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Rachel is responsible for cataloguing the numismatic books of the late Professor Philip Grierson, left to the Department on his death in 2006. These are being added to Newton, the University of Cambridge's online catalogue, and are available for consultation in the Department's library.
Rachel's own research focuses on gender, religion and morality in the Carolingian world.
2009- Departmental Library Cataloguer, Department of Coins and Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
2007-2008 Assistant Lecturer, Department of History, King's College London
2006-2007 Assistant Lecturer, Department of Birkbeck, University of London
2006 Systems Implementation Assistant, Library and Learning Resources, University of the Arts London
2001-2002, 2004-2005 Teaching Assistant, Department of History, King’s College London
2001-2002 Information Resources Manager (Electronic Journals), Learning and Information Services, University of Hertfordshire
1999-2005 King's College London Ph.D. Medieval History (part-time). Thesis: Masculinity, nobility and the moral instruction of the Carolingian lay elite
1998-1999 Pembroke College, Cambridge, M.Phil. Medieval History. Dissertation: Scholars and warriors at the Carolingian court
1990 Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
1987-1988 College of Librarianship Wales, Aberystwyth, Master of Librarianship. Dissertation: 'The use of information technology to improve informal communication in science'
1983-1986 St Anne's College, Oxford, MA (Hons) Mathematics
Masculinity and Morality in the Carolingian Empire (in preparation).
Translation of Hincmar of Rheims, De divortio Lotharii regis et Theutbergae reginae (with Dr Charles West) (Manchester forthcoming).
'Carolingian domesticities', The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe, ed. Judith M. Bennett and Ruth Mazo Karras (Oxford forthcoming).
'Masculinity without conflict: noblemen in eighth and ninth century Francia', What is Masculinity? Historical Perspectives and Arguments, ed. Sean Brady and John Arnold (London forthcoming).
'"In what way can those who have left the world be distinguished?" Masculinity and the difference between Carolingian men', Intersections of Gender, Religion and Ethnicity in the Middle Ages, ed. Kirsten Fenton and Cordelia Beattie (London forthcoming).
'The rise and fall of the Carolingian lay moral elite', La culture du haut moyen âge : une question d'élites?, ed. François Bougard, Régine Le Jan and Rosamond McKitterick (Turnhout 2009), 363-75.
'The invention of a theology of abduction: Hincmar of Rheims on raptus', Journal of Ecclesiastical History 60 (2009), 433-48.
'In search of the Carolingian "dear lord"', Frankland: the Franks and the world of the early Middle Ages. Essays in honour of Dame Jinty Nelson, ed. Paul Fouracre and David Ganz (Manchester 2008), 152-66.
'"Bound from either side": the limits of power in Carolingian marriage disputes, 840-870', Gender and History 19 (2007), 467-82.
'Kings are different: Carolingian mirrors for princes and lay morality', Le Prince au miroir de la littérature politique de l'Antiquité aux Lumières, ed. Frédérique Lachaud and Lydwine Scordia, Publications des Universités de Rouen et du Havre (Rouen 2007), 69-86.