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Conference Organisers

Dr Sarah Greer is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews. Hermain research interests are in religious and political history from (roughly) 800-1050, and in particular the Ottonian Empire. Her research has focused on the role of female monasteries as political institutions in the Merovingian, Carolingian and Ottonian kingdoms and their use of memory to achieve their political aims. Building on this, she is working on a new project looking at the narrations of the past at royal burial sites in the tenth and eleventh centuries.

Dr Megan Welton is an Arts and Letters Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. Her research focuses on early medieval political culture in the Anglo-Saxon, Carolingian, and Ottonian realms. Specifically, she studies the manifold ways in which tenth-century queens and empresses participated in politics throughout these kingdoms.