Dr Lindsay Diggelmann
Research | Current
- Cultural history of Medieval and Early Modern Europe
- The Anglo-Norman period (11th-12th centuries)
- The Crusades
- History of emotions
My research involves the study of attitudes to and representations of the ‘emotional’ nature of kingship in a variety of historical and fictional texts (chronicles, romances) c. 1050 - c. 1250. I also work on political marriages and their diplomatic consequences in the Anglo-Norman era.
Teaching | Current
HUMANITIES 101 Europe: Medieval to Modern (Semester 2, 2018)
HISTORY 268 Norman Conquests, Norman Voices c. 900-1215 (Summer School 2018)
HISTORY 368 Norman Conquests, Norman Voices c. 900-1215 (Summer School 2018)
Ashlee Johnson, ‘Mother, Wife and Rebel: A Comparative Study of Gender in the Rebellions of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Isabella of France’
BA (Hons) Dissertations
- Sophie Hull-Brown, ‘Between Love and Fear: Caring for the Dead and Dying during the Black Death in Europe’
- Michaela Selway, ‘Contesting the Motivations for Conversion in Las Siete Partidas’
- Jessica Thomas, ‘Portraying the Converted of Britain and Scandinavia in Christian Missions, sixth to ninth centuries’
- Ross Wardrop, ‘The Interlinking and Shared Themes of Violence and Heroism in the Creation of the Heroic Myths of Robert the Bruce and William Wallace’
Chantelle Bowden, MA thesis, "Emotions and the Renaissance Family: The Strozzi Letters", completed 2017.
James Ferguson, BA (Hons) dissertation, "An Examination of the Expression of Emotions in Dudo of Saint Quentin’s History of the Normans", completed 2017.
Marieke Goldsmith, BA (Hons) dissertation, "Exploring Emotional Responses during the First and Third Crusades in Islamic Texts", completed 2017.
Timothy Green, BA (Hons) dissertation, "Third Crusade Morality in Modern Fictional Media", completed 2017.
Benjamin O'Callaghan, MA thesis, "The Afterlife of Edward the Confessor, 1066-c.1400", completed 2016.
- François-Rene du Toit, MA thesis, “Medieval Creatures, Imagined and Real: Attitudes and Practices Concerning Animals c. 1100 – c. 1400 CE”, completed 2016.
- Giulia Eugster, BA (Hons) dissertation, "In the Midst of War and Peace: A Comparative Study of Christine de Pizan’s Political Theory in Two Medieval Texts",completed 2016.
- Patrick Fitzgibbon, BA (Hons) dissertation, "The Other as Barbarian: Representations of ‘Otherness’ during the First Crusade", completed 2016.
- Josiah Lawry, BA (Hons) dissertation,"The Evolution of the Idea of Chivalry in Medieval Texts", completed 2016.
- Chantelle Perrow, BA (Hons) dissertation, "Medieval Matriarchs: A Comparative Study of Margaret Paston and Alessandra Strozzi", completed 2015.
- Gordon Elder, BA (Hons) dissertation, "Perceptions of Muslims in Norman Chronicle Texts", completed 2015.
- Tracey Abbott, BA (Hons) dissertation, “The Courtesan as Early Modern Educated Woman – Tullia D’Aragona, Gaspara Stampa and Veronica Franco”, completed 2014.
- Benjamin O’Callaghan, BA (Hons) dissertation, “Of snarling, solace, and turbulent priests: the role of emotion in understanding the Becket controversy”, completed 2014.
- Daniel Tomlin, BA (Hons) dissertation, “Christian and Islamic Relations within Early Modern Granada, 1492-1570”, completed 2014.
- François-Rene du Toit, BA (Hons) dissertation, “Picturing Crusaders: The Portrayal of Major Figures in Sources for the Albigensian Crusade”, completed 2013.
