Christian Raffensperger (NHC Fellow, 2021–22)

Project Title

Political Culture in the Arc of Medieval Europe, 1000–1300

Wittenberg University

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Raffensperger, Christian

Fellowship Work Summary, 2021–22

Christian Raffensperger finished research and writing of his book manuscript, Rulers and Rulership in the Arc of Medieval Europe, 1000–1200. He also worked on revising and finalizing the manuscript for The Ruling Families of Rus, with his coauthor Donald Ostrowski (forthcoming, Reaktion Books). Raffensperger also contracted for two other book projects, one an edited collection, with Erin T. Daily (Leicester U.), entitled Portraits of Medieval Europe (Routledge) and another monograph entitled Name Unknown: The Life of a Russian Queen (Routledge). Raffensperger utilized his expertise in eastern European history in opinion pieces for the Dayton Daily News and Columbus Dispatch, webinars on the history behind the Russian-Ukrainian conflict for the National Humanities Center, Wittenberg University, Springfield Rotary Club, and Wilmington College, and in pieces written for online publication, including medievalists.net and historyworkshop.org.uk.