Louise Elizabeth Wilson

Relevant Employment

  • Research Assistant, University of Bristol
  • February 2014 - January 2017
  • Employed on the Leverhulme-funded project "Figure of the Witch", teaching undergraduate history, organising a colloquia series, researching and writing an 80,000 word monograph.
Gallery Attendant, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge

September 2013 - November 2013

Welcomed visitors, answered enquiries by telephone and in person, monitored security in the galleries and staffed the main reception desk and gift shop.

Information Assistant, Cataloguing, University of Birmingham

October 2012 - July 2013

Employed on a retrospective cataloguing project to catalogue books, pamphlets, theses and maps to AACR2 standards using MARC21.

Book Preparation Assistant, University of Birmingham

August 2012 - October 2012

Part-time role RFID tagging newly catalogued books, spine labelling and reshelving.

Information Assistant, Acquisitions and Metadata, University of Birmingham

April 2012 - July 2012

Created and edited online reading lists consisting of electronic and printed resources and liaised with library subject advisors and academic staff to approve new acquisitions.

Administrative Assistant, Crown Prosecution Service, Norwich

March 2007 - September 2007

Prepared court files for Magistrates' and Crown Court, database entry for new and ongoing prosecutions, archiving closed files, answering internal and external enquiries by telephone, fax and email.

Archaeological Finds Processor, Archaeological Solutions Limited, Bury St Edmunds

July 2005 - September 2005

Processed and catalogued small finds (ie. pottery, knapped flint), environmental samples and skeletal remains. On-site excavation.

Teaching Experience

  • University of Cambridge, History and Philosophy of Science, Support
  • Supervisor for undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

  • University of Bristol, third-year undergraduate unit: 'Witchcraft,
  • Reflective History', 2015.

  • Clare College, Cambridge, second-year undergraduate supervisions:
  • 'Historical Argument and Practice', 2011-2012.

  • University of Cambridge, third-year undergraduate unit: ‘Death in the
  • Middle Ages, c.1150-c.1550’, 2010-2011.

  • University of East Anglia, Summer School day seminar on 'Medieval
  • Medicine', 2006.
Organisational Experience
  • The Figure of the Witch
  • University of Bristol, October 2014 - January 2017

  • Organised a series of interdisciplinary half-day colloquia on topics
  • including: witchcraft in medieval literature; witchcraft, fairies and
  • sorcery; witchcraft and magic in ancient Greece, Rome and
  • Mesopotamia; medicine and magic in the material world.

  • Informal Lunchtime Seminar Series
  • Wolfson College Cambridge, October 2010 - June 2011

  • Co-organised a multidisciplinary weekly seminar series for students,
  • staff, fellows and academic visitors. Responsibilities included: booking
  • speakers; advertising the scheduled papers; room
  • bookings; organised equipment and refreshments; chairing seminar sessions.

  • Contextualizing Miracles in the Christian West, 1100-1500: New Historical Approaches
  • Wolfson College, Cambridge, 16 April 2011.

  • Co-organised a one-day residential conference. Prepared budget and
  • acquired funding from University of Cambridge, Royal Historical
  • Society and Medium Aevum.

Public Engagement
I presented my research to the general public as a speaker at
Historical Association talks in 2012 and 2014.