Toby Martin’s research focuses on the early medieval period, and he is particularly interested in the role of objects in Europe in the centuries that followed the collapse of Roman imperial rule. He has published widely in this area, looking particularly at subjects such as knowledge and networks, age, gender and identity, as well as biography and iconography. His monograph The Cruciform Brooch and Anglo-Saxon England looks at the role of dress in the construction of regional and gendered identities during the 5th and 6th centuries. Most recently, his edited volume Barbaric Splendour explores the use of images in northwest Europe before and after the Roman conquest in the Iron Age and early medieval period.
Undergraduate course convenor for:
- FHS option paper – Emergence of Medieval Europe
Postgraduate taught course options in:
- Europe in the Early Middle Ages A.D. 400-900
- Archaeology Early Anglo-Saxon England