Emma Nelson

Emma Nelson


Personal profile


I am a postgraduate researcher in medieval history, with a particular focus on religious history during the long twelfth century. My research interests manuscript production and scriptoria, the secular clergy, women's religious houses, monastic conflict and its resolution, women's patronage and literacy, mortuary rolls, and historical re-enactment. I am currently writing my thesis on the twelfth-century library of Lincoln Cathedral.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 31 Aug 2018

Bachelor of Arts, Classics, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 20 Jul 2017


  • Medieval History
  • Religious History
  • Women's History
  • Twelfth Century
  • Manuscripts
  • Lincoln
  • Secular Clergy
  • Monastic Conflict
  • Historical Re-enactment