Edmund Wareham is the Cowdrey Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow in History at St Edmund Hall in Oxford. He undertook undergraduate and graduate studies in History and German at Jesus College in Oxford and the universities of Trier and Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany. His doctorate was an in-depth study of the Cistercian convent of Günterstal, near Freiburg, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. He then became a Postdoctoral Research Associate on ‘The Nuns’ Network’ project, which is editing a collection of 1,800 letters from the Benedictine convent of Lüne dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. He is very excited by the opportunity to work with the Kessler collection to develop a project on ‘Making and Breaking Vows in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany’.