- Beata Nannestad, BA (Hons) dissertation, “Rhetorics of Reform in Papal Correspondence of the Eleventh Century”, completed 2013.
- Scott Pilkington, BA (Hons) dissertation, “Understanding the death of the ‘sodomite’ Hugh Despenser the Younger: an examination of the relationship between same-sex activity and law in the medieval period”, completed 2013.
- Oliver Skinner, MA thesis, “Reading the Fabulous in Anglo-Norman Histories”, completed 2013.
- Verity-Ann O’Neill, BA (Hons) dissertation, “Queenship and Motherhood in Merovingian Gaul” (co-supervised with Lisa Bailey), completed 2012.
- Stephen Sequeira, BA (Hons) dissertation, “Bad Mothers, Evil Shrews and Diabolical Neighbours: Case Studies of Early Modern Witchcraft Trials”, completed 2012.
- Charles Boon, BA (Hons) dissertation, “Saladin: Discrepancies in Contemporary Christian and Muslim Characterisations of Salah al-Din”, completed 2011.
- Georgie Craw, BA (Hons) dissertation, “Emotive Language of the Fifth Crusade: Ideas of Christian and Islamic Communities”, completed 2011.
- Oliver Skinner, BA (Hons) dissertation, “Anti-‘Peasant’ Rhetoric in Reports on the Popular Revolts of the Late Fourteenth Century”, completed 2011.
- Louis Gerdelan, MA Thesis, “The Logic of Representation in the Public Spectacles of Early Modern Florence”, completed 2011.
- Michelle Smith, PhD thesis, "Assessing Gender in the Construction of Scottish Identity, c. 1286-1586" (co-supervised with Kim Phillips), completed 2009.
- Jennie Oakley, MA thesis, "Early Tudor Family Relationships: The Lisle Letters" (co-supervised with Kim Phillips), completed 2009.
Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Arts
University Teaching and Learning Quality Committee
University Library Committee
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Diggelmann, L. M. (2018). The ‘Slime of Vice’ and the ‘Passions of the Mind’: Emotional Histories in the Anglo-Norman World. In P. Maddern, J. McEwan, A. M. Scott (Eds.) Performing Emotions in Early Europe (pp. 107-131). Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols.
- Diggelmann, L. M. (2017). Magna Carta and memorialization: The perils of historical anniversaries. In S. winter, C. Jones (Eds.) Magna Carta and New Zealand: History, Politics and Law in Aotearoa (pp. 23-44). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 10.1007/978-3-319-58439-3
- Diggelmann, L. M. (2017). Chronicles and crowds: Accounts of urban unrest in Norman cities, 1090-1160. In A. Brown, J. Dumolyn (Eds.) Medieval urban culture (pp. 111-123). Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols. 10.1484/M.SEUH-EB.5.114419
- Diggelmann, L. (2016). Marriage, peace and enmity in the twelfth century. Common Knowledge, 22 (2), 237-255. 10.1215/0961754X-3464935
- Diggelmann, L. M. (2015). Emotional Responses to Medieval Warfare in the 'History of William Marshal'. In A. Lynch, S. Downes, O'Louglin K (Eds.) Emotions and War: Medieval to Romantic Literature (pp. 24-41). Palgrave Macmillan. Related URL.
- Diggelmann, L. M. (2012). Gardens as 'Emotional Communities': Three Medieval French Examples. Digital Philology, 1 (2), 253-267. 10.1353/dph.2012.0019
- Diggelmann, L. M. (2010). Hewing the Ancient Elm: Anger, Arboricide, and Medieval Kingship. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 40 (2), 249-272.
- Diggelmann, L. M. (2009). Of Grifons and Tyrants: Anglo-Norman Views of the Mediterranean World during the Third Crusade. In L. Bailey, L. Diggelmann, K. Phillips (Eds.) Old Worlds, New Worlds: European Cultural Encounters c. 1000 - c. 1750 (pp. 11-30). Turnhout: Brepols.