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Dr Sophie Page

Lecturer


Sophie Page joined UCL History as a permanent lecturer in 2002 after studying at the Warburg Institute, UCL and Cambridge. Her PhD at the Warbug Institute was on 'Magic at St. Augustine’s, Canterbury, in the Late Middle Ages.'  

Sophie works in the area of European medieval magic and astrology, especially in relation to orthodox religion, natural philosophy, medicine and cosmology. She is also interested in the imagery of medieval magic, especially diagrams, and the history of animals in the Middle Ages.

Sophie's most recent book 'Magic in the Cloister. Pious Motives, Illicit Interests, and Occult Approaches to the Medieval Universe' (Penn State Press) was published in October 2013. In addition she has published an edited collection, The Unorthodox Imagination in Late Medieval Britain (Manchester University Press), articles on learned magic, astrology and the cultural history of animals, and two books with the British Library: Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts and Magic in Medieval Manuscripts. Sophie is currently working on a book on animals and demons in the Middle Ages and an article on diagrams in medieval magic texts. 

Sophie supervises doctoral students on Medieval cultural history, especially the occult sciences (magic, astrology and alchemy) and their relationships to mainstream religion, natural philosophy, medicine and cosmology; the history of animals. Sophie is currently Department Tutor.

Qualifications & memberships of professional bodies

2000  PhD  Warburg Institute, University of London 
1996  MA  UCL 
1994  BA  University of Cambridge 

Board Member of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism   
Member of the Societas Magica 

Courses taught

HIST2201 The Medieval Universe
HIST2900 Magic in the Middle Ages
MDVLGH11A Magic in the Middle Ages

Major Publications


IRIS Researcher Profile 


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