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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)


The list below shows Durham University research staff who are members of IMEMS. Click the member's name to see a more detailed biography and department.

We also welcome anyone from outside the University with an interest in our work to join. Membership is free of charge. You will receive invitations to our programme of events, with a weekly emails digest about what is happening in the Insitute and further afield. To join IMEMS contact:

Dr Gabriele Wright, PhD in Classics and Romance Languages Cologne 1980, Staatsexamen in Latin and English, Cologne 1981, PGCE in Classics and Modern Languages, Newcastle 1982

Contact Dr Gabriele Wright (email at


I studied Classics, English and Romance Languages at Cologne, Princeton and Newcastle and have taught Classics and German at several institutions, including Newcastle and Durham Universities. My special interests are Homer and his reception and Hildegard of Bingen. At present I am working on a translation of Wolfgang Schadewaldt's Iliasstudien and translating Hildegard's Liber Divinorum Operum.


  • Simonis Petri Bartolomei Dissertationes Sex. Edition, translation and commentary. Two vols. (Lehmann, Gerbrunn bei Würzburg, 1981)
  • with P. V. Jones, Homer, German Scholarship in Translation (Oxford University Press, 1997)
  • with P. V. Jones, translation of W. H. Friedrich, Wounding and Death in the Iliad (Duckworth, 2003)
  • translation of W. Stroh, The Legal Problem and the Structure of Cicero’s Speech De domo sua in Cicero the Advocate. Edd. J. G. F. Powell and J. J. Paterson (Oxford 2004 and 2006)
  • with P. V. Jones and M. Willcock, translation of F. Albracht, Battle and Battle Description in the Iliad (Duckworth, 2005)

    Research Interests

    • I have recently researched Hildegard of Bingen, concentrating on Scivias and the Ordo Virtutum and am now working on a translation of her Liber Divinorum Operum. I am also preparing a conference paper on Hildegard's Gospel commentaries.

    Teaching Areas

    • In addition to teaching Open Modules in the German section of the Centre for Foreign Language Study, I also teach seminars on the MA course in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

      (250 hours/year.)