David Griffith

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

David Griffith's research activity is cross-disciplinary and is concerned with correlations between textual, artistic and material cultures in England in the medieval and early modern periods. He is currently developing related projects on the large and, for the most part, unstudied body of vernacular inscriptions produced in England between the Conquest and the Tudor reformations. An interpretative study will be followed by a major catalogue of the corpus, which extends to thousands of extant and lost inscriptions in a number of languages (including English, insular French, Cornish, Welsh, Dutch and Hebrew). This research has led to interests in antiquaries, especially John Weever, and antiquarian responses to the medieval period.

Dr Griffith supervises doctoral research on literary and cross-disciplinary subjects and welcomes applications corresponding to any of his research interests.