Network for the Study of  Late Antique and
Early Medieval Monasticism

As a result of the sessions on Negotiating Monasticism in the Early Middle Ages at the 2011 Kalamazoo conference, we decided to establish a research network for scholars who work prmarily on the history of monasticism in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. The purpose of this network is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information and to encourage collaboration and discussion. We also organize conference sessions in Leeds and Kalamazoo.

Any scholar working on early monasticism (roughly within the first millennium A.D.) is invited to participate, particularly those working on Ph.D. projects and those in the early stages of their careers.

We publish a quarterly email newsletter with information about new publications and projects, upcoming events, and calls for support and collaboration. We also post information about recent publications, conferences, jobs and fellowships on this website.
Many members of the network have a page on

For more information or to join the network, please contact Albrecht Diem (

Kalamazoo/Leeds: Call for Papers - Conferences - New publications - Bibliography monasticism (just updated!) - Online dissertations - New titles in early medieval history - Hildemar - Fellowships - Jobs

News: Our first project, a collaborative translation of Hildemar of Civate's Expositio in Regulam S. Benedicti, is online now.

Calls for papers/Conferences/Upcoming Network Sessions


Christian Monasticism from East to West Monastic Traditions and Modernity in Europe International Conference – University of Graz (Austria)
17-19 June 2015

Monastic Europe: Landscape & Settlement  International Conference, 22-25 August 2015

Beyond ‘Gays in the Church’: New Approaches to the Histories of Christianity and Same-Sex Desire
A Conference and Discussion, 25-26 September 2015

Making Europe: Columbanus and his Legacy, Conferences in Bangor (May 22-24, 2015), Luxeuil (Sept. 16-20) and Bobbio (Nov. 21-22, 2015).



(June 30, 2015)

Emily Albu (University of California, Davis)
            (department; publications)
              Research interests: Medieval cartography and the Peutinger map, translation of the Casus Sancti Galli (in collaboration with Natalia Lozovski)

Kirsten Ataoguz (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne)
    (, department; publications)
    Research interests: Carolingian Art/Iconography, Churraethia

Lucy Barnhouse (Fordham University)
            Research interests:

Jesse Billett (University of Toronto, Toronto School of Theology)

Lisa M. Bitel (University of Southern California Dornsife)
            Research interests: late antique/early medieval religion & the supernatural

Noah Blan (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
            (; department)
            Research interests: medieval foodways, environmental history

Gordon Blennemann (Universität Erlangen/Deutsches Historisches Institut)
            (DHI; department; publications)
            Research interests: Early Medieval Burgundy, martydom, hagiography

David Brakke (Ohio State University, Columbus OH)
            (department; publications)
            Research interests: monasticism in late antiquity, Egypt, Shenoute of Atripe, Evagrius Ponticus

Paul A. Brazinski (Catholic University of America, Washington DC)
; publications)
            Research interests: Cappadocians, Byzantine, pilgrimage souvenirs

Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom (Wittenberg University, Springfield OH)
            (department; publications)
            Research interests: Monastic Archaeology in the Mediterranean World; Landscape Archaeology; Archaeology of Religion;
            Byzantine Archaeology of Monastic Settlements; Domestic Archaeology and Food Consumption Habits

Scott Bruce (University of Colorado at Boulder)
            (department;; publications)
            Research Interests: Cluniac Monasticism, Hagiography, Latin Poetry

Frater Héctor Manuel Calderón Muñoz (Pontifical Gregorian University, Instituto di Spiritualità)
            (manueloar [at]
            Research interests: Augustinianism and spirituality

Kenneth Carveley (College of the Resurrection, Mirfield)
            (College homepage)
              Research interests: Cistercian monasticism; Hugh of Fouilloy's Cloister of the Soul)
Béatrice Caseau (Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV)

            (, home page, publications)
            Research Interests: Byzantine monasticism

Renie Choy (Pembroke College, Oxford University)
            (; publications)
            Research interests: Monastic intercessory prayer

