Welcome to Alaric Hall’s website!
I am a senior lecturer in the School of English, University of Leeds, where I teach and research on the Middle Ages, and on Iceland from the Middle Ages to the present. During 2019-22, I'm also the director of the Institute for Medieval Studies. For academic stuff, this website has my most accurate and complete publication lists, but I'm also on Orcid and Humanities Commons, with legacy material at Academia.edu.
I also spend quite a lot of time doing community work around South Leeds. There's not much about that on this website, but my contributions to South Leeds Life give some examples of what I get up to. I regularly stand for election as a councillor for the Green Party, supporting the campaign of the excellent Ed Carlisle. I'm also a director of Sustainable Ecology for Africa, a sustainable agriculture startup in Ngoulmakong, Cameroon.
Otherwise, I like to play drums, go to old man pubs, learn Arabic and bits of Hindi and Hebrew, edit Wikipedia, stay in my tent, and to try to read books in languages I'm trying to learn/not forget. If you still want to know more about me, I blog occasionally here, and sometimes put Youtube videos up here, public Facebook posts here, or tweet here.
To contact me, use in the first instance my permanent forwarding e-dress, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, for snail mail: School of English, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds. LS2 9JT. United Kingdom.