| Curriculum Vitae
JOHN H. VAN ENGEN
ADDRESS: History Department 1714 W. North Shore Drive
University of Notre Dame South Bend, IN 46617
Notre Dame, IN 46556 574-234-1276
1965-1969 B.A. Calvin College
1969-1973, 1975-76 Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles
1973-1975 University of Heidelberg, Germany
1976-1977 Assistant Professor Calvin College
1977-present Professor of History University of Notre Dame 1986-98 Director of the University of Notre Dame
Fall, 2002 Visiting Professor Harvard University
Rupert of Deutz (Berkeley, 1983)
(John Nicholas Brown Prize, Medieval Academy of America, 1987)
Devotio Moderna: Basic Writings (New York, 1988)
Religion in the History of the Medieval West (Ashcroft Variorum 2004)
Sisters and Brothers of the Common Life: The Modern Devotion and the
World of the Later Middle Ages (Philadelphia 2008)
(The John Gilmary Shea Prize, American Catholic Historical Society, 2010
The Philip Schaff Prize, American Society of Church History, 2010
Otto Gruendler Prize, International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2010)
Ed. The Past and Future of Medieval Studies (Notre Dame, 1994)
Ed. Learning Institutionalized: Teaching in the Medieval University (Notre Dame, 2000)
Ed. (with Michael Signer), Jews and Christians in Twelfth-Century Europe (Notre Dame, 2001)
Ed. Educating People of Faith: Exploring the History of Jewish and Christian Communities (Grand Rapids 2004).
Ed. (with Thomas F.X. Noble), European Transformations: The Long Twelfth Century (Notre Dame 2012)
"Rupert von Deutz und das sogenannte Chronicon sancti Laurentii Leodiensis," Deutsches Archiv 35 (1979), pp. 33-81.
"Theophilus Presbyter and Rupert of Deutz: The Manual Arts and Benedictine Theology in the Early Twelfth Century," Viator 11 (1980), pp 147-163.
"Rupert of Deutz and William of Saint Thierry," Revue Bénédictine 93 (1983), pp. 327-36.
"False Decretals," "Benedictus Levita," "Donation of Constantine," and "Right of Presentation" in The Dictionary of the Middle Ages (New York, 1983-84) 2.178-79; 4.124-27, 257-59; 10.117-18.
"Observations on Gratian's De consecratione," in Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law (Monumenta juris canonici, series C, vol. 7, Vatican City 1985), pp. 309-20.
"The ‘Crisis of Cenobatism= Reconsidered: Benedictine Monasticism in the Years 1050- 150," Speculum 61 (1986), pp. 269-304.
"The Christian Middle Ages as an Historiographical Problem," The American Historical Review 91 (1986), pp. 519-52.
"Rupert de Deutz," in Dictionnaire de Spiritualité (Paris 1986) 13.1126-33.
"Christianity and the University: The Medieval and Reformation Legacies," in Making Higher Education Christian, ed. J. Carpenter - K. Shipps (Grand Rapids, 1987), pp. 19-37
"The Virtues, The Brothers, and the Schools: A Text from the Brothers of the Common Life," Revue Bénédictine 98 (1988), pp. 178-217.
"Images and Ideas: The Achievements of Gerhart B. Ladner, with a Bibliography of his Published Works," Viator 20 (1989), pp. 85-115.
"Faith as a Concept of Order in Medieval Christendom," in Belief in History, Thomas Kselman, ed. (Notre Dame, 1991), pp. 19-67.
">God is no Respecter of Persons=: Sacred Texts and Social Realities," in Intellectual Life in the Middle Ages: Studies for Margaret Gibson, ed. Leslie Smith and Benedicta Ward (London, 1992), pp. 243-64.
"A Brabantine Perspective on the Origins of the Modern Devotion: The First Book of Petrus Impens' Compendium Decursus Temporum Monasterii Christifere Bethleemitice Puerpere," in: Serta Devota in memoriam Guillelmi Lourdaux, Pars Prior: Devotio Windeshemensis (Leuven, 1992), pp. 3-78.
"Late Medieval Anticlericalism: The Case of the New Devout," in: Anticlericalism in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ed. Peter Dykema-Heiko Oberman (Studies in Medieval and Reformation Thought 51, Leiden 1993), pp. 19-52.
"Anticlericalism among the Lollards,"in Ibid. pp. 53-63.
"An Afterword on Medieval Studies, or the Future of Abelard and Heloise," in: The Past and Future of Medieval Studies, ed. John Van Engen (Notre Dame, 1994), pp. 401-31.
"Obituary: Gerhart Burian Ladner," The Catholic Historical Review 80 (1994), pp. 415-18.
