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Elizabeth Wiedenheft

PhD in Medieval History, University of Nottingham

I finished my PhD in 2017 at the University of Nottingham. My thesis, 'Circulating Saints: A Study of the Movement of Corporeal Relics in Three Regions of Western Europe, c 800-1200' examined the economic and social benefits that came from moving saints' relics within cathedrals and regionally in France, England, and Flanders in the High Middle Ages. I am most interested in medieval economics and its impact on religious behaviour, including popular devotional practices, the economics of saints' cults, and the intersections between trade networks and ecclesiastical communities.


  • –present
    Ph.D., Medieval History, University of Nottingham


  • 2017 
    University of Nottingham, Ph.D., Medieval History