Dr John Sabapathy
Lecturer in Medieval History
Office: 405, 24 Gordon Square
Office hour: On research leave 2013/14
External phone: 020 7679 3822
Internal phone: 33822
I work on the comparative history of Europe/Christendom in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
I am currently completing a monograph on officers and their accountability in the Middle Ages, focusing on English officers in an European context.
My next project is a wide-randing study of thirteenth century Europe, 'The Cultivation of Christendom', a volume within the Oxford History of Medieval Europe.
I'm also interested in medieval dialogues, partly within a scholastic context. With other colleagues I co-convene the UCL/Warburg scholasticism group and the IHR 'European History 1150-1550' seminar.
My teaching includes: ‘Concepts, categories and the practice of history’ and 'Rationality' for undergraduates; and Medieval Latin and 'Europe's Long Thirteenth Century' for our Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS) MA, for which I am also Degree Tutor.
I studied at Wadham College, Oxford; King's College, London; and UCL, where I gained my PhD. Before returning to UCL I was a Junior Research Fellow at St John's College, Oxford. Between my BA and graduate degrees I worked in public policy on sustainable development and corporate accountability for several research institutes.
- 'Prudence and Providence: Innocent III’s Political Thinking and England 1213-1215', in Thirteenth Century England, 15, 'Authority and Resistance in the Age of Magna Carta' (Boydell & Brewer, forthcoming 2015)
- 'Regulating Community and Society at the Domus de Sorbona in the Late Thirteenth Century', in Legalism: Justice and Community, ed. Fernanda Pirie, Judith Scheele (OUP, forthcoming 2014)
- Just Stewards: Officers and Accountability in Medieval England c. 1170-c. 1300 (OUP, forthcoming 2014)
- ‘Accountable Rectores in Comparative Perspective: The Theory and Practice of Holding Podestà and Bishops to Account (Late Twelfth to Thirteenth Centuries)’, in Hiérarchie des pouvoirs, délégation de pouvoir et responsabilité des administrateurs dans l'Antiquité et au Moyen Âge, ed. Agnès Bérenger, Frédérique Lachaud, Centre de Recherche Universitaire Lorrain d'Histoire, Université de Lorraine - Site de Metz, 46 (Metz, 2012), pp. 201-230
- A Medieval Officer and a Modern Mentality? Podestà and the Quality of Accountability’, The Mediæval Journal, 1.2 (2011), pp. 43-79
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