Dr Elina Screen

Visiting Scholar and Former Research Associate

Contact details

Email ems17@cam.ac.uk

History with the Department

Elina Screen is General Editor of the Medieval European Coinage project. She is writing the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles volumes covering the Norwegian collections under the guidance of Dr Svein Gullbekk. She was employed as Research Associate to the Anglo-Saxon Coins in Norway Project between 2004 and 2007, and prior to that was Research Associate on the Medieval European Coinage project, coordinating the texts of the various volumes currently in progress. She has also taught and lectured in early medieval history for the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge and the University of St Andrews. She is now Departmental Lecturer in Early Medieval History at the University of Oxford (based at Trinity College), but retains a strong connection with the department.

Appointments and academic history

2012- Departmental Lecturer in Early Medieval History, University of Oxford, and College Lecturer in History, Trinity College, Oxford.

2009-12 Temporary Lecturer in Medieval History, School of History, University of St Andrews

2008-9 Stipendiary Lecturer in Modern History, Magdalen College, University of Oxford

2007-8 Teaching Fellow in Early Medieval History, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester

2005-6 Temporary Lecturer in Early Medieval History, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, and Temporary College Lecturer in History, Newnham College

2004-7 Research Associate, Anglo-Saxon Coins in Norway Project, Department of Coins and Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum

1999-2004 Research Associate to the Medieval European Coinage Project, Department of Coins and Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum

1998-9 Researcher, Renvall Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland

1995-8 Peterhouse, Cambridge, Ph.D. in History: The Reign of Lothar I (795-855), Emperor of the Franks, through the charter evidence

1994-5 Peterhouse, Cambridge, M.Phil. in Medieval History

1991-4 Peterhouse, Cambridge, B.A. (Hons) in History

Other responsibilities

2007- Junior Editor of the British Numismatic Journal

2004-7 Secretary of the British Numismatic Society

Research interests

Early medieval European and British history, c. 300-1100, especially Carolingian political history; other areas of interest are the use of charters and numismatics for the study of political history, and Scandinavian history to 1500, especially the history of Finland.


'Katalogisering av angelsaksiske mynter i 1800-tallets Norge' ['Cataloguing Anglo-Saxon coins in nineteenth-century Norway'], Nordisk Numismatisk Unions Medlemsblad 2 (May 2012), 70-73

'A new perspective on the Norwegian Viking age hoards c.1000: the Bore hoard revisited', in N. Holmes (ed.), Proceedings of the XIVth International Numismatic Congress 2009, vol. II (Glasgow, 2011), 1591-6

'Lothar I, the man and his entourage', in M. Gaillard, M. Margue and H. Pettiau (eds), De la Mer du Nord à la Mèditerranèe: Francia Media, une règion au cœur de l'Europe (c. 840-c. 1050), Publication du CLUDEM 25 (Luxemburg, 2010), 255-74

'The Norwegian Coin Finds of the Early Viking Age', Nordisk Numismatisk Årsskrift for 2003-5 (2009), 93-121

'Anglo-Saxon law and numismatics: a reassessment in the light of Patrick Wormald's The Making of English Law I', British Numismatic Journal 77 (2007), 150-72

'Om at forstå knækkede mønter. Knækkede angel-saksiske mønter i fund fra Norge' ['Understanding broken coins. Broken Anglo-Saxon coins in hoards from Norway'], Nordisk Numismatisk Unions Medlemsblad 5 (2006), 56-61

'The importance of the Emperor: Lothar I and the Frankish Civil War', Early Medieval Europe 12.I (2003), 25-51

'The 'Ratto' parcel: a find of eleventh-century French coins from Italy', in 'Coin Hoards 2003', Numismatic Chronicle 2003, 349-53

'Huonon maineen hankkiminen varhaiskeskiajalla: Lothar I:n tapaus', in Historiallisia Papereita 1. Pyhät ja pahat keskiajalla (1999) ['Gaining a bad reputation in the Early Middle Ages: the case of Lothar I', in Historical Papers 1. Saints and sinners in the Middle Ages. Finnish Historical Association internet journal, ISSN 1456-8055]