Front Quad of Lincoln College, the walls covered in bright green ivy

Dr Daniel Gerrard

Dr Daniel Gerrard

  • Study Skills Lecturer (Humanities/Social Sciences)
  • Director of International Programmes


After completing doctoral study at the University of Glasgow, I moved to Oxford in 2010, where I have spent most of my academic career. Aside from periods at the Universities of Warwick and Oxford Brookes, I have held college positions at St Peter's College, Merton, Keble, and Regent's Park. I am now responsible for the design and delivery of short courses for international students at Lincoln, and for providing study skills support for undergraduate students in humanities and social science subjects.


I work on a range of problems in the history of Europe in the high middle ages (c. 1000-1200), with a particular focus on war and urban culture. My first book concerned the involvement of the church in warfare. Since then I have written a series of articles about the ways that urban identity related to other forms of communal identity. I have recently begun a new project on special and sacred weapons in high medieval warfare.