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Power and Society in the Later Middle Ages


Dr. M.J.M. (Mario) Damen

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis

Description of the research group programme

This group comprises historians of the later Middle Ages (c. 1000-1500) working across and beyond Western Europe, including France, England, Italy, Iberia, the Near East and, of course, the Low Countries. We explore questions related to identity formation (including territoriality and health), social dynamics (including communication), political representation, legitimation and resistance, and the role that texts, rituals, the built environment and material culture played in shaping them.

Main activities

  • Four annual seminars
  • Workshop
  • Conference panel/s
  • Individual and collective publications

Research projects

At this moment members of the research group participate in three projects financed by NWO and ERC: