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: 
  •  
  • History and memory in the Carolingian world (Cambridge University Press, 2004) 347 pp. (French translation: Histoire et memoire dans le monde Carolingien, Turnhout 2009)
  •  
  • '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
  •  
  • '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
  •  
  • 'Charlemagne and Carolingian Culture' in: Story, J. (ed.) Charlemagne. Empire and Society (Manchester 2005), pp. 151-66
  •  
  • '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
  •  
  • '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
  •  
  • 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