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Melissa Julian-Jones

Miss Melissa Julian-Jones

History Tutor for Continuing & Professional Education


I specialise in the Welsh March 1066-1272, with interests in socio-political and ecclesiastical networks. I have experience in teaching at Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Access to HE and Adult Learning Course levels, and was an Honorary Research Associate at Cardiff University from 2015-2016 and the Network Facilitator for the Leverhulme Trust-funded project, Voices of Law: Text, Language and Practice from 2016-2018.

Currently I am the co-organiser and co-editor of the Power of the Bishop Conference Series and Transactions, and a History Tutor for the Cardiff University Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CPE).

I am also a voluntary Medieval Researcher for the AHRC-funded CAER Heritage Project [CHP], co-producing research with the local community and schools in West Cardiff, with whom I lead community courses through Live Local Learn Local.

In addition to the public engagement and curriculum support activities which CHP delivers, I am also the Project Lead on a curriculum enhancement project producing history research skills resources for students and teachers for KS4-5. This Research Councils UK-funded project website can be found at:







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Current Research Interests

  • Fourteenth-century gentry society in Lincolnshire: the murder of William Cantilupe 1375
  • Inter-marcher warfare 1100-1300
  • The bishops of Wales 1066-1300
  • Socio-political and ecclesiastical networks across the Severnside region 1066-1300
  • Language and practice of Marcher law 1100-1282
  • The medieval history of Caerau and Ely, West Cardiff - CAER Heritage Project. [See my first article output for the project, 'Finding Caerau']


Access to HE Courses

Pathway to a History Degree

2015/16 - Present - Exploring the Past: History - tutor of the core module and module designer

Adult Learner Courses

Historical Choices 2020: Murder and Marriage - William Cantilupe (1375) - course designer and deliverer

Learn Local Live Local

2018 - LLLL Hidden Histories - tutor and module designer

2016 - LLLL Exploring Family History - tutor and module designer

Postgraduate Modules


2015/16 - Approaches to Medieval History - co-tutor

2015/16 - Paleography - co-tutor

Undergraduate Modules

Year 3

2015/16 - Kingship: Image and Power c.1000-1399 - co-taught seminar

Year 1

2011/12 - 2013/14 - Medieval Europe 1000-1350 - tutor

2013/14 - Making of the Modern World 1750-1970 - tutor



  • 2015: PhD (Medieval History: Welsh March) Cardiff University
  • 2010: MA (Medieval British Studies) Cardiff University
  • 2008: BA (History and English Literature Joint Honours) Oxford University

Career Overview

  • 2016-2018: Network Facilitator - Voices of Law: Text, Language and Practice, International research network funded by The Leverhulme Trust
  • 2016: MA co-tutor, School of History, Archaeology and Religion [SHARE], Cardiff University
  • 2015-Present: History Tutor, Centre of Continuing and Professional Education, Cardiff University
  • 2015-2016: Honorary Research Associate, School of History, Archaeology and Religion [SHARE], Cardiff University
  • 2015-2016: Project Lead for the Welsh Baccalureate History Resources Project, funded by Research Councils UK
  • 2013-Present: Co-founder and co-organiser of the biennial Power of the Bishop in Medieval Europe conference, and co-editor of its transactions.
  • 2013-Present: Medieval Researcher and Public Engagement for the CAER Heritage Project, funded by AHRC
  • 2012-2014: Postgraduate Coordinator of the flagship widening access project, SHARE With Schools, Cardiff University
  • 2011-2014: History Tutor for Undergraduates, School of History, Archaeology and Religion [SHARE], Cardiff University

Academic positions

2015-Present: Tutor, Cardiff University CPE

2016-2018: Network Facilitator for Voices of Law: Language, Text and Practice (Leverhulme Trust)

2015-2016: Research Associate, Cardiff University

2008-2014: Postgraduate Demonstrator, Cardiff University