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Researcher: Freeman, EM (Dr Elizabeth Freeman)

Fields of Research

British History
European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Religion and Society
Cultural Studies
British and Irish Literature

Research Objectives

Understanding Past Societies
Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Understanding Europe's Past
Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religious Structures and Ritual
Religion and Society
Languages and Literature
Understanding Australia's Past

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Ælred of Rievaulx's pastoral care of religious women, with special reference to De Institutione inclusarum; Cistercian Studies Quarterly
A Cistercian Monk Writes to a Cistercian Nun: John Godard's Treatise for the Abbess of Tarrant, England, c. 1250; Cistercian Studies Quarterly
Aelred of Rievaulx
Aelred's as a Historian amoung Historians; A Companian to Aelred of Rievaulx (1110-1167)
Angela of Foligno's Memorial; Medieval Feminist Forum
Annals of Rievaulx
Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker (ed.), Seeing and Knowing: Women and Learning in Medieval Europe 1200-1550; Parergon
Beautiful Lands and Wastelands: Medieval Monastic Communities and the Correct Use of Space; Lateral: a Journal of Textual and Cultural Studies
Beverly M Kienzle, Cistercians, Heresy and Crusade in Occitania 1145-1229: Preaching in the Lord's Yard; Citeaux: Commentarii Cistercienses
Bonnie Effros, Caring for Body and Soul: Burial and the Afterlife in the Merovingian World; Parergon
Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of the Modern World; Melbourne Historical Journal
Charles the Great, or just plain Charles: was Charlemagne a great medieval leader?; Agora
Cistercian Nuns and Art in the Middle Ages; The Cistercian Arts from the 12th to the 21st Century
Cistercian Nuns in Medieval England: The Gendering of Geographic Marginalization; Medieval Feminist Forum
Cistercian Nuns in Medieval England: Unofficial Meets Official; Elite and Popular Religion: Papers Read at the 2004 Summer Meeting and the 2005 Winter Meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society
Cistercian Nuns, Cause Papers, and the York Consistory Court in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries; Australia & New Zealand Law & History E-Journal
Cistercian Women in Medieval England, Twelfth to Sixteenth Centuries; Monastic Research Bulletin
Citeaux et les femmes; Citeaux: Commentarii Cistercienses
Constance H. Berman, (ed.), Women and Monasticism in Medieval Europe: Sisters and Patrons of the Cistercian Reform; Parergon
Dianne Hall, Women and the Church in Medieval Ireland c. 1140-1540; Australian Journal of Irish Studies
Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt, Religious women in golden age Spain: the permeable cloister ; Parergon
Emilia Jamroziak, Rievaulx Abbey and Its Social Context, 1132-1300; Cistercian Studies Quarterly
Garay, Kathleen and Madeleine Jeay, ed. and trans., The Life of Saint Douceline, a Beguine of Provence; Parergon. Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Gilbert of Hoyland's Sermons for Nuns: A Cistercian Abbot and the cura monialium in Twelfth-Century Lincolnshire; Cistercian Studies Quarterly
Houses of a Peculiar Order: Cistercian Nunneries in Medieval England, with Special Attention to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries; Citeaux: Commentari Cistercienses
Joan Mueller, The Privilege of Poverty: Clare of Assisi, Agnes of Prague, and the Struggle for a Franciscan Rule for Women; Parergon
Karen Stober, Late Medieval Monasteries and their Patrons: England and Wales, c.1300-1540 (Woodbridge, Suffolk and Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2007); Journal of British Studies
Laiou, Angeliki E. and Roy Parviz Mottahedeh, Eds., The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World, Washington, DC, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2001; Parergon. Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Le monache cisterciensi e l’arte nel medioevo; Cisterciensi
Leslie Brubaker and Julia M H Smith (eds.), Gender in the Early Medieval World: East and West, 300-900; History: Reviews of New Books
Lois L. Huneycutt, Matilda of Scotland: A Study in Medieval Queenship; Medieval Feminist Forum
Making a Living in the Middle Ages: The People of Britain 850-1250; Parergon
Male and Female Cistercians and Their Gendered Experiences of the Margins, the Wilderness and the Periphery; Anchorites, Wombs and Tombs: Intersections of Gender and Enclosure in the Middle Ages
Marsha L Dutton (ed.), Aelred of Rievaulx: the Lives of the Northern Saints; Citeaux: Commentarii Cistercienses
Marsha L Dutton, Daniel M La Corte and Paul Lockey, Truth as Gift: Studies in Medieval Cistercian History in Honour of John R Sommerfeldt; Mystics Quarterly
Marsha L. Dutton (ed.), Aelred of Rievaulx: The Historical Works ; Catholic Historical Review
Martinus Cawley trans, Send Me God: The Lives of Ida the Compassionate of Vivelles, Nun of La Ramee, Arnulf, Lay Brother of Villers, and Abundus, Monk of Villers; Parergon
Medieval English Nuns and the Benedictine Rule: The Evidence and Example of Wintney Priory; A Not-So-Unexciting Life: Essays on Benedictine History and Spirituality in Honor of Michael Casey, OCSO
Medieval Women, Letter Writing and Performance; Lilith. A Feminist History Journal
Meãislovas Juãas, The Battle of Grünwald. Translated by Albina Strunga. Edited by Joseph Everatt and Mindaugas ·apoka. [Studies of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Volume III] (Vilnius: National Museum - Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, and Lithuanian Art Museum, 2009)
Models for Cistercian Life in Jocelin of Furness's Vita Waldevi; Cistercian Studies Quarterly
Narratives of a New Order. Cistercian Historical Writing in England, 1150-1220; Brepols Publishers
Nigel Hiscock (ed.), The White Mantle of Churches: Architecture, Liturgy, and Art Around the Millenium; Parergon
Nuns; The Cambridge Companion to the Cistercian Order
Patterns of Pilgrimage in England c.1100-1500: Monasticism; Pilgrims and Pilgrimage: Journey, Spirituality and Daily Life Through The Centuries
Peter Fergusson and Stuart Harrison, Rievaulx Abbey: Community, Architecture, Memory; The Medieval Review
Ralph of Coggeshall
Review - Anne E. Lester, Creating Cistercian Nuns. The Women’s Religious Movement and
review of Andrea Janelle Dickens, The Female Mystic: Great Women Thinkers of the Middle Ages (London: I. B. Tauris, 2009); Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Review of Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker (ed.) and Margot H. King and Hugh Feiss (trans.), Mary of Oignies: Mother of Salvation (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007); Parergon
Review of Barbara Newman (ed.), Thomas of Cantimpre: The Collected Saints' Lives: Christina the Astonishing, Lutgard of Aywieres, Margaret of Ypres and Abbot John of Cantimpre (Turnhout: Brepols, 2008); Parergon
Review of Constance Brittain Bouchard, Rewriting Saints and Ancestors: Memory and Forgetting in France, 500-1200 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015)
Review of Diane Watt, Medieval Women's Writing: Works by and for Women in England, 1100-1500 (Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2007); Medieval Feminist Forum
Review of Emilia Jamroziak and Janet Burton (Eds), Religious and Laity in Western Europe 1000-1400: Interactions, Negotiation, and Power (Turnhout: Brepols, 2006); Parergon
Review of Liz Herbert McAvoy (ed.), Rhetoric of the Anchorhold: Space, Place and Body within the Discourses of Enclosure (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2008); Parergon
Review of Roger Rosewell, Medieval Wall Paintings in English and Welsh Churches (Woodbridge and Rochester: Boydell, 2008); Parergon
Review of Rosalind C. Love (ed. and trans.), Goscelin of Saint-Bertin. The Hagiography of the Female Saints of Ely; Journal of Religious History
Robert of Arbrissel: A Medieval Religious Life; Cistercian Studies Quarterly
Section 3: Cathedrals and Monasteries c.1100-c.1538: Organisation and Daily Life: Monasteries: Daily Life'; English Cathedrals and Monasteries through the Centuries DVD-ROM
Section 6: Case Studies: Hampole Priory; English Cathedrals and Monasteries through the Centuries
Section 6: Case Studies: Lacock Abbey; English Cathedrals and Monasteries through the Centuries
Terryl N. Kinder (ed.), Perspectives for an Architecture of Solitude: Essays on Cistercians, Art, and Architecture in Honour of Peter Fergusson; Parergon
The Fourth Lateran Council of 1215, The Prohibition against New Religious Orders, and Religious Women; Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures
The History of the Tyrants of Sicily by Hugo Falcandus; Parergon
The Medieval Nuns at Watton: Reading Female Agency From Male-Authored Didatic Texts; Magistra: a journal of woman's spirituality in history
The Priory of Hampole and its literary culture: English religious women and books in the age of Richard Rolle; Parergon
Urban Life in the Middle Ages, 1000-1450; Parergon
Warren, Nancy Bradley, Spiritual Economies, Female Monasticism in Later Medieval England; History: Reviews of New Books
What Makes a Monastic Order? Issues of Methodology in The Cistercian Evolution; Cistercian Studies Quarterly
Wonders, Prodigies and Marvels: Unusual Bodies and the Fear of Heresy in Ralph of Goggeshall's Chronicon Anglicanum; Journal of Medieval History
Writing Religious Women: Female Spiritual and Textual Practices in Late Medieval England; Journal of Religious History

