Professor John Watts


I have supervised sixteen doctoral students and a similar number of master's students on a range of topics in later medieval history, British and European, between the thirteenth and the early sixteenth centuries. I am most interested in politics, but I see that as a very broad field, and have enjoyed supervising work which is just as centrally concerned with culture and ideas, gender and sexuality, and society and the economy.
I teach a range of undergraduate papers in medieval history between 1000 and 1550, as well as historiography and the first-year option on 'Theories of the State'.