Martin Claussen (University of San Francisco)
            (department, publications)
            Research Interests: Carolingian monastic reforms, Benedict of Aniane

John-Henry Clay (Durham University)

    (, department, publications)
    Research interests: Anglo-Saxon monasticism, archeology

Isabelle Cochelin (University of Toronto)
    (, department, publications)
    Resarch interests: Monastic Customaries, Lifecycle, Entrance in monastery, Monastic Servants, Cluny

Lynda Coon (University of Arkansas)
            (department, publications)
            Research interests: Gender & Sexuality, Early Medieval Asceticism, Biblical Exegesis

Adrian Cornell du Houx (Lancaster University)
            (; department)
            Research interests: religion in the 10th and 11th centuries, lay sanctity, hagiography, pilgrimage

Thomas Cramer (Seattle University)
            (department; publications)
            Research interests: the social impact of religious institutions and theology in early medieval Europe; gender and authority.

Fabio Cusimano (Officina di Studi Medievali, Palermo)
            (Mediaeval Sophia; Officina di Studi Medievali;
f.cusimano [at]; publications)
            Research interests: Benedict of Aniane, Carolingian monasticism, Manuscript Studies, Digital Humanities

Jérémy Delmulle (Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes)
            Research interests: Prosper of Aquitaine, John Cassian, manuscript studies

Hendrik Dey (Hunter College, New York)
    (department, publications)
    Research interests: Monastic architecture, archeology

Albrecht Diem (Syracuse University)
    (academia edu, homepage, department, publications)
    Research interests: Monastic Rules, Irish monasticism on the continent, monastic hagiography, manuscript studies

Maximilian Diesenberger (Institute for Medieval Research, Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna)
           (publications; cv; publications)
            Research interests: Bavaria, hagiography, manuscript studies

Patricia Eshagh (Claremont Graduate University)
            Research interests: Egyptian monasticism; Coptic studies

Peter Erhart (Stiftsarchiv St. Gallen)
            Research interests: early Italian monasticism. Monasteries around the Lake of Constance

Mattheus Figuinha (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
    (academia edu, publications)
    Research interests: monastic economy, Late Antique monasticism; Augustine’s monasticism and anti-Donatism
Abigail Firey (University of Kentucky)
            (department; Carolingian Canon Law Project; publications)
            Research interests: legal history, textual transmission, the Carolingian Canon Law (CCL) project

Deanna D. Forsman (North Hennepin Community College)
            Research interests: Merovingian Francia; Late Antique Britain/England; Identity (as a situational construct); Community (and the roles foreigners play within them)

Yaniv Fox (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)
            (, home page, publications)
            Research interests: Columbanian monasticism

Florian Gallon (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Hispaniques et Ibériques, Casa de Velazquez, Madrid)
            (; department; publications)
            Research interests: Iberian monasticism

Mary Garrison (Unversity of York)
            (department; publications)
            Research interests: Carolingian monasticism, Alcuin, manuscript studies)

Valerie Garver (Northern Illinois University)
            (department; publications)
            Resarch interests: textiles, women, gender, childhood, material culture

Cristian Gaşpar (Central European University, Budapest)
            (department; publications)
            Research interests: Hagiography, Theodoret of Cyrrus, Adalbert of Bremen

Inbar Graiver (Tel Aviv University)
            Research interests: asceticism, early monastic spirituality, late antiquity, and cognitive psychology

Matthew Gillis (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
            Research interests: Gottschalk of Orbais; Carolinigan theology; Carolingian poetry

Thomas Granier (Université de Montpellier)
            (departement; publications)
            Research interests: Montecassino
            Project description

Monica Green (History at Arizona State University)
            (department;; research project: Antidotorium Magnum)
            Research interests: Health; Medical Manuscripts; Digital Humanities;

Jannis Grossmann (University of Vienna)
            (; publications)
            Research interests: Early monasticism, Pachomios, Hagiography (Greek, Coptic, Arabic), Christian Sinai

Zachary (Zack) Guiliano (Cambridge University)
            (; department)
            Research interests: manuscript studies; early medieval exegesis and preaching; Homiliary of Paul the Deacon; use and transmission of patristic literature

