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Dr Colin Veach

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Colin Veach

Senior Lecturer in Medieval History

Biography Dr Colin Veach has always been fascinated by medieval history, particularly the articulation of power in Britain and Ireland.

He joined the University of Hull in 2012, having previously taught in the Department of History at Trinity College Dublin from 2005 to 2012.

Dr Veach was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2013, and remains an Honorary Research Associate at Trinity College Dublin's Medieval History Research Centre.

He has contributed to a number of external research networks, and is a member of the peer review college for the Irish Research Council (IRC).
Research Interests Dr Veach's research investigates the articulation of power and dominion in medieval Britain and Ireland, placed in the context of Europe. His 2014 monograph Lordship in Four Realms was one of the first truly transnational studies of the medieval aristocracy, the social and cultural glue which bound the Britain and Ireland to continental Europe. Utilising the lens of ‘lordship’, it looked at how one family adapted its strategies of domination in four distinct polities: England, Ireland, Wales and Normandy.
Recently, he has begun to approach transnational history and political culture from the perspective of empire, particularly through involvement in collaborative projects funded by the Leverhulme Trust (‘New Interpretations on the Angevin World’), and the AHRC (‘An Empire of Islands’).
The two strands of ‘lordship’ and ‘empire’ are brought together and developed in his current Leverhulme-funded project ‘England’s First Colony: State-Building on the Irish Frontier, 1199-1265’
Teaching and Learning Undergraduate

- Exploring the Past (Year 1)

- The Medieval World: Life, Power and Belief (Year 1)

- Thinking About the Past (Year 2)

- Ruling England, 1066-1217 (Year 2)

- Power, Authority and Rule in the Middle Ages (Year 2)

- The Normans in Europe, 911-1154 (Year 2)

- Edward I and the Origins of English Imperialism (Year 3)

- King John and the Reinvention of England, 1190-1216 (Year 3 Special Subject)

Postgraduate

- Historians of the Middle Ages

- Practising Medieval and Modern History

- Power, Authority and Freedom in History
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