Research Projects

ARC Research Networks for Early European Research; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Cistercian Nuns in England c1150-1550AD: A Gendered History of a Monastic Institution; Australian Research Council (ARC)
From the Margins to the Centre? Nuns in the Cistercian Monastic Order in England, 1250-c.1550; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Medieval Women On The Margins: Nuns In The Cistercian Monastic Order In England, 1100-c. 1300; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Beggary, Vagabondage and Poor Relief- English Statutes in the Urban Context, 1495-1572
Cistercian Monks and their views on the Female Religious Life, twelfth and thirteenth Centuries.
Conscience matters- The piety of defiance in mid-tudor England
Conspiracy, resistance and rebellion during the reign of Mary Tudor
Early Tudor Regime
Gambling in Elizabethan England
Political Society in Cumberland and Westmorland 1471-1537
Popular piety in late medieval Lincolnshire
Smallpox Inoculation in German States 1750-1800- Attitudes and Influences
St Margaret, Queen of Scotland (c. 1045 - 1093)
The acquisition of knowledge- Medical practitioners in England in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
The development of lay religious education from the late middle ages to the reformation
The function of saints in 15 century England
The Role of Music in the Liturgical Practices of Enclosed Roman Catholic Communities in Australia from 1960 to the Present Day
War and Society in Medieval Norfolk- The Warrior Gentry, c. 1350-c. 1430