CMRP

Third CMRP meeting

Event Date: 
Fri, 16/12/2011 - 10:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
Sidney Sussex College
Location: 
Cambridge, UK
External Website Address: 

About event: The meeting will mainly deal with the coordination of the joint publication envisaged for 2013. Besides, the PhD students working in the project will have the opportunity to present their current work to the international PhD students meeting “Texts and Identities XV”.

Cultural Memory and the Resources of the Past, 400 -1000 AD (CMRP)

“Cultural memory and the resources of the past, 400 -1000 AD” is the title of a joint research project by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Universities of Utrecht, Cambridge and Leeds. It is funded by Humanties in the European Research Area (HERA), a project led by the European Science Foundation (ESF).
The project combines two elements:
on the one hand, the careful analysis of the transmission of texts and manuscripts; on the other, the problem of identity formation, including perceptions of difference on the part of specific social, political and religious communities.
 
It regards written texts as traces of social practice and its changes. By studying their potential as resources for repeated scenarios of identification/Othering, this project proposes an exemplary study of the distant past also intended to shed light on the present.  
 
The early middle ages are the first period of history from which many thousand original manuscripts survive. Ancient literature and scholarship, the Bible and patristic writing have come to us through this filter. This rich material has mainly been used to edit texts as witnesses of the period in which they were written. But it also constitutes a fascinating resource to study the process of transmission and transformation of texts and other cultural contents. It can shed new light on the codification and modification of the cultural heritage and its political uses, and constitutes an exemplary case to the study of cultural dynamics in general.
 
The project will explore this understudied area with a number of interrelated studies:

  • “Learning Empire – creating cultural resources for Carolingian rulership” concentrating on the role of the popes as cultural brokers in the 8th century;
  • “Biblical past as an imagined community” dealing with learning in 8th century Bavaria and with the meaning of ‘populus’ in early medieval texts;
  • “Otherness in the Frankish and Ottonian Worlds” which explores changes in attitudes towards aliens; and
  • “Migration of Roman and Byzantine cultural traditions to the Carolingian world”, exemplified by the reception of the Historia Tripartita and by Freculf’s Chronicle.

 Folder with Basic Information

CMRP

Clemens Gantner, Participant

Institution: 
Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Address: 
Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Wien, Austria
E-mail: 
Clemens.Gantner@oeaw.ac.at
Telephone: 
+43-1-515181-7207
Fax: 
+43-1-515181-7230

Date and Place of Birth: Munich, 11.2.1981

Studies:
  • MPhil at University of Vienna in History and Communication Sciences 1999-2005
  • MPhil at University of Vienna in Historical Research, Auxiliary Sciences and Archival Science 2005-2009
  • PhD Project at Vienna
 
Professional Career:
  • Researcher in the Wittgenstein Prize project of Walter Pohl, 2008-2010
  • Participant of the HERA CMRP project since 2010

Memberships:

  • Member of the Institute for Austrian Historical Research (IÖG) since 2009
Research Interests: 

The Early Medieval Papacy and its relations all around the Mediterranean; Early Medieval Europe vis-à-vis Byzantium and the Islamic World.

Publications: 
  • The label ‘Greeks’ in the papal diplomatic repertoire in the eighth century, in Strategies of Identification, ed. Walter Pohl and Gerda Heydemann (Turnhout, 2011).
  • New Visions of Community in Ninth-Century Rome: The Impact of the Saracen Threat on the Papal World View, in Visions of Community, ed. Walter Pohl, Clemens Gantner and Richard Payne (Aldershot, 2011).

 

Project Title: 
CMRP

Désirée Scholten, Participant

Institution: 
Cambridge University
Address: 
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge CB2 3HU
E-mail: 
Dvs26@cam.ac.uk
Alternative E-mail: 
+44(0)7810605734

Désirée Scholten was born on August 12, 1987 in Naarden, the Netherlands. At Utrecht University she received her Bachelor degree in History, and her Masters degree in Medieval Studies. After obtaining these degrees she enrolled in a PhD project on Cassiodorus at the University of Cambridge as part of the HERA project.

Research Interests: 

The transmission of knowledge in the early middle ages, lay-out and reading strategies in manuscripts, and other forms of dealing with literacy and the written word.
 

