Prestigious European history research grant for Bangor historian

Dr Katharine Olson, lecturer in medieval and early modern history at Bangor, has recently been awarded a prestigious Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research in European History by the American Historical Association. This highly competitive grant was established in 1960 through a bequest from Bernadotte E. Schmitt, president of the American Historical Association, which was first founded for the promotion of historical studies in 1884.

Olson earned her B.A. (honours) in History from the University of Chicago and her M.A. in Celtic Languages and Literatures and Ph.D. in History and Celtic Studies from Harvard University. Her current research focuses on religion, culture, politics, and society in late medieval and early modern Britain, Ireland, and Europe, with a particular focus on Wales and the Marches.

Publication date: 25 September 2012