Louise Elizabeth Wilson
Research Associate
Department of History
University of Bristol


  • University of Bristol, Research Assistant, 2014-2017.

Teaching Experience

  • University of Bristol, Third Year Undergraduate Unit: 'Reflective History: Witchcraft', 2015.
  • Clare College, Cambridge, Second Year Undergraduate Seminars: '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, 2006.
Organisational Experience
  • Witchcraft and Magic: Past and Present. Organised a series of interdisciplinary half-day colloquia at the university of Bristol 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.
  • Wolfson Lunchtime Seminar Series Coordinator, 2010-11. Responsibilities included: booking speakers, advertising the scheduled papers, organization of room bookings, equipment and refreshments, chairing seminar sessions.
  • Conference organizer ‘Contextualizing Miracles in the Christian West, 1100-1500: New Historical Approaches’, held at Wolfson College, 16 April 2011. Responsible for planning and organizing a one-day conference. Prepared budget and acquired funding. Selected speakers for the conference programme. Reserved conference rooms and accommodation for speakers, provided electronic equipment, refreshments.

Public Engagement
  • I am an associate of the Civilizations in Contact research group, which promotes awareness of the interconnections and exchanges between civilizations in the past. This public engagement project, based in Cambridge, presents research to the general public through the development of a web-based history learning resource and through educational outreach projects funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
  • I enjoy engaging with new audiences, and presenting my research to practically anyone interested in history and the past. I was invited to speak about my research at my local Historical Association meeting, which I found to be an interesting and worthwhile experience.
  • I have worked at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, as a Gallery Assistant, interacting with the general public of all ages and cultures.
  • I attended a course at Kingston University in 2011 on 'Providing Public History: Challenges and Opportunities', which brought together archivists and academics to discuss the role of history and historical studies in wider society.