Chelsea Shields-Más

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Job title: 

Assistant Professor



New Academic Building



Office hours: 

Spring 2019

  • Mon./Wed., 11:20am – 12:50pm
  • by appointment

Courses taught: 

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


  • 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: 

  • Anglo-Saxon diplomatic, law and administration, Anglo-Saxon culture and prosopography, the church in Anglo-Saxon England, hagiography, Old English literature, medieval urban history, historiography, the horse in the ancient and medieval worlds, Anglo-Norman literature and culture, the Crusades, Roman Britain and Roman history and literature.

Select publications & presentations: 

  • Book: The Reeve in Late Anglo-Saxon England – Boydell and Brewer Ltd. Forthcoming
  • 2018 Conference papers:
    • “If Wishes were Horses: Building a Picture of Late Anglo-Saxon Equine Management and Care” at the 1st Equine History Conference: “Why Equine History Matters”, Cal Poly Pomona
    • Invited talk: “Archbishop Wulfstan’s campaign for a ‘holy society’: the reeve as shepherd of the Anglo-Saxon people” in panel on “Wulfstan and Anglo-Saxon Law” at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
    • “The Reeve vs. the Ealdorman: a Closer Look at Late Anglo-Saxon Law and Royal Service” at the 44th Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, The University of the South. Theme: Law and (Dis)Order.
    • “The Reeve and Estate Management in Late Anglo-Saxon England” at the 24th Annual Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) Conference. Theme: Reading the Natural World: Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance.