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Junior Professorship for Economic History of the Middle Ages

Economic History of the Middle Ages

Spike Gibbs has been Junior Professor for the Economic History of the Middle Ages in the Chair group for Medieval History since January 2022.

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Job opportunity: Academic Employee (m/f/d) (65%)

The Junior Professor for the Economic History of the Middle Ages is searching for an academic employee to work on the project, Political, Economic and Social Networks in the Late Medieval Village. Please find more information in the full advertisement available here.


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New Research on Medieval Economic History

The Chair of Medieval History and the Junior Professorship of Medieval Economic History would like to invite you to the lectures of the research seminar “New Research on Medieval Economic History”. During the seminar, researchers from USA, UK, Spain and Germany will present their results and topics for discussion. For more information, please see the programme. We look forward to seeing you!

Report on the Workshop: 'Close Ties? The Economic Impacts of “Feudal” Lordship in the Middle Ages', 11.12.-13.12.2023

On 11.12.23 – 13.12.23 the Junior Professorship for the Economic History of the Middle Ages at Mannheim and the Chair for Medieval History at Graz jointly organised the workshop ‘Close Ties? The Economic Impacts of 'Feudal' Lordship in the Middle Ages’. The event brought together researchers from across Europe and the United States to discuss how lordship impacted on economies and societies throughout Eurasia through a range of thought-provoking papers. We also enjoyed a museum trip to see the SCHUM Jewish heritage sites in Speyer. We look forward to future collaborations stemming from this event and welcome any inquiries from researchers interested in this topic! – Dr. Alex Spike Gibbs

Blog post by Spike Gibbs: “Political Peasants? Local authority in late medieval and early modern England” (Cambridge University Press, 25.09.2023)

In the blog post, Spike Gibbs provides a wonderful insight into his book “Lordship, State Formation and Local Authority in Late Medieval and Early Modern England”, which deals, among other things, with the role of tenants in English local communities. In the text linked below, you can also find out what Gibbs' book has to do with the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. We hope you enjoy reading it.

New publication by Spike Gibbs: “Lordship, State Formation and Local Authority in Late Medieval and Early Modern England”

We look forward to the publication of Spike Gibbs' book “Lordship, State Formation and Local Authority in Late Medieval and Early Modern England” as part of the Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought series. In his work, Gibbs uses previously untapped archival records to show how local authority and social structures adapted in response to the decline of lordship and the process of state formation in England. The book covers the period from 1300 to 1650. We hope you enjoy the “Look inside”.


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  • Inaugural Lecture by Spike Gibbs and Astrid Lembke (27.09.2023 at 18:45 Uhr in SN 169)

    We would like to invite you to the joint inaugural lecture by Spike Gibbs and Astrid Lembke followed by a reception on 27 September 2023 at 6:45 pm. The two will speak on “Social Order and Power Dynamics – kreative Reaktionen auf hierarchische Strukturen in der europäischen Vormoderne”. The event will take place in Mannheim Schloss, SN 169. We look forward to seeing you!

  • New Research on Medieval Economic History

    The Chair of Medieval History and the Junior Professorship of Medieval Economic History would like to invite you to the lectures of the research seminar “New Research on Medieval Economic History”. During the seminar, researchers from Great Britain and the German-speaking countries will present their results and topics for discussion. For more information, please see the programme. We look forward to seeing you!

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