Christine Carpenter (historian)
7 December 1946 |
|Fields||Medieval English History, Higher Education|
|Alma mater||Newnham College, Cambridge|
|Known for||Professor of English History, Author, Lecturer, Educator|
|Notable awards||Ford Lecturer|
Mary Christine Carpenter, (born 1946 in Oxford, England) is Professor of Medieval English History at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. In June 2012, Professor Carpenter was selected to give Ford Lectures in Oxford, England in the 2015-2016 academic year, joining prestigious past and present Cambridge "Fordians" John Brewer, Peter Clarke, John Morrill, Quentin Skinner, and others.
Carpenter's research interests focus on the political and constitutional history of England from 1066 to ca. 1500, and in the political, social, economic, religious and cultural history of noble and gentry landowners in that period.
Carpenter is the Director of an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project to complete the calendaring of the 15th century Inquisition post mortems, and one of the editors of the Cambridge University Press Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, in addition to serving on other editorial committees.
- Freelance Tutor and Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, 1976-1979
- Fellow and College Lecturer, New Hall, 1979-2005
- University Assistant Lecturer, 1983-1988,
- University Lecturer, 1988-1995
- Reader in Medieval English History, 1995-2005
- Professor of Medieval English History, 2005 – present
Books and other works
- Locality and Polity: A Study of Warwickshire Landed Society 1401-1499 (1992) (winner of the Royal Historical Society's Whitfield Prize for 1992)
- Updated version of Kingsford's edition of The Stonor Letters and Papers 1290-1483 (1996)
- The Wars of the Roses: Politics and the Constitution c. 1437-1509 (1997)
- The Armburgh Papers (1998), an edition of the largest collection of 15th Century gentry letters discovered since the 19th Century
- Political Culture in Late Medieval Britain (2004), as co-editor with Linda Clark and author of the introduction
- A New Constitutional History of Late-Medieval England, 1215-1509, in preparation.
- Numerous articles and chapters in edited books
- Wisdom and Chivalry: Chaucer's Knight's Tale and Medieval Political Theory (2008) by S. H. Rigby. Reviewer: Professor Christine Carpenter, University of Cambridge.
Honours and awards
- Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), 1982
- Faculty of History Representative for The Prince's Teaching Institute
- Royal Historical Society Whitfield Prize, 1992
- Associate Editor, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 1994-2002
- James Ford Special Lecturer, University of Oxford, 1996
- Guest lecturer, Moscow State University, 2006
- Co-editor, Cambridge University Press Studies in Medieval Life and Thought
- Member, Editorial Board, The Fifteenth Century
- Member, Medieval Sources Advisory Panel, The National Archives
- Member, Board of Directors, Anglo-American Legal Tradition (AALT) 
- Member, Arts and Humanities Research Council Review Panel
- British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research fellow, 2002-2003
- Arts and Humanities Research Council major research grants, 1999-2008
- Member, Council of Governors, Francis Holland Schools
- Professorial Fellow, New Hall, 2005-2008
- Debrett's Limited: "Prof Christine Carpenter", Debrett's People of Today, http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies/browse/c/24457/(Mary)%20Christine+CARPENTER.aspx, accessed 7 September 2012.
- University of Cambridge: "An Oxford Triple for Cambridge Historians", Faculty of History News, 1 June 2012, http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/news/an-oxford-triple-for-cambridge-historians, accessed 7 September 2012.
- Francis Holland School: Brief CVs of Governors, September 2012, http://www.fhs-sw1.org.uk/uploads/1/Brief_cvs_of_Governors_Sept_2012.pdf, accessed 7 September 2012.
- Cambridge University Faculty of History: Professor Christine Carpenter http://firstname.lastname@example.org, accessed 7 September 2012.
- University of Cambridge Faculty of History, Professor Christine Carpenter
- BBC Radio 4 - The Tudor State with ... "Christine Carpenter, Fellow in History at New Hall, Cambridge."
- Institute of Historical Research - History On-line
|Professor of Medieval History, University of Cambridge