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Edward F Coleman

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of History
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168152
Email: edward.coleman@ucd.ie

Biography

                      

Dr Edward Coleman's research and teaching focuses on the history of medieval and Renaissance Italy. His publications have investigated various aspects of the society, politics and culture of the city-state in northern Italy during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, in particular civic identity and civic patriotism, historical consciousness and sense of the past, aristocratic power, representative assemblies, ritual space, factionalism and conflict resolution, landholding and property relations.  He has written extensively on the city of Cremona as well as on other cities such as Milan and Alessandria. His research has also looked at how perceptions of the medieval city-states in art, music and literature have been influential at key moments in the nineteenth and twentieth-century history of Italy, such as the Risorgimento. He is the author of 'Cities and Communes', in The Shorter Oxford History of Italy, vol. II (2003) and has also contributed to collections of translated primary sources for undergraduates such as Medieval Italy. Sources in Translation (2009). His current research projects are concerned with the contribution of Italy and Ireland to the Crusading movement.

Dr Coleman has presented numerous academic papers and public lectures in Ireland, UK, USA and Italy, including most recently:' The Origins of Banking in Medieval Dublin' (Dublin, Wood Quay, October, 2015),  ' Liutprand of Cremona as a guide to the Mediterranean City' (University of Edinburgh, May 2015), 'The Knights Templar in medieval Ireland' (UCD, April 2015) , 'The Commune of Cremona and the disputed possession of Guastalla and Luzzara (1193-1227)' (British School in Rome, January 2015). 'The Three Kings of Milan. Furta Sacra or Fictive Cult' (University of Glasgow, May 2014), 'The Countess, her bishop and his saint. Celebrations in Modena in 1106' (University of St Andrews, February, 2014).  

He  coordinates a number of initiatives and projects, including ¿Late Medieval Ireland and  Europe. Cross-disciplinary perspectives¿ in collaboration with the Discovery Programme which has resulted in three symposia supported  by University College Dublin, University College Cork and the Heritage Council. He is a member of various academic bodies and is Secretary of the Dublin Medieval Society a forum for  the discussion, debate and dissemination of the latest research in the field of Medieval Studies in Ireland. 

In 2013-14 Dr Coleman was the Bullough Fellow in the Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews.

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Dr Coleman studied in the universities of Glasgow (M.A.) and Oxford (D.Phil.) and was a Post-doctoral Scholar in the British School at Rome. Before joining the School of History and Archives he held a lectureship at the University of Reading.

Dr Coleman currently teaches undergraduate   courses entitled 'Florence from the Middle Ages to the Medici' and  'Islam and Christianity in the Middle Ages'. He is Director of the MA in Medieval History and also responsible for the Single Subject Major History BA degree programme which was nominated by  the Faculty of Arts and Celtic Studies for a NAIRTL (National Academy for the Integration of Teaching and Learning) award in 2010.

He welcomes PhD proposals, particularly in the area of the social and political history of medieval Italy and the Crusades.

 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2009.
Title: UCD Seed funding for a workshop : 'New histories of Medieval and Renaissance Italy'
Year: 2015.
Title: UCD Seed funding for international conference: 'The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe'
Year: 2014.
Title: Donald Bullough Fellowship in Mediaeval History