"The Church in the Fifteenth Century," in: Handbook of European History in the Later Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation, ed. Thomas Brady, Jr., Heiko Oberman, and James Tracy (Leiden, 1994), pp. 305-30.
"Sacred Sanctions for Lordship," in Cultures of Power: Lordship, Status, and Process in Twelfth-Century Europe, ed. Thomas N. Bisson (Philadelphia, 1995), pp. 203-30.
"Studying Scripture in the Early University," in Neue Richtungen in der hoch- und spätmittelalterlichen Exegese, ed. Robert Lerner (Schriften des Historischen Kollegs, Kolloquien 32, Munich 1996), pp. 17-38.
"Obituary: Gerhart Burian Ladner," Speculum 71 (1996), pp. 802-04.
“Christening the Romans,” Traditio 52 (1997), pp. 1-45
"Letters, Schools, and Written Culture in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries" in Dialektik und Rhetorik im frühen und hohen Mittelalter, ed. Johannes Fried (Schriften des historischen Kollegs, Kolloquien 27, Munich 1997), pp. 97-132.
"Preface" for: Dennis Martin, Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings of Hugh of Balma and Guigo de Ponte (New York, 1997), pp. xv-xx.
"From Practical Theology to Divine Law: The Work and Mind of the Medieval Canonists," in: Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law (Monumenta iuris canonici C, 10; Vatican City, 1997), pp. 874-96.
"Mother and Teacher: Hildegard as Abbess" in: Voice of the Living Light
, ed. Barbara Newman (Berkeley, 1998), pp. 30-51.
"Religious Profession: From Liturgy to Law," Viator
29 (1998), pp. 323-43.
APrivileging the Devout: A Text from the Brothers at Deventer,@ in: Roma, magistra mundi,Itineraria culturae medievalis: Mélanges offerts au Père L.E. Boyle à l=occasion de son 75e anniversaire
(Louvain-la-Neuve, 1998), pp. 951-63
"Dominic and the Brothers: Vitae
as Life-forming exempla
in the Order of Preachers," in: Christ Among the Medieval Dominicans,
ed. Kent Emery, Jr. and Joseph Wawrykow (Notre Dame, 1998), pp. 7-25.
"Managing the Common Life: The Brothers at Deventer and the Codex of the Household (The Hague, MS KB 70 H 75)," in Schriftlichkeit und Lebenspraxis im Mittelalter
, ed. Hagen Keller, Christel Meier and Thomas Scharff (Munich, 1999), pp. 111-69
AFriar Johannes Nyder on Laypeople Living as Religious in the World,@ in: Vita Religiosa im Mittelalter: Festschrift für Kaspar Elm zum 70. Geburtstag (Berlin, 1999), pp. 583- 615
ALetters and the Public persona
of Hildegard of Bingen,@ in: Hildegard von Bingen in ihrem historischen Umfeld
, ed. Alfred Haverkamp (Mainz, 2000), pp. 375-418
AThe Work of Gerlach Peters (d. 1411), Spiritual Diarist and Letter-Writer, a Mystic among the Devout,@ Ons Geestlijke Erf
73 (1999), pp. 150-77
AThe Sayings of the Fathers: An Inside Look at the New Devout in Deventer
,@ in: Continuity and Change: The Harvest of Late Medieval and Reformation History. Essays Presented to Heiko A. Oberman on his 70th Birthday
, ed. Robert J. Bast and Andrew Colin Gow (Leiden 2000), pp. 279-302,
with AA Working Edition of the Dicta patrum
,@ pp. 303-20.
“Introduction: Jews and Christians Together in Twelfth-Century Europe” Jews and Christians in Twelfth-Century Europe
, ed. (with Michael Signer) (Notre Dame, 2001), pp. 1-8.
“Ralph of Flaix: The Book of Leviticus Interpreted as Christian Community,” in: Ibid. pp. 150-70
AThe Future of Medieval Church History,@ Church History 71 (2002), pp. 492-523.
AConversion and Conformity in the Early Fifteenth Century,@ Conversions Old and New, ed. Anthony Grafton and Kenneth Mills (Rochester 2003), pp. 30-65.
“Devout Communities and Inquisitorial Orders: The Legal Defense of the New Devout,” in: Reform von unten: Gerhart Zerbolt von Zutphen und die Brüder vom Gemeinsamen Leben, ed. Nikolaus Staubach (Frankfurt, 2004), pp. 44-101.
: An Edition,” in: Ibid. pp. 143-61.
“Formative Religious Practices in Pre-Modern European Life,” in: Educating People of Faith: Exploring the History of Jewish and Christian Communities
, ed. John Van Engen
(Grand Rapids 2004), pp. 1-26)
“Practice Beyond the Confines of the Medieval Parish,” in Ibid. pp. 150-77.
“The Voices of Women in Twelfth-Century Europe
,@ in Voices in Dialogue: Reading Women in the Middle Ages
, ed. Linda Olsen and Kathryn Kerby-Fulton (Notre Dame 2005), pp. 199-212.
“New Devotion in the Low Countries,” Ons geestelijk erf
77 (2003, appeared 2005), pp. 235-63
“From Canons to Preachers: A Revolution in Medieval Governance,” in: Domenico di Caleruega e la nascita dell’ordine dei Fratri Predicatori, Atti del XLI Convego storico internazionale
(Spoleto 2005), pp. 261-95
“Illicit Religion: The case of Friar Matthew Grabow O.P.,” in: Law and the Illicit in Medieval Society
, ed. Ruth Mazo Karras, Joel Kaye, and E. Ann Matter (Philadelphia 2008), pp. 103-16.
“The Writings of Master Geert Grote of Deventer, Deacon (1340-84),” Ons geestelijk erf
78 (2004: actual 2008), pp. 345-68.
“Multiple Options: The World of the Fifteenth-Century Church,” Church History
77 (2008), pp. 257-84.
“Conclusion: Christendom c. 1100: On the Cusp of the Twelfth Century: Latin Christendom and the Kingdoms of the Christened,” in: Early Medieval Christianities, ed. Thomas Noble and Julia Smith (Cambridge 2008), pp. 625-43.
“Alijt Bake, Four Ways of the Cross
,” in: Late Medieval Mysticism of the Low Countries
, ed. Rik van Neiuwenhove, Robert Faesen, and Helen Rolfson
(New York 2008), pp. 176-202.
“The Practices of Devotio Moderna,” in: Medieval Christianity in Practice, ed. Miri Rubin (Princeton 2009), pp. 256-62.
“Wrestling with the Word: Rupert’s Quest for Exegetical Understanding,” in: Rupert von Deutz—Ein Denker zwischen den Zeiten
, ed. Heinz Finger, Harold Horst, and Rainer Klotz (Libelli rhenani 31, Cologne 2009), pp. 185-99.
“Foreword: Michael Signer,” in: Transforming Relations: Essay on Jews and Christians throughout History in honor of Michael A. Signer
, ed. Franklin T. Harkins (Notre Dame 2010), pp. xi-xix
“The Sister-books,” in: Medieval Holy Women in the Christian Tradition c. 1100 – c. 1500
, ed. Alastair Minnis and Rosalynn Voaden (Turnhout 2010), pp. 105-31.
“The Twelfth Century: Reading, Reason, and Revolt in a World of Custom,” in: European Transformations: The Long Twelfth Century
, ed. Thomas F.X. Noble and John Van Engen (Notre Dame 2012), pp. 17-44.
“Letters, the Lettered Voice
, and Public Culture in the Carolingian Era,” in: Scrivere and leggere nell’alto medio evo
(Settimana di studi sull’alto medioevo LIX; Spoleto 2012)
, pp. 403-25
ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION, or IN PRESS:
“Marguerite of Hainaut and the Medieval Low Countries,” in: Marguerite Porete (d. 1310), ed. Sean Field, Robert Lerner, Sylvain Piron (Paris 2013), pp. 1-44.
“Medieval Monks on Labor and Leisure,” in: Faithful Narratives: The Challenge of Religion in History (Ithaca 2013)
“The Religious Women of Liège at the Turn of the Thirteenth Century: Recluses, Cistercian Nuns, Beguines?” in: Medieval Liège at the Crossroads of Europe: Monastic Society and Culture, 1000-1300, ed. Tjamke Snijders and Steven Vanderputten (2013)
“Deventer and Zwolle,” in: Regeneration: A Literary History of Europe, 1348-1418, ed. David Wallace (Oxford 2013).
