|Born||5 December 1956|
|Title||Professor in Medieval Studies|
|Alma mater||University of St Andrews |
University of Oxford
|Thesis||The Bishops of Hereford and their acta 1163–1219 (1982)|
Julia Steuart Barrow, historian and academic, who specialises in medieval and ecclesiastical history. Since 2012, she has been Professor in Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds and Director of the University's Institute for Medieval Studies.(born 5 December 1956) is an English
Early life and education
Barrow was born on 5 December 1956 in north-central London, England to historian Prof. Geoffrey Barrow and his wife Heather Elizabeth Agnes (née Lownie). She was educated at Westfield School, an all-girls independent school in Newcastle upon Tyne. She studied Mediaeval History (sic) at the University of St Andrews, and graduated with an undergraduate Master of Arts (MA) degree in 1978. She then undertook postgraduate research at the University of Oxford, and completed her Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degree in 1983. Her doctoral thesis was titled "The Bishops of Hereford and their acta 1163–1219".
From 1986 to 1989, Barrow was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Then, from 1989 to 1990, she worked for the Victoria County History of Cheshire. From 1990 to 2012, she was a lecturer at the University of Nottingham. In 2012, she moved to the University of Leeds where she had been appointed Professor in Medieval Studies and Director of its Institute for Medieval Studies.
On 23 October 1997, Barrow was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA). In July 2016, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the UK's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS). In 2018, she appeared on University of Leeds Women of Achievement Roll of Honour.
- Barrow, Julia S.; Brooks, N. P., eds. (2005). St Wulfstan and his world. Aldershot: Ashgate. ISBN 978-0754608028.
- Barrow, Julia; Wareham, Andrew, eds. (2007). Myth, rulership, church and charters: essays in honour of Nicholas Brooks. Aldershot: Ashgate. ISBN 978-0754651208.
- Barrow, Julia (2015). The Clergy in the Medieval World: Secular Clerics, their Families and Careers in North-Western Europe, c.800–c.1200. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1107086388.
- "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
- 'BARROW, Prof. Julia Steuart', Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2016; online edn, Nov 2016 accessed 27 Sept 2017
- "Professor Julia Barrow". Institute for Medieval Studies. University of Leeds. 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
- "Professor Julia Barrow". The Royal Historical Society. 2014. Archived from the original on 5 November 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
- "The Bishops of Hereford and their acta 1163–1219". E-Thesis Online Service. The British Library. 1982. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
- "Members of the Joint Committee on Anglo-Saxon Charters". Kemble: The Anglo-Saxon Charters Website. 1 June 2014. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
- "Dr Julia S Barrow FSA". Fellows Directory. Society of Antiquaries of London. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
- "British Academy announces new President and elects 66 new Fellows". The British Academy. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
- "Professor Julia Barrow elected as British Academy Fellow". School of History. University of Leeds. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
- "Fellows - B" (PDF). Fellows of the Royal Historical Society. May 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
- 'Recognising Excellence: Our Women of Achievement 2018' (19 September 2018).