Associations

Association: Dublin Medieval Society, Function/Role: Secretary
Association: Historical Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: Society for the Study of the Crusades and Latin East, Function/Role: Member
Association: Society for Renaissance Studies, Function/Role: Member
Association: Institute of Historical Research, Function/Role: Member
Association: British School at Rome, Function/Role: Member
Association: American Association for Italian Studies, Function/Role: Member
Association: Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: Society for Italian Studies, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Coleman, Edward (2010) One-day confernce on Irish History 1200-1600. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Images of authority in late medieval Ireland, Humanities Insititute, University College Dublin , 20-OCT-10 - 23-OCT-10.
Coleman, Edward (2012) One-day conference on Irish history 1200-1600. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Interactions between Ireland and western Christendom in the late medieval period  , University College Cork , 23-MAR-12 - 23-MAR-12.
Coleman, Edward (2015) One-day conference on Irish history 1200-1600. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Town and Countryside in Late Medieval Ireland, Royal Society of Antiquaries, Ireland , 21-MAR-15 - 21-MAR-15.
Coleman, Edward (2017) Bishops as Crusaders: Italian prelates in leadership and diplomatic roles on Crusade and in the Latin East. [Invited Lecture], The Power of the Bishop III. Bishops as diplomats 1100-1400, University of Cardiff, University of Cardiff, School of History, Archaeology and Religion , 08-JUN-17 - 09-JUN-17.
Coleman, Edward (2016) The rise of the city-communes. A turning-point in Italian history?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Society for Italian Studies Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 29-APR-16 - 30-APR-16.
Coleman, Edward (2016) [Conference Technical Committee Chairperson], The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Sight and visual perception, University College Dublin , 11-MAR-16 - 12-MAR-17.
Edward Coleman (2016) The Origins of banking in medieval Dublin. [Invited Oral Presentation], Numismatic society of Ireland, 6 Ely Place, Dublin , 08-APR-16 - 08-APR-16.
Edward Coleman (2016) Peer Polity Interaction in the Italian City Communes. [Invited Oral Presentation], Intertnational Medieval Congress,University of Leeds, University of Leeds , 06-JUL-16 - 06-JUL-16.
Coleman, Edward (2015) Matilda of Canossa/ Tuscany. Commemorating the 9th centenary of the great countess. [Roundtable Participant], International Medieval Congress, university of Leeds, University of Leeds , 06-JUL-15 - 09-JUL-15.
Coleman, Edward (2015) The Three Kings of Milan. A medieval mystery. [Invited Lecture], Dante Society, Belfast, Queens University Belfast , 10-DEC-15 - 10-DEC-15.
Coleman, Edward (2015) [Conference (Sole) Organiser], Medieval Rulership. A symposium in honour of Seymour Phillips, Universtity College Dublin , 04-DEC-15 - 04-DEC-15.
Coleman, Edward (2015) Crusaders behaving badly. [Chaired Session], 29th Conference of Irish Medievalists, University College Dublin, University College Dublin , 01-JUL-15 - 03-JUL-15.
Coleman, Edward (2015) Territorial dispute and legal process on the Po plain in the thirteenth century. The disputed possession of Guastalla and Luzzara (1193-1227). [Invited Oral Presentation], Italy andMedieval Europe/ l'Italia e L'Europa medievale. A Fest for Chris Wickham, The British School in Rome, British School in Rome , 20-JAN-15 - 23-JAN-15.
Coleman, Edward (2015) Liutprand of Cremona as travel guide to the Mediterranean city. [Invited Oral Presentation], Viva la differenza? Italian towns in the Early Middle Ages, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, School of History Classics and Archaeology , 29-MAY-15 - 30-MAY-15.
Coleman, Edward (2015) The Origins of Banking in Medieval Dublin. [Invited Lecture], Milestones of Medieval Dublin , Dublin City Corporation, Wood Quay, Dublin , 13-OCT-15 - 13-OCT-15.
Coleman, Edward (2014) Powerful adversaries. The Knights Templar, landholding and litigation in south-east Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Soldiers of Christ. The Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller in Medieval Ireland, Glenstall Abbey, Glenstall Abbey, Co. Limerick , 19-SEP-14 - 21-SEP-14.
