Roll and Codex. Formats of administrative literacy in royal administrations in Western Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries
In the twelfth century pragmatic literacy developed in vast parts of Western Europe. In England and France, the royal financial administration and chancellery were the driving powers behind this development. The roll format took a prominent position in the royal written records in England, in contrast to France where the book format was predominant. The two primary objectives of my research are to show the link between format and content, as well as the significance of administrative literacy for the formation of the pre-modern state. Those two questions will be answered through an analysis of the exterior structure of the rolls, their language as well as their use. The study will be centered on the reigns of King John (1199-1216) and Henry III (1216-1272) in England and Philip II Augustus (1180-1223) in France.
Since 10/2015: PhD student position at project B 10 at the SFB 933 (Collaborative Research Center 933)
04/2013-09/2015: MA studies in Medieval and Early Modern History at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and University of Poitiers (France)
10/2009-03/2013: BA studies in History and European Ethnology/Cultural History at the University of Jena (Germany) and the University of Basel (Switzerland)