Professor Rosamond McKitterick

Rosamond McKitterick is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and Professor Emerita of Medieval History in the University of Cambridge. She received the degrees of M.A., Ph.D., and Litt.D. from the University of Cambridge and studied Latin palaeography in Munich under Bernhard Bischoff in 1974-75. She is currently the Chair of the Faculty of Archeology, History and Letters of the British School at Rome. She has published extensively on the Frankish church, literacy, manuscript transmission, perceptions of the past, historical writing and political culture in the early middle ages, including The Carolingians and the Written Word (1989), History and Memory in the Carolingian World (2004), and Charlemagne: the formation of a European identity (Cambridge, 2008).  She was awarded the Dr A.H. Heineken International Prize for History by the Royal Dutch Academy in 2010. Her current interests are the migration of ideas and transmission of knowledge in the early middle ages, with a particular focus at present on the implications and impact of the historical and legal texts produced during the sixth, seventh and eighth centuries in Rome.