Dr Edmund Wareham
Edmund is currently a postdoctoral research assistant on the project ‘The Nuns’ Network’, funded by the Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung and coordinated by Professors Henrike Lähnemann (Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford) and Eva Schlotheuber (History, Düsseldorf). The aim of the project is to analyse a collection of nearly 1,800 letters written in Latin, Low German and a characteristic mix of both languages by the Benedictine nuns of Lüne between 1460 and 1555. It aims to bring to light a forgotten culture of late medieval and early modern female writing.
As an undergraduate he studied History and German at Jesus College in Oxford and he stayed on as a graduate student, recently completing his DPhil. This was a study of the Cistercian convent of Günterstal, near Freiburg im Breisgau, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. He held a Hanseatic Scholarship (funded by the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung) to conduct research in Freiburg during his doctorate.
Edmund is the founder and convener of the Early Modern German Culture Seminar and in 2016 organised a conference on Women’s Responses to the Reformation, funded by TORCH’s Women in the Humanities Conference Grant. He teaches in both the faculties of History and Medieval and Modern Languages.