Dr Andrew Roach

  • Senior Lecturer (History)

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

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.


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)

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 

Publications

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Number of items: 19.

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

Dunn, M. (2013) Lombard religiosities reconsidered: ‘Arianism’, syncretism and the transition to Catholic Christianity. In: Roach, A. and Simpson, J. (eds.) Heresy and the Making of European Culture: Medieval and Modern Perspectives. Ashgate, pp. 89-112. 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

This list was generated on Wed Nov 22 09:11:09 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 19.

Articles

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. 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

Dunn, M. (2013) Lombard religiosities reconsidered: ‘Arianism’, syncretism and the transition to Catholic Christianity. In: Roach, A. and Simpson, J. (eds.) Heresy and the Making of European Culture: Medieval and Modern Perspectives. Ashgate, pp. 89-112. 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.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.

This list was generated on Wed Nov 22 09:11:09 2017 GMT.