School of English

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James Chetwood

Honorary Research Fellow,



James is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Institute for Name Studies at the University of Nottingham and a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Digital Humanities at University College Cork. He has previously held teaching roles at the University of Sheffield, the University of Nottingham and the University of Hull. James' research combines history, linguistics and digital humanities to examine the transformation medieval society over the longue durée. His PhD re-examined the transformation of the personal naming system of medieval England between c.800 and c.1300, repositioning it in a broader European context. A monograph based in this research, The Medieval Transformation of English Personal Naming, is under contract with Amsterdam University Press. His current project examines personal names of the people of southern Britain between c.350 and c.800 to shed light on the movement and migration of people in Britain following the fall of the western Roman Empire, as well as the transformation of ethnic and linguistic identities which accompanied it. Aspects of this research will be published in a book under contract with Reaktion.

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