Justin Haar (University of Southern California)
            (department;; website)
            Research interests: Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman monasticism and hagiography

Symke Haverkamp (University of St. Andrews)
            Research interests: Augustine, Late Antique philosophy, Gottschalk, Eriugena

Julian Hendrix (UCLA/Carthage University, Kenosha WI)
    (, St. Gall Monastery Plan Project, publications)
    Research interests: monastic liturgy, commemoration of the dead, St. Gallen Monastery Plan, manuscript studies

Charles Hilken (St. Mary's College of California)
    (department, publications)
    Research intereststs: Chapter room, Benedictines, Beneventan minuscule

Stefan Hodges-Kluck (University of Tennessee at Knoxville)
            Research interests: The role of classical paideia in late ancient ascetic theory and praxis

Hans Hummer (Wayne State University)

    (, department, publications)
    Research interests: Merovingian/Carolingian political history, aristocracy, cartularies

Fausto Iannello (Università degli Studi di Messina)
            (faustoiannello [at]
            Research interests: Early Medieval Hagiography; Comparative Religion; Early Irish Christianity; Celtic Monasticism

Teemu Immonen (University of Helsinki)
           (; department; project description; publications)
            Research interests: Montecassino, hagiography, liturgy, pictorial arts

Andrew Irving (General Theological Seminary, New York)
            Research intrests: liturgy, Beneventan studies, manuscript studies, material culture

Grigory Kessel (Marburg University)
            Research interests: Syriac monasticism, Manuscript studies, transmission and reception history of monastic literature.
            (; publications)

Walter Kettemann
            (; walter.kettemann [at]; publications)
            Research interests: Early Medieval Monasticism, Prosopography, Carolingian Annals

John Kitchen (University of Alberta)
            (department; publications)
            Research interests: theory; methodology; theology; hagiography

Rutger Kramer (Institue for Medieval Research, Vienna)
            (institute; publications)
            Research interests: Carolingian monasticism, Benedict of Aniane

Paola Lavarini (Università degli Studi di Padova_
            Research interests: Monastic exile in late antiquity and the early middle ages

Daniel Lemeni (West University of Timisoara, Romania)
            Research interests:
Estern Orthodox Theology and Spirituality; Desert Fathers; Ascetic writers

Mante Lenkaityte (University of Fribourg)
          (; publications)
           Research interests: early Latin monastic literature, monastery of Lérins

James LePree (City College of New York)
            Research interests: Monastic Rules, Marovingian/Carolingian monasticism
Natalia Lozovsky (visiting scholar at the University of California-Berkeley)
            (contact information)           
            Research interests: early medieval education, especially in the "sciences", transl. of the Casus Sancti Galli (collaborative project)

Hubertus Lutterbach (University of Duesburg-Essen)
            (department; publications)
            Research interests: sexuality, penitentials, theology

Michael Martin (Fort Lewis College)
            Research interests: Carolingian Sermon Literature, Hiberno-Latin exegesis/studies, the Italian Homiliary, archaeology

Bernadette McCarthy (University College, Cork)
            Research interests: Irish monasticism; monastic archaeology)
            (; publications)

Ksenia Medvedeva (National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow)
            Research interests: Coptic monasticism; Russian Orthodox female monasticism
            (; department)

Sven Meeder (Utrecht University)
            Research interests: canon law
           (home page; publications)

Rob Meens (Untrecht Univeristy)
            (department; publications)
            Research interests: Penitentials

Matthieu van der Meer (Syracuse University)
            (department;; publications)
            Research interests: Latin philology, manuscript studies, commentaries to the Regula Benedicti, medieval education, Platonism

Ekaterini Mitsiou (Institute for Byzantine Studies, Vienna)
           Research interests: Byzantine monasticism, double monasteries, female monasticism
            (academia edu; publications; cv)

Francisco J. Moreno Martín (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
            Research interests: Spanish monasticism; monastic architecture; monastic archeology
             (; publications)

