KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2013
University Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Nora Berend studied medieval history at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Paris and at Columbia University (New York, USA, Master 1992, Ph.D. 1996). She became a Research Fellow at St Catharine's College Cambridge (1996-1999) and worked as a University Lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London (1999-2000). Since 2000 she has been teaching at the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, initially as a University Assistant Lecturer, then Lecturer and currently as University Senior Lecturer.
Nora Berend specialises in medieval European history (10^th -- 15^th Century); her main focus is on social and religious history. Past research topics included the changing regulation of child oblation in canon law, the place of non-Christians in medieval Christian society, including economic, social, legal and religious interaction, medieval frontiers, the links between Christianization and the territorialization of power. Her research interests also include ideas of Christendom, sanctity and the history of social exclusion. Her book /At the Gate of Christendom: Jews, Muslims and 'Pagans' in Medieval Hungary c. 1000-1300/ (Cambridge 2001) was awarded the Gladstone Prize for best book on non-British history by the Royal Historical Society. Other important publications are: /Medieval Frontiers: Concepts/ /and Practices/ (Ashgate 2002, co-edited with David Abulafia) and /Christianization and the Rise of Christian/ /Monarchy: Scandinavia, Central Europe and Rus'c. 900-1200/ (Cambridge 2007, editor).
During her stay with us, Nora Berend will be working on a project entitled: "Religion and Identity in Hungary and the Iberian Peninsula".
- Ph.D., Medieval History, Columbia University, New York, USA, 1996
- M. phil., Medieval History, Columbia University, New York, USA, 1992
- D.E.A. (~M.A.), Medieval History, École des Hautes en Études Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, 1990
- B.A., History, Eötvös L. Tudománygyetem, Budapest, Hungary, 1989
Duration: September 2013 to March 2014
Project: Religion and Identity in Hungary and the Iberian Peninsula