Coleman,Edward (2014) The Countess, her Bishop the Saint and his People. Celebrations in Modena in 1106. [Invited Oral Presentation], St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Seminar series, University of St Andrews, University of St Andrews , 24-FEB-14 - 24-FEB-14.
Coleman (2014) Shock and Awe. The material impact of Frederick Barbarossa¿s first and second campaigns (1154-55, 1158-62). [Invited Oral Presentation], International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, University of Leeds , 07-JUL-14 - 11-JUL-14.
Coleman, Edward (2014) The Three Kings of Milan. Furta Sacra or Fictive Cult?. [Invited Oral Presentation], University of Glasgow Medieval History Seminar, University of Glasgow , 06-MAY-14 - 06-MAY-14.
Coleman, Edward (2013) Protecting, developing and exploiting our medieval heritage. [Chaired Session], The Norman Adventure. A one-day conference on the Norman influence in Leinster, Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin , 09-MAR-13 - 09-MAR-13.
Coleman, Edward (2013) Taking the cross in thirteenth-century Ireland. The Hiberno-Norman nobility and the Crusade to the Holy Land. [Invited Oral Presentation], 27th Irish Conference of Medievalists, University College Dublin, University College Dublin , 10-JUL-13 - 12-JUL-13.
Coleman, Edward (2013) Medieval factionalism. [Chaired Session], Identity and conflict in Tuscany, University College Cork, University College Cork , 13-MAY-13 - 14-MAY-13.
Edward Coleman (2013) The Lord Edward's Irish Crusaders. The Hiberno-Norman contribution to the crusade of 1271-2. [Invited Oral Presentation], Micheal O Cleirigh Institute, University College Dublin, Spring Seminar Series, School of History and Archives, UCD , 01-FEB-13 - 01-FEB-13.
Coleman, Edward (2012) [Roundtable Participant], The Italian Renaissance State, University of Oxford, University of Oxford , 02-NOV-12 - 02-NOV-12.
Coleman, Edwrd (2013) Crowd behaviour and political culture in the Italian city-communes. [Invited Oral Presentation], Crowds, Space and Authority, 1000-1800; Queen's Universtiy Belfast, Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities, Queen's Universtiy Belfast , 01-NOV-13 - 02-NOV-13.
Dr Edward Coleman, Professor Frances Andrews, Professor Trevor Dean (2012) Writing Medieval Italy. A round-table discussion. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds , 09-JUL-12 - 12-JUL-12.
Coleman (2012) The Battle of Legnano (1176) and Italian national identity. [Invited Lecture], Dante Society, Belfast, Queens University, Belfast , 09-FEB-12 - 09-FEB-12.
Coleman, Edward (2011) The Risorgimento in its historical setting. [Invited Oral Presentation], 150 years of the unity of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute, Dublin , 07-FEB-11 - 07-FEB-11.
Edward Coleman; (2011) Urban military elites and the Crusades in communal Italy. [Invited Oral Presentation], Law, Violence and Social Bonds, c.900-1250, Universtity of St Andrews, University of St Andrews , 17-JUN-11 - 21-JUN-11.
Coleman, Edward (2011) Lombard narratives of the First Crusade. [Invited Oral Presentation], Historiography, Memory and Transmission: : New Approaches to the Narratives of the early Crusade Movement, University of Liverpool , 18-MAY-11 - 20-MAY-11.
Edward Coleman; (2010) Urban Crusaders. The Italian City-States and the Holy Land in the twelfth century. [Invited Lecture], London Society for Medieval Studies, Institute for Historical Research, London, Institute of Historical Research, London , 16-FEB-10 - 16-FEB-10.
Coleman, Edward (2010) A river runs through it.: Lombardy and the the river Po in the Age of the Communes. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, University of Leeds , 12-JUL-10 - 15-JUL-10.
Coleman, Edward (2009) [Roundtable Participant], Religion and Public Life in Late Medieval Italy, University of St Andrews , 09-SEP-09 - 11-SEP-09.
Edward Coleman; (2009) The political development of the Italian City-State from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance: the commune. [Invited Lecture], Anglo-American conference of Historians 2009: Cities, Institute for Historical Research, London, Institute of Historical Research, London , 02-JUL-09 - 03-JUL-09.
Chaired session; (2008) The Origins of the 'Signoria' in Lombardy. [Invited Lecture], New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, New College Sarasota, Florida, New College, Sarasota, Florida, USA , 06-MAR-08 - 08-MAR-08.
Coleman, Edward (2008) Small world: understanding the Italian context of the 'World History' of Bishop Sicard of Cremona (c.1212). [Invited Oral Presentation], Fifth International Medieval Chronicle Conference, Queen's University Belfast , 21-JUL-08 - 25-JUL-08.
