Dr Andrew Roach

  • Senior Lecturer (History)

telephone: 01413305192
email: Andrew.Roach@glasgow.ac.uk

R201 Level 2, History, 10 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QH

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5822-1197

Research interests

From an interest in Western European heresy and popular religion I have branched out via the Bogomils into south-east Europe , networks and the economics of religion.

I am working on several projects including:

  • (with Willy Maley of English Lit) Milton the medievalist: Milton’s view of the MA in his History of Britain
  • (with Alex Marshall) Dynamics of the Drugs Trade: a model for the study of the medieval trade in slaves
  • The Devil’s World: heresy and society, 1100-1300 2nd edn to be published by Routledge, due 2017
  • South-east Europe in the late middle ages, 1204-1522: a history of the Balkans

As a long term project, I am continuing with my monograph: Lights: a study of illumination in the middle ages.

Publications

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Number of items: 22.

2020

Roach, A. (2020) Slavery, Religion and the Prus. Working Paper. University of Glasgow. (Early Online Publication)

Roach, A. P. and Marshall, A. (2020) The dynamics of the drugs trade: a model for the study of the medieval trade in slaves? In: Gruszczynski, J., Jankowiak, M. and Shepard, J. (eds.) Viking-Age Trade: Silver, Slaves and Gotland. Series: Routledge archaeologies of the Viking world. Routledge: London, UK. ISBN 9781138293946 (Accepted for Publication)

Roach, A. (2020) The people trafficking princes: slaves, silver and state formation in Poland. Slavonica, 25(2), pp. 132-156. (doi: 10.1080/13617427.2020.1841389)

Roach, A. (2020) Slavery, Religion and the Prus. In: 8th International Symposium "DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I", Skopje, Macedonia, 13-14 Nov 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

2014

Martowicz, A. and Roach, A. (2014) Polish Language Learning in Scotland: Key Facts and Opportunities. Cross-Party Group on Poland at the Scottish Parliament, Education Subcommittee: Edinburgh.

2013

Roach, A. and Simpson, J. (2013) Introduction. In: Roach, A. P. and Simpson, J. R. (eds.) Heresy and the Making of European Culture: Medieval and Modern Perspectives. Ashgate: Farnham, pp. 1-27. ISBN 9781472411815

Simpson, J. (2013) Dogging Cornwall’s 'secret freaks': Béroul on the limits of European orthodoxy. In: Roach, A. and Simpson, J. (eds.) Heresy and the Making of European Culture: Medieval and Modern Perspectives. Ashgate: Farnham, pp. 207-235. ISBN 9781472411815

Roach, A.P. and Simpson, J. (Eds.) (2013) Heresy and the Making of European Culture: Medieval and Modern Perspectives. Ashgate. ISBN 9781472411815

2012

Roach, A. and Angelovska-Panova, M. (2012) Punishment of heretics: comparisons and contrasts between Western and Eastern Christianity in the Middle Ages. Journal of History (Macedonia), 47(1), pp. 145-171.

2010

Ormerod, P. and Roach, A. (2010) Understanding terrorism and radicalisation: a network approach. History and Policy,

2008

Roach, A.P. and Rosewell, B. (2008) Building bridges : some lessons from the Middle Ages on the long-term economic impact of bridges over the Thames. Working Paper. Greater London Authority.

Roach, A. P. and Rosewell, B. (2008) Building bridges - some lessons from the Middle Ages on the long-term economic impact of bridges over the Thames. Working Paper. Greater London Authority, London.

Ormerod, P. and Roach, A.P. (2008) Emergent scale-free social networks in history: burning and the rise of English Protestantism. Cultural Science, 1(1),

2006

Roach, A.P. (2006) The competition for souls: Sava of Serbia and consumer choice in religion in the thirteenth century Balkans. Glasnik, 50(1),

2005

Roach, A.P. (2005) The Devil's World: Heresy and Society, 1100-1300. Pearson Longman: Harlow. ISBN 0582279607

2004

Omerod, P. and Roach, A.P. (2004) The medieval inquisition: scale-free networks and the suppression of heresy. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 339(3-4), pp. 645-652. (doi: 10.1016/j.physa.2004.03.020)

2002

Roach, A.P. and Gunn, V. (2002) Teaching medieval towns: group exercises, individual presentations and self-assessment. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 39(3), pp. 196-204. (doi: 10.1080/13558000210140965)

2001

Roach, A.P. (2001) Penance and the making of the Inquisition in Languedoc. Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 52(3), pp. 409-433. (doi: 10.1017/S0022046901008636)

Roach, A.P. (2001) Bogomils. In: Jones, D. (ed.) Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Fitzroy Dearborn: London, UK. ISBN 9781579581350

Roach, A.P. (2001) Censorship and Heresy, 1000-1500. In: Jones, D. (ed.) Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Fitzroy Dearborn: London, UK. ISBN 9781579581350

Roach, A.P. (2001) Dominican Order. In: Jones, D. (ed.) Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Fitzroy Dearborn: London, UK. ISBN 9781579581350

Roach, A.P. (2001) Waldensians. In: Jones, D. (ed.) Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Fitzroy Dearborn: London, UK. ISBN 9781579581350

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Number of items: 22.

Articles

Roach, A. (2020) The people trafficking princes: slaves, silver and state formation in Poland. Slavonica, 25(2), pp. 132-156. (doi: 10.1080/13617427.2020.1841389)

Roach, A. and Angelovska-Panova, M. (2012) Punishment of heretics: comparisons and contrasts between Western and Eastern Christianity in the Middle Ages. Journal of History (Macedonia), 47(1), pp. 145-171.

Ormerod, P. and Roach, A. (2010) Understanding terrorism and radicalisation: a network approach. History and Policy,

Ormerod, P. and Roach, A.P. (2008) Emergent scale-free social networks in history: burning and the rise of English Protestantism. Cultural Science, 1(1),

Roach, A.P. (2006) The competition for souls: Sava of Serbia and consumer choice in religion in the thirteenth century Balkans. Glasnik, 50(1),

Omerod, P. and Roach, A.P. (2004) The medieval inquisition: scale-free networks and the suppression of heresy. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 339(3-4), pp. 645-652. (doi: 10.1016/j.physa.2004.03.020)

Roach, A.P. and Gunn, V. (2002) Teaching medieval towns: group exercises, individual presentations and self-assessment. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 39(3), pp. 196-204. (doi: 10.1080/13558000210140965)

Roach, A.P. (2001) Penance and the making of the Inquisition in Languedoc. Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 52(3), pp. 409-433. (doi: 10.1017/S0022046901008636)

Books

Martowicz, A. and Roach, A. (2014) Polish Language Learning in Scotland: Key Facts and Opportunities. Cross-Party Group on Poland at the Scottish Parliament, Education Subcommittee: Edinburgh.

Roach, A.P. (2005) The Devil's World: Heresy and Society, 1100-1300. Pearson Longman: Harlow. ISBN 0582279607

Book Sections

Roach, A. P. and Marshall, A. (2020) The dynamics of the drugs trade: a model for the study of the medieval trade in slaves? In: Gruszczynski, J., Jankowiak, M. and Shepard, J. (eds.) Viking-Age Trade: Silver, Slaves and Gotland. Series: Routledge archaeologies of the Viking world. Routledge: London, UK. ISBN 9781138293946 (Accepted for Publication)

Roach, A. and Simpson, J. (2013) Introduction. In: Roach, A. P. and Simpson, J. R. (eds.) Heresy and the Making of European Culture: Medieval and Modern Perspectives. Ashgate: Farnham, pp. 1-27. ISBN 9781472411815

Simpson, J. (2013) Dogging Cornwall’s 'secret freaks': Béroul on the limits of European orthodoxy. In: Roach, A. and Simpson, J. (eds.) Heresy and the Making of European Culture: Medieval and Modern Perspectives. Ashgate: Farnham, pp. 207-235. ISBN 9781472411815

Roach, A.P. (2001) Bogomils. In: Jones, D. (ed.) Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Fitzroy Dearborn: London, UK. ISBN 9781579581350

Roach, A.P. (2001) Censorship and Heresy, 1000-1500. In: Jones, D. (ed.) Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Fitzroy Dearborn: London, UK. ISBN 9781579581350

Roach, A.P. (2001) Dominican Order. In: Jones, D. (ed.) Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Fitzroy Dearborn: London, UK. ISBN 9781579581350

Roach, A.P. (2001) Waldensians. In: Jones, D. (ed.) Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Fitzroy Dearborn: London, UK. ISBN 9781579581350

Edited Books

Roach, A.P. and Simpson, J. (Eds.) (2013) Heresy and the Making of European Culture: Medieval and Modern Perspectives. Ashgate. ISBN 9781472411815

Research Reports or Papers

Roach, A. (2020) Slavery, Religion and the Prus. Working Paper. University of Glasgow. (Early Online Publication)

Roach, A.P. and Rosewell, B. (2008) Building bridges : some lessons from the Middle Ages on the long-term economic impact of bridges over the Thames. Working Paper. Greater London Authority.

