Charlie Rozier

Charlie Rozier

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Biography

Charlie Rozier is Lecturer in Medieval Studies at the University of East Anglia. His research aims to understand how and why medieval communities engaged with thier past, using original manuscripts, edited texts and material evidence to explore historical consciousness among medieval people and to identify how historical narratives informed contemporary discourses.

Charlie gained a BA in History form the University of Kent in 2006, an MA in Medieval History from Durham University, and then a PhD in Medieval History also from Durham, in 2014. Prior to joining the University of East Anglia in 2022, Charlie held lecturing roles at Swansea University (2016-18), Durham University (2018-22), the University of Wales Trinity St David (2021-2) and Canterbury Christ Church University (2022). Charlie was born in Suffolk, and has mainteined a lifelong interest in the history and culture of East Anglia, exploring from the Middle Ages down to the present day.

Key Research Interests

Charlie is interested in the broader history of Britain and Western Europe, c.500-1200. More specifically, he is an historian of intellectual and textual cultures, with a particular focus on how communities wrote history.

Charlie has produced numerous publications on these themes. He completed his book Writing History in the Community of St Cuthbert: from Bede to Symeon of Durham in 2020, and has edited collections of essays on Anglo-Norman authors Orderic Vitalis (2016) and Eadmer of Canterbury (2023, forthcoming). His journal articles and book-chapters explore themes such as genres and forms of medieval history-writing, medieval constructions of historical time, the collection and sources and models for historiography, and enagement with the distant past through ancient ruins. Charlie is currently developing articles that explore gender transgressions in St Cuthbert's community and cross-cultural exchanges in the construction of historical time, and he is also co-editing a volume of essays on Borders in the Norman World (2023, forthcoming). Charlie is Assistant Editor of the annual Journal of the Haskins Society.

Charlie maintains an interest in creative projects. In 2016, Charlie was an AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellow at Durham University, working alongside Oxford-based Cantata Dramatica in producing performances on the history of medieval Ely, and co-authoring a new sung drama based on medieval sources for the cult of St Cuthbert, which premièred at the Durham County Music Service Durham Vocal Fest in 2019, within the nave of Durham Cathedral.

Media Expertise

  • History
  • Literature