Coleman, Edward (2007) [Conference Technical Committee Chairperson], Medieval Italy and Medieval Women. A symposium in honour of Professor Christine Meek, Trinity College Dublin , 30-NOV-07 - 30-NOV-07.
Coleman, Edward (2007) [Roundtable Participant], Communes and Despots in late Medieval and Renaissance Italy, A conference in memory of Philip Jones, University of Oxford, University of Oxford , 06-SEP-07 - 07-SEP-07.
Coleman, Edward (2007) The bishops of Cremona and the Commune: the politics of co-habitation. [Invited Oral Presentation], Religion and Public Life in Late Medieval Italy, University of St Andrews , 14-JUN-07 - 16-JUN-07.
Coleman, Edward (2007) Cities in medieval Italy. Italians in medieval cities. [Conference Technical Committee Chairperson], International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, University of Leeds , 09-JUL-07 - 12-JUL-07.
Coleman, E; (2006) Clerical 'campanilismo'. The chronicle of Bishop Sicard of Cremona. [International Refereed Conference], Urban Witness. The languages of the Italian Commune, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, London, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London , 01-JUL-06 - 02-JUL-06.
Coleman, E; (2005) Pope Alexander III and the Lombard League. [International Refereed Conference], International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, University of Leeds , 11-JUL-05 - 14-AUG-17.
Coleman, Edward (2005) [Conference Technical Committee Chairperson], Travel and Movement in Medieval Italy c.500-1500, University of Limerick , 10-JUN-05 - 11-JUN-05.
Coleman, E.; (2005) The commune of Cremona and the disputed possession of Guastalla and Luzzara (1100-50). [International Refereed Conference], 40th International Congress on Medieval Studies, University of Western Michigan, Kalmazoo, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo , 05-MAY-05 - 08-AUG-05.
Coleman, Edward (2003) Public office and family power in the city commune. The example of Cremona. [Invited Oral Presentation], 38th International Congress on Medieval Studies, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo , 08-MAY-03 - 11-MAY-03.
Edward Coleman; (2002) Before Homobonus: Cremonese saints in the Early Middle Ages. [Invited Lecture], International Medieval Congress, Universtity of Leeds, Leeds , 08-JUL-02 - 11-JUL-02.
Coleman, Edward (2000) The annalistic tradition in north-Italian cities. Fact, fiction,reportage and propaganda. [Invited Oral Presentation], 34th International Congress on Medieval Studies, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, University of Western Michigan , Kalamazoo , 06-MAY-00 - 09-MAY-00.
Coleman, Edward (2000) Was there a Lombard 'nation' in the twelfth century?. [Invited Oral Presentation], 35th International Congress on Medieval Studies, University of Western Michigan , Kalamazoo, University of Western Michigan , Kalamazoo , 04-MAY-00 - 07-MAY-00.
Edward Coleman; (2000) Representative Assemblies in Communal Italy. [Invited Lecture], International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, Leeds , 10-JUL-00 - 13-JUL-00.
Coleman, Edward (1999) [Chaired Session], Collectio Canonum Hibernensis, University College Dublin , 26-MAR-99 - 27-MAR-99.
Coleman, Edward (1999) [Conference Technical Committee Chairperson], Ireland and Crusades form the twelfth to the twentieth century, Newman House, University College Dublin , 10-SEP-97 - 10-SEP-99.
Coleman, Edward (1999) Urban unrest in eleventh-century Italy: Cremona, Milan and Pavia compared. [Oral Presentation], International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, University of Leeds , 12-JUL-99 - 15-JUL-99.
Coleman, Edward (1997) Order and disorder in the Italian Communes in the lifetime and writings of Bishop Sicard of Cremona (1185-1215). [Invited Oral Presentation], 32nd International Congress on medieval Studies, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo , 08-MAY-97 - 11-MAY-97.
Coleman, Edward (1997) The Pope's man in Lombardy: Bishop Sicard of Cremna as legate of Innocent III. [Invited Oral Presentation], Pope Innocent III and his world, Hofstra University, New York , 01-MAY-97 - 03-OCT-97.
Coleman, Edward (1996) Population, social organization and plitics, a Lombard case-study: Cremona in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, University of Leeds , 08-JUL-96 - 11-JUL-96.
Coleman, Edward (1996) Death comes to the bishop: the clergy and political power in eleventh- and twelfth-century Cremona. [Invited Oral Presentation], Eary medieval Italy III, University of Nottingham , 24-FEB-96 - 24-FEB-96.

