Dr Marta Cobb

Dr Marta Cobb


I joined the International Medieval Congress in 2004 as the exhibitions coordinator. In 2012, I became the Senior Congress Officer, with responsibilities for liaising with our internationally renowned Programming Committee to organise the academic programme for each IMC. I also create the annual programme of events, workshops, and excursions.

I am also a Teaching Fellow in the School of History, supporting several modules for the Institute for Medieval Studies.

Recently I appeared in the documentary 'Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of the Wizarding World' for the BBC and was interviewed by time.com for an article about the impact of Game of Thrones on medieval studies. I also write short pieces about medieval studies and popular culture for The Conversation.

I obtained my MA and PhD in Medieval English Literature from the University of Leeds and my MA in Heritage Management from the University of Birmingham.


  • Coordinating academic programme of International Medieval Congress
  • Creating programme of public events and excursions
  • Teaching support for the Institute for Medieval Studies
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD Medieval English Literature (Leeds)
  • MA Medieval English Literature (Leeds)
  • MA Heritage Management (Birmingham)
  • BA English Literature (Brown)

Student education

As a Teaching Fellow of the School of History, I provide teaching support for several modules in the Institute for Medieval Studies.

Research groups and institutes

  • Health Histories
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality