Miri Rubin’s research has ranged across the period 1100-1600, through the exploration of themes in the religious culture of Europe. Her latest book, \cities of Strangers: Making Lives in Medieval Europe was published in March at Cambridge University Press.
Serena Ferente’s primary research interests lie in the political history of late medieval and Renaissance Italy. She has published widely on parties, partisan identities and supra-regional political networks in fifteenth-century Italy, with a particular focus on city-states and actors resisting processes of state-building. She is currently working on the Genoese diaspora in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
Kate Franklin has been working on collaborative projects in the Republic of Armenia for a decade, exploring the ways that local politics and Silk Road culture were tangled together in landscape and space-time. Her work at the moment at the moment is concerned with world-making as a locus of politics, with material culture as a mediator of spatio-temporal distances, and with the interpenetration of literary and ‘real’ landscapes in archaeological work.