Committees

Committee : Graduates School Board, College of Arts and Celtic Studies
Committee : Graduate Committee, School of History and Archives
Committee : Board of Medieval Studies, College of Arts and Celtic Studies
Committee : Executive, School of History and Archives

Employment

Employer: Department of History, University of Reading
Position: Lecturer
Employer: Combined Departments of History, now School of History and Archives, University College Dublin
Position: Lecturer

Education

Year 1987 Institution: Oxford University, UK
Qualification: Dr Phil Subject:
Year 1982 Institution: University of Glasgow, Scotland
Qualification: MA Subject:
Year 2016 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: Diploma Subject: Professional Diploma in University Teaching and Learning

Languages

Italian:
Latin:
French:
German:
 

Outreach Activities

Dr Coleman has  given  recent public lectures in the Italian Institute of Culture Dublin ('The Italian Risorgimento in its Historical Setting. A contribution to a round table on 150 years of the unity of Italy',  7 February 2011),  to the Dante Society, Belfast ('The Battle of Legnano and Italian national identity',  9 February 2012),   and  in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council, ( 'The Crusader's tale' , a contribution to 'Tales of Medieval Dublin' series, 18 Sepember 2012). He has also recently appeared on radio  ( 2 September 2012, as a member of panel on the Borgias to the 'Taking History' programme, Newstalk FM, and 10 September, 2012,  in an interview about the Crusades in the 'Looking Back' programme on Dublin City FM.)                      
   

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Coleman, E (2017) 'Disputed possession, legal process and memory in thirteenth-century Lombardy: the case of Guastalla and Luzzara (1193-1227)' In: Ross Balzaretti, Julia Barrow, Patricia Skinner (eds). Italy and Medieval Europe. Essays in honour of Chris Wickham. Oxford: Oxford Universtiy Press. [Details]
Coleman, Edward (2015) ''Powerful adversaries': the Knights Templar, Landholding and Litigation in the Lordship of Ireland' In: Martin Brown, Colmán Ó Clabaigh OSB (eds). Soldiers of Christ: the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller in medieval Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press. , pp.184-194 [Details]
Coleman, Edward (2014) 'The Crusader's Tale' In: Sparky Brooket and Cherie N.Peters (eds). Tales of Medieval Dublin. Dublin: Four Courts Press. , pp.92-101 Available Online [Details]
Coleman, E. (2013) 'Bishop and commune in twelfth-century Cremona: The interface of secular and ecclesiastical power' In: Frances Andrews, Agata Pincelli (eds). Churchmen and Urban Government in late medieval Italy c.1200-c.1450. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , pp.25-42 [DOI] [Details]
Clarke, Peter D., and Anne J.Duggan (2012) '' A city to be built for the glory of God, St Peter and the whole of Lombardy': Alexander III, Alessandria and the Lombard League in contemporary sources'' In: Peter D. Clarke, Anne J.Duggan (eds). Pope Alexander III ( 1159-81). The art of survival. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate. , pp.127-152 [Details]
Edward Coleman; (2010) 'The origins of the 'Signoria' in Cremona: the family background of Boso of Dovara' In: Conor Kostick (eds). Medieval Italy, Medieval and Early Modern Women. Essay in honour of Christine Meek. Dublin: Four Courts Press. , pp.65-72 [Details]
Coleman, E.; (2007) 'Lombard city annals and the social and cultural history of northern Italy' In: S.Dale, D.J. Osheim, A.Williams (eds). Chronicling History. Chronicles and historians in medieval and Renaissance Italy. Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press. , pp.1-20 [Details]
Coleman, E.; (2004) 'Cities and Communes' In: Abulafia, D (eds). The Shorter Oxford History of Italy, vol.2 - Italy in the central Middle Ages. Oxford: Oxford. , pp.27-57 [Details]
Coleman, E.; (2003) 'Representative assemblies in communal Italy' In: Barnwell, P.S. & Mostert, M (eds). Political assemblies in the Earlier Middle Ages. *: Turnhout. , pp.193-210 [Details]
Edward Coleman; (2003) ''The Lombard League: history and myth'' In: H.B.Clarke, J.Devlin, eds (eds). European Encounters. Essays in memory of Albert Lovett.(Dublin). , pp.55-77 [Details]
Coleman, E.; (2002) ''Sicard of Cremona as legate of Innocent III in Lombardy'' In: A.Sommerlechner, E.Ewig, eds (eds). Innocent III, Urbis and Orbis. Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medio Evo (Rome). Rome: *. , pp.929-953 [Details]
Edward Coleman; (1998) 'Sense of Community and Civic Identity in the Italian Communes' In: J.Hill, M.Swan eds (eds). The Community, the Family and the Saint. Patterns of Power in Early Medieval Europe, in International Medieval Research.(Turnhout). , pp.45-60 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Edward Coleman; (1999) ''The Italian Communes. Recent work and current trends''. Medieval History Journal, 25 (No.4):373-397. [Details]

