Dr Andrew Roach
- Senior Lecturer (History)
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.
- 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).
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.
- 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)
- ‘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.
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