Iain Dyson

Iain Dyson


Orginally from Derby, I began studying at the University of Hull in 2013 for a degree in History and Archaeology. I gained experience in both disciplines, including spending time working on the Brodsworth Community Archaeology Project during the summer of 2014. After graduating in 2016 I continued my studies at the University of Hull, undertaking a Masters degree by research (MRes) in History, with a thesis focusing on the crusading Kings Louis IX, Frederick II and Edward I which I completed in 2017. This led me to begin studying for a PhD in the IMS at the University of Leeds, titled Yorkshire and the Crusades 1095-1291.

Alongside my PhD I have taught undergraduate students since the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year in the position of Post Graduate Tutor (PGT). In this role I have delivered seminars on a wide range of Medieval topics and undertaken marking of assessed work.

Whist studying for my PhD I have held several internships offered by the IMS:

  • 2019-2020: Internal Communications Intern 
  • 2020-2021: Marketing and Communications Intern 
  • 2021-2022: International Medieval Congress Intern

Research interests

My main areas of interest are the history of the Crusades and the history of Medieval England, escpecially the county of Yorkshire.

The thesis I am currently researching, Yorkshire and the Crusades 1095-1291, aims to show there is a significant link between Yorkshire and the Crusading movement to the Holy Land during the Middle Ages. 


  • BA(Hons) History and Archaeology
  • MRes History