Other Journals

Edward Coleman; (1996) ''Italy's first Northern League?'' History Today 46 (10) :6-8. Available Online [Details]
Edward Coleman; (1993) ''Nasty habits - satire and the medieval monk'' History Today 43 (6) :36-42. Available Online [Details]
Coleman, E (1991) 'Incastellamento on the Po Plain: Cremona and its territory in the tenth century' Reading Medieval Studies 17 :77-101. [Details]
     

Dictionary Entry

Edward Coleman; (2010) 'Philip James Jones (1921-2006)' in Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Dictionary Entry Available Online [Details]
Edward Coleman; (2007) 'Frederick Barbarossa and the Lombard League' in Atlas of Medieval Europe. Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Dictionary Entry [Details]
                 

Website article

Coleman, Edward (2015) CÚPLA  NÓIMÉAD  Edward Coleman. Website article Available Online [Details]
Coleman, E.; (2004) Bossi's Lega nord: history and myth. Website article Available Online [Details]
       

Video/TV

Coleman, Edward (2016) The Templars. Video/TV [Details]
         

Translation

Edward Coleman; (2009) 'The origins of the commune of Cremona: three texts (996-1097)' in Medieval Italy. Texts in translation. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Translation [Details]
 

Book Reviews

Coleman, E (2000) Community and clientele in twelfth-century Tuscany: The origins of the rural commune in the Plain of Lucca. Oxford: Book Reviews [Details]
Coleman, Edward (1995) Review of Daniel Waley, Siena and the Siennese in the thirteenth century (1991). Oxford: Book Reviews [Details]
                                 

Radio Presentation

Coleman, Edward (2015) Knights of St John of Malta. Radio Presentation [Details]
Coleman,Edward (2012) The Borgias. Radio Presentation [Details]
                                               

Research

Research Interests

Principally the political and social history of the north Italian city-communes in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, in particular such topics as communal origins, conflict and conflict resolution, representations of authority, city leagues, civic identity and city chronicles. Also in the history of Crusade in Italy and in Ireland.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Candidate: Sinead O'Sullivan: Early Medieval Glosses: The Spread of Learning and Transmission of Knowledge in the Early Middle Ages.
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-01 / 30-SEP-02
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe.
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-15 / 30-SEP-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : New histories of Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Start Date / End Date : 03-AUG-09 / 31-JAN-11

Recent Postgraduates

Completed PhDs.

2014 Paolo Virtuani, 'The Knights of St John of Jerusalem in medieval Ireland (c.1169-1378)'.

Completed MLitts.

2001 Patrick Hurley, ' Byzantine imperial policy in Italy form the sixth to the ninth centuries AD'.
2000 Matthew Doyle, 'Bernard of Clairvaux and the Schools. A study of the intellectual life of the twelfth century'.

Current Postgraduate Students

Yuanding Wang, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Daniele Troilo, Master of Literature (MLitt)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Caren Mulcahy, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching is based on a research-led and student-centred approach. I seek to blend recent innovations and best practice in pedagogical methodology with the experience derived from many years of teaching history at third level in order to achieve a balanced, stimulating and educative experience.