The social & cultural history of Continental Europe in Late Antiquity & the Middle Ages.
- Formerly Senior Fellow and Professor of History, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto and University of Toronto
Medieval literary theory and the psychology of literary response; poetic identity in the Middle Ages; Nietzschean slow reading; medieval religious writing ("vernacular theology"); Syon Abbey; history of the book
Medieval history; heresy, inquisition & 'religions': university texts as the locus for medieval thought about contemporary social topics such as medicine, peoples and population.
History and culture of Russia & Eastern Europe, Medieval & Early Modern; cultural and social history of information technologies