Project Title: 
CMRP

Graeme Ward, Participant

Institution: 
University of Cambridge
Address: 
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, Sidney Street, Cambridge, CB2 3HU
E-mail: 
gaw33@cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 
+44 07815922764

I was born in Scotland in 1986 and received an M.A. and MLitt in History from the University of Glasgow in 2008 and 2010 respectively. For my MLitt dissertation I examined the representation of Waifar of Aquitaine within the text known as the Continuations of the Chronicle of Fredegar. Now as a PhD student at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, I am working on the Histories of Frechulf of Lisieux, with particular focus on Frechulf’s perception of the past, and how his historical imagination was shaped by the cultural and intellectual climate of the ninth century.

Research Interests: 

I am interested in the function, transmission and reception of historiography in the Carolingian world.

Project Title: 
CMRP

Marianne Pollheimer, Participant

Institution: 
Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Austrian Academy of Science
Address: 
Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Vienna, Austria
E-mail: 
marianne.pollheimer@oeaw.ac.at
Telephone: 
+43-1-515 81/7216
Fax: 
+43-1-515 81/7230

Date and Place of Birth:

 

      14. 12. 1977, Vienna

Education:

  • 1988-1996: Bundesgymnasium Untere Bachgasse, Mödling
  • 1997-2005: Diplomstudium Geschichte/Latein an der Universität Wien
  • 2005: Mag. phil. mit ausgezeichnetem Erfolg (Diplomarbeit bei Prof. Walter Pohl: Genealogie und Gedechtnus. Maximilian I., Jakob Mennel und die frühmittelalterliche Geschichte der Habsburger in der ‚Fürstlichen Chronik’)
  • seit 2005: Doktoratsstudium Geschichte an der Universität Wien (Dissertation bei Univ. Prof. Walter Pohl, Arbeitstitel: Prediger und Publikum – Studien zu Predigtsammlungen im Frühmittelalter)
  • seit 2005: Magisterstudium „Geschichtswissenschaft, historische Hilfswissenschaften und Archivwissenschaft“ am Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien

Professional Career:

  • seit 2002: Mitarbeit am Institut für Mittelalterforschung der ÖAW (Kollationsarbeiten, Redaktion von Bänden, Tagungsorganisation)                               
  • 2002-2004: Lektoratstätigkeit für die wiss. Publikationsreihe Geschichte in der Epoche Karls V. am Institut für Geschichte der Universität Wien
  • April 2005 - März 2009  wiss. Mitarbeiterin im FWF-Projekt „Der Prediger und sein Text. Predigthandschriften im frühmittelalterlichen Bayern“, Leitung: em. Univ. Prof. Dr. Herwig Wolfram
  • seit April 2009: wiss. Mitarbeiterin im FWF-Wittgensteinprojekt; Teilprojekt: „Soziale Gemeinschaftsentwürfe in Predigten des Frühmittelalters“

 

Publications: 
  • Wie der jung weiß kunig die alten gedachtnus insonders lieb het.  Maximilian I., Jakob Mennel und die frühmittelalterliche Geschichte der Habsburger in der „Fürstlichen Chronik“, in: Texts and Identities in the Early Middle Ages, ed. Richard Corradini/Rob Meens/Christina Pössel/Philip Shaw (Forschungen zur Geschichte des Mittelalters, Wien 2006) 165-176.
  • Vergessen und verstellt. Die älteste Handschrift des Haus-, Hof und Staatsarchivs in Wien (R 139), in: MIÖG 116 (2008) 370-380 (gem. mit Martin Haltrich)
  • Der Prediger als Prophet. Die Homiliensammlung des Hrabanus Maurus für Lothar I., in: Zwischen Niederschrift und Wiederschrift. Frühmittelalterliche Hagiographie und Historiographie im Spannungsfeld von Kompendienüberlieferung und Editionstechnik, ed. Richard Corradini/Maximilian Diesenberger/Meta Niederkorn-Bruck (Forschungen zur Geschichte des Mittelalters 18, Wien) (in Druck)
  • Die Handschriften und Fragmente der Karolingerzeit in österreichischen Bibliotheken. Eine paläographische Webdatenbank nach den Erkenntnissen von Bernhard Bischoff, in: Bulletin de la Commission royale d’Histoire (in Druck) (gem. mit Martin Haltrich, Franz Lackner und Herrad Spilling)
  • Hrabanus Maurus – the Compiler, the Preacher, and his Audience, in: Sermo doctorum: Compilers, Preachers, and their Audiences in the Early Medieval West, ed. Max Diesenberger/Yitzhak Hen/Marianne Pollheimer (Sermo, Turnhout) (in Vorbereitung)
Project Title: 
CMRP

Professor Ian Wood, PI

Title: 
Professor of Early Medieval History
Institution: 
Leeds University
Address: 
School of History, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
E-mail: 
i.n.wood@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone: 
+44 (0)113 3433594

Date/Place of birth:    London: 09.03.1950

Studies:

  • BA (1st class hons, Oxford, 1972)
  • DPhil (Oxford, 1980): Avitus of Vienne: religion and culture in Burgundy and the Rhone valley, 470-530
Professional career:
  • Lecturer, University of Leeds (1976-89)
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds (1989-95)
  • Professor of Early Medieval History (1995-)
  • Fellow, Royal Historical Society (1982-)
  • Gastprofessor, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien, 1994-5
  • Fellowship, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, 1995-6
  • Gæsteprofessor, University of Aarhus, 1997
  • Fellow (Society of Antiquaries, 1998-)
  • Gastgrofessor, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien, 2000
  • British Academy Research Readership, 2004-6
  • Balsdon Fellowship, British School at Rome, 2005-6
  • Fellow, Collegium Budapest, 2009
  • Programme Coordinator, European Science Foundation Project, The Transformation of the Roman World (1992-8)
  • Jarrow Lecture (The Most Holy Abbot Ceolfrid, 1995)
  • Brixworth Lecture (The Priest, the Temple and the Moon, 2008)
  • Lastingham Lecture (Lastingham and its sacred landscapes, 2009)

 

Research Interests: 

The Merovingians: the eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century historiography of the Fall of the Roman Empire: Anglo-Saxon sculpture: Bede

Publications: 
  • The Merovingian Kingdoms, 450-751 (London, 1994)
  • The Missionary Life (London, 2001)
  • (with Danuta Shanzer) Avitus of Vienne: Letters and Selected Prose (Liverpool, 2002)
  • (with Fred Orton and Clare Lees) Fragments of History: Rethinking the Ruthwell and Bewcastle Monuments (Manchester, 2007)
  • The Priest, the Temple and the Moon (Leicester, 2009)
  • 'Christians and Pagans in ninth-century Scandinavia', in B. Sawyer, P.H. Sawyer and I.N. Wood, eds., The Christianisation of Scandinavia (Alingsås, 1987), pp. 36-67
  • 'Pagans and Holymen 600-800', in P. Ni Chatháin and M. Richter, eds., Irland und die Christenheit (Stuttgart, 1987), pp. 347-61
  • 'Pagan religion and superstitions east of the Rhine from the fifth to the ninth century', in G. Ausenda, ed., After Empire (Woodbridge, 1995), pp. 253-268
  • 'Aethicus Ister: an exercise in difference', in W. Pohl and H. Reimitz, eds., Grenze und Differenz im frühen Mittelalter (Vienna, 2000), pp. 197-208
  • 'Categorising the cynocephali', Ego Trouble: authors and their identities in the Early Middle Ages, ed. R. Corradini, M. Gillis, R. McKitterick, I. van Renswoude (Vienna, 2010), pp. 125-36

 

Project Title: 
CMRP

Professor Mayke de Jong, PI

Title: 
Professor of Medieval History
Institution: 
Utrecht University
E-mail: 
m.b.dejong@uu.nl

Date/Place of birth:

  • 13.10.1950, Amsterdam
Education
 
  • 1977 MA, University of Amsterdam
  •  
  • 1986 PhD, University of Amsterdam (supervisor C. van de Kieft; cum laude).
 
Professional Career
 
  • 1977-1987: lecturer in Medieval History, Catholic University of Nijmegen (part-time)
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  • 1977-1987: lecturer in Medieval History and Cultural Anthropology, School for Arts and Literature, The Hague.
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  • 1987- Professor of Medieval History, Utrecht University
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  • 1994-1995 Member of the Board of the Faculty of Arts, UU, in charge of research.
  •  
  • 1991-1992, 2004-2005, 2006-2008: Chair of the History Department, UU
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  • !990-2005, 2010- Leader of research, Medieval Studies, UU
  •  
  • 1996-2004: Chair of the Board of the National Research School for Medieval Studies.
 
