Associate Professor Erin Sebo

Associate Professor

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

+61 8 82015883
place Humanities (265)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Erin has published widely on early medieval literature and culture, as well as a significant body of interdisciplinary archaeological research with a particular focus on shipsettings, medieval maritime culture, and monumentality. Before coming to Flinders University, she taught at Monash University (Melbourne), University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and Queen's University Belfast. She is currently Associate Professor in Medieval Literature and Language and Research Section Head for Literature, Languages, Culture and Society. She is Lead CI on the ARC Discovery Project, The First English Speakers in Their Own Words, and CI on another ARC Discovery Project, Finding Friendship in Old English Literature. She has a recurring segment on medieval cultures in The Sunday Mail (Adelaide). Her first monograph, In Enigmate: the history of a riddle from 400-1500, was published in 2018. Her forthcoming monograph on Beowulf is due out with Manchester University Press.


BA (Hons), Monash University

MA, Monash University

PhD, Trinity College Dublin

Honours, awards and grants

ARC Discovery Project, 2022

ARC Discovery Project (with Prof. Dan Anlezark), 2022

CHASS Grant, 2020

Ian Potter Foundation Grant, 2018

VC's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2018

Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2018

Project Grant, FiRTH, 2017

Research Grant, FiRTH, 2015

Muriel McCarthy Research Fellowship, Archbishop Marsh’s Library, 2013

Fellowship, ASSB Fund, 2010

Project Grant, Irish Reserach Council for Humanities and Social Sciences, 2010

Key responsibilities

Section Research Head (Literature, Languages, Culture, and Society)

Topic coordinator
ENGL2147 Medieval Myths: the origins of modern fantasy
ENGL7702 Reading Literature, Reading the World. Fake News: Literature, propaganda and politics
ENGL3113 Heroes, Monsters, and Vikings
Topic lecturer
ENGL1101 The Art of Storytelling
ARCH2214 Europe Before Europe
ARCH8151 History, Theory and Issues in Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: English (3)
Associate supervisor: English (2)
Associate supervisor: Archaeology (2)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Liam McGeagh

International Undergraduate Award (Highly Commended) - OCT 2017

Jennifer Hekmeijer

Ann Flaxman Prize (Dux of English Honours) - APR 2018

Jennifer Hekmeijer

University Medal - APR 2018

Jennifer Hekmeijer

Richard Conyers Prize (Best English Honours Thesis) - APR 2018

Cassandra Schilling

Dux of History Honours) - APR 2019

Cassandra Schilling

Richard Conyers Prize (Best English Honours Thesis) - APR 2019

Matthew Firth

The Society for Court Studies Annual Essay Prize - AUG 2019

Matthew Firth

St Andrews Institute for Medieval Studies Essay Prize, proxime accessit. - JUN 2019

Matthew Firth

Cerae Journal Essay Prize - SEP 2017

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