Roach, A. P. and Rosewell, B. (2008) Building bridges - some lessons from the Middle Ages on the long-term economic impact of bridges over the Thames. Working Paper. Greater London Authority, London.

Conference Proceedings

Roach, A. (2020) Slavery, Religion and the Prus. In: 8th International Symposium "DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I", Skopje, Macedonia, 13-14 Nov 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

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Grants

  • 2013 £1K Scouloudi Foundation award towards publication costs of Heresy and the Making of European Culture
  • 2011 GU School and subject grants (£250) towards giving paper at 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Sofia.
  • 2010-11 Accommodation Bursary from Gladstone Memorial Library http://www.st-deiniols.com/ to research article on the influence of dualist folklore in the middle ages.
  • 2007-08 AHRC Knowledge Transfer Fellowship (£40K) with Volterra Consulting of London. http://www.volterra.co.uk/ Worked with Bridget Rosewell (Chief Economic Adviser to Mayor of London) and the economist, Paul Ormerod.
  • 2008 GU Teaching Development Grant (£300) to develop teaching of Romanian history (Moldavia and Wallachia) for 'The Lost Empire: Byzantium and the Slavs, 800-1600' (see below).

Supervision

My research and teaching interests are varied. Have a look at them and if you I might be able to help please get in touch; I look forward to hearing from you.

Current student:

  • Konstantinos Alpidis: The rise of Nationalism in the Republic of Macedonia: possible implications for the future of the Republic and the Balkans (wtih David Smith, CEES)
  • Baker, Iona
    The Mechanics of Gendered Power: 13th Century European Ruling Women’s Constructions of Authority in the Epistolary Genre
  • Fyfe, Chloe
    The impact of the freeport system on the art market
  • Leeper, Jessica
    Theorizing the Writings of Gregory of Tours: Saints, Relics, and Religious Objects
  • Porteous, Rachel
    The Continuity of Play during the Late Stuart Monarchies in Scotland, 1488-1567

Teaching

M.Litt courses

  • ‘Heretics and Inquisitors in Europe, 800-1600’ I know there were no inquisitors in Europe in 800, but in any one year we might look at Bogomils, Cathars, Valdes of Lyon, Jan Hus, John Wyclif , Lollards and early Protestants and the machinery used to repress them, depending on my own and students’ interests.
  • ‘The medieval deep structures of Russia and eastern Europe' (with John Bates and Jan Čulik of Slavonic Studies)
  • ‘Constructing Faith in the Middle ages’ (with Marilyn Dunn) a course which uses network theory and anthropological research to show how Europe was converted, Christianised and Reformed

M.A. Honours Courses

  • ‘Francis of Assisi and his world’ Senior Hons Special Subject 
  • ‘The Lost Empire: Byzantium and the Slavs, 800-1600’ (with John Bates, Jan Čulik and Mirna Šolić of Slavonic Studies)
  • ‘Poland and its Neighbours, 1000-1795’ (with John Bates, Jan Čulik and Mirna Šolić of Slavonic Studies)
  • ‘Censorship in Western culture’

M.A. Pre-Honours course

  • Convenor of ‘Europe Rising : 500-1500’ the UK’s most popular university course on medieval history.

Additional information

Pdfs of the following publications:

  • 2012  (with M. Angelovska-Panova, University of Skopje) ’Punishment of heretics: comparisons and contrasts between Western and Eastern Christianity in the Middle Ages’. Istorija: Journal of History (Macedonia), 47(1), pp. 145-171.
  • 2008 (with Bridget Rosewell, Volterra Consulting) Building Bridges: some lessons from the middle ages on the long-termeconomic impact of bridges over the Thames (GLA Working Paper 32)
  • 2006  ‘The Competition for souls: Sava of Serbia and consumer choice in religions in the thirteenth century Balkans’, Glasnik 50:1, pp 141-57