Personal profile

Biography

I did my first degree at Keele University where I studied English and History. I then went to the University of York to do an MA in Medieval Studies and followed this up with a D.Phil in Medieval History which was on hospitals and charity in medieval Yorkshire. I then worked at Newcastle Polytechnic, which turned into Northumbria University, teaching medieval and early modern History. I came to Huddersfield in 1993 to join what was then a Department of History and Politics. I have been Head of History since 2003.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Late medieval understandings of gender especially in relation to masculinity
  • Late medieval secular clergy
  • Late medieval forms of lay piety, particularly gendered masculine or feminine
  • Charity: informal and institutional in the late medieval period
  • Wakefield Court Rolls in fourteenth and fifteenth centuries

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Middle Ages Earth & Environmental Sciences
middle ages Social Sciences
masculinity Social Sciences
Celibacy Arts & Humanities
Late Medieval Period Arts & Humanities
Masculinity Arts & Humanities
Medieval Period Arts & Humanities
Chastity Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2008 2014

'Give Me Chastity': Masculinity and Attitudes to Chastity and Celibacy in the Middle Ages

Cullum, P. 27 May 2014 Sex, Gender and the Sacred: Reconfiguring Religion in Gender History. Wiley-Blackwell, p. 225-240 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Masculinity
Celibacy
Chastity
Medieval Period
Medieval Women
2 Citations

'Give Me Chastity': Masculinity and Attitudes to Chastity and Celibacy in the Middle Ages

Cullum, P. Nov 2013 In : Gender and History. 25, 3, p. 621-636 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Middle Ages
middle ages
masculinity
Celibacy
Medieval Period

Boy/man into Clerk/Priest: The making of the late medieval clergy

Cullum, P. H. 1 Jan 2008 Rites of Passage: Cultures of Transition in the Fourteenth Century. Boydell and Brewer Ltd, p. 51-66 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Priests
Boys
Clerk
Late Medieval Period
Clergy