Jeff Doolittle

Jeffrey Doolittle

Dissertation Title: Early Medieval Medical Culture at Montecassino

Advisor: Dr. Richard Gyug

Research Interests: social and cultural history of early medieval monasticism; early medieval medical knowledge; Montecassino and the Beneventan script; southern Italy in the context of Mediterranean networks of intellectual and material exchange

Preferred Email: jdoolittle1@fordham.edu

Educational Background

  • MA, Medieval British Studies (with Distinction) Cardiff University, 2006
  • Thesis: “Saints and Monasteries in the Landscape: Representations of Monastic Space in Early Celtic Hagiography”
  • BA, History and Political Science (summa cum laude), Ramapo College of New Jersey, 2003

Publications

  • “Negotiating Murder in the Historiae of Gregory of Tours,” chapter in Murder Most Foul: Medieval and Early Modern Homicide, ed. Larissa Tracy. Publication forthcoming by Boydell and Brewer.
  • “Charlemagne in Girona: Liturgy, Legend and the Memory of Siege,” chapter in The Latin Charlemagne, ed. William Purkis and Matthew Gabriele. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell and Brewer, 2016.
  •  “Inana/Ishtar.” In Mythology for Storytellers: Themes and Tales from Around the World, edited by Josepha Sherman, 235-237. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2008.

Conference Papers

  • “’Mirubalanus est genus coriote nascitur in egypto’: Mapping Pharmaceutical Provenance in Early Medieval Recipe Collections,” Paper accepted for a panel at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK, 3-6 July 2017.
  • “‘One Must Know Weights and Measures’: Adapting Classical and Biblical Metrology in Early Medieval Medical Texts,” Joint Meeting of the British Society for the History of Science, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science and the History of Science Society, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 22-25, 2016.
  • De innumeris remediorum utilitatibus: Constructing a Medical Recipe Collection at Early Medieval Montecassino,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2016.
  • “Reframing the Works of Pliny in the Early Middle Ages: Montecassino and Monastic Medical Culture,” Inter-University Doctoral Consortium Annual Conference, New York City, NY, April 1, 2016.
  • “The Logic of Early Medieval Medicine: The Design and Use of Medical Texts from Montecassino (MSS 69 and 97),” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 8-11, 2014.
  • “The Sieges of Girona and the Charlemagne Legend in Catalunya,” International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK, July 2, 2013.
  • “Family Consciousness in Lombard Italy:  The First Dynasty of Salerno, 861-977,” Haskins Society Conference, Boston, MA, November 3, 2012.

Classes taught

  • Medieval Barbarians (Fordham University)
  • Understanding Historical Change: Modern Europe (Fordham University)
  • Understanding Historical Change: Medieval Europe (Fordham University)
  • Medieval History Honors (Fordham University)
  • Liberal Arts Research Module (Fordham London Centre)
  • Medieval and Renaissance Europe (Orange County Community College)
  • Age of Revolutions (Orange County Community College)
  • World History to 1500 (Orange County Community College)
  • World History since 1500 (Orange County Community College)
  • United States History to 1865 (Orange County Community College)
  • United States History since 1865 (Orange County Community College)

Awards and Fellowships

  • Research Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University (2016/17)
  • Senior Teaching Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University (2015/16)
  • Joseph F. O’Callaghan Graduate Essay Prize, Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University (2013)
  • Mooney Travel Fellowship, Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University (2013)
  • Joseph F. O’Callaghan Graduate Essay Prize, Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University (2012)
  • Albert J. Loomie Prize, History Department, Fordham University (2012)

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