was until recently Honorary Research Fellow in the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (
Her books include Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture. viii. Western Yorkshire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008); The Art of the Anglo-Saxon Goldsmith (with Michael Pinder; Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2002); and The Durham Gospels, Early English Manuscripts in Facsimile xx (with Christopher D. Verey, and T. Julian Brown; Copenhagen: Rosenkilde and Bagger, 1980). Recent papers and studies include: ‘Opus what? The Textual History of Medieval Embroidery Terms and their Relationship to the Surviving Embroideries c. 800–1400’ in Maren Clegg Hyer and Jill Frederick, ed. Textiles, Text, Intertext. Essays in Honour of Gale Owen-Crocker (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2016), 43–67; ‘ “A formidable undertaking”: Mrs A. G. I. Christie and English Medieval Embroidery’, Medieval Clothing and Textiles 10 (2014), 165–93; ‘Text and Textile’ in Alastair Minnis and Jane Roberts, ed. Text, Image, Interpretation: Studies in Anglo-Saxon Literature and its Insular Context in Honour of Eamonn Ó’Carragáin (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007), 187–207; ‘Cushioning Medieval Life: Domestic Textiles in Early Medieval England’, Medieval Clothing and Textiles 3 (2007), 1–27; and ‘Stitches in Time: Establishing a History of Anglo-Saxon Embroidery’, Medieval Clothing and Textiles 1 (2005), 1–27.
is Professor Emerita of The University of Manchester, and was formerly Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture and Director of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies. She was Director of the publicly-funded Research Project ‘The lexis of cloth and clothing in Britain c. 700–1450’ producing a database of dress/textile terms in all languages of the British Isles, available at http://lexisproject.arts.manchester.ac.uk/; and Co-investigator of the Project ‘Medieval dress and textile vocabulary in unpublished sources’. She is (with Robin Netherton) co-founder and co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal Medieval Clothing and Textiles and general editor of the series Medieval and Renaissance Dress and Textiles.
Her recent books include Transformation in Anglo-Saxon Culture. Toller Lectures on Art, Architecture and Text (with Charles Insley; Oxford and Philadelphia: Oxbow Books, 2017); The Material Culture of the Built Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World (with Maren Clegg Hyer; Liverpool: University Press, 2015); Medieval Dress and Textiles in Britain: A Multilingual Sourcebook (with Louise M. Sylvester and Mark C. Chambers; Woodbridge, Boydell, 2014) The Bayeux Tapestry: Collected Papers (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012); The Material Culture of Daily Living in Anglo-Saxon England (with Maren Clegg Hyer; Exeter: University Press, 2011); Working with Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts (Exeter: University Press, 2009); King Harold II and the Bayeux Tapestry (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2005, paperback 2011); Dress in Anglo-Saxon England: revised and enlarged edition (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2004, paperback 2010); and The Four Funerals in Beowulf and the Structure of the Poem (Manchester: University Press, 2000, paperback 2010).
Previous collaborations by these two authors:
Elizabeth Coatsworth and Gale R. Owen-Crocker, ‘Textiles’ in Sarah-Grace Heller, ed., Fashion in the Medieval Age (500–1450). A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Middle Ages vol. 2 (London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017), 11–28.
Elizabeth Coatsworth and Gale R. Owen-Crocker, ‘Dress’ in Paul Szarmach, ed., Oxford Bibliographies Online: Medieval Studies, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014) http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195396584/obo-9780195396584-0150.xml?rskey=Klm87d&result=48
Elizabeth Coatsworth and Gale R. Owen-Crocker, ‘Textiles’ in Paul Szarmach, ed., Oxford Bibliographies Online: Medieval Studies (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012) http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195396584/obo-9780195396584-0184.xml?rskey=piGWve&result=121
Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Elizabeth Coatsworth and Maria Hayward, ed., An Encyclopedia of Dress and Textiles of the British Isles, c. 450–1450 (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012).
Elizabeth Coatsworth and Gale R. Owen-Crocker, An Annotated Bibliography of Medieval Textiles of the British Isles, c. 450–1100,