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Ian Johnson Participates in COST Action IS1301


From 21 to 23 September 2017, Ian Johnson participated in the final meeting of the EU-funded network of 25 countries, COST, the European Cooperation in Science & Technology. The event this past September was COST Action IS1301, focusing on “New Communities of Interpretation (1350-1570)”. This focus brought together experts on late medieval and early modern Europe, organised around the inclusion and exclusion of the laity in religious experience. As part of this event, Ian, with Lucie Doležalová (Charles University, Prague) co-ordinated […]

Margaret Connolly speaks at Reformation on the Record conference


Dr Margaret Connolly (Senior Lecturer) joined over 30 top speakers on the Reformation from across the UK earlier this month at the Reformation on the Record conference. This conference was held at the National Archives, Kew, on the 3rd and 4th of November 2017; her paper was entitled ‘Private Piety and the Public Record: Old Books, New Readers, and the Reach of Reform’. The conference was sponsored by the British Records Association and was organized to mark the 500th anniversary of […]

Justine Firnhaber-Baker gives papers at the IMMA and the Université de Lille


Justine Firnhaber-Baker has delivered two lectures this term on the continent. The first, given in French, is titled “Les moines et les masses: langages et actions (non?)politiques à Saint-Leu d’Esserent avant la peste noire,” and considers the reaction to the Black Death at Saint-Leu-d’Esserent. This lecture was given at the Université de Lille’s event on Everyday Political Practices in Medieval Europe on the 21st of September. More recently, she presented “Affective Government after the French Political Crisis of 1356–59” on […]

Norman Reid and Robert Houghton Contribute to: Absentee Authority across Medieval Europe


A recent publication from Boydell Press features the contributions of two St Andrews-affiliated historians. Dr Norman H Reid, currently Honorary Research Fellow with the School of History, and Dr Robert Houghton, who graduated with a PhD in History from the University in 2013, have written chapters in Absentee Authority across Medieval Europe, published 2017. The following release is from the publishers. Click here for a flyer which discounts the purchase of the book. “In the medieval world, what happened when a […]

Publication: The Universal History of Step‘anos Tarōnec‘i by Tim Greenwood


Tim Greenwood’s new publication, The Universal History of Step‘anos Tarōnec‘i, has been released by Oxford University Press. It is a history of the world in three books, completed in 1005/6 CE, at a time when the Byzantine Empire was expanding eastwards across the districts of historic Armenia and challenging key aspects of Armenian identity. Stepʻanos responded to these changing circumstances by looking to the past and fusing Armenian tradition with Persian, Roman, and Islamic history, asserting that Armenia had a […]