I am a historian of late antique and early medieval history, interested in the role of hagiography and the cults of saints in the cultural and social history of their time. In my PhD dissertation, I have examined the hagiographical corpus of Gregory of Tours and showed that three of his hagiographical works (the Glory of the Martyrs, the Glory of the Confessors, and the Vita Paturm) were actually meant to be read together as an ecclesiastical history. This history, I argue, helped Gregory to construct a Gallo-Christian identity for the people living in sixth-century Merovingian Gaul. My current research examines Gregory of Tours’ autobiographical anecdotes in his historiographical and hagiographical works and aims at showing how Gregory tried to write his own hagiography and construct his future cult as a saint.
I teach Russian language, literature, and culture at Williams College, and my research focuses on performance–construed in the broadest possible sense–in Russian culture. I’ve published on topics ranging from early Soviet show trials to the cult of personality surrounding Vladimir Putin.
I wrote my master’s thesis on ancient Greek and Roman libraries, and my PhD thesis on the abandonment of sanctuaries and transfer of cults in Ancient Greece. I am now studying the interaction between sanctuaries and scholarship in Ancient Greece.
I am a Berlin-based prehistoric archaeologist involved in research projects between the Carpathian Basin and the Near East, with a focus on the Neolithic and Bronze Age. My research interests include the archaeology of religion and cult, metallurgy, agents of craft in prehistory, and distribution modes of prehistoric innovations.
I am a historian of Early Modern Britain and Europe, specializing in the gender history, the history of medicine and the history of the family. Starting in June 2020, I will be a Gerda Henkel Scholar, working on a project entitled “Sisterhood in Early Modern England”. The project will culminate in a book exploring the relationships between adult married sisters in the seventeenth century and the roles they played in creating and maintaining kinship networks. In 2017, I published Infertility in Early Modern England (Palgrave-MacMillan). The book explores infertility and fertility problems not only as medical conditions but as social and cultural problems. In doing so, it highlights the specific ways in which medicine, religion, and the gendered social order interacted around problems of fertility and reproduction. I earned my PhD in History from Brown University in 2012, after which I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, first in the department of History and then in the Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Independent researcher, lecturer, reader. Segambut Dalam, Malaysia.
Liz Deegan is a PhD student in the Department of English, Michigan State University. She has completed her Masters in English at Oklahoma State University in 2018. Liz’s research focuses primarily on the intersections of queer and feminist theories, cultural studies, and film and visual media. Her interests oscillate between cult and/or camp popular culture and underground, queer, avant-garde cinema, but focuses on work that disrupts long held patterns and practices within the visual world. This attention paid to disruption is borne out of her fascination with acts of formal, affective, or aesthetic rebellion, and how these alterations queer their medium-based landscape.
Historian, archaeologist. My research is focusing on:
- – Roman religion in the Danubian provinces, especially the case study of Dacia
- cult of Mithras in Dacia and the Danubian provinces
- history of archaeological thought in Romania and Central-East Europe
- heritage of Béla Cserni and András Bodor
- public archaeology in Romania