Memberships, projects and funded sabbaticals:
 
  • 1992 – Member of the editorial board of Early Medieval Europe
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  • 1985/4, 1993/4, 2005/6 Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study; in 2005/6 as director of a theme group on ‘Carolingian identity’
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  • 1997-2001, directorr of the N.W.O.-funded project Texts and Identities in the Early Middle Ages
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  • !998-1999 Visiting Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
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  • 1999- Corresponding member of the Royal Historical Society
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  • 2010- Member of the advisory board of English Historical Review
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  • 2010 – Member of the advisory board of the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Latin Library

 

Publications: 
  • `Growing up in a Carolingian monastery: Magister Hildemar and his oblates', Journal of Medieval History 9 (1983), 99-128.
  • `Power and humility in Carolingian society: the public penance of Louis the Pious', Early Medieval Europe 1 (1992), 29-52.
  • ‘Carolingian monasticism: the power of prayer’, in R. McKitterick (ed.), The New Cambridge Medieval History vol. II, c. 750-900 (Cambridge 1995) 622-53.
  • In Samuel's Image. Child Oblation in the Early Medieval West (Leiden/ New/ York Köln) 1996 [360 pp.].
  • ‘The foreign past. Medieval historians and cultural anthropology', Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis 109 (1996), 323-339.
  • `What was public about public penance? Paenitentia publica and justice in the Carolingian world', in La giustizia nell'alto medioevo (secolo ix-xi) (Settimane di studio del Centro Italiano di studi su'll alto Medioevo XLIV), Spoleto 1997, 863-904.
  • Imiatio morum. The cloister and clerical purity in the Carolingian world’, in M. Frassetto (ed.), Medieval purity and piety. Essays on clerical celibacy and religious reform’ (New York 1998), 35-61.
  • ‘Adding insult to injury: Julian of Toledo and his Historia Wambae’, in Peter Heather (ed.), The Visigoths from the Migration Period to the seventh century: an ethnographic perspective (Woodbridge 1999), 373-402.
  • ‘The empire as ecclesia: Hrabanus Maurus and biblical historia for rulers’, in: Y. Hen & M. Innes (eds.), The Uses of the Past in the Early Middle Ages (Cambridge, 2000), 191-226.
  • Esther Cohen & Mayke de Jong (eds.), Medieval Transformations. Texts, Power and Gifts in Context (Leiden/Boston/Köln 2001)..
  • Mayke de Jong, Frans Theuws & Carine van Rhijn (eds.), Topographies of Power in the Early Middle Ages (Leiden/Boston/Köln 2001).
  • Sacrum palatium et ecclesia. L’autorité religieuse royale sous les Carolingiens’ (790-840), Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales 58 (2003), 1243-1269.
  • ‘Bride shows revisited. Praise, slander and exegesis in the reign of the Empress Judith’, in L. Brubaker & J.M.H. Smith (eds.), Gender in the Early Medieval World. East and West, 600-900, 570-618 (Cambridge University Press).
  • Charlemagne’s balcony: the solarium in ninth-century narratives’, in J.R. Davis and M. McCormick (eds.), The Long Morning of Medieval Europe: New Directions in Early Medieval Studies (London, 2008), pp. 276-89.
  • The Penitential State. Authority and Atonement in the Ages of Louis the Pious (814-840) (Cambridge 2009)
  •  ‘The State of the Church: ecclesia and early medieval state formation’, in: W. Pohl and V. Wieser (eds.) Der frühmittelalterliche Staat: Europäische Perspektive Forschungen zur Geschichte des Mitttelalters 16 (Vienna, 2009), pp.  241-255.

 

Project Title: 
CMRP

Professor Rosamond McKitterick, PI

Title: 
Professor of Medieval History
Institution: 
Cambridge University
Address: 
Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9EF
E-mail: 
rdm21@cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 
+44 1223 335328
Fax: 
+44 1223 335968

 

Rosamond McKitterick was educated at the Universities of Cambridge, Munich and Western Australia, and holds the degrees of MA, Ph.D. and Litt. D. She was awarded the Heineken Prize for History in 2010. She is a Korrespondierendes Mitglied of the Monumenta Germaniae Historiae, Korrespondierendes Mitglied-im-Ausland of the Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, phil.-hist.Klasse, and a Corresponding Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. She has held Visiting Fellowships in Leiden (Scaliger Instituut) Wassenaar (Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study) and Rome (Balsdon Fellow at the British School at Rome; Invited Resident at the American Academy in Rome). She has been employed as a researcher and lecturer in the University of Cambridge since 1974 and is currently the Professor of Medieval History in the University of Cambridge and a Professorial Fellow, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. She has delivered conference papers and seminars in Britain,the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Turkey, USA and also many guest lectures and named lectures and lecture series 1978-2010in universities in Britain, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, USA, Australia, and Russia. Her publications include studies of the Frankish Church, the Frankish kingdoms, literacy, history, perceptions of the past, and memory in the Carolingian world, and her current interests in relation to the HERA project the migration of ideas in the early middle ages, the reception of translated Greek texts in the Latin west, and the implications and impact of the historical and legal texts produced during the sixth and seventh centuries in Rome.  
Research Interests: 

the Frankish Church, the Frankish kingdoms, literacy, history, perceptions of the past, and memory in the Carolingian world; the migration of ideas in the early middle ages, the reception of translated Greek texts in the Latin west, and the implications and impact of the historical and legal texts produced during the sixth and seventh centuries in Rome.  

