Dr Alan Thacker

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Dr Alan Thacker
MA, DPhil (Oxon)
Position/Fellowship type:
Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR), Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
020 7862 8778
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Medieval History
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Intellectual and cultural life in early medieval western Europe, especially the early medieval church; local and regional history, especially towns in the earlier middle ages; hagiography, saints' cults, and pastoral care in the early middle ages; Bede as historian, exegete and reformer; medieval Chester

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-Jan-2011 Bede and his martyrology


in Listen, O Isles, Unto Me.’ Studies in Medieval Word and Image in Honour of Jennifer O’Reilly, ed. Elizabeth Mullins and Diarmuid Scully (Cork: Cork University Press, 2011), pp. 126-41, 350-3

01-Jan-2011 Popes, patriarchs and archbishops and the origins of the cult of the martyrs in northern Italy


in Saints and Sanctity, ed. Peter Clarke and Tony Claydon, Studies in Church History 47 (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2011), pp. 51-79

Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
01-Jan-2011 The origins and development of Rome’s martyr cults. A context for Sant’Agnese in agone

international conference at L’École Française de Rome

01-Jan-2011 Bede and Heresy

Leeds International Medieval Congress and to be published in Bede and the Future, ed. Peter Darby and Faith Wallis, Studies in Early Medieval Britain (Aldershot: Leicester University Press)   

01-Jan-2011 Chromatius of Aquileia

University of Oxford (Late Antique Seminar)

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