Chelsea Shields-Más

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Job title: 

Assistant Professor





New Academic Building



Office hours: 

Fall 2019:

  • Mon./Wed., 1:00pm – 2:30pm and 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


  • 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, Northumbria in the eleventh century, 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 2020 in the series Anglo-Saxon Studies
  • 2019 Conference papers: 
  • “Equus, runcinus, palefridus, summarius: the horses of Domesday Book” at the Equine History Conference, Cal Poly Pomona, Nov. 13 – 15.
  • “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.