Micol Long is a postdoctoral research fellow of the Research Foundation-Flanders since october 2014. She joined the Department of Medieval History of the University of Ghent to work on a project entitled 'Learning as shared practice. Towards a new understanding of education in monastic communities of the High Middle Ages.'
In 2013 she obtained her PhD at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, with a dissertation on epistolary autography in the High Middle Ages which was published in 2014. In 2013-2014 she held a DAAD postdoctoral scholarship to carry out her researches on 12th century letters of recommendationat the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and at the Monumenta Germaniae Historica. She has also spent research stays at the Ecole Nationale des Chartes of Paris (september 2010-june 2011) and at the University of Leeds (april 2012).
She studies the cultural and religious history of medieval Western Europe in the high midde ages, with particular attention to learning, authorship and rhetoric. She is also interested in the history of emotions and in medievalism. She works mostly with high medieval letters and letter-collections.
In the academic year 2015-2016 I am teaching the following courses:
“The Middle Ages and the Modern world” (De Middeleeuwen en de moderne wereld) as lecturer in chief (Department of History)
By means of ex-cathedra lectures, collective readings and invididual assignments, excursions and guest lectures, the course aims to introduce students to medievalism, the study of how modern society has remembered, interpreted and exploited the Middle Ages from the Renaissance to today.
“History and culture of Anglo-Saxon Countries” (Geschiedenis en cultuur van de Angelsaksische landen) as co-lecturer (Department of English studies)
This course teaches students to place the study of English-language culture within a broader historical and social context, and develop a critical approach to sources about culture. The part of the course for which I am responsible seeks to reveal elements of continuity and change that mark the history of Great Britain, such as the engagement in the history of the continent, the construction of identities (English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, British), the role of the monarchy, the development of the political institutions, the question of religion and its influence on the political and cultural life, the Empire and the economic development.
I have also been guest lecturer in the courses of Historical Practice: Middle Ages (Historische praktijk II: Middeleeuwen) and Research Project (Onderzoeksproject).