Program director

Professor Christopher Ocker

Late medieval and early modern Europe; Central Europe; the Reformations; religious conflict; property; politics; theology; biblical interpretation

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Dr Andrew McKenzie-McHarg

Dr Matthew S. Champion

History; medieval and early modern studies; temporalities; history of the senses; sound studies; visual culture; history and theory

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Dr Michael Barbezat

Medieval and early modern history; medieval European religious, intellectual, and cultural history; history of Christianity; history of emotions; history of sexuality; medieval heresy; magic; medieval ideas of the afterlife; and medieval devotional cultures

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Dr Michael Champion

Early Christianity; late-antique and medieval history; ancient philosophy; Classical to Byzantine cultural and intellectual history; history of emotions; history of violence; Classical receptions

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Dr Shannon Gilmore-Kuziow

Art and architectural history; medieval and early modern studies; ritual practice; sacred space; affective piety; material culture

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Professor Peter Howard

Renaissance preaching; religion in Florence in the fifteenth century; Italian Renaissance history, with a focus on Florence; medieval and early modern sermon studies; medieval and early modern intellectual history; religious and ecclesiastical history

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Dr Miles Pattenden

Dr Marianne Ritsema van Eck (beginning September 2020)

Late medieval and early modern religious culture; Franciscan studies; Italian sacri monti; visual and material culture; saints and sanctity; early modern Rome; pilgrimage and travel to the Holy Land/Jerusalem; historical cartography

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Dr Rachel K. Teubner

Medieval and Renaissance literature; Christian theology

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Research students

Lana Stephens

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