Publications: 
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  • History and memory in the Carolingian world (Cambridge University Press, 2004) 347 pp. (French translation: Histoire et memoire dans le monde Carolingien, Turnhout 2009)
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  • 'Takamiya MS 58 and the transmission of Jerome's Epistle 106 in the early middle ages', in: Matsuda, T. and Linenthal, R. (eds.) The Medieval Book and a Modern Collector: Essays in Honour of Toshiyuki Takamiya (Woodbridge 2004), pp. 3-18
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  • 'Akkulturation and the writing of history in the early middle ages', in: Hägermann, D., Haubrichs, W., Jarnut, J. and Giefers, C. (eds.) Akkulturation. Probleme einer germanisch-romanischen Kultursynthese in Spätantike und frühem Mittelalter (Berlin 2005), pp. 381-95
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  • 'Charlemagne and Carolingian Culture' in: Story, J. (ed.) Charlemagne. Empire and Society (Manchester 2005), pp. 151-66
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  • 'History, law and communication with the past in the Carolingian period', in Comunicare e significare nell’alto medioevo, Settimane di Studio del Centro Italiano di Studi sull’alto medioevo 52 (Spoleto 2005), pp. 941-80
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  • 'Perceptions of the history of the church in the early middle ages: the role of texts', in: Hagemann, M. and Mostert, M. (eds.) Reading Images and Texts: Medieval Images and Texts as Forms of Communication, Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy (Utrecht 2005), pp. 207-20
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  • Perceptions of the past in the early middle ages, Robert Conway Lectures, University of Notre Dame 2004 (Notre Dame 2006) 154 pp.
  • Karl der Große. Gestalten des Mittelalters und der Renaissance (Darmstadt 2008) 472 pp. English version: Charlemagne: The Formation of a European Identity (Cambridge 2008) 460 pp.
  • 'The migration of ideas in the early middle ages: ways and means', in: Bremmer, R., Dekkers, K. and Lendinara, P. (eds.) Storehouses of Wholesome Learning: Accumulation and Dissemination of Encyclopaedic Knowledge in the Early Middle Ages, Mediaevalia Groningana (Leuven, Paris and Stirling 2007) pp. 1-17
  • 'La place du Liber Pontificalis dans les genres historiographiques du haut moyen âge', in: Bougard, F. and Sot, M. (eds.) Liber, gesta., histoire. Écrire l’histoire des évêques et des papes de l’antiquité au XXe siècle (Turnhout 2009) pp. 23-36
Project Title: 
CMRP

Professor Walter Pohl

Title: 
Professor of Medieval History, University of Vienna, Director of the Institute for Medieval Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Institution: 
Institute for Medieval Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Address: 
Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Vienna, Austria
E-mail: 
Walter.pohl@oeaw.ac.at
Telephone: 
+43-1-51581-7240
Fax: 
43-1-51581-7230

Date and Place of Birth: Vienna, 27 December 1953

 

Studies:

  • 1981 MPhil at University of Vienna in History and Anglistics.
  • 1984 PhD at University of Vienna in History
  • 1984-86: Course at the Institute of Austrian Historical Research, Staatsprüfung 1986

 

  • Professional Career:
  • 1985-1990: Forschungsassistent beim Forschungsschwerpunkt „Neue Wege der Frühgeschichtsforschung“ (Herwig Wolfram, Herwig Friesinger, Falko Daim)
  • 1989: Habilitation (Venia docendi) for Medieval History, Habilitationsschrift: „Die Awaren“
  • since 1990: Reseacher (since 1994 scientific officer) at the AAS (until 1997 at the Kommission für Frühmittelalterforschung)
  • 1998 – 2003: Leiter der Forschungsstelle für Geschichte des Mittelalters der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 2000: Gewählt zum Korrespondierenden Mitglied der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 2001: Habilitation for historical Auxiliary Sciences; Habilitationsschrift „Werkstätte der Erinnerung – Montecassino und die langobardische Vergangenheit“
  • since 1.1. 2004: Director of the Institute of Medieval Research, AAS
  • 2004: Elected as Real Member of the AAS
  • 2006: Professor for Medieval History and Historical Auxiliary Sceinces at the University of Vienna