The Writings of Alijt Bake (1413-55)
“Memory and Manuscript in Personal Practice and Written Lives: The Case of the Modern-Day Devout,” in: Memory in later medieval northwestern Europe
SELECTED INVITED LECTURES:
"Interaction of Theology and Canon Law," Plenary at the Ninth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law, Munich, July 1992
"Medieval Studies in the Low Countries: A View from Across the Atlantic," Plenary at the first Landdag for medievalists from Holland and Flanders, The Hague, June 1995
"Visions of Society from Late Antiquity to the Eve of Papal Reform," Weathersfield Institute
, New York City, September 1996
"Reform in Twelfth-Century Europe: Religion, Revolution, or Rebellion?" Plenary at the Medieval Academy of America, Toronto, April 1997
APapal Visions of Society: From Gregory VII to Boniface VIII,@ Weathersfield Institute, New York City, October 1997
ALearning, Power, and the Holy,@ Plenary at the Fordham Medieval Conference, New York, March 2000
“Competing Conversions in the Generation of 1400: Townspeople, Inquisitors, Societies of the Devout, and Women Writers,” Plenary at the 37th
Kalamazoo International Medieval Congress, May 2002
“Conversion in the Generation of 1400,” and (with Giles Constable) “The Letters of Two Lovers: Abelard and Heloise?” Lansdowne Lecturer at the University of Victoria, February 2003
“Multiple Options: The World of the Fifteenth-Century Church,” Presidential Address, American Society of Church History, January 2008
“Free Spirits, Harassed Beguines, and Arrogant Clerics in the 1320s: A New Look Inside by way of Middle Dutch
,” The Roland Bainton Lecture, Yale Divinity School, January 2009
“Duty or Delight, Punishing or Redeeming? Reflections on the Status of Work in the Middle Ages,” Plenary at the PMR Conference, Villanova University, October 2009
“‘See what Stupidity this is!’ The Writings and Troubles of Alijt Bake of Ghent (1413- 55)” Plenary Lecture, Midwest Medieval History Conference, Columbus, OH, October 2010, and as the David and Virginia Steinmetz Lecture, Duke University, November 2010, and as the Cusanus Lecture (Kalamazoo International Congress, 2011).
“Scribes at Home: Manuscripts and Memory in the World of the Devotio Moderna,” History of the Book Lecture (sponsored by Richard and Mary Rouse), UCLA, March 2010
“After the Year 1000: The Narrative of High Medieval History.” The Henri Pirenne Lecture, Gent, Belgium, November 2011, the Nina Maria Gorissen Lecture
, American Academy in Berlin, November 2011
SELECTED CONFERENCES ORGANIZED
"Christendom in the High Middle Ages," Director, NEH Summer Institute, June-July 1989
"The Past and Future of Medieval Studies", Notre Dame, February 1992
"Books, their Makers and their Readers," for the Midwest Medieval History Conference, 27th
Kalamazoo International Congress, May 1992.
"Learning Institutionalized: Teaching in the Medieval University," Notre Dame, September 1992
"German Medieval History in Comparative Perspective." 28th Kalamazoo International Congress, on behalf of Medieval Academy of America (six sessions), May 1993.
"Colloquium on German Medieval History" co-sponsored with German Historical Institute, Notre Dame, pairing fifteen German professors with American counterparts
, May 1993.
“In the Shadow of the Millennium: Jews and Christians in Twelfth-Century Europe,” with Michael Signer, Notre Dame, October 1996.
“European Transformations in the Twelfth Century” (with Thomas Noble), Notre Dame, October 2006
HONORS AND AWARDS:
1969 Woodrow Wilson Designate
1969-1973 Chancellor's Fellowship, UCLA
1973-1975 Fellowship from Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Heidelberg
1975-1976 Research Assistant, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA
1976 UCLA Alumni Award for Excellence in the Ph.D.
1979-1980 Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for Recent Recipients of the Ph.D.
1985-1986 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
1987 John Nicholas Brown Prize, the Medieval Academy of America.
1989 NEH Summer Institute
1989-90 NEH Fellowship for Editions and Translations
1993-94 Elected member, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
1993- Elected corresponding member, Monumenta Germaniae Historica
1998 Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
1999 Elected Fellow, Medieval Academy of America
1999-2000 Fellow, Shelby Cullom Davis Center, History Department, Princeton University
2005-07 President, American Society of Church History
2008-09 Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies
Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities
2010 John Gilmary Shea Prize, American Catholic Historical Society
Philip Schaff Prize, American Society of Church History
Otto Gruendler Prize, Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2011 Berlin Prize, American Academy in Berlin
American Historical Association
Medieval Academy of America
American Society of Church History
Renaissance Society of America
Society for the Study of Medieval Canon Law
1988-94 Board of Directors, Cistercian Publications
1988-93 Research Committee, American Society of Church History
1988-93 Central Board, Fédération International des Instituts d'études médiévales.
1989-90 Nominating Committee, Mediaeval Academy of America
1992 President, Midwest Medieval History Association
1992- Editorial Board, Ons geestelijk erf
1997 Chair, nominating committee, Medieval Academy of America
1998-2002 Editorial Board, Church History
1999- Editorial Board, Sacris Erudiri
2002-06 Board of Editors, The American Historical Review
2002-05 Council, The American Society of Church History.
2004- Moderator, Midwest Medieval Intellectual History Seminar, Newberry Library, Chicago
2005-08 Travel Awards Committee, Medieval Academy of America
2007 President, American Society of Church History