Andrew Romig is a scholar of medieval Europe, with particular interests in the transformations of Mediterranean and transalpine culture and society during the Carolingian late-eighth, ninth, and early-tenth centuries. He has written and taught on such wide-ranging subjects as the history of emotion, the history of gender, medieval Latin and vernacular comparative literature, the history of ethical philosophy and philanthropy, memory, travel and movement, spirituality, historical and literary theory, and the visual arts. Professor Romig's first book, Be A Perfect Man: Christian Masculinity and the Carolingian Aristocracy, is forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2017. He is currently at work on a translation of an important early medieval treatise on representational art (“King Charles's Book Against the Synod”), along with a companion volume for the teaching and research of this text, both for the University of Toronto Press. Professor Romig was awarded a 2014-2015 team-teaching grant from the NYU Humanities Initiative and won a 2013–2014 faculty fellowship from the NYU Humanities Initiative.
Teaching and Research Interests
late antique, medieval, and early modern cultural studies; comparative Latin and vernacular literature; history of emotion, gender, spirituality, visual arts; historical and literary theory
B.A. Comparative Literature, & History, University of Iowa, 1996 M.A. History, University of Iowa, 1997 A.M. History, Brown University, 1998 Ph.D. History, Brown University, 2008
Professor Andrew Romig gave his paper “Prison and Predestination: The ‘Jailhouse’ Correspondence of Gottschalk of Orbais,” at the Prisons of Stone, Word, and Flesh: Medieval and Early Modern Captivity Conference, held at Brown University, in Providence, RI, in February 2014. He presented “Enacting Empathy after the Carolingian Civil War,” at The Fortieth Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: Medieval Emotions, in April 2014, at Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, TN. He published “In Praise of the Too-Clement Emperor: The Problem of Forgiveness in the Astronomer’s Vita Hludowici imperatoris” in Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies 89.2 (Medieval Academy of America, Spring 2014).