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Kathleen Neal holds a combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Melbourne with Honours in History, and a Master of Studies in Historical Research (Medieval) from Oxford University. Her doctoral thesis in History was undertaken at Monash on letters and letter writing in thirteenth-century English government. She also holds a PhD in Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology from The University of Melbourne.

Kathleen’s research focuses on late medieval political culture in Britain and France, and mechanisms of personal identification in the later medieval period. She is also interested in medieval theories of grammar and rhetoric, social diplomatic, pragmatic literacy, gender, and authorship/authority.

You can follow Kathleen’s recent work through her academic blog In Thirteenth Century England, and through her Academia.edu profile.

Monash teaching commitment

ATS1316 Medieval Worlds: From Vikings to the Silk Road

ATS1317 Renaissance Worlds: Conflict, Art, Invention

ATS2110 Slavery: A History

ATS2271 Beowulf: An interdisciplinary approach

ATS2932 Struggles for Justice

ATS3589 Uniting the Kingdoms? Culture & Identity in Britain 1066-1660

ATS4215 History Archives Workshop

Research area keywords

  • gender
  • medieval history
  • Political history
  • rhetoric
  • letter-writing
  • identification
  • governance


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