Dr Pat Cullum and Dr Katherine Lewis of the University of Huddersfield are hoping to learn more about what it meant to be a man in the Middle Ages. To foster scholarship, the two professor have created a new network, called the Bishop's Eye.
Dr Lewis explained: “This network will foster new research into the lives, experiences and representation of medieval religious men, both those following a professional vocation – bishops, monks and priests for example – and laymen. We’ve taken its name from a famous stained glass window in Lincoln Cathedral, because the project is a collaboration with our colleagues Dr Philippa Hoskin and Dr Joanna Huntington, of the University of Lincoln. We hope to bring together scholars working across the medieval period in a variety of fields, and employing a range of conceptual approaches.”