Dr Erin Goeres awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for 2021-22

12 April 2021

We are delighted to announce that Dr Erin Goeres (Scandinavian Studies) has been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Research Fellowship for 2021-22.

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Dr Goeres will use the Fellowship to conduct her research project, ‘Conquest, Conflict and Loss: 1066 in England, Normandy and Scandinavia’. This project will examine the cultural repercussions of the Norman Conquest in the medieval literature of northern Europe. It will explore how writers in England, Normandy and Scandinavia celebrated their common heritage and mourned the wars that brought their people into conflict. Drawing on collective memory and trauma studies, Dr Goeres will argue that the events of 1066 threw into sharp relief the ethnic and linguistic diversity of pre-Conquest England, even as new languages and cultures were introduced. Her work aims to reveal the far-reaching cultural ramifications of the Conquest, not only in England itself but across the northern world.

We send our congratulations to Dr Goeres for this success and we look forward to learning more about her research in the future.