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Dr Benjamin PohlBA(BAMBE), MA(BAMBE), PhD(BAMBE)

Lecturer in Medieval History c.1000-1400

Benjamin Pohl

Dr Benjamin PohlBA(BAMBE), MA(BAMBE), PhD(BAMBE)

Lecturer in Medieval History c.1000-1400

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Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Research interests

Dr Benjamin Pohl joined the University of Bristol in 2015 as a Lecturer in Medieval History c.1000-1400.

Benjamin received his PhD from the University of Bamberg. Prior to his appointment at Bristol, he held research fellowships at the Universities of Bamberg, Cambridge and Ghent. He is also a fellow of the Humboldt Foundation, as well as a former research associate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. His main research interests are in Norman and Anglo-Norman history, with a special focus on manuscript studies, book history, historical writing and cultural memory. Benjamin has published widely on medieval Normandy and England, including numerous articles and his monograph Dudo of Saint-Quentin’s Historia Normannorum: Tradition, Innovation and Memory (Boydell/York Medieval Press, 2015). He is currently preparing his new monograph Medieval Abbots and the Writing of History, c.1000-1300.

Academic awards and scholarships

John Rylands Research Institute and Library, Visiting Research Fellowship, 2016
Humboldt Foundation, Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship, 2015
Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2015
British Academy, Neil Ker Memorial Fund, 2014
University of Bamberg, Doctoral Dissertation Prize, 2013
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2013-15
German Research Foundation (DFG), Postdoctoral Scholarship, 2013
Commission for Research and Young Academics (FNK), Research Scholarship, 2013
German Research Foundation (DFG), Doctoral Scholarship, 2009-12
German Historical Institute, London (GHIL), Research Scholarship, 2011
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Postgraduate Scholarship, 2009-10


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