In this third episode of our EHS podcast we talk to Rosamond McKitterick about the Liber Pontificalis. The Liber Pontificalis (book of Pontiffs) is elucuidates for listeners. Key to the discussion in this podcast is how this text contributes to a people’s (re)construction, knowledge and use of the past. This research manifests in Rosamond's lastest publication: Rome and the invention of the papacy: the Liber pontificalis.
In this interview with Dr Chris Langley and Dr Michelle Brock, we discuss their on-going project 'Mapping the Scottish Reformation' : a forthcoming database which will offer a first port of call and, hopefully, a catalyst for understanding and linking the lives of clerics in the early modern period. Mikki and Chris share their enthusiasm about this project, suggest how it might be used by researchers and hobbyists, and undcover some interesting themes they have discovered.
Alec Ryrie discusses his latest publication - Unbelievers: An Emotional History of Doubt. Much attention is given to the perceptions of medicine in the medieval and early modern period, with a special treat as he reads from one of his primary sources demonstrating contemporary views.