-8751.
Chris Jones, FSA, FRHistS is an Associate Professor in History at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. The primary focus of his research is on exploring the history of political thought and concepts of identity in France in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, a field in which he has published a range of articles in addition to the monograph Eclipse of Empire? Perceptions of the Western Empire and Its Rulers in Late Medieval France (Brepols, 2007). A wider interest in the legacies of the medieval and early modern world in Aotearoa led him to edit (with Stephen Winter) Magna Carta and New Zealand: History, Law and Politics in Aotearoa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). His most recent projects include co-editing the Routledge History of Monarchy (2019) and Making the Medieval Relevant (De Gruyter, 2019), the latter with Conor Kostick and Klaus Oschema. He is the current President of ANZAMEMS.
Janet Lee is Co-Artistic Director and Founder of award-winning Strange Arrangements Theatre Company. Janet's creative practice focuses on physically dynamic object and puppet-based performance using everyday materials. Janet privileges texture and form over figurative usage, focusing on the animation of sculpted material. Janet has previously published in Animated Encounters: A Review of Puppetry Related Arts (2007) and Animated Bodies: A Review of Puppetry and Related Arts (2009). In 2012 and 2014 she was invited to present public lectures at The Theatre Royal, Winchester: 'Moving: Dance Stories of Place and Space' on Dance Theatre and 'Dirty, Grotesque Serene' on contemporary puppetry. Recent touring productions include Drifters, Enter Hecate, and Dust: It's the Little Things That Matter.
Andrew Lynch is Emeritus Professor of English and Literary Studies at The University of Western Australia. He has published widely on medieval literature and its reception in the modern era, including contributions to The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism (2016), edited by Louise D'Arcens, and The Middle Ages in the Modern World (Oxford, 2017), edited by Bettina Bildhauer and Chris Jones. His recent work includes 'Emotion and "Violence": The Alliterative Morte Arthure and The Siege of Jerusalem', in Writing War in England and France, 1370–1854: A History of Emotions, edited by Stephanie Downes, Andrew Lynch, and Katrina O'Loughlin (Routledge, 2019), and, with Georgina Pitt, 'Emotional Literatures of War', in The Routledge History of Emotions in Europe, 1100–1700, edited by Andrew Lynch and Susan Broomhall (Routledge, 2019).
Dolly MacKinnon is Associate Professor at The University of Queensland and researches landscapes, soundscapes, and the marginalized. Recent work includes 'Hearing Madness and Sounding Cures', Journal politiques de la communication (2017); '"Good God Mrs Nicholson": Slaves and Domestic Disquiet in Eighteenth-century Scotland', in On Discomfort, edited by David Ellison and Andrew Leach (2017); and '"The Bell, like a speedy messenger …": The Auditory Markers of Gender, Politics and Identity in England, 1500–1700', in Sound, Space and Civility in the British World, edited by Peter Denney, Bruce Buchan, David Ellison, and Karen Crawley (2019).
Alicia Marchant is a historian and archivist based at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at The University of Western Australia and the State Library and Archive Service of Tasmania. Her work focuses on the histories of emotions and heritage, concepts of place, cartography and dark tourism. She is the editor of the recently published Historicising Heritage and Emotions: The Affective Histories of Blood, Stone and Land (Routledge, 2019).
Jo Merrey is a PhD candidate at The University of Western Australia. Her doctoral thesis examines the connections between women, clothing, and agency in late medieval English texts. Her research interests include representations of late medieval and early modern women in poetry, drama and epistolary texts; historical constructions and narratives of spectatorship; travel narratives and the tourist gaze; the role of costume in dramatic performance and fictional narrative; and the processes of writing for collaborative performance. Jo has previously written for Strange Arrangements Theatre Company and is currently working on an animated adaptation of the fourteenth-century poem Sir Orfeo.
Clare Monagle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University. Clare received her doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University in 2007. Prior to working at Macquarie, Clare spent a number of years working at Monash. Clare is a scholar of medieval intellectual history, having published especially on the work and legacy of Peter Lombard. She is also interested in the role played by medieval thought in the political and religious cultures of modernity. In 2017 she published The Scholastic Project, a short monograph for ARC Medieval Press. In 2019, her article ''Gyn/Ecology: Mysticism, Difference, and, Feminist History'' appeared in Signs. Currently, she is completing a book for Cambridge University Press, titled Scholastic Affect.
Jane-Héloïse Nancarrow is an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia. Her research explores the reuse of Roman remains in cross-cultural contexts, high-medieval buildings archaeology, and three-dimensional visualization and digital technologies for museums and heritage. She was awarded her PhD in Medieval Studies from the University of York in 2014; and her forthcoming monograph, Rome's Material Legacy in Norman England, is under formal contract with Boydell & Brewer. Her 2016 project, 'Emotions3D: Bringing Digital Heritage of Emotions to Life', based at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, applied emerging 3-D imaging technologies to explore the sociohistorical lives of museum artefacts.
Joanne Parker is Associate Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture at the University of Exeter, UK. She is interested in British literature, history, landscape, and folklore, and the relationships between those things. Her last monograph, Britannia Obscura: Mapping Hidden Britain (Jonathan Cape, 2014; Vintage, 2015) investigated alternative ways of thinking about the shape of Britain—from airways to ley lines. Her other work includes England's Darling: The Victorian Cult of Alfred the Great (Manchester University Press, 2007), two edited books—The Harp and the Constitution: Myths of Celtic and Gothic Origin (Brill, 2015), and Written on Stone: The Poetry of Prehistory (Cambridge Scholars, 2009)—as well as numerous articles on subjects ranging from King Arthur to werewolves to live gibbeting. She lives on Dartmoor with a Morris dancer, two small daughters, and two hairy ponies. Her ORCID number is 0000-0003-3716-9259.
Amanda Power is an historian of religion, power and intellectual life in medieval Europe. She has been involved in developing the field of global medieval history, and new approaches to historical study that speak to the concerns of the mounting climate and environmental crisis. She is currently working on a monograph, Medieval Histories of the Anthropocene, which explores questions concerning the relations between religion, power, and the construction of public rationality in the building of medieval states across Eurasia. A related, partly collaborative, series of projects ask about the future of our discipline, and of Humanities and Social Sciences more generally, in the politically, economically, and ecologically unstable period that we are now entering.
Helen Young is a Lecturer in Literary Studies in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University. She has published on medievalism, fantasy literature, video-games, and Middle English romance. Her most recent book is Race and Popular Fantasy Literature: Habits of Whiteness (Routledge, 2016). Her current research focuses on race and medievalism. She has published recently in Studies in Medievalism and Continuum.