Agata Zielinska

Having done all things medieval at UCL, from taking all the possible medieval undergraduate courses to then enrolling in the Medieval and Renaissance Studies MA programme, Agata decided to settle in the Middle Ages for a while and stayed to do her PhD. Her interests are the ecclesiastical history of the Latin Church and Christendom, and particularly of areas seldom studied in Anglophone literature from this perspective, such as East Central Europe. In her PhD project, she looks at how the relations between the Papacy and Poland influenced the development and institutionalisation of the local Polish church.


Supervisor: John Sabapathy
Working title: 'Institutionalising the Latin Church in Poland in the 13th and 14th centuries'
Expected completion date: 2020
Funding: LAHP (AHRC)

Conference papers and presentations

  • 'Memory and Property in Polish Episcopal Arengae in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries', International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 2018
  • 'Episcopal Appoinments in the 14th Century: Case Studies from Poland and England', Reforms, Institutions, Conflicts conference, Pontifical University of Cracow, June 2018
  • 'Latin Christendom's Others: 13th Century Papal Legates in Poland, Hungary, and England', International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 2017