Biography

Katy Cubitt joined UEA as Head of the School of History in 2017, and is Professor Medieval History.  She previously worked at the University of York (1995-2016), and has held posts at the universities of Birmingham, Leeds and University College London.  Her research interests span the early medieval world, from the seventh-century Mediterranean and the papacy to England before the Conquest.  She has published widely on the Anglo-Saxon church, and is currently involved in the Leverhulme-funded network, ‘Reconceptualising Reform 900-1150: Conceptualising Change in Medieval Religious Institutions’.  She is currently a member of the Royal Historical Society Council (2013-2017), President of the Norfolk and Norwich Historical Association, and a former REF panellist.

 

Professor Cubitt’s research and teaching interests include:

  • Early Medieval Britain, especially Anglo-Saxon England
  • Papacy in the early Middle Ages
  • The religious and cultural history of early medieval Europe

She would welcome applications from students wishing to work on these topics.

All Publications

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Cubitt, C.

(2017)

On Living in the Time of Tribulation: Archbishop Wulfstan, the Sermo Lupi ad Anglos and the End of the World,

in Writing, Kingship and Power in Anglo-Saxon England.

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

pp. 202-233

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Cubitt, C.

(2015)

Apocalyptic and eschatological thought in England around the year 1000,

in Transactions of the Royal Historical Society

25

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pp. 27-52

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Cubitt, C.

(2014)

The Roman perspective,

in The Acts of the Lateran Synod of 649.

Liverpool University Press

pp. 40-58

ISBN 9781781380390

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Cubitt, C.

(2014)

The Lateran Synod,

in The Acts of the Lateran Synod of 649.

Liverpool University Press

pp. 69-86

ISBN 9781781380390

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Cubitt, C.

(2014)

Personal names, identity and family in Benedictine Reform England,

in Verwandtschaft, Name und soziale Ordnung (300-1000).

de Gruyter

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Cubitt, C.

(2014)

Reading Tenth and Eleventh Century Latin Hagiography in the context of the Reign of Æthelred the Unready,

in Hagiography in Anglo-Saxon England : Adopting and Adapting Saints’ Lives into Old English Prose (c. 950-1150).

Federation internationale des Instituts Etudes Medievales

pp. 345-364

ISBN 978-2-503-55199-9

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Cubitt, C.

(2013)

St Wilfrid: a man for his times,

in Wilfrid Abbot Bishop Saint.

Shaun Tyas

pp. 311-347

ISBN 9781907730276

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Cubitt, C.

(2011)

The politics of remorse: penance and royal piety in the age of Æthelred the Unready,

in Historical Research

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(228)

pp. 179-192

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Cubitt, C.

(2011)

Bishops and succession crises in tenth- and eleventh-Century England,

in Patterns of Episcopal Power. Bishops in Tenth and Eleventh Century Western Europe : Strukturen bischöflicher Herrschaft im westlichen Europa des 10. Und 11. Jahrhunderts.

de Gruyter

pp. 111-126

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Cubitt, C.

(2010)

Introduction: Writing true stories - a view from the West,

in Writing ‘True Stories’ : Historians and Hagiographers in the Late Antique and Medieval Near East.

Brepols

pp. 1-12

ISBN 978-2-503-52786-4

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Cubitt, C.

(2009)

"As the law book teaches": reeves, law books and urban life in the anonymous Old English Legend of the Seven Sleepers,

in English Historical Review

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pp. 1021-1049

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Cubitt, C.

(2009)

Ælfric’s Lay Patrons,

in The Companion to Ælfric.

Brill

pp. 165-192

ISBN 9789004176812

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Cubitt, C.

(2009)

The Lateran Council of 649 as an Ecumenical Council,

in Chalcedon in Context : Church Councils 400-700.

Liverpool University Press

pp. 133-147

ISBN 978-1-84631-648-7

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Cubitt, C.

(2009)

Pastoral Care and Religious Belief,

in A Companion to the Early Middle Ages : Britain and Ireland c.500 - c.1100.

Blackwells

pp. 395-413

ISBN 978-1-118-42513-8

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Cubitt, C.

(2009)

The Institutional Church,

in A Companion to the Early Middle Ages : Britain and Ireland c.500 - c.1100.

Blackwells

pp. 376-94

ISBN 978-1-118-42513-8

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Cubitt, C.

(2008)

Archbishop Dunstan: a prophet in politics?,

in Myth, Rulership, Church and Charters : Essays in Honour of Nicholas Brooks.

Ashgate

pp. 145-166

ISBN 9781138264755, 9780754651208

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Chazelle, C. (ed.), Cubitt, C. (ed.)

(2007)

The Crisis of the Oikoumene: The Three Chapters and the Failed Quest for Unity in the Sixth-Century Mediterranean,

Turnhout: Brepols Publishers

ISBN 978-2-503-51520-5

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Cubitt, C.

(2007)

Bishops and councils in late Saxon England: The intersection of secular and ecclesiastical law,

in Recht und Gericht in Kirche und Welt.

R. Oldenbourg

pp. 151-164

ISBN 978-3486581478

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Cubitt, C.

(2006)

Bishops, priests and penance in late Saxon England,

in Early Medieval Europe

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pp. 41-63

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Cubitt, C.

(2006)

Folklore and Historiography: Oral Stories and the Writing of Anglo-Saxon History,

in History and Narrative in the Early Medieval West.

Brepols

pp. 189-223

ISBN 978-2-503-51828-2

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Key Research Interests

Katy’s research focuses on the religious culture of early medieval Europe, particularly on the history of the Anglo-Saxon church and the history of church councils.  She has published on bishops and clergy, saints’ cults and papal and Anglo-Saxon church councils, and has a particular interest in the history of the early medieval papacy and of the Mediterranean world in the seventh century.  Interdisciplinarity lies at the heart of her research, bringing together liturgy, literature and history, for example in the history of penitential ritual.  Recent interests include the political role of penance in the reign of Æthelred the Unready and apocalypticism in the writings of Ælfric and Wulfstan

 

She is currently finishing a monograph on penance in Anglo-Saxon England from 900-1066, entitled Sin and Society in Tenth- and Eleventh-Century.

 

Katy is a member of the Leverhulme-funded international research network, Rethinking Reform 900-1150  http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125213/research/3008/rethinking_reform_900-1150

and a former member of the AHRC network, CLASMA

http://www.clasma.org.uk

 

 

 

 

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

Katy Cubitt has a varied and extensive profile of external engagement.  She is President of the Norfolk and Norwich Historical Association and has worked with the Historical Association on schools educational materials for the study of Anglo-Saxon England and  worked with the Centre for Christianity and Culture, University of York on the production of digital educational products on the history of the church.  Katy contributed to Melvyn Bragg’s Radio 4 series, The Matter of the North on Hild of Whitby http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07q3gjw

 

She is a member of the Council of the Henry Bradshaw Society, and has just finished a term on the Royal Historical Society Council (2013-2017).   She was a member of the History Panel for REF 2014, and a former member of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists Advisory Board.  From 2000-2003, she was Editor of Early Medieval Europe (2000-2006) and currently sits on its editorial board, and those of History and Nottingham Medieval Studies.  ith Prof John Hines, she is a Series Editor for Boydell's Anglo-Saxon Studies.

https://boydellandbrewer.com/series/anglo-saxon-studies.html

  In 2015, she was a member of the Quality Assurance Review Panel (with responsibility for research) appointed by University College Dublin to assess its History department.