Ian S. Ward
Fields of Study: Early Middle Ages
Ian is a fourth year PhD candidate focusing on identity, the oath of loyalty, and elite culture between 700 and 1000 AD. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2009 and his MPhil from the University of Cambridge in 2010. His previous projects include studies of military technology on the Carolingian periphery, historical identity in the writings of Thietmar of Merseburg and Richer of Reims, and the role of the oath in Nithard's histories. His dissertation will consider the historiography of the tenth century and the formation of post-Carolingian identities.