Dr Edmund Wareham

Cowdrey Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow

Edmund is a historian of late medieval Germany with interests that extend into the early modern period who is interested in the effects of religious change on the lives, values and beliefs of ordinary women and men.

Edmund Wareham undertook undergraduate and graduate studies in History and German at Jesus College in Oxford and the universities of Trier and Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany. His research was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung and the German History Society. He then became a Postdoctoral Research Associate on ‘The Nuns’ Network’ project, funded by the Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung, and led by Professors Henrike Lähnemann (of this parish) and Eva Schlotheuber (History Department, University of Düsseldorf). During his time on the project he held a non-stipendiary Fulford Junior Research Fellowship at Somerville College in Oxford. In Summer 2020 he will hold a short-term residential fellowship at the Herzog-August-Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel.

Edmund is a historian of late medieval Germany with interests that extend into the early modern period. He is interested in the effects of religious change on the lives, values and beliefs of ordinary women and men. As part of ‘The Nuns’ Network’ project he contributed to the ongoing edition of nearly 1,800 letters written in Latin, Low German and a characteristic mixture of both languages by the Benedictine nuns of Lüne between 1460 and 1555. This built on Edmund’d doctoral work, a study of the Cistercian convent of Günterstal, near Freiburg im Breisgau, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. At Teddy Hall he is developing a new project entitled ‘Making and Breaking Vows in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany’.

‘Cash for Access: Convent Entry, Simony, and the Limits of Reform in a South West German Cistercian Convent’, in: Zwischen Klausur und Welt. Autonomie und Interaktion spätmittelalterlicher geistlicher Frauengemeinschaften, ed. Sigrid Hirbodian, Eva Schlotheuber (Ostfildern, in press).

‘Die Einführung der Reformation’ and ‘Sozialer Kontext und Netzwerke: Einführung‘ in: Netzwerke der Nonnen. Edition und Erschließung der Briefsammlung aus Kloster Lüne, vol. 1, ed. Henrike Lähnemann, Eva Schlotheuber (Tübingen, in press).

‘‘Wann du fromm lebst / so wirst du nimmer trawrig’: Professor Jodocus Lorichius (1540-1612) and the Cistercian Nuns of Günterstal’, in: Oxford German Studies 43.4 (2014): 362-79.

Review of Peter Marshall, 1517. Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation, in: The English Historical Review (in press).

Review of Claire Taylor Jones, Ruling the Spirit: Women, Liturgy, and Dominican Reform in Late Medieval Germany, in German History 36.4 (2018): 627-8.

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The Hierarchy of Gingerbread: Gift-Giving at Christmas in Medieval Convents

9 Dec 2020

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