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Professor Anthony Bale

MA (Oxford), MA (York), DPhil (Oxford)

Professor of Medieval Studies

Anthony Bale teaches on the BA English, MA Medieval Literature and supervises doctoral students working on medieval topics. He is on research leave for three years from October 2012, but will continue to supervise research students: please contact him if you’d like to discuss the possibility of an MPhil or PhD in medieval studies.

Bale has published widely on medieval literature, culture, and religion. In particular, his work has explored relations between Christians and Jews in medieval England. He has also edited and translated several medieval texts, and has recently published a new translation and edition of The Book of Margery Kempe with Oxford University Press. His current work explores travel and pilgrimage between England and the Holy Land in the later Middle Ages.

He has received fellowships from the Arts & Humanities Research Council, the Australian Research Councils, the British Academy, the Huntington Library, the Leverhulme Trust, the University of Michigan Frankel Institute, and the National Humanities Center.

Contact details

tel: 020 7631 6167

Research update

Professor Bale was recently awarded a Distinguished International Research Fellowship at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, based at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Bale was recently awarded the Beatrice White Prize.

Professor Bale was Walter Hines Page Fellow of the Research Triangle Foundation at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina for the year 2012/13.

Professor Bale was awarded a 2011 Philip Leverhulme Prize. This is supporting his research exploring European ideas of the Holy Land in the Middle Ages.

He organised the Research Network: Remembered Places and Invented Traditions in 2012.

About Dr Anthony Bale