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Prof Gale Owen-Crocker - personal details

Contact details

Role: Emeritus Professor

Tel: 0161 275-3174

Location: Samuel Alexander Building-S1.11
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Her chief research interests are Anglo-Saxon literature and culture and medieval dress/textiles. She has lectured by invitation at universities in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, Taiwan and the USA. She has advised museums and archaeological units on medieval dress. She appeared in this role on BBC TV's 'Meet the Ancestors' and has broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour and in Radio 3's 'Anglo-Saxon Portraits' series. She is co-founder/editor of the journal Medieval Clothing and Textiles and was Chief Editor of the Brill Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles of the British Isles c. 450-1450 (published 2012) She is Director of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, and directs a 5-year AHRC funded project 'The Lexis of Cloth and Clothing'