Charlie Rozier is a medievalist historian who completed his PhD in Medieval History at Durham University in 2014. He has taught Medieval History at Durham since 2009 and at the University of York since 2015.
Charlie's research explores the ways in which medieval communities understood and used their past. He has presented research at conferences throughout the UK and the USA, in Germany, Norway and the Republic of Ireland. Charlie has published a variety of articles in academic journals and books, and has most recently completed work in co-ordinating a research network on the twelfth-century Norman chronicler Orderic Vitalis, by co-editing the volume Orderic Vitalis: Life, Works and Interpretations (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, forthcoming 2016). He is currently writing a book which examines the role of the past in the foundation and development of the religious community of St Cuthbert at Durham, 995-1130.
Charlie has worked with Cantata Dramatica since 2013 providing consultancy on historical themes featured in our compositions and content for our programmes and website. He has organised a series of public lectures by academic historians to accompany Cantata Dramatica's performance of Cantata Eliensis at Ely Cathedral in June 2016.
From January 2016, Charlie will be working alongside Cantata Dramatica as a Durham University Cultural Engagement Fellow. This new partnership, sponsored by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, aims to promote the work of Cantata Dramatica in the north-east. Plans are afoot to bring Cantata Eliensis for performance at Bishop Auckland Castle, to provide other cultural engagement and participation activities with members of the local community in and around Durham, and for a new composition based on the life of St Cuthbert, Durham's patron saint.