Officers and Advisory Board


Kathleen G. Cushing
Reader in Medieval History, Department of History
Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK

I am currently completing a monograph on penance and reform in eleventh-century Italy, and am starting a new project on monks and canon law in the eleventh and early twelfth centuries.

Orazio Condorelli
Professore Ordinario, Facoltà di Giurisprudenza
Università di Catania, 95124 Catania, Italy

I am currently working on the history of canon law in the tradition of the ius commune; Quaestiones disputatae in iure canonico (sec. XIII-XIV); and the history of law of the Eastern Churches.

Greta Austin
Associate Professor, History of Christianity, Department of Religion
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA 98416-1028 USA

I work on eleventh- and early twelfth-century Catholic canonical collections; my book, Shaping Church Law around the Year 1000: The Decretum of Burchard of Worms appeared in 2009.

Andreas Thier
Chair of Legal History, Ecclesiastical Law, Legal Theory and Private Law, Faculty of Law
University of Zurich, CH-8001 Zurich

My research interests focus on the interdependencies between law and its media particularly in the pre-Gratian period. Another area of research interest is the processing of changing ideas of time by law and jurisprudence since late antiquity.

Advisory Board

Nicolás Álvarez de las Asturias
Chair of History of Canon Law, Instituto de Derecho Canónico ‘San Dámaso’, Jerte 10, 28005 Madrid, Spain

I am currently preparing a critical edition of the Collectio Lanfranci, and a history of the sources and the science of canon law (in Spanish).

Bruce C. Brasington
Associate Professor, Department of History and Geography
West Texas A&M; University, Canyon, TX 79016

I am continuing my collaboration with Martin Brett on a provisional edition of the Panormia, and am also working on studies of decretists such as Paucapalea and John of Tynemouth.

Enrique De León (Msgr.)
Judge-Auditor of the “Tribunal de la Rota de la Nunciatura Apostólica en España”;
Professor of the “Instituto de Derecho Canónico ‘San Dámaso’” (Madrid), C/ Nuncio, 13 28005 Madrid, Spain

My current research is on the Abbreviationes Decretum Gratiani.

Thomas Duve
Max-Planck-Institute für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Hausener Weg 120, 60489 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Main field of research: early modern European and Latin American legal history.

Abigail Firey
Associate Professor, Department of History
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0027

My current research is the Carolingian Canon Law project.

Carolingian Canon Law Project


Tatsushi Genka
Associate professor
Niigata University, Niigata 950-2181, Japan

I am currently preparing critical editions of the decretist Summa ‘Permissio quedam’ and the Summa ‘Antiquitate et tempore’.

Jörg Müller
Leopold-Wenger-Institute of Legal History, Prof.-Huber-Platz 2, 80539 Munich, Germany

In former times, my research focused on pre-Gratian canon law; now I just try to keep the wheels running at the Leopold Wenger Institute and the Stephan Kuttner Institute of Medieval Canon Law.

Wolfgang P. Mueller
Associate professor, Department of History
Fordham University, Bronx, NY

I am currently completing a book on The Criminalization of Abortion in the West.

Frederik Pedersen
Senior Lecturer, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 3FX

I am currently engaged in the study of the history of the reception of the law of the Church in Scandinavia and the role of the European church in the survival of the Danish kingdom 960-1274.

Franck Roumy
Ordinary Professor of Legal History at the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)
Institut d'histoire du droit, Université Paris II, 12, place du Panthéon, F-75005 Paris, France

Main fields of research: sources of medieval roman and canon law; legal theory; procedural and private law.