Mr Matthew Firth

FURS Scholarship Holder

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Research expertise

PhD Candidate, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Research expertise

PhD Candidate, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Matthew is a PhD Candidate in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, researching cultural memory, historical narrative, and Anglo-Scandinavian acculturation in the tenth-thirteenth centuries. With research specialities in the history of early medieval England and in Scandinavian saga literature, he has published numerous articles on various aspects of society and culture in England and Scandinavia in the Middle Ages, and their intersections. He is also co-founder of, and researcher for, The Postgrad Chronicles, an academic history blog providing resources for students of the European Middle Ages.

Matthew is the social media editor of Cerae Journal, a committee member of the Australian Early Medieval Association (AEMA), and the reviews editor for the AEMA Journal.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, Religion, University of Sydney (2003)

Master of History, University of New England (2017)

Graduate Certificate in Arts, Classical Languages, University of New England (2018)

Honours, awards and grants

2019  The Mediæval Journal Essay Prize - Proxime

2019  Society for Court Studies Essay Prize

2018  New England Award (Professional Engagement Award, University of New England)

2017  Cerae Journal Essay Prize – Best Postgraduate/ECR Paper (Volume 3)

2016  Mary Dolan Memorial Travelling Scholarship (University of New England)

2016  Best Postgraduate Paper (Conference of the Australian Early Medieval Association)

2015  Melissa Woods Medieval History Postgraduate Prize (University of New England)

Research expertise
Historical studies
History
Literary Studies
Research interests

Viking Age Societies

Early Medieval England

Icelandic Sagas

Cultural Memory & Exchange

Publications
Expert for media contact
Early Medieval England (Anglo-Saxons)
Medieval Iceland
Medieval Literature
The Middle Ages
Vikings and Viking Age History
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+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Researcher
Media expert
Interests
  • Early Medieval England (Anglo-Saxons)
  • Medieval Iceland
  • Medieval Literature
  • The Middle Ages
  • Vikings and Viking Age History

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