Mr Joshua Rice

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Research interests

My PhD thesis focuses on public, private, and literary debates between the Church, heretics, and the laity in southern France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

My research interests include:

  • Medieval heresy and its implications relating to identity, power, and beliefs
  • Toleration and persecution
  • Public spheres, public debates, and public opinion in the Middle Ages
  • Inquisition, courts and legal processes
  • The connection between popular and learned beliefs
  • Unbelief in the Middle Ages
  • The production, collection, and consumption of knowledge relating to heresy

Educational background

PhD History, Royal Holloway, University of London (2020-)

MA Medieval Studies (Distinction), Royal Holloway, University of London (2018-19)

BA History (First Class Honours), Royal Holloway, University of London (2015-18)


Amy Buller Scholar, Cumberland Lodge (2020-2023)

Cumberland Fellow, Cumberland Lodge

Online Tutor, University of London

Doctoral Research Fellow, Conflict, Violence & Terrorism Research Centre

Member of the Ecclesiastical History Society


Republics, Kings and People: The Foundations of Modern Political Culture - History E-degree, University of London

Modern Political Ideas - History E-degree, University of London

Twitter: @JoshuaRice94

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