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Jonathan Farr

Doctoral Candidate in History

1029 Tisch Hall, Ann Arbor MI, 48109-1003

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, Graduate Student Fellow 2013-2014
    • Forum on Research in Medieval Studies (RIW), Graduate Student Coordinator 2011-2012
  • Fields of Study
    • Europe: Medieval
    • W. Eur: Historiography
    • Soc/Cult Identity & Power
  • About

    Jonathan specializes 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 monarchical states, and new mendicant religious orders articulated and contested urban identities and spatial imaginaries.

  • Education
    • BA, History, Washington University, 2005
    • MA, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Univ College London, 2008
  • Presentations
    • New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference: Reading Medieval Landscapes, March 5, 2011 Paper title: “Reshaping Memory and Space in Thirteenth-Century Toulouse”
    • International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 13-16, 2010 Paper title: “Estoires and Ymages: Regarding the Past in the Roman d’Alexandre”