Robert Gallagher in a Senior Lecturer in Early Medieval History at the University of Kent (UK).
He completed his degrees at the Universities of York and Cambridge, and prior to joining Kent, he held postdoctoral positions at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and UPV/EHU, the latter as part of the Languages of Early Medieval Charters (www.ehu.eus/lemc) project.
His research is focused primarily around early medieval England, its literary cultures and its international connections. He is particularly interested in understanding the social roles and values that the written word held and offered individuals within early medieval societies.
In exploring these issues, his work encompasses questions of language choice, literacy, identity, uses of the past, patronage, authorship and textual performance, while he utilises a wide range of sources, including manuscripts, poetry, liturgy and letters.
Edward Roberts is Senior Lecturer in Early Medieval History at the University of Kent. He studied at the University of Manchester and gained his PhD at the University of St Andrews in 2014. After holding research positions at King's College London, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU and the University of Liverpool, he joined the School of History at Kent in 2018.
Edward is a historian of Carolingian and Ottonian Europe (c.750-c.1050), with wide interests in medieval literature and law, especially historical writing, hagiography, charters and canon law.
He is the author of Flodoard of Rheims and the Writing of History in the Tenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2019) and editor (with Robert Gallagher and Francesca Tinti) of The Languages of Early Medieval Charters: Latin, Germanic Vernaculars and the Written Word (Brill, 2021). His current research examines bishops, mobility and the institutional growth of the church in tenth-century Europe.