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Julia Crick spent her early career in Cambridge, completing her first and second degrees in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic and the Faculty of History, before holding a research fellowship and then tutorship at Gonville and Caius College. She came to King's from the University of Exeter where she was Associate Professor in the Department of History, co-founding the MA in Medieval Studies, whose creation led to the formation of the Centre for Medieval Studies there. Julia Crick has served on the editorial board of the Blackwells journal Early Medieval Europe, on the Advisory Board of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, and on the international advisory boards of various research projects. She sits on the Royal Historical Society-British Academy Joint Committee on Anglo-Saxon Charters, the British Academy’s Neil Ker Memorial Fund Committee, the Comité scientifique of the Monumenta Palaeographica Medii Aevi and in 2015 was elected member of the Comité internationale de paléographie latine. From 2013 to 2107 she directed the Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies at King’s.

Research interests and PhD supervision

• The manuscript culture of medieval Britain

• The learning and imitation of script and script-styles, particularly across political boundaries

• The function of the past, including origin legends and forgery

• The social history of early medieval Britain.

Julia Crick was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to investigate script and forgery in Britain to A.D. 1100 (2008-10). She is Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded Research Project, The Conqueror's Commissioners: Unlocking the Domesday Survey of South-West England (2014-17).


Julia Crick teaches postgraduate courses on medieval palaeography and codicology, with a specialist option on the scripts of Britain, 600-1100, and undergraduate options on the history of the book.

Expertise and public engagement

Julia Crick has appeared on Radio 4’s Making History. She has recently made a podcast for the British Library and was a member of the advisory board of the British Library’s forthcoming exhibition, Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War.