Administrative Director of the Committee on Medieval Studies
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Sean Gilsdorf's research addresses the intellectual, religious, and political history of the early Middle Ages, focusing upon post-Carolingian western and central Europe. He is the author of The Favor of Friends: Intercession and Aristocratic Politics in Carolingian and Ottonian Europe (Brill Publishers, 2014) and Queenship and Sanctity: The Lives of Mathilda and the Epitaph of Adelheid(Catholic University of America Press, 2004), and editor of The Bishop: Power and Piety at the First Millennium (Lit-Verlag, 2004). He also is director (with Daniel Smail) of a forthcoming digital humanities resource for K-12 teachers, Medieval Object Lessons.