Hildegund M
üller (Notre Dame University)
            (department; publications)
            Research interests: Latin; Augustine; sermons

David Natal Villazala
            (facebook; publications)       
            Research interests: Italian monasticism, Ambrose, monastic theology

Meta Niederkorn-Bruck (Institut für Österreichische Geschichsforschung/University of Vienna)
           (department; institute; publications on early medieval topics)
            Research interests: Liturgy, hagiography, music, paleography, martyrologia

Christian Nyampeta (Goldsmith College, London)
            (department; project)
            Research interests: Idiorrhythmy as found in the practices of anchorites

Artur Obluski (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)
            (research project;
            Research interests: Nubian monasticism; monastic archeology

Father Leonard-Daniel Oltean (EHES, Paris)
            (daniel.oltean [at]
            Research interests: Byzantine monasticism, rules, typica, internal life in monasteries

Alex O'Hara (Institute for Medieval Research, Vienna)
            (; publications)
            Research interests: Columbanian monasticism, Spanish monasticism)

James Palmer (University of St. Andrews)
            Research interests: Carolingian and Anglo-Saxon hagiography, apocalyptic traditions

Krijn Pansters (Tilburg University)
            (; publications)
            Research interests: spirituality, virtues, rules

Fernand Peloux (Université Toulouse II-le Mirail)
            (department; publications)
            Research interests: bishops and monasteries in early medieval Languedoc

Elaine Pereira Farrell (University College Dublin/Utrecht University)
            Research interests: Penitential literature and monastic rules
            (; Dublin; Utrecht; Penitential project.

Lorenzo Perrone (Università di Bologna)
            (department; cv; publications)
            Research interests: Palestinian monasticism; Byzantine monasticism; Biblical exegesis

Greg Peters (Biola University)
            (department; publications)
            Research interests: monastic spirituality, the Rule of Benedict, relationship of monasticism to lay persons and reform movements

Warren Peze (Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne)
                (; publications)
                Research interests: Gottschalk of Orbais, Carolingian theology, heresies, manuscript studies)

Richard Pollard (UCLA/St. Gallen monastery plan-project)
           (;; publications)
            Research interests: Carolingian literary culture, especially in northern Italy. Heito’s Visio Wettini

Daniel Price (University of Toronto)
              Research interests: Hagiography, Gaul, Popular Piety, Exegetical Typology, Materiality.

Corinna Prior (University of Toronto)
            Research interests: Carolingian monasticism

Violeta Pușca
șu (University "Dunarea de Jos", Galati)
            (contact information; publications)
              Research interests: geographic aspects of monasticism, romanian (orthodox) monasteries (tipology, location) - urban vs isolated monasteries

Janneke Raaijmakers (Utrecht University)
            Research Inerests: Carolingian monasticism, relics, material culture
            (publications; department)
Claudia Rapp (University of Vienna)
            (publications; department)
            Research interests: Byzantine monasticism; hagiography

Ingrid Rembold (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
            Research interests: Carolingian monasticism, monastic immunities)

Philip Rousseau (Catholic University of America)
            (publications; department)
            Resarch interests: Early Christianity; Late Roman history; Ascetic culture

Samuel Rubenson (Lund University)
            (department; publications)
            Research interests: Early Monasticism and Classical Paideia

Annika Rulkens (University of Amsterdam)
            (department; publications)
            Research interests: Monastic architecture, Carolingian monasticism, perceptions of space

Christian Sahner (Princeton University)
            Research interests: Early Islamic History; Martyrdom; Muslim views of Christian monasticism

Benjamin Saltzman (Univ. of California-Berkeley)
             (, home page, Berkeley, publications)
             Research intereststs: Anglo-Saxon monasticism

Caroline Schroeder (University of the Pacific)
            Research interests: Egyptian mnasticism, children in monasteries, Shenute of Atripe, gender studies
            (home page; department; publications)

Blossom Stefaniw (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Faculty of Theology)
            Research interests: Masculinity and asceticism in early Christianity, especially late Roman Egypt

Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison)
            (department; publications)
            Research interests: Female Monasticism, Hagiography, Monastic space, Medieval embroidery)

Paula Tutty (University of Oslo)
            Research interests: Coptic, Late Antique, Pachomian, and coenobitic monasticism

Helene Scheck (State University of New York at Albany)
            Research interests:  intellectual culture; reform movements; women.

