Jonathan Farr

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Graduate Student Research Fellow

  • About

    Jonathan Farr is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan specializing in medieval European history. His research explores the relationship between the religious and political changes of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and the transformation of urban spaces in southern France. Drawing on both textual and material evidence, his dissertation project traces how citizens, expanding monarchist states, and new mendicant religious orders articulated and contested urban identities and spatial imaginaries.

    Research Plans

    Jonathan's Eisenberg fellowship funds will be used to survey medieval architectural remains in Narbonne and visit archives both in Narbonne and Paris. Specifically, he will examine the Doat collection at the Bibliothèque Nationale and the Archives Municipales de Narbonne, which possess town records extending back to 1148.

  • Education
    • BA, History, Washington University, 2005
    • MA, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Univ College London, 2008