Anna Trumbore Jones

imageAssociate Professor of History and
Chair of Department of History

Specialization

Medieval history
Late Antiquity
History of Christianity
Ancient History

Education

PhD Columbia University
MPhil Columbia University
MA Columbia University
BA The University of Chicago

Courses Taught

CWR 100: College Writing

FIYS 134: Women in Medieval Christianity

History 110:  Introduction to Historical Study: World Civilizations to 1650

History 204:  Roman History

History 205:  Medieval History

History 243:  Crusade and Holy War in Medieval Europe

History 246:  Renaissance and Reformation

History 322:  Roman and Medieval Christianity

History 324:  Charlemagne and his World

History 326:  Identity, Body, and Persecution in Medieval Europe

History 328: The European Reformations, 1200-1600

History 420: History and Religion (Senior Seminar)

Books

Anna Trumbore Jones, Noble Lord, Good Shepherd: Episcopal Power and Piety in Aquitaine, 877-1050 (Leiden, 2009)

John S. Ott and Anna Trumbore Jones, eds., The Bishop Reformed: Studies of Episcopal Power and Culture in the Central Middle Ages, Church, Faith and Culture in the Central Middle Ages series (Aldershot, 2007)

Articles

“‘Customs Confirmed by Reason and Authority’: The Function and Status of Houses of Canons in Tenth-Century Aquitaine,” in Where Heaven and Earth Meet, ed. Michael Frassetto, John G. Hosler, and Matthew Gabriele, Studies in the History of Christian Traditions (Leiden and Boston, 2014), pp. 127-51.

“The Power of an Absent Pope: Privileges, Forgery, and Papal Authority in Aquitaine, 877-1050,” in Canon Law, Religion, and Politics, eds. Uta-Renate Blumenthal and Anders Winroth (Washington, DC: Catholic University Press, 2012), pp. 118-35.

“Discovering the Aquitanian Church in the Corpus of Ademar of Chabannes,” Haskins Society Journal 19 (2007), pp. 82-98.

“Lay Magnates, Religious Houses, and the Role of the Bishop in Aquitaine (877-1050),” in The Bishop Reformed: Studies of Episcopal Power and Culture in the Central Middle Ages, pp. 23-43

“Pitying the Desolation of Such a Place: Rebuilding Religious Houses and Constructing Memory in Aquitaine in the Wake of the Viking Incursions,” Viator 37 (2006), pp. 85-102

“Fragments of Devotion: Charters and Canons in Aquitaine 876-1050,” in History in the Comic Mode: Medieval Communities and the Matter of Person, eds. Rachel Fulton and Bruce Holsinger (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007), pp. 81-90

“Les relations entre les évêques et les communauté s religieuses en Aquitaine, IXe-XIe siècle,” Annales du Midi 255 (Sept 2006), pp. 453-57

Book Reviews

Review of Jean Truax, Archbishops Ralph d’Escures, William of Corbeil, and Theobald of Bec: Heirs of Anselm and Ancestors of Becket.  Farnham: Ashgate, 2012.  To appear in The English Historical Review.

Review of Religious and Laity in Western Europe 1000-1400: Interaction, Negotiation, and Power, eds. Emilia Jamroziak and Janet Burton.  Europa Sacra 2.  Turnhout: Brepols, 2006.  The Catholic Historical Review 94.2 (Apr 2008)

Review of Thomas Gergen, Pratique juridique de la paix et trêve de Dieu à partir du concile de Charroux (989-1250) = Juristische Praxis der Pax und Treuga Dei ausgehend vom Konzil von Charroux (989-1250).  Rechtshistorische Reihe 285.  Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2003. Speculum 80.4 (Oct 2005)

Review of Claude Carozzi and Huguette Taviani-Carozzi, eds. Année Mille, an mil.  Le temps de l’histoire.  Aix en-Provence:  Publications de l’Université de Provence, 2002. Speculum 80.1 (Jan 2005)

Conference Papers

November 2014  “Les évêques d’Aquitaine et les communautés de chanoines du IXe au XIe siècle.” Saint Israël, chanoine de l’An Mil: Établissements canoniaux, pouvoir épiscopal, et seigneuries laïques au temps des premiers Capétiens, Limousin et royaume de France.  Université de Limoges, 28-29 November 2014

November 2014  “Les chanoines de Saint-Hilaire et la question de la propriété.”  Séminaire de doctorants, histoire du Moyen Age, Département d’Histoire de la Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines de Limoges, Université de Limoges, 27 November 2014

May 2014  “The Most Blessed Hilary Held an Estate: Property, Reform, and Canonical Life in Tenth-Century Aquitaine.” International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University.  Part of panel organized by me, entitled From Aachen to the Augustinians: Houses of Canons and Reform, 9th-12th Centuries

May 2012 “Vocabulary of Change: Distinctions Drawn between Monks and Canons in Tenth-Century Aquitaine.”  International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University

May 2010 “The Power of an Absent Pope: Privileges, Forgery, and Papal Authority in Aquitaine, 877-1050.” International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University

Jan 2008 “Where the Bishop is Known to Rule: Cathedrals in Tenth-Century Aquitaine.”  American Historical Association, Annual Meeting 2008, Washington D.C.

Feb 2007   “Ademar of Chabannes and the Council of Limoges 1031.”  Medieval Intellectual History Seminar, Newberry Library

Nov 2006   “Discovering the Aquitanian Church in the Corpus of Ademar of Chabannes.”  25th Conference of the Charles Homer Haskins Society, Georgetown University

May 2006 “The Bishops of Aquitaine and the Peace of God (989-1040).” International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University

April 2005 “Lay Magnates, Religious Houses, and the Role of the Bishop in Aquitaine (900-1050).”  Medieval Academy of America, Annual Meeting 2005, Miami Beach

July 2004  “Religious Houses in Poitou in the Wake of the Norman Incursions.”  International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds.  Part of panel organized by me, entitled Norman Consequences:  New Perspectives on the Aftermath of the Viking Invasions in France and Belgium

May 2004  “Monks, Canons and Reform in Eleventh-Century Aquitaine.”  International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University

July 2003  “Ad Locum Sanctum, Ad Stipendia Fratrum:  Organization of Cathedral Lands in Tenth-Century Aquitaine.”  International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds

May 2003  “Bishop Ebles of Limoges (944-ca. 977) and Ideals of Episcopal Behavior in Tenth-Century Aquitaine.”  International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University

October 2002  “Portraits of a Bishop:  Reconciling the Conflicting Images of Grimoard of Angoulême (991-1018).”  Yale University Graduate Student Medieval Studies Conference

Awards and Honors

Spring 2008  William L. Dunn Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarly Promise, Lake Forest College

Spring 2007 Hotchkiss Fellowship, competitive one-semester leave - Lake Forest College

Summer 2006 Junior Faculty Grant from the Dean of the Faculty’s Office - Lake Forest College

Summer 2005 Junior Faculty Grant from the Dean of the Faculty’s Office - Lake Forest College

Summer 2004 Junior Faculty Grant from the Dean of the Faculty’s Office - Lake Forest College

Summer 2002 Mellon Foundation Interpretive Seminar in the Humanities - Huntington Library

2001-2002 Bourse Chateaubriand en Sciences Sociales, which allowed for a year spent in France doing archival research, based at the CESCM in Poitiers.

Summer 2001 History Department Summer Research Grant - Columbia University

1997-2001 President’s Fellowship - Columbia University

1996-1997 Richard A. Hofstadter Fellowship - Columbia University