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Mary Frances Giandrea Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer History

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CAS | History
Battelle-Tompkins 119
Office (S2016) BT-131
Office Hours: Tuesday & Friday 1:30-3:30PM, & Wednesday 9-11AM by appt. only
PhD, History, Boston College<br>BS, Spanish, Georgetown University

Mary Frances Giandrea is the author of Episcopal Culture in Late Anglo-Saxon England, the first full-length study of the many roles, both secular and religious, of bishops in tenth and eleventh-century England. Her research interests include Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman ecclesiastical and political culture, manuscript production, and the Domesday survey. Current and future projects includes studies of post-Conquest ideas about sanctity and the emergence of episcopal bureaucracy. Dr. Giandrea is a graduate of Georgetown University and Boston College and former faculty in the department of history at Ohio University.
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Department of History
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Spring 2024

  • HIST-203 The Ancient World: Rome

  • HIST-412 Studies in European History: The Viking World

  • HIST-481 Senior Thesis in History II

  • HNRS-050 Honors Supplement: The Viking World

Fall 2024

  • HIST-202 The Ancient World: Greece

  • HIST-221 History of Britain I

  • HIST-482 Research Seminar: Religion & Conflict in History

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

  • Episcopal Culture in Late Anglo-Saxon England.  Woodbridge, UK: Boydell and Brewer, 2007.
  • “Review article: Recent approaches to late Anglo-Saxon episcopal culture,” Early Medieval Europe 16 (2008), 89-106.
  • “Court and piety in late Anglo-Saxon England” (co-author with Robin Fleming and Patricia Halpin), Catholic Historical Review 87 (October, 2001), 569-602.
  • "The preferment of royal clerks in the reign of Edward the Confessor,” The Haskins Society Journal: Studies in Medieval History 9 (May, 2001), 159-73.
  • “Archbishop Stigand and the eye of the needle,” Anglo-Norman Studies 16 (1994), 199-220.
  • Articles in The Early Peoples of Britain and Ireland: An Encyclopedia, New Dictionary of National Biography and The World Book Encyclopedia.