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Matthew S. Champion

Senior Research Fellow in Medieval Studies, Australian Catholic University

Matthew Champion is a Senior Research Fellow in Medieval Studies at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Before returning to Australia, he held posts at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and Birkbeck, University of London. His first book, The Fullness of Time: Temporalities of the Fifteenth-Century Low Countries (University of Chicago Press, 2017), was the recipient of the 2018 Gladstone Prize of the Royal Historical Society. His current research, funded by the Australian Research Council, examines the history of the sounds we associate with time – from bird song to the hum of freeways, from the silence of the hourglass to clocks that play musical alarms.


  • 2020–present
    Senior Research Fellow in Medieval History, Australian Catholic University
  • 2016–2019
    Lecturer in Medieval History, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • 2014–2016
    Jeremy Haworth Research Fellow in History, St Catharine's College, Cambridge


  • 2014 
    University of London, PhD