Chelsea Shields-Más

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Job title: 

Assistant Professor

Phone: 

(516)628-3113

E-mail: 

shieldsmasc@oldwestbury.edu

Building: 

New Academic Building

Room: 

3027

Office hours: 

  • Spring 2020: Monday/Wednesday, 11:20am - 12:50pm
  • By appointment

Courses taught: 

  • HI 2681: Introduction to European History, 1350 - Present
  • HI 3003: Environments in World History I: Antiquity - 1500
  • HI 3021: Europe in the Middle Ages
  • HI 4062: Making History
  • HI 5000/5900: Senior Seminar
  • HI 6540: Topics in European History

Education: 

  • B.A. Medieval Studies, Mount Holyoke College, 2008
  • M.A. Medieval Studies, The University of York, 2010
  • Ph.D. History, The University of York, 2014

Research interests: 

  • Early medieval English (C9 - C11) diplomatic, law and administration, pre-Conquest English culture and prosopography, Northumbria in the eleventh century, the church in pre-Conquest England, early medieval hagiography, Old English literature, early medieval urban history, historiography, the horse in the ancient and medieval worlds, Anglo-Norman literature and culture, Roman Britain and Roman history and literature.

Select publications & presentations: 

  • Book: The Reeve in Early Medieval England (Boydell and Brewer Ltd.) forthcoming in the series Anglo-Saxon Studies
  • Book Review of Writing, Kingship and Power in Anglo-Saxon England, ed. Rory Naismith and David Woodman (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Speculum. Vol. 95, No. 1 (January 2020): 285 – 286.
  • 2020 Conference papers:
  • “The role of royal officials and royal authority in Archbishop Wulfstan’s ‘holy society’” at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 7 – 10.
  • “Reeves, status and royal service” at the Leeds International Medieval Congress, July 6 – 9.
  • 2019 Conference papers:
  • “Equus, runcinus, palefridus, summarius: the horses of Domesday Book” at the Equine History Conference, Cal Poly Pomona, Nov. 13 – 15.
  • “Politics and Rebellion in the North, 1066 – 1086” at the 38th Annual Haskins Society Conference, November 8 – 10.
  • “The reeve vs. the sheriff: the fates of some Anglo-Saxon administrators after the Norman Conquest” at the Leeds International Medieval Congress, July 1 – 4.
  • Paper: “The Making (or un-making) of Eadwig, r. 955 – 959: Bringing a neglected reign into focus”
  • Round table talk: “’What’s in a Name?’ The Impact of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon personal names” at the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 9 – 12.
  • Round table talks: “…my chief delight has always been in study, teaching, and writing: Engaging students in the study of the early medieval North Atlantic”
  • “Beyond the Traditional Archive: Using Domesday as an Archive to Construct the Figure of the Reeve, 1066 - 1100” at IONA: Early Medieval Studies on the Islands of the North Atlantic, Simon Fraser University, April 10 – 13.
  • Selected 2018 Conference papers:
  • “Archbishop Wulfstan’s campaign for a ‘holy society’: the reeve as shepherd of the Anglo-Saxon people” at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 10 – 13.
  • “The Reeve and Estate Management in Late Anglo-Saxon England” at the 24th Annual Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) Conference, Feb. 8 – 10.