Rosamond McKitterick, Cambridge "Narrative strategies in the Liber Pontificalis: the case of St Paul, doctor mundi, doctor gentium, and San Paolo fuori le mura in the early Middle Ages'
Location: White Levy Room, Institute for Advanced Study
Date/Time: 2012-09-20 at 4:00 pm - 2012-09-20 at 6:00 pm
Rosamond McKitterick is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Cambridge. Her research focusses on the political, cultural, intellectual, religious and social history of Europe in the early middle ages, with particular interests in the Frankish kingdoms in the eighth and ninth centuries as well as palaeography and manuscript studies.Her current work within the field of the early medieval history of Europe focusses on the degree to which a peoples knowledge and use of the past is an important formative element of political identity, as well as a means of articulating it. This interest in a peoples (re)construction, knowledge and use of the past is also part or her longstanding research on the role of the written word and books in the exertion of cultural influence.Category: Public Lectures