Carolin Gluchowski is DPhil Student at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford. She studies Latin and Low-German prayerbooks from the Cistercian convent of Medingen under the supervision of Professor Henrike Lähnemann. She also undertook research on German Psalters in the Collections of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, USA.

With a keen interest in the role of women in the religious and cultural landscape of the time, Carolin seeks to contribute to a more nuanced understanding of their involvement in late medieval church reforms. By analysing the revisions made to the prayerbooks, she aims to uncover insights into the unique perspectives and contributions of the women of Medingen.

Carolin completed two Bachelor’s and two Master’s degrees in Art History, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Freiburg in Germany, and has been involved in various research projects across different academic disciplines, including Art History, Media and Cultural Studies, Church History, and German Language and Literature. She co-convenes the international Network on Late-Medieval and Early Modern Prayer Cultures.