Alexandra Sheldon (Oxford University)
            Research interests:  Anglo-Saxon monasticism, burial archaeology, hagiography, Irish and Anglo-Saxon missions

Katherine Allen Smith (University of Puget Sound)
            Research interests: warfare (real and imagined) within monastic culture

Evina Steinova (Huyens Institute, The Hague)
            (; institute; publications)
            Research interests: early medieval knowledge economy, marginalia, florilegia

Columba Stewart (College of Saint Benedict/St. John's University; Hill Museum and Manuscript Library)
            (; publications)
            Research interests: Liturgical Studies; Theology; Manuscript Studies

Erin Szydloski (Ohio State University)
            Research interests: Masculinity and Purity; Anglo-Saxon monasticism

John Terry (University of Virginia)
            Research interests: Early Christianity, early med. monasticism, Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian conceptions of sacred space.

Mariël Urbanus (Utrecht University)
            Research interests: Carolingian monasticism; Hildemar of Corbie

Steven Vanderputten (University of Gent)
            (departement; publications)
            Research interests: Monastic reforms, hagiography

Fotis Vasileiou (Open University of Cyprus)
            Research interests: Cappadocians, Pseudo-Nilos's "Narrationes", Family
            (academia edu; publications)

Francesco Veronese (Università degli Studi di Padova)
            (; university)
            Research interests: Early medieval hagiography, relic translations, Reichenau

Nicole Volmerding (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies)
            Research interests: Old and Middle Irish language, medieval Irish literature, asceticism and eschatology

Marijana Vukovic (Central European University, Budapest)
            Research interests: Cassiodorus; hagiography

Susan Wade (Keene State College)
            Research interests: gender and early medieval monastic rules, monastic hagiography, and monastic dormitories.

Scott C. Wells (California State University, Los Angeles)
            Research interests:monasticism in East Francia/Germany; monastic concepts of history and sacred time; the body and embodiment, including relics

Joshua A. Westgard (iSchool, University of Maryland)
            (; publications)
            Research interests: the manuscripts of Bede, digital applications for manuscript studies

John B. Wickstrom (Weatern Michigan University, Kalamazoo)
            Research interests: Early medieval Benedictine life; the Carolingian cult of St. Maurus of Glanfeuil

Benjamin Wheaton (University of Toronto)
            Research interests: Venantius Fortunatus; sixth-century Francia, monastic theology

Robert Wisniewski (University of Warsaw)
            Research interests: Late antique monasticism; hagiography;
miracles and prophecy

Jamie Wood (University of Lincoln)
            (; department; publications)
            Research interests: Wisigothic monasticism

J. Clare Woods (Duke University)
            (CV; department; publications)
            Research interests: Hrabanus Maurus; manuscript studies; early medieval intellectual networks

Victoria Worth (UMASS Amherst)
            (vkworth [at] gmail . com)
            Research interests: female monasticism, women writers, manuscript culture, Anglo-Saxon history

Zachary Yuzwa (Cornell University)
            Research interests: Sulpicius Severius; Augustine; Medieval Latin

Bernhard Zeller (Institute for Medieval Research, Vienna)
            (institute; publications)
            Research interests: St. Gallen, charters, manuscript studies)

Alfons Zettler (University of Dortmund)
            (department; publications)
            Research interests: monastic archeology, Reichenau, literacy, necrologies

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Academic Jobs 

- If you know about jobs in medieval history, theology, archeology etc. that are not listed here, please contact us.

- If you successfully applied for a job or a fellowship listed here, please let us know!

                see also website of Johns Hopkins University; Cornell fellowships database.

Grants and Fellowships

last changes: June 30, 2015