M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Professor Beneš is a cultural historian specializing in late medieval Italy. Her main research interests involve intellectual networks and the construction of history as a means to identity specifically, how people throughout history have used and manipulated the past to suit their own ends. Her first book, “Urban Legends: Italian Civic Identity & the Classical Past, 1250–1350” (2011) explores the use of the classical Roman past as political propaganda in the medieval Italian city-states; she is presently at work on a second book on the changing role of the classical SPQR abbreviation in the politics, ideology and iconography of medieval and Renaissance Italy. Her other academic interests include book history (palaeography, codicology, illumination and the history of libraries), Italian humanism, the history and historiography of the Renaissance, urban history and the plague; course offerings encompass these subjects as well as general surveys of the Medieval, Renaissance and early modern periods. She has received numerous professional honors, including most recently (2008–2009) a Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome, Italy.
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Brendan Goff received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Michigan in 2008 (with a focus on modern U.S. international history). Before coming to New College of Florida, Dr. Goff held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Michigan and then served as a lecturer in the Honors Program at the University of Michigan. Dr. Goff has also taught 20th century global history at Eastern Michigan University.
Dr. Goff has published through the Social Science Research Council/Indiana University Press and is currently working on his book with Harvard University Press, which is entitled “The Heartland Abroad: Rotary International and the Globalizing of Main Street.”
Before entering the Ph.D. program at Michigan, Dr. Goff:
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
Professor Harvey's primary area of interest is the history of modern France and Germany. He is the author of “Constructing Class and Nationality in Alsace, 1830-1945” (2001), “Beyond Enlightenment: Occultism and Politics in Modern France” (2005) and “The French Enlightenment and Its Others: The Mandarin, the Savage, and the Invention of the Human Sciences” (2012).
M.A., M.Litt., Trinity College, Dublin
T. J. H. McCarthy specializes in medieval intellectual history, with particular emphasis on Ottonian and Salian Germany. He has published on biblical commentary, palaeography, textual transmission and medieval music theory. His past and current teaching areas include the history of music from the middle ages to the Baroque period, modal counterpoint, medieval monasticism, Carolingian Europe, the conflict between Empire and Papacy in the eleventh century, the first crusade and the origins of the idea of crusading, as well as diplomatic palaeography and codicology.
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