Bureaucrats: the Heroes of the Medieval Church

Professor William H. Campbell (University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg) is the Visiting Professor of History and Digital Studies and Director of the Center for the Digital Text. His monograph ‘The Landscape of Pastoral Care in Thirteenth-century England’ (2018) won the EHS Book Award for 2018. Spare a thought for the poor bureaucrat.  We tend to think of…

Rites of Passage in the Vita Wilfridi: Constructing Wilfrid’s Sanctity

Calum Platts is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Professor Simon Keynes and Dr Rory Naismith. Calum Platts is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Professor Simon Keynes and Dr Rory…

The Destruction and Recovery of Monte Cassino Abbey

Kriston R. Rennie is Associate Professor in Medieval History at the University of Queensland. He specializes in the history of church councils, canon law, papal legation, and monastic exemption privileges. Monte Cassino (est. 529) is an iconic abbey – one of the most important religious, political, cultural, and intellectual centres in western Europe. Sitting 519…

Doing justice to God in the early middle ages

Revd Dr Robert Evans is the incoming chaplain at Christ’s College Cambridge. It is a tremendous honour to have won the President’s Prize for 2019 and I am delighted to have an opportunity to share some of the thoughts that lay behind my paper. When thinking about the Church and the law, it is important to…

Khazaria and Russia in the Notitiae Episcopatuum

Alex Feldman is a final-year PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies.  This essay is adapted from the presentation he recently gave at the Ecclesiastical History Society Postgraduate Conference at Newman University, Birmingham, on 7 March, 2018 Byzantium (the Christian Roman empire) and Russia are frequently thought…