Laura Wangerin.

 

Laura Wangerin, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of History
Department of History

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Laura Wangerin, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of History
Department of History

I am a medievalist and a legal historian. My main areas of research are the Ottonians, the tenth century Saxon dynasty that founded what would become the Holy Roman Empire, and the Anglo-Saxons, who ruled in England from the fifth to the eleventh centuries. My current book project focuses on Ottonian government, research which offers new ways of understanding medieval kingship, ideologies of rulership, and the administration of justice throughout the medieval European world. I am also interested in medieval queenship, and my next book project will examine Ottonian queens, continuing my examination of medieval governance by investigating the complex relationships between women, power, sanctity, and legitimacy.