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About Dr. Chloë R. McKenzie

Dr. Chloë R. McKenzie is Assistant Professor in Medieval History and joined the New College of the Humanities in December 2020. Chloë has a background of working in museums and delivering public history projects. She completed her BA at Lancaster University, and her MRes and PhD, which was funded by the Wolfson Foundation, at the University of Southampton. Prior to joining NCH, Chloë was Research Fellow on the AHRC-funded St Thomas Way Project at the University of Southampton, during which time she helped to develop a new heritage route inspired by a real medieval pilgrimage (www.thomasway.ac.uk) and led the public engagement project ‘Re-Making Maps of the Mind: Medieval and Modern Journeys’. Chloë is also Visiting Fellow at the CMRC (Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture), University of Southampton, and is part of the core research team on the ‘Examining the Resources and Revenues of Royal Women in Pre-Modern Europe’ project.

Qualifications:

PhD in History, University of Southampton (2020)

MRes in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Southampton (2013)

BA in History, Lancaster University (2010)

Dr. Chloë R. McKenzie's Research

Dr. McKenzie has a wide variety of research interests in Late Medieval history, including court politics and courtly culture, elite and royal women, gender and power, kingship and royal patronage, pilgrimage and journeying, and dress, textiles and material culture. She has carried out extensive research into the early history of the Order of the Garter, drawing on fourteenth and fifteenth century Great Wardrobe Accounts. Dr. McKenzie is currently working on her first monograph, Ladies of the Garter, which will be published by Boydell and Brewer in 2023.

Dr. Chloë R. McKenzie's Teaching

The Crusades and the Expansion of Europe, c. 1000-1200

Medieval Europe, 1000-1300: Faith and Power

Britain and the World: Interaction and Empire

Dr. McKenzie would be happy to supervise dissertations on any aspect of European medieval history, women’s history or dress history.