Lecturer in Medieval English Literature, School of English, University of Leeds (junior lecturer 2007-16, senior lecturer 2016-).
Research fellow, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (2005-7).
Ph.D. (2001-4) on 'The Meanings of Elf and Elves in Medieval England', Department of English Language, University of Glasgow (2003-4 at Department of English, University of Helsinki).
M.Phil. (taught) (2000-1) in Medieval Studies, Glasgow Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Distinction.
B.A. (1997-2000) in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. Magdalene College, Cambridge. Part I: 1st; part II: 2/1.
Secondary education (1991-97) at Aylesbury Grammar School, including A-levels in Latin, History and English.
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2008-11), University of Leeds; Foundation Language Study (Arabic) (2018), Leeds Beckett University.
Publications and teachingFor Alaric's publications (and free-access texts thereof) see publications. For details of Alaric's teaching, supervising and examining, present and past, see teaching.
- Research funding:
- ISK7,350,000 (~£47,000) for 'Gullskinna. Postmedieval transmission and reception of a lost medieval parchment-codex' (Rannís, 2015-18) [co-investigator]
- £20,531 for 'Constructing crisis: Icelandic cultural responses to the 2008 financial crisis' (Leverhulme Trust, 2013-14).
- £2,445 for 'Sigrgarðs saga frækna: the manuscript tradition' (British Academy, 2009).
- £4,000 project funding + £1,000 honorarium, Leeds University Teaching Fellowship (University of Leeds, 2009).
- €2,110 for Hel-Lex II conferences on English historical lexis, Department of English, University of Helsinki (Finnish Academy, 2005).
- Keynotes etc.:
- Recent positions of responsibility (scholarly):
- Recent positions of responsibility (administrative, University of Leeds):
- School of English: fire warden (2012-); director of personal tutoring (2012-13); undergraduate admissions tutor (2014-19).
- Institute for Medieval Studies: external audit committee (2010); International Medieval Congress standing committee (2010-14); IMS steering committee (2011-16); director (2019-22).
- University and College Union: joint honorary secretary 2018-19; membership secretary 2019-
- Senate: elected member 2019-22.
Alaric's favourite non-academic pastime is playing Latin American and African percussion. Back in the good old days he also used to call for ceilidhs. In Helsinki he played with Johnny Badapple, in Glasgow with Unkle Bob, and in Cambridge with the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band (and various peripherally related projects, including a brief but groovy band with Harriet Earis), and the Brazilian Samba group Arco Iris. On and off, Alaric also spends quite a lot of time messing about learning things like Finnish, Swedish, French, Icelandic, Arabic, and Hebrew.
For Alaric's contributions to Wikipedia, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Alarichall.