 

  • Academic functions
  • 1993-98:  Member of the Steering Committee of the European Science Foundation (ESF) programme ‘Transformation of the Roman World’ (TRW) and team leader of theme group 1 ‘Imperium, gentes et regna’
  • Corresponding Editor of the journals ‘Early Medieval Europe’ (1991), ‘Millennium’ (2003), ‘Journal of Late Antiquity’ (2007) and of ‘Brill Studies in the Early Middle Ages’ (2003)
  • Member of Programming Comittee of the International Medieval Congress Leeds (1996), of the Scientific Board of CMS (Centre for Medieval Studies) at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague (1998), of the Komission für die Herausgabe der Regesta Imperii of the Academy of Sciences in Mainz (2002), of the Historische Kommission (2002), Kommission für Migrationsforschung (2006), Kirchenväterkommission, Numismatische Kommission, Kommission für Schrift- und Buchwesen des Mittelalters of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2008)
  • Examination of doctoral theses in Cambridge, Paris, Lille, Arezzo, Budapest (CEU)
  • (Major) Grants, Honours, Memberships…
  • Böhlau Price 1989
  • Stipendium at the Austrian Historical Institute in Rome 1995 and 1997
  • Wittgenstein-Price 2004 (highest Austrian scientific award)
  • 2009:  Fellowship at Collegium Budapest – Institute for Advanced Studies
Research Interests: 

The history of the human sense of belonging to a group of other humans, esp. the sentiments of ethnicity and its impact on medieval society. Early Medieval History, esp. the History of the Italian Peninsula and the Lombard kingdom. The History of the so-called Migration Era. The role of steppe empires in medieval Europe. The role of Christianity in Medieval Europe.
 

Publications: 
  • Eastern Central Europe in the Early Middle Ages: Conflicts, Migrations and Ethnic Processes, Romanian Academy. Institute of Archaeology Ia?i, Florilegium magistrorum historiae archaeologiaeque Antiquitatis et Medii Aevi 3 (Bukarest/Braila 2008) 414 pp.
  • 'Gender and ethnicity in the early middle ages', in: Brubaker, L. and Smith, J.M.H. (eds.) Gender in the Early Medieval World: East and West, 300-900 (Cambridge 2004), pp. 23-43. Reprinted in: Noble, T.F.X. (ed.) From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdoms, Rewriting History (London/New York 2006), pp. 168-88
  • 'Das Papsttum und die Langobarden', in: Becher, M. and Jarnut, J. (eds.) Der Dynastiewechsel von 751. Vorgeschichte, Legitimationsstrategien und Erinnerung (Münster 2004), pp. 145-62
  • 'Migrazioni e comunicazione', in: Comunicare e significare nell’alto medioevo, Settimane di studio del Centro Italiano di Studi sull’alto medioevo 52 (Spoleto 2005), pp. 1137-64
  • 'Aux origines d’une Europe ethnique: Identités en transformation entre antiquité et moyen âge', in: Annales: Histoire, Sciences sociales 60/1 (2005), pp. 183-208
  • 'Justinian and the barbarian kingdoms', in: Maas, M. (ed.) The Age of Justinian (Cambridge 2005), pp. 448-76
  • 'Staat und Herrschaft im Frühmittelalter: Überlegungen zum Forschungsstand', in: Airlie, S. Reimitz, H. and Pohl, W. (eds.) Staat im Frühen Mittelalter, Forschungen zur Geschichte des Mittelalters 11 (Wien 2006), pp. 9-38
  • 'Varietà etnica nell’Europa meticcia dell’alto medioevo', in: Cracco, G., Le Goff, J.,  Keller, H. and Ortalli, G. (eds.) Europa in costruzione. La forza delle identità, la ricerca di unità (secoli IX-XIII) (Bologna 2006), pp. 55-72
  • 'Alienigena coniugia: Bestrebungen zu einem Verbot auswärtiger Heiraten in der Karolingerzeit', in: Pe?ar, A. and Trampedach, K. (eds.) Die Bibel als politisches Argument, Historische Zeitschrift, Beiheft 43 (München 2007), pp. 159-88
  • 'Liturgie di guerra nei regni altomedievali', in: Rivista di Storia del Cristianesimo 5, 1 (2008), pp. 29-44
Project Title: 
CMRP

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