The Meaning of Water in Early Medieval England, co-edited with Daniel Anlezark (forthcoming 2020), 12 contributions, 6,000 to 9,000 words each.

“Rivers and Rituals: Baptism in the Early English Landscape,” in The Meaning of Water in Early Medieval England, ed. Carolyn Twomey and Daniel Anlezark (forthcoming 2020).

“Recutting the Cross: The Anglo-Saxon Baptismal Font at Wilne,” in Voices from the Past: New Perspectives on Materiality and Material Culture in the Medieval World. Essays in Honour of Jane Hawkes, ed. Michael D. J. Bintley and Megan Boulton (Boydell & Brewer, in press, expected 2019).

“Baptism and Burial in Stone: Materializing Pastoral Care in Anglo-Norman England,” co-authored with Aleksandra McClain, special issue of Fragments: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Ancient and Medieval Pasts, ed. Robin Fleming and Katherine French (in press, summer 2018).

“Romanesque Baptismal Fonts in East Yorkshire Parishes: Decoration and Devotion,” in Devotional Interaction in Medieval England and its Afterlives, ed. Elisa Foster, Julia Perratore, and Stephen Rozenski (Leiden: Brill, 2018), pp. 309-45.

“Kings as Catechumens: Royal Conversion Narratives and Easter in Bede's Historia ecclesiastica,” The Haskins Society Journal 25 (Oct 2014): 1-18; Bethell Prize recipient.

Short Articles

“Living Stone: The History and Materiality of Medieval Baptism,” the Institute of Historical Research magazine Past & Future (Autumn/Winter 2015): 12.

“Nave to Chancel: The Metamorphic Implications of Anglo-Saxon Altar Placement,” Quaestio insularis: Selected Proceedings of the Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic 9 (2008): 118–28.

Blog posts for the American Catholic Historical Association and the Institute of Historical Research


Gilchrist, Roberta. Medieval Life: Archaeology and the Life Course (The Boydell Press, 2012), Religious Studies Review 43.1 (March 2017).

Gittos, Helen. Liturgy, Architecture, and Sacred Places in Anglo-Saxon England (Oxford University Press, 2013), Religious Studies Review 41.2 (June 2015): 84.

Jensen, Robin. Living Water: Images, Symbols, and Settings of Early Christian Baptism (Brill, 2011), Religious Studies Review 40.1 (March 2014): 47–8.

Darby, Peter. Bede and the End of Time (Ashgate, 2012), Religious Studies Review 40.2 (June 2014): 109.

Work in Progress

Living Water, Living Stone: A Material History of Baptism in Early Medieval England (monograph)

“Region 2: Baptisteries of the Insular World,” in Baptisteries of the Early Christian World, ed. Robin Jensen and Richard Rutherford (forthcoming 2020). An international collaborative research project, edited volume, and print catalogue of late antique & medieval baptisteries.